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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-15-2001, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok... so my friend is coming from the States, and i'm thinking about asking to bring a humbucker... I'll use it for my strat, but as soon as get an RG, i'll move the pickup to it... So it has to be F-spaced... Will a Fspaced work on a normal trem guitar like a strat? I'm considering a dimarzio or a duncan. Pickups i have in mind are a Duncan Custom, Duncan Distortion or Fred. Any suggestions are welcome. Another question... are Evolution's available with gold pole peices? or only in the 7VWH? If i can't decide on a humbucker, i'll probably go for a set of texas's specials ( expensive ). Cause I dream of an RG with purple Dimarzio's. And a purple one would not look good on my black, with gold pickguard and white single coil strat. Is it just me or Dimarzios match Ibanez guitars the same way Duncas match Strats? It just seems wrong to my head, Dimarzio + strat... Of course this is a purely cosmetic, and and "pointless" comment... Ah... sorry for the excessive nonsense, what i seek is what everybody seeks... TONE... decent tone for my guitars
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what tone do you want? what music do you play?

BTW, the F-space will actually match string spacing better in a strat, so no problem there.
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The best humbucker for a Strat, in my opinion, is the JB.
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I'm on board with Carlos, I would never replace the Duncan JB in my Strat. *I am also of the opinion that DiMarzio pups should go with Ibanez guitars and Duncan pups should go with Fender... but that's just me. *
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It's good to know i'm not the only one that thinks that way ...
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Tone Zone or a PAF Pro. *I used a PAF Pro in my Custom Shop strat and it sounded really good with the Texas Specials in the mid and neck position.

The other thing you'll need to think about is the wiring schematic. *The 5-ways in strats are a lot different than those which you'll find in an RG or Jem. *I used a mega switch and tried to get as colse to the split five wiring as I could (realizing of course that the neck pickup was not humbucking.)

On the JB, I had one in my first RG550 and it worked really well.

The F-Spacing doesn't make that much of a difference - it's been talked about a thousand times, but doesn't the F stand for Fender anyhow? *(I may be wrong)

One last note - *the old "Floyd Rose Classic" strats came with a PAF Pro as stock equipment.

(Edited by kirk at 10:33 am on June 16, 2001)
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I've got a Super Distortion in mine and I like it because it gives me a good blend of rhythm and lead sounds. *
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-16-2001, 01:29 PM
 
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Kirk, when I added the JB to my Strat, I followed the wiring diagram for the LoneStar Strat. *This mod uses the standard strat 5-way switch:

http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/lonestar.html

BTW, I thought F-spacing meant "F"loyd Rose spacing.
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there's a lot of different ways to say it. "F"ender spacing "F"loyd Rose Spacing "F"loyd spacing "F"arther spacing. Either way you say it it'll still be the same measurements
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An emg81 or an sd invader would be perfect.:biggrin:
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Ok... so my friend is coming from the States, and i'm thinking about asking to bring a humbucker... I'll use it for my strat, but as soon as get an RG, i'll move the pickup to it... So it has to be F-spaced... Will a Fspaced work on a normal trem guitar like a strat? I'm considering a dimarzio or a duncan. Pickups i have in mind are a Duncan Custom, Duncan Distortion or Fred. Any suggestions are welcome. Another question... are Evolution's available with gold pole peices? or only in the 7VWH? If i can't decide on a humbucker, i'll probably go for a set of texas's specials ( expensive ). Cause I dream of an RG with purple Dimarzio's. And a purple one would not look good on my black, with gold pickguard and white single coil strat. Is it just me or Dimarzios match Ibanez guitars the same way Duncas match Strats? It just seems wrong to my head, Dimarzio + strat... Of course this is a purely cosmetic, and and "pointless" comment... Ah... sorry for the excessive nonsense, what i seek is what everybody seeks... TONE... decent tone for my guitars
About ten yers ago i replaced the brige pickup from my Strat with an Gibson Dirty Fingers humkucker
And it sounds great i have used it on stage and also lots of times in the studio ( i do use hughes & kettner tube amps & celestion speakers 4*12 & boss overdrive
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I'd say that you can't go wrong with a Duncan JB. I love that pickup. If it wasn't against God's will, I'd marry one. :loco:
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