Best Single Coil Size Humbucker for Strat Bridge

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  1. musicman

    musicman New Member

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    Anyone got any thoughts on the best single coil sized humbucker for the bridge position in a Strat ?

    I've tried a Hot Rails and now have a Lil'59 in there.

    I'm looking for a lower gain, bright sound - pretty much like a single coil but with more b*lls.
     
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    Lespaulnmarshall Well-Known Member

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    i think it will depends also in your selection for neck pickup.
    You need a balanced tone and level for all your pickup right???

    the best i ever tried is dimarzio tonezone single coil for balls, now i'm using a tonezone T for my tele using 500k vol and 250k tone.

    but for all round i prefer
    - dimarzio air norton single for bridge
    - dimarzio cruiser bridge for neck and middle (middle can also use fast track 1)
    - 500k volume and tone, 22nF caps for tone, PIO prefered.

    actually i'm a seymour duncan guys...but for single coil sized humbucker, i must admit that dimarzio has a lot of interesting option.

    for real humbucker, i'll go with seymour or better, suhr SSH+, SSV... :D:D:D
    :dude::dude::dude:
     
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    The name of this subforum is Tone Zone soooooooo...
     
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    musicman New Member

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    Thanks Guys, will check Dimarzio's out
     
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    Depends on what you are really looking for. If you want a stratier sound but higher output and slightly darker go for either the DiMarzio Chopper, or the Virtual Solo. If you want a full sized humbucker sound choose either the Tone Zone S, the Fast track 2 (highest output), or the air zone s. DiMarzio has the market about cornered when it comes to strat sized humbuckers. Although I like them for everything.
     
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    Go with a 1 meg pot
     
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    DSL100 Dude New Member

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    I know they are not humbuckers, but have you ever checked out the Lindy Fralin stuff. His stuff IS single coil with more bawlz.
     
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    I have a Duncan JB Jr. in one of my Strat's. Works for me.
     
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    even though i am a Duncan fan the singles i put in my model 6 were Dimarzio HS2 and 3's
    and they work great....no noise and while the specs make it look like a high output they are far from it....yet they match the overly high output Duncan in the bridge volume balance wise pretty well
     
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    i like the lace sensors... red...

    http://www.lacemusic.com/electric_pickups/lace_sensor/lace_sensor_specs.php

    Lace Sensor-Red: The hottest output of our Sensor Series. Perfect for the bridge position when fat, punch humbucking output is required.

    ■Postion: bridge
    ■Resistance: 14.5k
    ■Peak Frequency: 1850
    ■Inductance: 8.12 henries
    ■Music Styles: All Rock, Metal, Aggressive, Punk, and Pop
     

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