#1
When replacing pickups, what does output have to do with it...

I'm really liking the Seymour Duncan '59. I want to put it in my strat bridge. But the stock HB is rated at like 12k and the '59 is at 8k. Is this a problem?

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#2
Not necessarily. It won't push the front end of your amp as hard. If the other pups are 12k then you may notice a volume loss when you switch to the bridge pup, but I doubt it would be a lot. If it's HSS then you really don't have anything to worry about.
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#3
I think it also depends on what guitar you have exactly (which strat i guess) and what types of music you play. Amp makes a difference too. When I looked at the output of my current pup on paper I thought it would be way too much so it is relative.

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Quote by FoolOnThePlanet
When replacing pickups, what does output have to do with it...

I'm really liking the Seymour Duncan '59. I want to put it in my strat bridge. But the stock HB is rated at like 12k and the '59 is at 8k. Is this a problem?

Thanks

That's not the output, it's the DC resistance - it's a contributing factor to the output but there's no direct correlation.

What kind of tone are you looking for?
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#5
Might as well turn this into a pup reccomendation thread then.

I'm putting a new HB in the bridge of my MIM HSS Strat. It's my main guitar so I need versatality. Main genres are alternative, classic rock, hard rock(not too hard, and no metal. I really don't get much harder than Kiss or something...), surf, blues, and some reggae. Needs good cleans, but can handle dirt well.
The amp is a Fender Twin Revern '65 Reissue.

I'm also looking to put a new SC in the neck, and maybe one in the middle position...for that I need basically the same thing. Good cleans, yet smooth and fat for, say, Gilmour style solos. I'm thinking of going Lace Sensor for this, but don't know yet.
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#6
The 59 should work fine, you could also look at the Duncan Custom Custom for a bit more power...after all you've got the other 4 positions for your cleaner tones.
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The 59 should work fine, you could also look at the Duncan Custom Custom for a bit more power...after all you've got the other 4 positions for your cleaner tones.


That's what i was thinking, I really don't use my bridge pup clean unless I want a dirty dave davies kind of clean.
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#8
Nah, my bridge pickup is my main pickup. I need teh clean.
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Nah, my bridge pickup is my main pickup. I need teh clean.

Your guitar has 3 pickups and 5 switching options for a reason..use them

If you want cleans, use the positions that are good at them.
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Quote by steven seagull
Your guitar has 3 pickups and 5 switching options for a reason..use them

If you want cleans, use the positions that are good at them.


My bridge is good at them, any other pickup selection pales in comprison for sparkly cleans.
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#11
That simply isn't the case - your ears must be wired out of phase or something...
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#12
You remind me of myself when I first came to the forums, I wanted the same sound.
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#14
I was looking at HSS Strats, then I realized the humbucker was in the BRIDGE, that pissed me off, ut traditional Stratocasters are my favorite.
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^can me and and steven seagull be in your sig?

Personally, the Strat's neck pickup is best. Warm, but it still has that top end single coil charm. The bridge can sound too thin and trebley, even with a humbucker.

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I don't know why use use only your bridge. I never keep my pickup selector in place for more than maybe a miute during a song, and I'm constantly rolling my volume. There are multiple pups for a reason, use them!
#18
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^Exactly! Your volume and tone controls are your friends!

I know, I would kill myself without them. I only keep my gain at 5-6 which is great for getting a clean tone