#1
Okay so I love classic rock, psychedelic rock and neo progressive. Now I also love strats / teles. No problem there right! However I also love heavy metal, anything from Nile to Gojira to Nevermore.

I wanna be able to play both styles - often in the same song (porcupine tree anyone!) So the problem is I either need to figure a way to mod a strat to make it sound more heavy metal at times, or find an extremely versatile guitar. Now of course I'd rather mod a strat / tele just because I think they are a beautiful looking & sounding guitar and to me they are very iconic.

Anyway any suggestions are helpful, also keep in mind I have no modding experience so uhh layman's terms could be helpful

-Luke
#4
try some hot rails there not gonna get u all the metal ur looking for but there pretty high output and try some strat and tele emgs but there a little less rock tone
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#5
Maybe a H-S-S strat...? Put a more metal-suited pickup (EMG?) in the bridge humbucker spot if you want.
#6
Fender Highway One HSS Stratocaster

It's a good ol' Strat, but it also has a Humbucker in the bridge position, making it great for Heavier, more distorted genres
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#7
Check out the Hagstrom Ultra Swede. It has 2 humbuckers, but they can be split into single coils with a coil splitter switch. Plus, they're only about $500
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#8
Try getting a Fat Strat and slap a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge. They are very versatile pickups. Normally, if you get a Standard series Strat or up, then the middle and neck pickups don't usually need replacing.
#9
get a hss strat and replace the bridge pu with a seymour duncan jb or something for a little more output
#10
Try a strat with some Dimarzio's in the bridge(metal), a Lace burgundy sensor(classic rock/psychedelic) in the middle and a Fender Texas Special in the neck(blues/psychedelic/classic rock). Seems like that's what you'd be looking for.
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#11
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les pauls neither sound or look a thing like a tele or LP


That makes no sense
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#14
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You know, he didn't have to get matching pickups. He could get a bunch of different ones, not just three lace sensors. =/
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#15
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You know, he didn't have to get matching pickups. He could get a bunch of different ones, not just three lace sensors. =/


I wanted to keep it simple for him, because that's what he asked.
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#16
Quote by l3p4rd
I wanted to keep it simple for him, because that's what he asked.


Eh, I don't see getting three different pickups as unsimple, but I guess.
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#17
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Eh, I don't see getting three different pickups as unsimple, but I guess.


really, I don't either, but it's just easier, especially the whole prewired thing, and they're good pickups.
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#19
Hey thanks to everyone who replied, you've given me a tonne of info. I should be able to do some of my own research now and decided what I wanna do later.

Cheers