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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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HSH vs HH

I'm building custom guitar and I can't decide between HSH and HH (with split). I have a question: which configuration do you prefer and why,and what would be sound diference between both split hambuckers and just middle pickup?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Re: HSH vs HH

HSH is useful and looks nice in super strats.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: HSH vs HH

I don't use neck/middle and bridge/middle position. I'm just interested in difference between positions: middle single coil vs both humbuckers.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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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.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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H H all the way... that middle pickup is for aesthetic purposes
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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Re: HSH vs HH

I love the clean tone sound I get from my 7VWH in the neck/middle position. I have also used the single coil only for some distorted rhythm parts. So I say HSH.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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HSH!! All I have to say is 4th position clean!
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Re: HSH vs HH

HSH, with the right 5way switch you can get all the sounds of both HSH and HH. Throw some mini toggles in and the possibilities are endless.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 08:26 PM
 
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HH for me, i don't really use the middle pickup.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: HSH vs HH

The best if 5-way rotary switch from PRS,if you want Strat sound on HH guitar.

Ok,I tested few guitars last days.. I noticed that just middle pickup sounds.. cleaner and more aggressive in my opinion.. and HH on middle position sounds muddy and fat to me.

I tried 2 hand-made guitars. Same setup. Tele and Strat.. Tele with Tone Tone and Air Norton singles. Strat has also TZ and AN,just added Chopper on middle.
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Re: HSH vs HH

i only use position 1-5 so HH for me
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 05:07 PM
 
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i only use position 1-5 so HH for me
Try HSH # 4 with a mellow clean sound, touch of chorus...and you'll turn to the dark side too...
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The best if 5-way rotary switch from PRS,if you want Strat sound on HH guitar.

Ok,I tested few guitars last days.. I noticed that just middle pickup sounds.. cleaner and more aggressive in my opinion.. and HH on middle position sounds muddy and fat to me.

I tried 2 hand-made guitars. Same setup. Tele and Strat.. Tele with Tone Tone and Air Norton singles. Strat has also TZ and AN,just added Chopper on middle.

the middle pickup sounded more aggressive?? hmm... more aggressive than humbuckers?? If you're playing in middle position with HH, there's no split coil in that position. you're getting the full HH sound together. but like i said, you can wire many different ways
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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HHH if at all possible that is one badass look on the right guitar
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