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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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single coil and hotrails in neck position

I'm wondering if anyone has ever put these pickups, or the equivalent, side by side in the neck position. I'd like the single coil closest to the neck and the HB right next to it. Wiring it so that the single coil is on by itself in the 5th position and the HB is alone in the 4th may not be easy but it's a thought...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 04:58 PM
 
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Re: single coil and hotrails in neck position

Never tried it, but I have heard that the Hot Rail is a bit muddy in the neck.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: single coil and hotrails in neck position

The thought is to try and get the "best of both worlds" so to speak. I just picked up my first strat and I'm having a hard time warming up to it, but I love the single coil neck. It's mostly the size of the body and the trem that I don't like. I don't know what it is about these non-locking trems but the PRS trem and this 2 post steel saddle trem are just plain uncomfortable. There's always some pointy piece of metal sticking your palm when you mute strings.

Maybe I'm just spoiled with floyd and ibby trems...

I think I just highjacked my own thread
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