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Offline Tone-E Iommi

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Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« on: March 08, 2017, 01:36:45 am »
I used to have an HS-3 in the neck position.  Loved it, but it became too low output for my new medium/high-output humbucker in the Bridge.

Recently, I installed a Virtual Solo (bridge pickup), in the neck position, that I had lying around.  I liked the power, but I think it's too mid-heavy for what I like as neck pickup.

I'm really looking for something with a similar tone curve to the HS-3, but with more power/higher output.

I looked on the Dimarzio site, and I am now considering either the Injector Neck, the Chopper, or maybe a Fast Track 1.  Also, I'm only looking for hum-canceling pickups.

I was wondering if you guys could make a suggestion

Thank you,

Offline KH Guitar Freak

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Re: Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 04:21:03 am »
Maybe try the Satch Track?

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Re: Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 10:52:55 pm »
Thanks yes.  I thought about the Satch Track also.

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Re: Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 12:50:43 am »
The Satch Track is anyway a typical humbucker. If you prefer a single-coil sound the Injector or Fast Track 1 are better choices.

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Re: Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 02:59:28 am »
The Satch Track is anyway a typical humbucker. If you prefer a single-coil sound the Injector or Fast Track 1 are better choices.

You can always wire the Satch Track to run in parallel too  8)

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Re: Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 09:27:19 am »
If the Virtual Solo was too midheavy for you I would consider either the Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2 or the Injector neck model. Both have enough output to keep up with a medium output humbucker at the bridge. And even though my memory of the HS-3 is faint now I would be willing to bet that either pickup I suggested would blow it away.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: Neck Pickup for Modified Strat (HSS)
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 08:28:17 pm »
Great!!  Thanks a lot guys.  I appreciate it.