#1
I want to insert a humbucker in single coil form into my Stratocaster for more powa and better sound with distortion.
What kind of price can I expect for a good humbucker?
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Seymour Duncan has some good ones made for strats
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#5
If you want a real humbucker then you will to do some routing, or just get mini-humbuckers.
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#7
Seymour Duncan (and i think dimarzio) make mini buckers that can fit into a single coil bridge position. There is a bit of a sound difference though. You'll have to route the guitar for a real humbucker.
#8
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#9
Price-wise, a good full-size humbucker is gonna run from around $60 or $70 to around $100 or more, I wouldnt spend more than $100 for a single bucker. If you have a router, or can get one, its actually pretty easy to route for one. And I suggest you do, mini-humbuckers dont sound the same as full-sized ones.
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rockfield, 50$ for any of them
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#12
Firstly, the singlecoil sized humbuckers are not 'minibuckers'. Mini humbuckers are another kind of pickup (often found on Gibson Firebird guitars, as well as some jazz style guitars).

Secondly, I wouldn't suggest anyone uses the singlecoil sized humbuckers as a replacement for actual humbuckers.
The main reason why humbuckers have such a chunkier sound than singlecoils is because they cover a wider area of the string. This is also why P-90 pickups also have a chunkier sound than other singlecoils. Really with the singlecoil-sized humbuckers, the only benefit you're getting from them is the lack of the 60 cycle hum.

If you want a humbucker in your guitar in place of a singlecoil, get a proper humbucker. Most passive models from good brands will run you somewhere between $50 and $100. Some may even cost more than that but those are usually more specialist pickups.
What you'll then need on top of that for a humbucker in a Strat is two things: 1) make sure the guitar is routed for a humbucker, and 2) you need a new pickguard for the humbucker.
Most Strats these days are routed for HSH or have a 'swimming pool' routing which can take any pickup anywhere, but it's still worth checking. If your Strat happens to be one of the few only routed for SSS, then you're going to need to have the guitar routed for the new pickup.
You can buy new HSS pickguards to replace the SSS one for little money if it's a basic one like plain black or white. Alternatively you could try having the old pickguard cut to accept a humbucker, which normally just means making the bridge single coil hole bigger. This, you might even be able to do yourself.
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#13
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Firstly, the singlecoil sized humbuckers are not 'minibuckers'. Mini humbuckers are another kind of pickup (often found on Gibson Firebird guitars, as well as some jazz style guitars).

Secondly, I wouldn't suggest anyone uses the singlecoil sized humbuckers as a replacement for actual humbuckers.
The main reason why humbuckers have such a chunkier sound than singlecoils is because they cover a wider area of the string. This is also why P-90 pickups also have a chunkier sound than other singlecoils. Really with the singlecoil-sized humbuckers, the only benefit you're getting from them is the lack of the 60 cycle hum.

If you want a humbucker in your guitar in place of a singlecoil, get a proper humbucker. Most passive models from good brands will run you somewhere between $50 and $100. Some may even cost more than that but those are usually more specialist pickups.
What you'll then need on top of that for a humbucker in a Strat is two things: 1) make sure the guitar is routed for a humbucker, and 2) you need a new pickguard for the humbucker.
Most Strats these days are routed for HSH or have a 'swimming pool' routing which can take any pickup anywhere, but it's still worth checking. If your Strat happens to be one of the few only routed for SSS, then you're going to need to have the guitar routed for the new pickup.
You can buy new HSS pickguards to replace the SSS one for little money if it's a basic one like plain black or white. Alternatively you could try having the old pickguard cut to accept a humbucker, which normally just means making the bridge single coil hole bigger. This, you might even be able to do yourself.



So I could just have the pickgaurd cut and have a normal sized humbucker implanted?