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Preacher
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I was looking at the 'pickup-holes' (???) routed in the body of a friends Strat that he's paying me to give a custom paint job... and I noticed that the bridge pickup... indention was fairly wide, about 2 inches tall by about 4.5 inches wide. I know of HSS strats, with the humbucker in the bridge position, but could you put one in the neck position? I realize this may be a stupid question, it was just something I was contemplating spraying a base coat.
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rparker
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I've seen a bunch of HH Teles, but not a H-S-H Strat. I could see doing that. If someone liked the feel and was used tp the scale length, etc, of the Strat, but wanted a HH or HSH axe, why not create one? I've for a single coil shaped humbucker in the neck position of one of my Teles. One could go HHH on a SSS Strat without having to make bigger holes. It's all good fun.

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Sin City Sid
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I have a pickgaurd for a HSH strat, so, ya, you can do a HSH strat.


   
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Anonymous
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i've seen hsh metal guitars with sort of strat-ish bodies. my g&l legacy has a swimming pool route, which means i could put almost any combination of pickups in there if i wanted, and i'd just need a different pickguard.


   
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Bgdaddy316
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I owned a Fender HH strat. I am not sure that they make them any more. I believe mine was from 2004. It's called a double fat strat. There were only neck and bridge pickups. Nothing in the middle.


   
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Preacher
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I've seen a bunch of HH Teles, but not a H-S-H Strat. I could see doing that. If someone liked the feel and was used tp the scale length, etc, of the Strat, but wanted a HH or HSH axe, why not create one?

Ive been thinking of doing that... But I have to save my money for awhile, because ive also been saving for a neck with a maple fretboard for my strat. also a floyd rose trem bridge.... or a bigsby-type bridge. Thats also something Ive been thinking about, could you adapt a bigsby trem bridge for a strat?

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greybeard
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A Bigsby unit only has the vibrato mechanism, there is no bridge, so you'd have to add one of some sort. On a Strat, that would probably mean filling in the hole, left by the standard trem (really vibrato) unit.

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