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post Jun 24 2008, 02:52 AM
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I have a Fender Showmaster Strat with the standard S-S-S pickup layout. It has Seymour Duncan pickups that sound great when I play a bluesy, clean sound. I also love to play really distorted metal, and they just don't seem to fit the bill without a humbucker. I absolutely love my guitar, and was wondering if there was a single bridge pickup I could put in that would give a similar metal humbucker sound? If not, would it be a big deal to put in a humbucker?

While I am on the topic...why is the bridge pickup on strats on an angle?


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post Jun 24 2008, 03:03 AM
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i think the dimarzio super distortion s would fit your needs pretty well...
its a humbucker in the size of a single, You can find it here
i never tried it, so i can't tell you if its good or not, but i simply let you know that it may be your bridge pickup of choice

... and i dont know why the bridge pickup is angled on strats tongue.gif


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post Jun 24 2008, 12:06 PM
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Dimarzio Tone Zone S or Super Distortion will do the trick nicely. They compensate slanted strat bridge position

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post Jun 24 2008, 01:29 PM
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DiMarzio superdistortion gets my vote too.


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post Jun 24 2008, 01:52 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jun 24 2008, 03:52 AM) *
why is the bridge pickup on strats on an angle?


It adds more bass to lower notes and brightens up higher notes smile.gif


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post Jun 24 2008, 07:19 PM
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Real single coils are definitely no metal pickups, but as the others already said, there are some humbuckers in the single coil format, so you can replace the pickup without having to work on the guitars body. I have to say that I never tried any of those pickups since all my guitars always had humbuckers in the bridge position anway, but the super distortion is not a bad pickup, so if this one is available in single coil format this might be a good choice.


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post Jun 24 2008, 10:35 PM
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arent the HS-3 or whatnot supposed to be good?
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post Jun 24 2008, 10:44 PM
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i agree with Marcus i tried a semor duncan humbucker in single coil format its working good and hot
but Demarzio the best for me .


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post Jun 24 2008, 10:47 PM
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The Yngwie strat has a DiMarzio HS-3 Stack pickup for the bridge. Might be worth checking out. wink.gif


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post Jun 25 2008, 12:57 AM
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Seymour Duncan "Hot Rail" SHR-1 is a great sounding pickup(humbucker in S/C configuration) I own a strat with one in the bridge.Great tone! Never heard or played through a Dimarzio in single coil,but they make great products and if these guys say they cook,then I`m sure they do! cool.gif
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