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The Pickup Place / what do you think of this pickup config?
« on: September 15, 2022, 10:20:08 AM »
Old: SSS Fast Track 1 neck/Chopper middle/Fast Track 2 bridge.
New: HSS Fast Track 1 neck/Chopper middle/Evolution bridge bridge.

Neck has 22 frets.

Height-wise, i have the Chopper and Evolution set to where they sound perfect to me and can blend with each other well, but i'm having a balance problem with the Fast Track 1 in the neck, which is too weak. Raising it to a height where it can  _almost_  match volume-wise brings it really close to the strings and magnetic pull now causes beating at the high frets. I also find i want a more humbucker-y tone in the neck nowadays, and the Fast Track 1 is just too single coil-y.

I've been thinking of replacing the Fast Track 1 with another Chopper, but before i go spending money, what can you say about this config instead:

Move the Chopper to the neck, replacing the Fast Track 1 and bring back the Fast Track 2 and put it in the middle.

I'm thinking that the high-powered Fast Track 2 might be really dark in the neck position (because 22 frets), but in the middle it would be less dark because it's closer to the bridge. Also, it might give me more of a 24-fret neck position tone.

Has anybody tried the Fast Track 2 in the middle?

I'm thinking of converting my Stratocaster that has an SSS pickup config to HSH but with series/parallel/single coil switching for all pickups. What are the Dimarzio high-powered models that give a nice coil split sound, close to an SSS Strat with true single coils? My Strat is a 21 fret, so the neck pickup position would be as a 21/22-fret, not a 24-fret, and bridge will not be slanted.

I'm also thinking that i would want the coil splits to be such that, for the bridge the coil closest to the bridge would be on, and for the neck, the coil closest to the neck.

I'm kind of leaning towards the Super Distortion or Super 3 for the bridge, and maybe a Super 2 for the neck. Middle would be a Fast Track 1.

Second choice is Evolution bridge and neck, Fast Track 1 middle.

Third choice is Crunch Lab bridge, Liquifire neck, Fast Track 1 middle.

For reference, my Strat has a Fast Track 1 neck, Chopper middle, and Fast Track 2 bridge.

Thoughts and comments please?

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