Aug 27, 2011 Sacramento CA. After researching for my first electric, I'm pretty set on purchasing a American Standard Stratocaster (black w/ maple neck). I'd say if you're after getting a great deal of versatility and mileage out of your strat, a Humbucker in the bridge is the way to go for sure. By TomyGun, January 26, 2015 in James Tyler Variax Guitars / Workbench HD. Strat Player SSS vs HSS, bridge/middle pickup position Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by johanmadsen, May 24, 2020. SSS blues, some classic rock. I came across the VG Strat, albeit when they were new. For me it's gotta be SSS. Or, just get an HH guitar if I need humbucking - maybe a Jaguar. The way the pickups are arranged, and the humbucking in positions 2 and 4, give the 3 pickup guitars like the HSS and SSS sounds that I cannot obtain on other guitars. SSS only. The single coil on the bridge is what gives that characteristic strat sound during solos IMHO. I find myself playing it as a normal American Standard Strat most of the time and not really wanting a humbucker in the bridge. The exact sound you'll get from position 2 is also going to be highly dependent on your pickup selection. I'm not too sure you'll be getting a jazzy tone from a strat humbucker either, but I could be wrong. I then threw it into the humbucker mode and got a lot more growl out of it. Re: SSS vs. HSS vs. HSH vs. SSH vs. HH vs. HS vs. SH A pair of good humbuckers like a '59N/Custom bridge combination, along with coil taps for both should be quite versatile for most styles. I wanted to A/B it with having a single coil instead. SquierFreak, May 1, 2016. Then I threw it into Tele mode and 12-string, and it just sang. I've been playing almost exclusively acoustic guitar for the past years, but I've been listening to John Mayer and similar blues/pop music recently, and thought about buying an electric guitar. Joined: Nov 21, 2018 Location: Ohio. Advice? Uhlan. That being said, should I buy the strat with the added bridge hum bucker or should I go with the SSS? Moi je trouve surtout que la HSS est moins belle. yes it seems like this setup is not liked very much but this is the best one, If it's your first electric, I'd say go for the HSS, it means you can get a feel for how single coils and humbuckers differ in sound and application (and with that route, you can easily switch to a SSS setup later if you so desire). Et si jamais au bout d'un moment tu trouves ta SSS trop limité, bah tu mets un micro double format simple en chevalet, tu garderas un certain esthétisme et de la polyvalence grace à la possibilité de splitter le micro. In the end I decided to go with SSS because they were easier to find in the finish I wanted, and I justified it by saying that I could always go back and replace the pickguard and install a bridge humbucker if necessary. Maybe some new pots too depending on their resistance. TomyGun 10 TomyGun 10 Just Startin' Members; 10 26 posts; Registered Products: 2; Posted January 26, 2015. I whole heartedly endorse it for anyone looking for a Strat to find one now on the used market. Joined: Jun 20, 2016 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I have SSS strats, an HSS Jag, and all kinds of HH and SS guitars. My MIM Deluxe Power Stratocaster had a humbucker pickup in the bridge. Thread starter Buck Woodson; Start date Nov 24, 2019; Prev. I can now get all the sounds of an SSS from my HSS as well as a few of my favorite sounds from my HH guitars. HSS vs SSS JTV69. Strat SSM2 - HSS with 15 sounds and one dpdt | GuitarNutz 2, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Will probably convert a couple more to HSS, as I like using the bridge with distortion when i'm playing hard rock and punk. The exact sound you'll get from position 2 is also going to be highly dependent on your pickup selection. I liked both the sss and the hss with a slight edge going to the sss. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by TRex, Mar 27, 2015. I bought my HSS about 8 years ago and now that i have a gibson and an ibanez i more than have that humbucker on the bridge sound covered, my strat just does a crappier job of it and i find myself wishing i had a strat with a single coil now. 2 options that I've found useful for my Carvin DC135 hss and Peavey Predator sss: On the HSS, is that the way to split the pickup into two SC? Till recently I had a HHH (jb jnr, duckbucker, lil 59) and that was a great guitar to! Like the Elite series, the Ultra series includes SSS and HSS Strats and a solidbody Telecaster, but the American Elite Telecaster Thinline exits stage left and is replaced by the American Ultra Jazzmaster. The HSS Stratocaster is very similar to the SSS version, with the exception of a Fender humbucker replacing the single-coil bridge pickup. 0 0. I don't think that you can go wrong with a standard Strat, though. I would also be willing to replace the pickups if say you feel the HSS is worth getting rather than the SSS if you replace it with a better bridge pickup (or vice versa). I have a strat with seymour duncans, HSS. Ditchgator, sssstratsss, BuddyHollywood and 3 others like this. Haut : Accueil forum-> Guitare. I got my cash together and have settled on jtv69 I am wondering about the pros and cons of going the HSS pick ups over the SSS … I used to only really own HSS Strats, I had a 97 Lonestar strat with two Texas special single coils and a Duncan pearly gates in the bridge, it was a solid mix and it balanced really well, very aggressive without getting into metal territory or anything. I like SSH because you get the single coil neck goodness, and you can get the beefy tone of a HH guitar. Have a listen and let me know which you prefer and why. ). Just comes down to what you prefer, and that tends to take experience. It’s a smart move given the current omnipresence of offset-body guitars. Just use a boost for solos, or roll off the tone a little clean if you don't want it to sound as sharp. What’s less smart – if you are a leftie – is the lack of left-handed Ultra models at launch. