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How do you wire single coil pickups for fender strat?

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Answered 2009-04-16 19:38:27

this is a list of every strat made lol it should help you im actually in the process of making mine a strat fat deluxe

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A Fender Strat is best for all types of music, because you have the option of using three different pickups, therefore giving you options of differents tones. Strats are commonly used in classic rock, funk, ska, country, pop. Strats can be used for Metal but you'll find that the single coil pickups that commonly come with a Fender strat sound thin, therefore it would be better to use a guitar equipped with humbuckers.

HSS refers to the pickups. The standard Strat has three Single coil pickups, and would be designated SSS. The H in HSS implies that the bridge pickup is a Humbucker. This became popular because many players find that a single coil in the bridge position sounds too thin and sharp.

if your guitar is routed for it absolutely, double coil pickups are humbuckers by the way. Routed means cut for , which im sure you'll see but if the guitar has a face plate like a fender stratocaster lookalike make sure to just have a peek under , getting the face plate perfectly on it is a pain.

Yes. A three single coil Strat has a broader tone range than a two humbucker SG. The Strat has a higher frequency output. Even SGs with three pickups sound darker but fuller. You can modify either guitar greatly so then all bets are off.

It's just distortion, however, I believe Billy Joe Armstrong uses Stratocasters and Les Paul Junior guitars equipped with P-90 pickups, which are essentially humbucker-sized single-coil pickups. So, if you're like me, and you have a guitar with plain ol' humbuckers, you're probably not going to produce an exact copy of the sound. However, there are guitars like the some of the Epiphone Prophecy models which have humbuckers with a coil-tap option, which produces a single-coil sound. Also, Fender makes many of their Stratocasters with HSS configuration (humbucker, single-coil, single-coil) such as the Fat Strat, which is another option if you want to have both humbucker and single-coil sound. Although, if you'd rather not buy an entire new guitar, you could just buy and install P-90 pickups. But yeah, the effect is your everyday distortion.

It stands for Humbucker, Single-coil, Single-coil, in reference to the type of pickups used.

If you have a guitar or bass with 2 single coil pickups, when they are both switched on they are parallel. The S-1 switch, or any other DPDT switch, changes this to series. This way your 2 single coil pickups will work together as 1 humbucker, creating a higher output and a warmer tone.

The humbucker is a dual coil pickup that drastically reduces noise versus single coil pickups. A humbucker is also less bright than a single coil pickup. The selector switch is 5 way Position 1: Humbucker Position 2: Split coil humbucker (like a single coil) Position 3: Middle Position 4: Middle and Neck (like a humbucker) Position 5: Neck

The strat isn't as popular anymore among metal players because they use a 7.5 or 9 inch neck radius and single coil pickups. If you are playing classic rock or blues or something else with not alot of (if any) distortion and reletively low output then the strat would be comfortable and sound good.

well here's all you need to know humbucker think les paul single coil think fender than this is broken down even futher active humbucker (humbuckers that require batteries) active single coil stacked single coil (they sound like humbuckers) single coil piezo crystal pickups which is rare on guitars unless custom ordered or say a john petrucci or whatever guitar. They're acoustic sounding pickups for electrics for the player who demands everything in one guitar. now for humbuckers there's also F spaced for floyd rose guitars and regulars as well as 4 wire conductors for more options and regular 2 wire pickups.

the earliest single coil pickups where designed by George Beauchamp , he holds the patent for this invention.

A Fender Stratocaster electric guitar makes use of a standard configuration of a three single coil pickups as well as a tremolo bar, although a lot of numerous combinations are in available. It is a highly-adaptable instrument which could play all sorts of music from heavy metal to country music. A Fender telecaster electric guitar, on the other hand,has a simple design using a single cutaway with two single coil pickups, but has no tremolo bar which produces a thin sound. The Telecaster electric guitar is highly with country music although it has become very in demand with indie and alternative rock musicians.

