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tonyparnham
post Oct 7 2009, 08:24 PM
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I would very much like to know your comments on replacing normal single coil pickups on a Strat with Seymour Duncan Hotrails to get a good humbucking sound. I do realize however I wont get that clean Stratty sound which will be ok. At the moment I have Dimarzio YJM's which are noiseless but only seem to sound good if you thrash them, but I only play in a small room at home.
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post Oct 7 2009, 09:59 PM
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Yngwies singature coils are pretty high output since they are aimed at his high gain playing. You can get a normal ouput range set of coils for better cleans and great rock tones.

If you want a humbucking tone a hotrail is always a good idea but remember: Single Coils sized humbuckers don't sound as good as real sized humbuckers!

Check under your pickuard,maybe you have the cavity space for a humbucker! Another pickguard and a new humbucker and you have a Fatstrat!!!


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post Oct 8 2009, 05:29 AM
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Actually the YJMs are very, very low output. Yngwie uses a booster into overdriven Marshalls to get the high gain. The low output allows clear definition even with tons of distortion.


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post Oct 8 2009, 02:31 PM
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QUOTE (OzRob @ Oct 8 2009, 06:29 AM) *
Actually the YJMs are very, very low output. Yngwie uses a booster into overdriven Marshalls to get the high gain. The low output allows clear definition even with tons of distortion.

This is true.




Zakk suggested a good thing, open the pickguard to see if you have cavity big enough for standard sized hums. If you do, then you might wanna swap the pickguard and get a full sized humbucker for a bigger and fuller tone.


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post Oct 8 2009, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 7 2009, 05:59 PM) *
Yngwies singature coils are pretty high output since they are aimed at his high gain playing. You can get a normal ouput range set of coils for better cleans and great rock tones.

If you want a humbucking tone a hotrail is always a good idea but remember: Single Coils sized humbuckers don't sound as good as real sized humbuckers!

Check under your pickuard,maybe you have the cavity space for a humbucker! Another pickguard and a new humbucker and you have a Fatstrat!!!


yeah, definitely this´s what I´d do in your case man.


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post Oct 8 2009, 03:25 PM
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Hotrails are a great Pickup, but I wouldn't necessarily swap all 3!!!
As has been suggested, see if your Body is already routed for a full-sized Humbucker first, if so, do that conversion first!!
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If you have the chance to go for a real full size himbucker I would also go for that option, you could get one that can be split if you want to keep the single coil option.


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post Oct 8 2009, 05:10 PM
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Thanks guys for all the advice I am taking it on board.
Many Thanks Tony
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