#1
So I got an American Strat last week and it's a great upgrade from my epi lp, but it has a humbucker in the bridge pickup and single coils in the other two. I was just wondering what kind of tone I was gonna be missing out on (examples would be appreciated) without the single coil in the bridge. Thanks in advance
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#3
First of all, this would be better off in the Electric Guitar forum, and second of all, you're not missing out on much with a bridge humbucker.

EDIT: Whoops a bit too late there.
#5
Was this moved? (The first couple posts don't make sense if it wasn't) As for TS's question, All you're "missing" is a slightly hotter single coil in the first position (because of lack of tone control, making it's tone "sound" like it would be at 11). Takes away some of the bell-tone, but adds versatility. You may begin to want one later (as I have), but you're not missing A LOT. Though I could be mistaken, you are also missing the blending of the two single coils in the 2nd position, unless it splits the humbucker (please tell me if I'm wrong, thanks!).
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#6
You get a pretty fairly twangy tone from the bridge pickup from my experience, good for Nirvana but then, why would you want to sound like that all the time? =P
You're probably better off with the crunch of the humbucker for when you play rock and hard rock stuff.