#1
i'm considering buying a new bridge pickup for hss alder strat. The tones I like to use are mostly crystal cleans, and a lot of fuzz. I'm not looking to spend to much money for just this one pickup, let's I'd like to pay less then $100 US. Does anyone have any recomendations?


Forgot to mention I play through a Palomino V32
Last edited by beep-bop deluxe at Oct 18, 2008,
#2
I am there with you. I have a 2005 American Deluxe HSS and I am not to keen on the Enforcer.
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+1 on the Pearly Gates. My favorite Humbucker for strats!! I have one in my Lonestar and it's awesome!! Nice, crunchy ZZ Top flavor!!
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+1 on the Pearly Gates. My favorite Humbucker for strats!! I have one in my Lonestar and it's awesome!! Nice, crunchy ZZ Top flavor!!



I don't really play anything like ZZ Top, but I'll keep that and the Paf Pro in mind

are there any other suggestions?
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The Seymour Duncan TB-11 Custom Custom. Great match for Strats, the Alnico II magnet really thickens your tone in the bridge position.



Thanks, I was actually thinking about that one, and sh5 custom, but would the alnico II magnet be better?

Also how are the cleans on the custom custom?
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TB-11 Custom Custom is perfect for alder bodied strats.
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Thanks, I was actually thinking about that one, and sh5 custom, but would the alnico II magnet be better?

Also how are the cleans on the custom custom?

I think the Alnico II magnet is better, in that it'll fatten up your tone more, and also clean up better than the SH-5 Custom. I'd recommend using your neck pickup for cleans, though...Who uses bridge?
#12
Yeah, there is no such thing as clean on that pup. I do like how the guitar sounds in the 4th position as well. Nice Hendrixy type fuzz. If you want to go crazy look at the new SH-14. It looks off the chart Output wise but Pott (UG'r) has one and he I think he really likes it. He says it cleans up extremely well too.
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Yeah, there is no such thing as clean on that pup. I do like how the guitar sounds in the 4th position as well. Nice Hendrixy type fuzz. If you want to go crazy look at the new SH-14. It looks off the chart Output wise but Pott (UG'r) has one and he I think he really likes it. He says it cleans up extremely well too.



I'm really not looking for a Hendrixy type fuzz. Honestly I've grown tired of classic rock where people just play pentatonic scales, to me that whole thing got boring really fast. I can still appreciate the music though.

But the custom custom does seem to have what I'm looking for. Does anyone know if it's 4 conductor?
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I'm really not looking for a Hendrixy type fuzz. Honestly I've grown tired of classic rock where people just play pentatonic scales, to me that whole thing got boring really fast. I can still appreciate the music though.

But the custom custom does seem to have what I'm looking for. Does anyone know if it's 4 conductor?

just because you your tone is a classic rock type tone, doesnt mean you have to play pentatonic scales all day.
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just because you your tone is a classic rock type tone, doesnt mean you have to play pentatonic scales all day.



fair enough, but my tone isn't a classic rock tone, when I say a lot of fuzz I mean turning the gain on my fuzz factory to about 8 or 9, doesn't sound like Hendrix at all