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I find myself playing it as a normal American Standard Strat most of the time and not really wanting a humbucker in the bridge. 1; 2; 3; First Prev 3 of 3 Go to page. Age: 42 Messages: 12. SquierFreak, May 1, 2016 #12. If you want humbuckers, you'd be better just getting a humbucking guitar. Haut : Accueil forum-> Guitare. Just comes down to what you prefer, and that tends to take experience. Even if you go for one and later you find out you prefer the other, it probably won't be a huge deal. Thread starter Buck Woodson; Start date Nov 24, 2019; Prev. rlh5599 Squier-holic. This allows the notch position between the middle and bridge to have a sound that is different from the bridge alone. It would also be nice to gain some perspective from someone whose played both since I have actually never played either (previously owned a MIM start). I think I'm gonna go with Squier bullet strat(I can't afford more than that). Nov 25, 2019 #41 I like to partial split the HB on a HSS. TLDR HSS fantastic if its your only guitar, very versatile, SSS very distinct strat sound. I realized I liked the Strat sound, but my guitar teacher recommended I get a HSS version, as it would be more versatile. Moi je trouve surtout que la HSS est moins belle. The only real difference between these 2 guitars is the humbucker. Age: 67 Messages: 154. Thanks for visiting. The additional sounds given by the Roland pickup are great. It could do crisp and chimey, but also dirty and meaty. TomyGun 10 TomyGun 10 Just Startin' Members; 10 26 posts; Registered Products: 2; Posted January 26, 2015. This is something I obsessed about a long time before buying my SSS. Tags: strat player-standard; johanmadsen Strat-Talk Member. if you play light smooth sounding stuff, buy you a stratocaster. Just use a boost for solos, or roll off the tone a little clean if you don't want it to sound as sharp. Ive got an HSS strat that I'm thinking of upgrading with the seymour duncan cool rails and getting a new pickguard. That said, when combined with the middle, I prefer the SC bridge. Basically the most common mods ever, so yes. There's something wonderful about a dirty single coil in the bridge. FYI I am fairly new to electrics and have not played enough to really differentiate pickup qualities. I like SSH because you get the single coil neck goodness, and you can get the beefy tone of a HH guitar. Kurt Cobain jouai sur une HSS ou une SSS. Is there a major difference? I'm not a strat guy, but I do much prefer the HB bridge vs. a SC bridge when they're by themselves. For me it's gotta be SSS. David Gilmour uses SSS I believe. HSS would make your guitar more versatile than SSS because a humbucker gives a noticeably fatter sound than a single coil and a little bit more sustain. just save yourself some time if you play heavy stuff, buy a guitar with only humbuckers such as a les paul. This is more of a review of Andrew Robertson PAF humbucker pickups than an overall comparison of SSS vs HSS. I came across the VG Strat, albeit when they were new. The HSS Stratocaster is very similar to the SSS version, with the exception of a Fender humbucker replacing the single-coil bridge pickup. best info I've gotten thanks... is it possible to split a single coil sized hum bucker? HSS vs. SSS? I would also be willing to replace the pickups if say you feel the HSS is worth getting rather than the SSS if you replace it with a better bridge pickup (or vice versa). Advice? The auto split mod splits the humbucker in half and combines it with the middle in that 4th notch position. Even though my bridge Pickup was a really hot single coil, adding a Seymour Duncan JB Jr gave me the option of really kicking out the overdrive of the amp and getting some really excellent tones ranging from facemelting metal to texas blues depending on volume and gain settings. Yes, it changes the bridge/middle sound a bit, but (IMO) it's better to have a bridge humbucker. SSS blues, some classic rock. Otherwise the bride humbucker will overpower the single coil middle PU, which has lower output by default of it being single coil. Has anyone done something like this? Well, for what it's worth (which probably aint much), I'm really a single coil kind of guy, except I like HBs in the bridge position. You do need a humbucker with 4 conductor wiring for this. Messages 2,315. I can now get all the sounds of an SSS from my HSS as well as a few of my favorite sounds from my HH guitars. I liked both the sss and the hss with a slight edge going to the sss. I coil split the humbucher(I could at least, I rarely do actually). Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. Re: SSS vs. HSS vs. HSH vs. SSH vs. HH vs. HS vs. SH I like the classic S/S/S, or the same with a bridge humbucker, for the specific reason that a split humbucker, or a tapped humbucker, or a parallel HB, or split HBer coils on at the same time through a super switch, simply doesn't nail the sound of a Fender type SC alone, or in notch positions with other pickups. On the bright side, there's nothing wrong with either setup. De toute façon si tu joue peu en saturé, aucune utilité de prendre une HSS. B+M is still quacky with e a humbucker, just very slightly thicker. The exact sound you'll get from position 2 is also going to be highly dependent on your pickup selection. What’s less smart – if you are a leftie – is the lack of left-handed Ultra models at launch. Age: 71 Posts: 5. Strat Player SSS vs HSS, bridge/middle pickup position Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by johanmadsen, May 24, 2020. SquierFreak, May 1, 2016. I whole heartedly endorse it for anyone looking for a Strat to find one now on the used market. Moreover, if you really want a humbucker sound, you can always put in a single coil sized humbucker (like a hot rail) with no significant modification. Joined: Nov 21, 2018 Location: Ohio. Strat pickup config tradeoffs: HSS vs. SSS vs. HSH. Go. Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by TRex, Mar 27, 2015. I've been loking for a versatile guitar, and I wasn't able to find any HSH guitars, (One for like 2k.) The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. Everything I play is darker and sloppier than what a lot of people would produce. ss ou hs _____ Pearl Jam-Dream Theater-Qotsa-Opeth-BTBAM-Symphony X-Arch Enemy-Megadeth-Underoath-Aerosmith-Trivium-Soilwork-Mastodon-Korn-In Flames-Black Sabbath-Justice-Iron Maiden-Gojira-Adagio. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. Have a listen and let me know which you prefer and why. The SSS characteristic feel and sound of a Strat wont be available with an HB in the bridge, the position 2 quack isnt the same. [QUESTION] HSS vs SSS Strat for blues. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. Just as a follow-up, I plugged in the VG Strat tonight to a Vox AC15 with a Crowther HotCake pedal. Don't listen to the bridge haters - with a little care, you can get some wonderful tones from it. HSS vs SSS JTV69. Hello r/guitar. The guitar strings I use: versus Fat Strat - which pickup configuration do you prefer in a Fender Stratocaster? I think HSS is the perfect Strat. Press J to jump to the feed. Some classic rock guitarists use single coils while some use humbuckers. Flyer91 likes this. I sold an old Strat that I had and eventually wanted another. It must be a guitar center exclusive. For that reason I tend to lean towards brighter sounding instruments to balance things out. In this video I test both pickup sets on a Fender Player Series strat, and give my opinion on the topic! I also owned a American deluxe with a humbucker in the bridge, again, it was balanced well and sounded good enough, I had no complaints really. If you're okay with soldering or even have a couple bucks to spare, you can take it somewhere to coil tap the humbucker, that way it's like having an SSS and a humbucker too. Joined: May 24, 2020 Location: france . 6 are SSS one is HSS love them all. The sss had an ebony fret board which I liked. I too, I'm always divided between the SSS and HSS pickup formats, like to have an HB in the bridge position, but overall, prefer the Strat tone of a SSS. There are 2 options in the same guitar regarding pick ups hss and sss. Lv 6. That being said, should I buy the strat with the added bridge hum bucker or should I go with the SSS? That being said, should I buy the strat with the added bridge hum bucker or should I go with the SSS? Joined: Jun 20, 2016 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Hi, I know this topic has already been covered pretty much, still I'm interested in some extra inputs. 1,020. This means a big difference in sound when the first position of the pickup selector is engaged. The sss had a lot of quack and sounded awesome. It’s a smart move given the current omnipresence of offset-body guitars. Et si jamais au bout d'un moment tu trouves ta SSS trop limité, bah tu mets un micro double format simple en chevalet, tu garderas un certain esthétisme et de la polyvalence grace à la possibilité de splitter le micro. Youll pry my HSS from my cold dead hands. I bought my HSS about 8 years ago and now that i have a gibson and an ibanez i more than have that humbucker on the bridge sound covered, my strat just does a crappier job of it and i find myself wishing i had a strat with a single coil now. Will probably convert a couple more to HSS, as I like using the bridge with distortion when i'm playing hard rock and punk. One thing to always keep in mind with HSS is that you should wire the pickups with the classic HSS autosplit wiring modification. Personally, I'd go SSS. