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post Dec 25 2007, 01:09 PM
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Hi guys can i mix differant makes of pickups i currently have
Middle/Neck Seymour Duncan STK-S1n Classic Stack Noise-Canceling Series for Stratocasters
bridge Seymour Duncan TB-4 JB Humbucker
i just really want to change the bridge with one of these but not sure if i can mix brands(stupid question maybe)
Here is what iam looking at i dont want active though

Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker™ Humbucker

EMG-H4

stan hinesley pickups Rogue Humbucker

The body is alder and i play mostly classic rock(Van Halen try to! AcDC/Thin Lizzy etc)


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Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 25 2007, 03:28 PM
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Well I think you can mix brands..Every pickup has its own distinctive sound..So you can mix different brands to find your own sound! wink.gif

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post Dec 25 2007, 04:24 PM
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Cool thanks wasnt sure if i could any suggestions for a new humbucker for the sort of stlye i play


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post Dec 25 2007, 04:49 PM
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Rogue...maybe Scorpion or Viper as well.
Anyhow,you're on good track wink.gif


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post Dec 25 2007, 06:29 PM
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Be careful about the wiring. There is no standard wire color assignment. Each manifacturer uses different color codes for each wire.
It wont hurt anything if you hook it up wrong (unless active pickups), but it wont work right if you dont research the proper info from each manifacturer.


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post Dec 26 2007, 12:09 AM
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Yes you can mix different brands. Like USAMAN says, mind the colors!

If you're thinking of using the bridge pu for one style and the neck pu for another you could mix very different style pu's with eachother.

But if you like me try to keep pickups that match eachother beaware that too much creativity and your guitar is off the chart. A tip is to go to DiMarzio or Seymour Duncan and look up "Artists" and see the classic combinations they use.


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post Dec 26 2007, 01:31 PM
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And keep an eye on the difference in output on the pu's so they can be set reasonably equal.


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