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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sustainer or Active Pickups?

So I have this amazing little guitar known as a strat by Squier (pretty amazing eh?) thats become my pin cushion for little experiments that I don't want to be doing on half decent guitars. My next project is to be a Sustainer or some active pickups. What do you think? What would you do? The pickups are in HSS configuration if it matters.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Re: Sustainer or Active Pickups?

I'm not a fan of active pickups (they sound too "plastic" to me), so I'd go for the sustainer.
On the experiment side... it's a lot more fun!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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Re: Sustainer or Active Pickups?

You could do both if the budget allows.
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Re: Sustainer or Active Pickups?

do both, sustainer in the neck position then actives in the other 2
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Re: Sustainer or Active Pickups?

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do both, sustainer in the neck position then actives in the other 2
thats what I was gonna say.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Re: Sustainer or Active Pickups?

I just put an EMG 81 and SA in my old H-S Charvel Predator... would be [email protected] with a sustainer too! I like the EMG's, if you play with a lot of gain they really cut through and sound cleaner... or less muddy. They seem to love harmonics too, so a sustainer w/active pickups would be pretty hot. Sounds like a fun project!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Sustainer or Active Pickups?

On top of these 2, I would love to put a Floyd into it. Anyone here done such a thing as putting a floating trem onto a strat? I don't think I would bother with a locking nut, just a low resistance one with locking tuners.
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