just a thought but a Lace Sensor Red would do the job and retain the positive qualites of a single coil as well (because it is one). it's pretty much noiseless and has plenty of balls for metally type playing.
To be honest I want the humbucker tone too, not just the output. I want to be able to play it with a light amount of crunch too and I find the current single coil in the bridge of my strat to be way too trebley.
I was toying with the idea of buying a cheap LP or SG copy cos I don't have any guitars with humbuckers, but then I thought it'd be cheaper, and I'd probably get a better tone, if I bought a very good replacement pickup to go in the bridge of my strat.
So I want a humbucker that'll fit into it. What are good ones? The only ones I really know of are the Seymour Duncan ones. The JB Jr sounds pretty good in youtube videos, so what about that?
I want it for classic 60s and 70s rock, though if it could be versatile and handle even more gain for a modern tone that'd be great too.
The best sounding fuzz I've played with is the seymour duncan one. Can do classic rock tones like the who, stuff like jimi hendrix, and also modern stuff with insane amounts of fuzz. It's like 6 different fuzz tones in one, very versatile.
I've bought a few sets from a few different shops and I can't find any that actually fit the bridge parts on my strat. It's very annoying. Do guitar shops sell specialised allen key sets with extra small ones that you can actually use on a guitar?
I can't remember the size of the ones I have cos I'm away from home visiting family, but the smallest ones don't seem to fit in it at all.
If you're prepared to put in the practice then it doesn't matter what age you start. The only thing is most teenagers not only have the time but the motivation (mainly to impress girls and stuff like that) to practice all day every day. When you have a full time job it can be a lot harder, but not impossible it you really dedicate yourself to it.
Also it depends what you want to do. If you want to shred then that'll take a bit longer. If you want to become a songwriter it wouldn't take you long to learn all the chords and scales that you need.
I have an Echo Ranger, which is over 40 years old and used to be my dad's. Because it's been worn in for so long it's the easiest guitar I've ever played and it sounds brilliant.
But the second fret on the G string only doesn't ring out and buzzes a lot. I've tried different strings, different gauges, but nothing gets rid of it.
If I took it to a shop to get it fixed what would they do? Just file one of the frets down? I'd rather they don't replace the fret entirely cos wouldn't they then have to replace all of them? And then it'd lose it's playability which has been built up over decades. I really don't want to ruin this guitar.
Always the best option. Don't limit yourself to LPs though, you may find when trying others that you prefer something else. At worst trying others will make you more sure thatthe LP you end up choosing is the right guitar for you.
Yeah I'll try anything I like the look of that has humbuckers. I think I may have said already but someone on another site reccomended the epiphone dot, and I've watched a few demos of it on youtube and it looks and sounds great.
Thanks for the advice guys. ESP's are out of my price range really and are probably too metal for what I want. Looks like the most common answer is Tokai so I'll check them out, but I'll go to a few shops and try every LP copy I can find. Might end up finding a gem.
It's not gonna be a serious gigging guitar most likely, so I don't want to spend tons on it.
And I don't have any problem buying pre owned, it's just that I'd never buy a guitar without trying it and I don't have a car so I can't go and try an eBay seller's guitar that easily.