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Unread 01-05-2003, 10:41 PM   #136
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I would get a strat and put a hot rail in the bridge and the neck position and and a single coil in the middle and I would have a toggle switch for both hot rails so I could run them as a single coil or as the humbucker, and then re-wire the 5 position switch so I could do the les paul thing with the bridge and the neck pickup running at the same time. but I'm clinically insane so you should never listen to me.
Geeze man, you could buy a new guitar for all the junk your gonna do to that strat :kduh:

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Unread 01-06-2003, 03:06 AM   #137
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Ok, first off what do you meen by "IMHO"?s
in my humble opinion


at least that's what i've been told...
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Unread 01-06-2003, 12:33 PM   #138
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in my humble opinion

Exactly.


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I don't think I would go for the hotrails pups unless all you want is a pure heavy rock and metal sound. They are not pickups you want to run split to try to get the single coil sound. Lil59 or JB jr. wuold be much better choices. I have the 59 in the bridge of my strat and am thinking about two vintage fender single coils for the neck and middle. Very nics combo, and I retain all the strat vibe, which is why you get a strat in the first place. Instead of all the mods you mentioned, just go buy an Ibanez instead.
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There was an old article in a Fender mag. illustrating how to put a push-pull switch in a strat to get a tele sound. I took my squire strat and put in a mini toggle switch and wired it accordingly to the 5-way switch. After some adjusting of the pickups, the guitar had all the sounds I wanted. With the micro switch activated, and the 5-way switch in first and fifth position, the bridge and neck pickups were active, thus giving the tele sound. With the 5-way switch in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th position, all three pickups were activated giving a lustrious full sound. With the micro switch inactive, the 5-way switch performed its normal functions. I played this guitar for 8 years as my primary. After two fret jobs, I finally retired it. I play my strat plus as my primary now ran through a Peavey Classic VTX w/212s. I run a Cort that I purchased for a practice guitar through a vintage Peavey classic 50 w/410s....awsome blues. I hate to admit it, but I like playing the $150 Cort over the $950 Fender. The lace sensors just don't attack fast enough, but can't beat them for a smooth clean sound.
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Unread 01-06-2003, 03:04 PM   #140
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Only problem with that is that the TELE bridge pup sits in a big metal plate, which is what gives it such great bite. You can not get that out of a STRAT.
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Unread 01-07-2003, 08:04 PM   #141
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Only problem with that is that the TELE bridge pup sits in a big metal plate, which is what gives it such great bite. You can not get that out of a STRAT.
Very true
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Unread 01-09-2003, 05:16 PM   #142
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Only thing I don't like about tele pickups is that they screech and squeal like no other, under high gain, because of the metal they sit in.
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Unread 01-09-2003, 05:20 PM   #143
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One relevant item -

Correct me if I'm wrong in stating this, but you guys do realize that the Stratocaster was developed with input from players, as an upgrade to the Telecaster?
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Unread 01-10-2003, 07:58 PM   #144
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but thats what makes the tele so cool it sounds like no other
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Unread 01-10-2003, 10:32 PM   #145
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I agree...it's such a pure tone. Hard to find that.
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Unread 01-11-2003, 03:12 AM   #146
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just go buy an Ibanez instead.
actually I prefer jacksons
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Unread 01-12-2003, 08:10 PM   #147
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I agree...it's such a pure tone. Hard to find that.
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I like the feel of the strat, but the sound of the tele.
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