I tend to think of the neck/middle combo as the place to go for acoustic-like clarity, harp-like note separation and bouncy funk. This set includes Quik-Connect 3-Pin style wire leads and battery clip for easier installation (soldering required). And Stevie Ray Vaughan famously used his middle pickup for the intro to “Pride And Joy,” so if it’s good enough for Stevie… Also, Jimi used it on “Little Wing,” so there ya go! If you need something different, email us and see if we can help! tone forum. A formidably modified classic, the Modern Player Stratocaster HSH gives you a singing Strat middle pickup flanked by the powerful voice of humbucking neck and bridge pickups. I hate hum. Messages 403. So just switch it to mid and bridge and the tone nub for the mid all the way to the 0. Neither pickup layout is going to sound like a Fender Stratocaster. i won’t buy a guitar if the middle pickup sucks; PERIOD! All rights reserved. Thread starter harrymaes; Start date Dec 25, 2014; harrymaes Member. I love the middle pick up on my Suhr, I use for single note funk lines where I need a lot of cut, especially playing with keyboards or horns, 2 and 4 get eaten up by those instruments, but 3 powers through! The original HSH concept is clear and easy: combining humbucker and single-coil pickups on a guitar to enhance your tonal palette by implementing two different basic sounds. 5-Position Blade: Position 1. If your guitar has a dedicated tone control just for the middle pickup, you’ll get more of a notched wah wah kind of sound, with enhanced harmonics and a thick attack. Just call me Goldilocks. The Ibanez five-way HH circuit would do most things. I find myself on the middle pickup most of the time… It feels like the perfect place for me to be most evertime. I remember the day I got my first electric guitar – a cheap Status brand Stratocaster copy. Neck Pickup. t42tae wrote:A set of L-90's and an L-45 will fit the bill perfectly - but as you don't intend to use the middle pickup by itself - I will suggest a two humbucker setup with a PRS style Schaller megaswitch instead.This switch is a direct replacement for your current strat switch, and wiring is very straightforward. You should be able to count the chunks of audio waveform in order to jump between bridge, bridge/middle, middle, neck/middle and neck recordings (and ditto for the follow-ups with the coil split). On an HSH, having the middle pickup gives you the option of getting a Strat-like sound out of a double bucker guitar. For more information on our Humbucker & Humbucker Sized Pickups, click here. The neck and bridge pickups were enough for me. HSH Middle pickup to combine with DiMarzio Transitions. Here is my list, top to bottom: 1. Awesome. There are a number of great configurations, and none is wrong. Thats not the solution. Thanks, Gary Norris If this is your first visit, be sure to Real Deal Sound. I learned to use the middle for clean passages and acoustic sounds from john petrucci in one of his movies. Dec 25, 2014 #1 i want to add a middle pickup to my alder strat which has 2 DiMarzio transition pickups. Put thousands of hours of fingergrease into it. This has some inherent advantages over conventional single coil designs, principally in terms of the noise cancelling effect due to having two pickup coils in close proximity and with opposing magnetic pole pieces and coil winding directions. A push-pull (or push-push) tone pot gives the option of always having the Neck & Bridge pickups as single coils. And the middle/bridge combination is my go-to setting for gritty, bluesy, tough-sounding lines. Then you’ll hear another five which include the split coil modes for the JB and the Cool Rails. Next you just adjust that metal sound on your amp, I recommend: Gain: 8, Bass:10, Mid:2, Treble:10 and Reverb: 2. 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