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cnev
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OK opinions needed. One of the other guys in the band gave me a couple of mini humbuckers toput in my MIM Strat. One is a black Seymour Duncan and the other is white (looks like a regular Strat pickup) anyway that's not the important point.

The point is that one has stacked single coils and one has them side by side. What I am wondering is if there is any sonic difference between the two.

I am really looking to fatten up the sound a bit.

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Well, actually a minihumbucker is a regular humbucker that fits in a P90 or smaller sized hole. That said, it sounds like you have a HotRail and a stacked humbucker. In theory the HotRail will sound like a regular humbucker and the stacked humbucker will sound like a single coil pickup without the hum. I have 2 Duncan HotRail pickups one each in my MIM Strat and Squire Tele and a HotRail clone GF Lil Killer in my new project Strat. They sound alot like full sized humbuckers to me, maybe a little brighter but it might be the guitars they are in. I used to have a guitar with stacked humbuckers. They didn't hum but were a little less bright than single coil pickups. The side by side will sound fatter in my opinion. Hope that helps.


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Yea TR one is the HotRail. I think that's the one I'll put in.

Thanks for the info.

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Cool! I think you're gonna like it. :twisted:

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:D thats the one I have in my Squier its awesome, its the only one I use O_O the others kinda suck ( it came with that pickup off Ebay :D )

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Well I'm glad I decided to reread this post and what TR said because I finally am going to make the swap tonight and I was leaning toward the stacked humbucker because it's the same color cream as the guitar so you wouldn't even notice it but I really what something less bright than what I have so the Hot Rail is going to be the one.

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I used to have a strat with Lil' Screamin' Demon in the bridge position - that is a great pickup (too bad that guitar was stolen from me :cry: )


   
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Well I'm glad I decided to reread this post and what TR said because I finally am going to make the swap tonight and I was leaning toward the stacked humbucker because it's the same color cream as the guitar so you wouldn't even notice it but I really what something less bright than what I have so the Hot Rail is going to be the one.

I remember this thread from before & during Summer. A good choice, the stacked humbucker, with the cream color and single coil look.

I like to use them, from DiMarzio, that's just my preference for the same reason or looks, and for the sound which is somehow cleaner, and I like 'em split too. :lol:

But if you wanted to go with a bit more raunchiness and dirt, first of all there's Malmsteen's DiMarzio HS3 Strat Stack, I'm using it, and SD Lil '59 and JB JR, those side-by-sides with rails.

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Well Bluejay I did end up putting the Hot Rail in. It really doesn't sond like a very big change although It is a little less bright than it used to be and maybe a tad more crunch.

For what I'm playing it's OK maybe someday I'll try something else.

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Oh well, good job cnev, using what you got. Cheers and good luck with everything. :D

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