Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Suffern Ny and Goucher College- Towson MD
Weird guitar pickup selection help
Hey this is my 2nd post on jemsite. My first was for pickup advice (thanks Alaskabat I ended up going with a breed set for my mm1) since that worked out well I think I can get more advice on my next guitar.
I'm building myself a custom strat with somewhat different specs, and because of this I'm trying to get some help. It is an alder strat body(hss), with a 6 hole tremolo, a mahogany neck (nice chunky les paul style- musikraft '59 profile) and a 24.75 inch scale.
I've decided on a super distortion in the bridge and im thinking dimarzio all three positions.
for the middle position i want something single coil-ish but since i do a lot of clean tapping and tap harmonics i want something a little bit fuller with great harmonics. the cruiser neck seems to fit this position (as opposed to the bridge since im really only playing clean on this pickup.)
In the neck I definitely want a humbucker type pickup. I intend to use the neck for jazz stuff so thats really important, but i also want something that can handle high gain shreddy legato stuff. at first i thought air norton S but I'm concerned that with shorter scale mahogany neck it might get muddy and not be clear with hi gain, so then i thought the pro track would be good. what do you guys think?
I believe i mentioned intend for this guitar to be able to play jazz, be able to shred, and just some good classic crunch.
sorry for such a long post but i wanted to give as much detail as possible so that you guys can give me as much help as you can