It Stands for the pickup arrangement on the guitar; H- Humbucker S- Single coil S- Single coil :)

No they are not. There are many different types of pickups that have all types of different shapes. Single coil pickups, traditionally found on fender guitars are, to compare with an every day object, about the size of a lip balm stick. These pickups sound bright and snappy. There are two main types of single coil pickups, telecaster shape and stratocaster shape. The difference resides in the mounting method, and hence the guitar body need to be routed accordingly P 90 pickups are old single coils coil typically found on vintage style Gibsons. They are known to be warmer than fender single coils. These pickups come in two variant: the "regular" and "dog ear", which once again require different routings. A P 90 pickups is about the size of an eraser. Mini humbuckers are miniaturized humbuckers with a brighter sound, they are very similar in shape to "regular" P 90s, and retrofitting them is relatively easy. Lastly there are humbuckers. These pickups are very popular and their sound is warmer than most other pickups. They are about 1 inch by 2 inches in dimention. Nearly all humbuckers have the size, save for some that are slightly larger to accomodate the larger string spacing of Floyd Rose bridges. There are other types of pickups with different dimentions, but these are the main ones.

The Epiphone Casino comes with two "dog ear" p90 pickups, in the bridge and neck position. P90 are single coil pickups, know for their fatter sound compared to other single coils.

Humbuckers are more powerful, and generally better, depending on what you're playing. Humbuckers are used primarily for punk, distorted music, while single coil pickups are used more for country-esque music.

theres four kinds i can think of first the two main and than single coil humbucker active humbucker active single coil or hum cancelling single coil (forget the technical term)

"Coil Tapping" will switch your humbucker pickup to a single coil, giving your guitar a more strat-like sound, and adding versatility to your tone.

Many different guitars were used when playing blues including many semi-hollow body guitars. Other guitars with single coil pickups were used when playing blues like a Fender Stratocaster

humbucker (big ones like on les pauls) single coil two types of pickups as in "class" are passive and active

Magnetic PickupsMagnetic pickups only respond to steel strings. When the string is plucked, alternating current is induced in a coil of wrapped wire. There are two main types of magnetic pickups: single coil and humbucker. Single coils are susceptible to interference from other electrical equipment and may produce a feedback loop. Humbuckers are designed with two opposing coils which cancels out interfering noise. Most guitars used a combination of two or three electric pickups. For example, Fender Telecasters and Fender Stratocasters use multiple single coils, while Gibson Les Pauls use multiple humbuckers. Each combination has a unique sound. Piezoelectric PickupsTraditionally used on acoustic instruments, these pickups are becoming more common on electric guitars. They work with any kind of string. Piezo pickups will not hum or cause feedback loops because they do not pick up interfering magnetic fields. However, they have a completely different sound than magnetic pickups. Some guitars use a combination of piezo and magnetic to create a blended sound.

Gary Rossington usually used either a Gibson Les Paul or a Gibson SG. Allen Collins used a Gibson Explorer and Ed King (when he was still playing with skynyrd) used a Fender strat. Gary Rossington usually used either a Gibson Les Paul or a Gibson SG. Allen Collins used a Gibson Explorer and Ed King (when he was still playing with skynyrd) used a Fender strat. 'Freebird' clearly shows the use of a Gibson Firebird in the second break. This is not the same as an Explorer which has regular humbuckers; the Firebird has slender single-coil Alnico-type pickups with a distinctive sound. Also, 'Sweet Home Alabama' clearly indicates the use of a Telecaster or else an old-style (50's) Strat on the bridge pickup. I believe the Les Paul/Explorer/Strat combo to be typial of live shows rather than what the songs were recorded with.

hi, i personally think if u want a sound on an electric guitar that is acoustic like, u would be best to go for single coil pick-ups from a strat or maybe a Seymour duncan 59 on clean setting or even better if u can find a guitar that has "coil tapping" that's as close as u will get on an electic guitar on a clean channel

had to have been the inventor George Beauchamp in 1931 as he owns the patent for electric guitars and single coil pickups.