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Are HSS Strats good?


  1. Are HSS Strats good?
  2. What is the difference between SSS and HSS?
  3. What's the difference between a Stratocaster and a Stratocaster HSS?
  4. What does HHS mean for guitar?
  5. Who uses a HSS Strat?
  6. Is HH better than HSS?
  7. Is a Stratocaster or Telecaster better?
  8. What is better HSS or HSH?
  9. Are HSH guitars good?
  10. What is a fat Strat?
  11. Why did Eric Clapton switch from Gibson to Fender?
  12. What kind of guitar did Kurt Cobain play?
  13. What are HSH pickups good for?
  14. What is HSS and HSH?
  15. Is HSH better than HH?
  16. What is HH pickup?
  17. Are Shawbuckers good?
  18. Do Strats have humbuckers?
  19. What years did Gibson use Tim Shaw pickups?
  20. Why single coils are better than humbuckers?
  21. Can a Strat sound like a Les Paul?

Are HSS Strats good?

Bottomline: if you need more “tone for the buck”, the HSS is a good instrument. It is definitely more strat (single coil) than a humbucker guitar, but it can be made to sound pretty close through amps and pedals.

What is the difference between SSS and HSS?

HSS guitars have a humbucker in the bridge position, whereas SSS guitars have a single coil pickup in the bridge position. The humbucker bridge pickup sounds fuller and suffers less from feedback than the single coil which sounds brighter. HSS guitars are often considered more versatile than SSS guitars.

What's the difference between a Stratocaster and a Stratocaster HSS?

The major difference between them is that a SSS Strat has single coil pickups at neck, middle and bridge positions while a HSS Strat has single coils in neck and middle positions and humbucker at bridge position.

What does HHS mean for guitar?

Showing 1-2 of 2 answers. HHS would mean two humbucker coils and a a single coil pickup. On the 112 V the configuration is SSH. It means there are two single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup which is a two coil pickup (it bucks the hum sometimes created by a single coil).

Who uses a HSS Strat?

Kirk Hammett used an HSS Strat at a point, he even has an EMG signature HSS set. Andy Timmons uses HSS Strats. Those and the ones the others mentioned are a few. If you think people don't like the bridge humbucker tone on a Strat just look at EVH and many of the hair metal bands in the 80's.

Is HH better than HSS?

The big difference between HH and SSH or SSS is the "quack" you'll get with the middle pickup in combination with the bridge or neck. (If you don't need that typical strat type sound, then HH might do you just fine.) Other option is HSH- kind of the best of both worlds if you want thick humbucker sounds and quack.

Is a Stratocaster or Telecaster better?

Telecaster is much more versatile, whereas Stratocaster offers a broader palette of tones. Telecaster is easier to play and tune, whereas Stratocaster is more comfortable to hold. Telecaster has one piece that extends right below the bridge pickup, whereas the Stratocaster bridge that has a two-point tremolo system.

What is better HSS or HSH?

So if you prefer a simpler setup, then the HSS pickup combination is better. If you want an abundance of options and a humbucker in the neck position, then get a guitar with an HSH pickup configuration.

Are HSH guitars good?

A guitar with an HSH pickup configuration is incredibly versatile. The combination of two thick-sounding humbuckers with a single-coil in between gives you a wide palette of tones, making HSH electric guitars dependable for a raft of styles.

What is a fat Strat?

The Fender Standard Fat Strat Electric Guitar features a traditional Fender Stratocaster body and neck shape with alder body, maple neck, and sealed tuners. A bridge humbucker pickup generates the thShow More.

Why did Eric Clapton switch from Gibson to Fender?

In 1970, Clapton switched from Gibson guitars to Fender Stratocasters, largely due to the influences of Jimi Hendrix and Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood. His first Stratocaster, nicknamed "Brownie" because of its sunburst brown finish, was used on his albums Eric Clapton and Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

What kind of guitar did Kurt Cobain play?

Electric Guitars The main guitar used throughout the years and the one most identifiable with Cobain was his 1969 Fender Mustang. It was a left handed version that was painted blue with racing stripes.

What are HSH pickups good for?

I'd say the HSH configuration works better for those who are looking for a heavier, high-gain sound. Those who are looking for the cleaner sounds of a Stratocaster and Les Paul in one guitar will want the HSS grouping. I'd say the HSH configuration works better for those who are looking for a heavier, high-gain sound.

What is HSS and HSH?

If you go HSS, you're missing a neck humbucker and a bridge single coil. If you go HSH, you're missing a neck single coil and a bridge single coil. If you go HH, you're missing single coils. The same applies for all guitar specs.

Is HSH better than HH?

The short answer is that an HSH guitar can be wired to do everything an HH guitar can, but provides the additional option of mixing in the middle single coil. HH guitars are usually wired with a three-way switch (neck, middle, bridge) and either master volume and tone or individual pickup volume and tone.

What is HH pickup?

H-H Configuration This is the classic humbucker configuration that gives you two pickups to choose from and the option to combine them both, hence you'll get 3 possible tones. Usually the humbuckers are located at the bridge and neck positions, however, sometimes one pickup may be located more centrally.

Are Shawbuckers good?

The HSS Shawbucker delivers pretty much what you'd expect from a well-made American Standard Strat: the classic contoured looks, a vintage-feeling neck, and durable hardware. Our test model has a comfortably thin C-profile maple neck, a 9.5" fretboard, and medium jumbo frets. The light, comfy body is ash.

Do Strats have humbuckers?

Most Stratocaster models use three single coil pickups, otherwise known as an "SSS" pickup configuration. But there are three other pickup configurations seen in Stratocasters that utilize a humbucker: HH (dual humbuckers at both the bridge and neck positions) HSH (dual humbuckers with a single coil in the middle)

What years did Gibson use Tim Shaw pickups?

Product SpecsListed5 years agoModelTim Shaw PickupsCategoriesGuitar PickupsYear1981Made InUnited States

Why single coils are better than humbuckers?

Single-coil pickups tend to have brighter, crisper tone. Comparitively, humbuckers typically have what guitarists describe as a “thicker” sound, one that is perceived as rounder and warmer. Single-coils are often described as having more “bite” and attack than humbuckers.

Can a Strat sound like a Les Paul?

It's very difficult to make your Strat sound like a proper Les Paul because these differences in sound are due to the different pickups, tone woods and scale length of the two guitar. But if you really want that true Les Paul sound, your best bet is to trade in your Strat, or get a second guitar.



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