Re: HSH vs HH
I think the split humbuckers sound just as good, if not better than the middle pickup sound. you can wire 2 humbuckers in a myriad of different configurations, provided its a 4 conductor wire on the pickup. you'll also need a DPDT (double pole double throw) pickup selector. on a shred guitar, i prefer the 2 humbuckers w/ the split functions. that damn middle pickups always gets in the way of my picking. the last thing i want is my pick raking into the middle pickup poles right as i'm playing a sweeping arpeggio.. plus it just looks cleaner to me, and more asthetic and symetrical,, not a bunch of pickups all stuffed togther. If I really want that middle pickup sound, I'll just plug in the strat. But that mid pickup i'd only use sparingly, maybe for bluegrass or really clean playing.