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. The Fender one's are great but the 3rd party pickup manufacturers have so much more to offer for just about anything you want to do. I have SSS and HSS. Strat SSM2 - HSS with 15 sounds and one dpdt | GuitarNutz 2, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. ). If you are more of a traditionalist and will be sticking to only a few genres of music along the lines of blues, classic rock, jazz, and pop, the sss setup would be better. My MIM Deluxe Power Stratocaster had a humbucker pickup in the bridge. FYI I am fairly new to electrics and have not played enough to really differentiate pickup qualities. 1 decade ago. HSS blues , classic rock, some metal. After researching for my first electric, I'm pretty set on purchasing a American Standard Stratocaster (black w/ maple neck). … The single coil on the bridge is what gives that characteristic strat sound during solos IMHO. 0 0. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Dec 31, 2018 #1. yes it seems like this setup is not liked very much but this is the best one, If it's your first electric, I'd say go for the HSS, it means you can get a feel for how single coils and humbuckers differ in sound and application (and with that route, you can easily switch to a SSS setup later if you so desire). Hello r/guitar. Position 4 on the strat is pretty damn awesome, and you'll lose that if you humbucker it. Can somebody please help me to choose from those options as I'm very confused based on the conflicting opinions that I've got from the research on internet. I'm looking at American Deluxe strats on Reverb and there are ones with SSS, HSS and HSH pickup configurations. I wanted to A/B it with having a single coil instead. By TomyGun, January 26, 2015 in James Tyler Variax Guitars / Workbench HD. You could always just buy a bridge single coil and a new pickguard. I don't think that you can go wrong with a standard Strat, though. Aug 27, 2011 Sacramento CA. I got my cash together and have settled on jtv69 I am wondering about the pros and cons of going the HSS pick ups over the SSS … Wilvis TDPRI Member. Which one does everyone prefer the sss vs hss and when would I need a hss one? I usually coil split and series/parallel my humbuckers and can get some sounds that come close to an SSS strat but never all the way. is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. I've been playing almost exclusively acoustic guitar for the past years, but I've been listening to John Mayer and similar blues/pop music recently, and thought about buying an electric guitar. Even if you originally go SSS like I did, there are plenty of single-coil-sized humbuckers you can choose to change things up. In the end I decided to go with SSS because they were easier to find in the finish I wanted, and I justified it by saying that I could always go back and replace the pickguard and install a bridge humbucker if necessary. SSS mean that the guitar, most likely a Stratocaster, has three single coil pickups on it. sss-vs-hss-shootout-strat.jpg File size: 202.2 KB Views: 8. jackfossett, Oct 2, 2019 #1. The exact sound you'll get from position 2 is also going to be highly dependent on your pickup selection. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. After researching for my first electric, I'm pretty set on purchasing a American Standard Stratocaster (black w/ maple neck). I'm not too sure you'll be getting a jazzy tone from a strat humbucker either, but I could be wrong. I've heard mixed reviews on the bridge single coil and really like the warmth and jazzy tone that a hum bucker produces. You'll never get all sounds out of one guitar. SSS I have a very on/off love/hate relationship with. Also, you will definitely find aftermarket pickups that are better than the stock Fenders. If it's a SSS route then yes, you will need to make some decisions on where you take it if you wanna go HSS. As an HSS owner its a fantastic first "good" electric guitar and it's very versatile. I have SSS strats, an HSS Jag, and all kinds of HH and SS guitars. Screw coil (closest to bridge) for twang and bite, and slowly bring in the slug coil for body and girth, to taste. Even if you coil split a bridge humbucker, it won't sound exactly like a normal single coil in the bridge, it might be worth going SSS just because it brings a lot of good sounds into the mix. The way the pickups are arranged, and the humbucking in positions 2 and 4, give the 3 pickup guitars like the HSS and SSS sounds that I cannot obtain on other guitars. Sweet and sexy in the neck flick the switch and rip your balls out through your mouth metal awesome.