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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Any words of wisdom on this combo?

Hey folks,

I have a MIM HSS standard strat and want to upgrade the pickups.

Adler body
21 frets
25.5 scale length
maple neck, maple fretboard

i play music ranging from blues-y rock to hard rock.

i like soloing using the neck pickup, and looking for something with bite. i also like executing pinch harmonics. i can get ph on the neck stock pickup usually when i want, so i think my technique is all right. but easier would be better

doing a lot of research and i'm leaning toward either a Fast Track 1 / Chopper neck and a FRED bridge.

has anyone tried this combo in a like-wise guitar? did you like it? hate? what would you have gotten/done differently?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2012, 11:13 PM
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Re: Any words of wisdom on this combo?

I would go with Super Distortion bridge, Chopper neck.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 04:49 PM
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Re: Any words of wisdom on this combo?

I love the Super Distortion 3 in my mahogany based guitars - not sure about Alder. I've heard good things about the Duncan Pearly Gates in bridge. I like the Texas Specials in middle and neck.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-26-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Any words of wisdom on this combo?

@AlaskaBat: why a super distortion over a FRED?

@guitvai1: i had a pearly gates neck in a ec-256. with a alnico Pro II Slash in the bridge. i liked the PG neck. i could pull off pinch harmonics pretty easy, but i wish it had more of a strong top end.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: Any words of wisdom on this combo?

FRED bridge, Area '67 middle, Injector Neck.
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chopper neck , fast track 1 neck , fred bridge , mim , strat

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