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post Nov 30 2014, 06:16 PM
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A little while back I put a Lollar Dirty Blonde set into my Strat, hoping that it would make a worthwhile change from the average stock pickups. It did indeed, but I still felt like they were too polite for me.

As fortune would have it, I was lucky enough to get some pickups from Seymour Duncan to demo (my first demo for them so please make sure you say lots of nice things to them biggrin.gif ) - their "Hot for Strat" set.

I installed them and spent a few weeks with them and am really digging my Strat now. They're pretty much what I want from a Strat pickup - still a true single coil but much beefier. And no icepick from the bridge pickup.

Check it out! http://sixstringsamurai.co.nz/2014/11/30/s...-hot-for-strat/



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post Nov 30 2014, 06:33 PM
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Liked!

But could you add a time link at the explanation for the isolated tracks? I find those links very useful when looking for stuff smile.gif


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post Nov 30 2014, 07:53 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Nov 30 2014, 05:33 PM) *
Liked!

But could you add a time link at the explanation for the isolated tracks? I find those links very useful when looking for stuff smile.gif


Thanks! Oh, good point, I forgot about it for this video! Will do.


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post Dec 1 2014, 10:12 PM
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Wellcome in the Seymour family mate! smile.gif Nice job. I do like the tone of probably all ssl's. Though....SSL-1 was probably the brightest/sharpest beast smile.gif


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SixStringSamurai
post Dec 2 2014, 11:20 AM
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Thank you Darius! I'm usually at least partially in both the Duncan/Dimarzio camps, haha. This is my first time doing an actual demo directly for them though, so I'm pretty stoked about the opportunity.


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post Dec 2 2014, 11:24 AM
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Those kind of collaborations are cool because of opportunity to test many pickups in Your own instrument and make Your own opinion. I'm not the type of man who would go and buy all models to try them out smile.gif But...with this kind of opportunity I do it with pleasure smile.gif


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post Dec 2 2014, 12:44 PM
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Nice review!

I added Seymour Duncan Hot Rails to my strat - they can handle a lot more gain but you lose that signature strat sound for sure. Definitely gonna have to check these out.

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Darius Wave
post Dec 2 2014, 01:04 PM
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I get You. I like minihumbuckers for their unique tone but in deed it takes away the signature tone of the strat.


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post Dec 2 2014, 07:39 PM
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Thanks, Chris!

Yeah I guess the basic compromise is that the hotter you wind your pickups, the more you will lose that vintage single coil tone.


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post Dec 2 2014, 09:40 PM
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Seems like some things are just not possible to skip smile.gif))


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