Author Topic: neck and middle singles to match with Air Norton S in bridge position  (Read 378 times)

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Offline appar111

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Looking for recommendations for neck and middle pickups (single coil sized, but most likely something from Dimarzio's rail pickups) that will match well with an Air Norton S in the bridge position of my strat (alder hardtail with maple neck/rosewood fretboard).

Up to this point, I had been using an EVH Wolfgang humbucker in the bridge and it sounded great (single humbucker setup, no other pickups on the guitar).  I recently pulled an Air Norton S from the neck position of a super strat as it sounded too warm in that position, and decided to put it in the bridge of my main strat. 

It sounds fantastic there, so I'm wondering what might match up well with it.  I can't stand the in-between sounds on a strat, so this will just be a 3-way blade style switch, and no coil taps, parallel wiring, etc.

I'm thinking a Chopper in the middle and a Pro Track in the neck, or possibly a Chopper in the middle and neck positions.  Looking for something thicker but clear out of the neck and middle positions, nothing thin or typical "strat" sounding.

What else might be good?  Mainly distorted playing, but a lot of stuff where I use the volume knob to clean up the sound.

Offline darkbluemurder

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So far my favorite "fat" strat neck pickup is the Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2 but that one still retains a stratty character. As a step up from there, SatchTrack or Chopper could work but I never tried the SatchTrack at all and have not tried the Chopper in the neck - this may be a lot darker than the Air Norton S in the bridge.

Cheers Stephan
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