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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-12-04T14:32:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=10520 2009-12-04T14:32:08+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100567#p100567 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
However, as I recall that was a lipstick phase for you and you really weren't crazy about them after you put them in your strat. They are always going to be lower output. The GFS lipsticks are really low output and they don't chime at all IMO.

Don't let them turn you off of all of their pickups. Their 64 Greybottom Staggers are absolute butter. I LOVE them. I need to get a new set of them soon as I sold the guitar they were in.

Texas Specials are great pickups too.

Statistics: Posted by bignick — Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:32 pm


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2009-12-02T15:32:36+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100535#p100535 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
jaybee wrote:
the strat hardly gets played anymore, because it sounds too wimpy, no tone, nothing...


Turn up the amp?

I love the low-output single coils in my Strat.

Statistics: Posted by rustyslide — Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:32 pm


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2009-11-25T11:18:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100433#p100433 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
I replaced them with Seymour Duncan Little '59s - yes, humbuckers - and no one EVER noticed I played a Strat with humbuckers... on the contrary, I usually got compliments on my tone...

about a year ago, I was in a "back to the future" mood and -stupid, stupid, stupid - took out the humbuckers and replaced them with "the real thing" - well, almost real anyway: a set of single coils made by a local guitar builder / pick up winder who is highly regarded around here. The result: the strat hardly gets played anymore, because it sounds too wimpy, no tone, nothing... now if only I could find the time (and my soldering iron), I'd have those humbuckers back in before anyone could yell "heresy" :roll:

as far as I'm concerned: "it's not what you have IN it, it's what comes OUT that counts" 8)

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2009-11-24T02:22:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100413#p100413 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>

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2009-11-24T00:48:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100411#p100411 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
I plan on making people "who know" stare in disbelief!

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2009-11-24T00:47:38+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100410#p100410 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
maxx england wrote:
Bad! Dirty! Smack! Go and stand in the naughty corner! Come back when you've got over your humbuckery! :mrgreen:


I like humbuckers. Just not in Strats. It's a sin to put a humbucker in a Strat.

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2009-11-23T23:48:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100408#p100408 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
leftyguitarman wrote:
There's just something about putting a humbucker in a Strat that makes me cringe though.


Bad! Dirty! Smack! Go and stand in the naughty corner! Come back when you've got over your humbuckery! :mrgreen:

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2009-11-23T22:46:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100407#p100407 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
leftyguitarman wrote:
Michael, that looks like it's a Tele bridge sized pickup? Would it fit in a standard Strat pickguard?

Actually, lefty, I don't think that it's any 'standard' size. I thought that it would drop in for the Strat-type pup in the steel, but it took some filing to get it there. And it's definitely smaller than the bridge pickup in my Tele. You might want to read some of the customer comments on the MF site. I think that a few people there mentioned filing out Strat pickguards and enlarging pickup cavities.

also leftyguitarman wrote:
There's just something about putting a humbucker in a Strat that makes me cringe though.

I can dig that. This pup's got three or four wires, so you can split the coils. I have a switch on mine to select single-coil or humbucker mode
and, truth be told, I can't really hear much difference in the sound.

On further reflection, as much as I like this little pup, I've got to wonder if comes anywhere near your initial requirement. I hope at least some of that makes some sense.

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2009-11-23T20:55:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100402#p100402 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]>
There's just something about putting a humbucker in a Strat that makes me cringe though.

Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:55 pm


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2009-11-23T18:22:18+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10520&p=100400#p100400 <![CDATA[Re: Anyone have a single coil they aren't using?]]> It's loud and bright and, IMO, the next step up would be 3X the price.

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http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/ ... sku=300136

I'd send you the old one, but it's deader than a doornail. HTH and good luck finding a pup.

Statistics: Posted by michaelm — Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:22 pm


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