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. I'm looking at American Deluxe strats on Reverb and there are ones with SSS, HSS and HSH pickup configurations. You do need a humbucker with 4 conductor wiring for this. Hello r/guitar. You'll never get all sounds out of one guitar. Moreover, if you really want a humbucker sound, you can always put in a single coil sized humbucker (like a hot rail) with no significant modification. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. I've been loking for a versatile guitar, and I wasn't able to find any HSH guitars, (One for like 2k.) Sweet and sexy in the neck flick the switch and rip your balls out through your mouth metal awesome. There's something wonderful about a dirty single coil in the bridge. This allows the notch position between the middle and bridge to have a sound that is different from the bridge alone. il y a 7 ans Partager : Vincent Lheur. The guitar strings I use: https://amzn.to/2QWrPeeStandard versus Fat Strat - which pickup configuration do you prefer in a Fender Stratocaster? It must be a guitar center exclusive. I also owned a American deluxe with a humbucker in the bridge, again, it was balanced well and sounded good enough, I had no complaints really. If you are more of a traditionalist and will be sticking to only a few genres of music along the lines of blues, classic rock, jazz, and pop, the sss setup would be better. Even if you go for one and later you find out you prefer the other, it probably won't be a huge deal. Ive got an HSS strat that I'm thinking of upgrading with the seymour duncan cool rails and getting a new pickguard. Position 4 on the strat is pretty damn awesome, and you'll lose that if you humbucker it. HSS vs. SSS? Go. SSS I have a very on/off love/hate relationship with. This means a big difference in sound when the first position of the pickup selector is engaged. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. 6 are SSS one is HSS love them all. In this video I test both pickup sets on a Fender Player Series strat, and give my opinion on the topic! zul. The additional sounds given by the Roland pickup are great. There are 2 options in the same guitar regarding pick ups hss and sss. just save yourself some time if you play heavy stuff, buy a guitar with only humbuckers such as a les paul. The mid pup will color the sound, but it won't be as blended as position 4. What you may run into later down the road is a craving for that single coil sound. That being said, should I buy the strat with the added bridge hum bucker or should I go with the SSS? SSS mean that the guitar, most likely a Stratocaster, has three single coil pickups on it. Which one does everyone prefer the sss vs hss and when would I need a hss one? rlh5599 Squier-holic. … Gold Supporting Member. Even if you originally go SSS like I did, there are plenty of single-coil-sized humbuckers you can choose to change things up. I now own a strat with a single coil in the bridge, I actually like it's character more than the humbuckers in the ones I had before. http://www.musicradar.com/us/reviews/guitars/fender-vg-stratocaster-26402. The Fender one's are great but the 3rd party pickup manufacturers have so much more to offer for just about anything you want to do. Basically the most common mods ever, so yes. Now, if I was only allowed one guitar a HSS Strat might be it. Age: 67 Messages: 154. It could do crisp and chimey, but also dirty and meaty. The sss had a lot of quack and sounded awesome. Joined: May 24, 2020 Location: france . Even if you coil split a bridge humbucker, it won't sound exactly like a normal single coil in the bridge, it might be worth going SSS just because it brings a lot of good sounds into the mix. It would also be nice to gain some perspective from someone whose played both since I have actually never played either (previously owned a MIM start). Hello r/guitar. I have spent a lot of time rewiring most of my guitars to get as many sound possibilities as I can. Samsung ES6300 vs Sharp LE635E : duel de TV grande taille. If you're okay with soldering or even have a couple bucks to spare, you can take it somewhere to coil tap the humbucker, that way it's like having an SSS and a humbucker too. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. I think I'm gonna go with Squier bullet strat(I can't afford more than that). FYI I am fairly new to electrics and have not played enough to really differentiate pickup qualities. This is more of a review of Andrew Robertson PAF humbucker pickups than an overall comparison of SSS vs HSS. Yes, it changes the bridge/middle sound a bit, but (IMO) it's better to have a bridge humbucker. TLDR HSS fantastic if its your only guitar, very versatile, SSS very distinct strat sound. Love the brightness, bite and snap/twang but sometimes feel they're wimpy n thin when I want to get down n dirty. But the one H gets me close on the bridge and the overall number of sounds I can get from SSS/HSS guitars seems to be greater than my other guitars (this is subjective). You could always just buy a bridge single coil and a new pickguard. B+M is still quacky with e a humbucker, just very slightly thicker. best info I've gotten thanks... is it possible to split a single coil sized hum bucker? It sounds great, looks