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post May 17 2008, 12:20 AM
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Hey muris,

Hows everything?

Anyway, i wanted your advice on something related to pickups.
I have two guitars, a les paul and a strat.

Now sometime back i messed up my strat (which i used to use quite alot), so i started using my les paul. The one thing i noticed is how much better it sounds compared to the strat. I mean the sound is much more thicker than that of a strat.

What i though was to elimate than thinness of a strat (body alder/neck maple) i could change the pickups. I have Texas Special pickups, currently and wanted to change it something different. But i do not really know how much of a difference just the pickup will make.

Ok the les paul is much more heavier, more dense and has humbuckers which contribute to the thicker sound. But by just changing the pups will i be able to reduce the the thinness of a strat. Can't put humbuckers in as the cavity only allows single coils(nor do i wanna mess the body).

Now the pick up choices are (i just want 2 coz never use the middle and cane save that extra bit of cash)

Dimarzio - HS3/YJM (i wanted your advice on these coz i saw ur comments somewhere on these pickups, have u used these what do you think)

Seymore Duncan - man the site is to clustered nor do i know anything about this company, nor do i wanna base my judge ments on those soundclips.

Stan Hinsley - This is a bit expensive, but if they do solve my problem, i can wait and invest in something better instead of spending and getting less. Since you endorse you must have good idea about the pickups.

I really wanted the dimrzio ones, but let me know.

Also what do u mean by the pickup sound being 'warm'? Like its bassy more deeper, less on the treble side?

Let me know.

Thanks smile.gif

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post May 17 2008, 12:30 AM
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There are singlecoil sized humbuckers for every position. You could go for a Seymour duncan Hotrail in the Bridge and a 59 in the neck position and you'll have a warmer and thicker tone with your strat, although the strat will never sound as fat as the les paul because of the light body.

Check those coilsized Humbuckers:


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