cool, it's one of those zebra coloured ones. Also, you will definitely find aftermarket pickups that are better than the stock Fenders. You won't be missing out on single coils because there are already two on a HSS. That being said, I also cannot get the true HH sounds from an HSS or SSS guitar. Has anyone done something like this? The auto split mod splits the humbucker in half and combines it with the middle in that 4th notch position. I had SSS for a while with Lace Sensor Hot Golds all around (check them out). For that reason I tend to lean towards brighter sounding instruments to balance things out. The sss had an ebony fret board which I liked. Kurt Cobain jouai sur une HSS ou une SSS. I sold an old Strat that I had and eventually wanted another. Your playing style, your fingers... well they have a lot to do with it. 1 decade ago. Some classic rock guitarists use single coils while some use humbuckers. Neilena Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member. David Gilmour uses SSS I believe. Wilvis TDPRI Member. The SSS characteristic feel and sound of a Strat wont be available with an HB in the bridge, the position 2 quack isnt the same. I coil split the humbucher(I could at least, I rarely do actually). Hi, I know this topic has already been covered pretty much, still I'm interested in some extra inputs. So... not much help. Everything I play is darker and sloppier than what a lot of people would produce. You can drive an amp crazy with a bridge bucker and still have all the pretty Neck and Middle tones that strats are mainly known for. The only real difference between these 2 guitars is the humbucker. Strat pickup config tradeoffs: HSS vs. SSS vs. HSH. Youll pry my HSS from my cold dead hands. Lv 6. That said, when combined with the middle, I prefer the SC bridge. if you play light smooth sounding stuff, buy you a stratocaster. Messages 2,315. I too, I'm always divided between the SSS and HSS pickup formats, like to have an HB in the bridge position, but overall, prefer the Strat tone of a SSS. If you want humbuckers, you'd be better just getting a humbucking guitar. Nov 25, 2019 #41 I like to partial split the HB on a HSS. But, for versatility, the HSS is better. As an HSS owner its a fantastic first "good" electric guitar and it's very versatile. HSS blues , classic rock, some metal. The SSS characteristic feel and sound of a Strat wont be available with an HB in the bridge, the position 2 quack isnt the same. I'm not a strat guy, but I do much prefer the HB bridge vs. a SC bridge when they're by themselves. Even though my bridge Pickup was a really hot single coil, adding a Seymour Duncan JB Jr gave me the option of really kicking out the overdrive of the amp and getting some really excellent tones ranging from facemelting metal to texas blues depending on volume and gain settings. On the bright side, there's nothing wrong with either setup. Hss vs sss [NEWBIE] I'm planning to buy my first ever electric guitar. it's nice to have variety. I prefer a humbucker of some sort in the bridge, anything else sounds thin to my ears, but a single coil in the neck or a clear humbucker is great. Just as a follow-up, I plugged in the VG Strat tonight to a Vox AC15 with a Crowther HotCake pedal. Strat-Talk.com is an independent, member supported forum and is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. ss ou hs _____ Pearl Jam-Dream Theater-Qotsa-Opeth-BTBAM-Symphony X-Arch Enemy-Megadeth-Underoath-Aerosmith-Trivium-Soilwork-Mastodon-Korn-In Flames-Black Sabbath-Justice-Iron Maiden-Gojira-Adagio. If it's a SSS route then yes, you will need to make some decisions on where you take it if you wanna go HSS. sss-vs-hss-shootout-strat.jpg File size: 202.2 KB Views: 8. jackfossett, Oct 2, 2019 #1. To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. That being said, if you have a humbucker in the bridge, you are kinda missing out on what I would consider a very traditional stratocaster sound, that bridge single coil may sound harsh at first but once you learn how to properly use it, it really gives you a sweet sound. Don't listen to the bridge haters - with a little care, you can get some wonderful tones from it. I think HSS is the perfect Strat. One thing to always keep in mind with HSS is that you should wire the pickups with the classic HSS autosplit wiring modification. I realized I liked the Strat sound, but my guitar teacher recommended I get a HSS version, as it would be more versatile. Press J to jump to the feed. I think the hss gave a good quack sound in position 2 and was much thicker in position 1 with the HB. I have SSS and HSS. HSS would make your guitar more versatile than SSS because a humbucker gives a noticeably fatter sound than a single coil and a little bit more sustain. Re: SSS vs. HSS vs. HSH vs. SSH vs. HH vs. HS vs. SH I like the classic S/S/S, or the same with a bridge humbucker, for the specific reason that a split humbucker, or a tapped humbucker, or a parallel HB, or split HBer coils on at the same time through a super switch, simply doesn't nail the sound of a Fender type SC alone, or in notch positions with other pickups. I agree. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Is there a major difference? SquierFreak, May 1, 2016 #12. 1,020. FYI I am fairly new to electrics and have not played enough to really differentiate pickup qualities. Age: 42 Messages: 12. 1; 2; 3; First Prev 3 of 3 Go to page. Humbuckers are generally hotter than single-coils, so if you go with vintage-style singles, the. Tags: strat player-standard; johanmadsen Strat-Talk Member. HSH vs HSS vs SSS advice sought Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Wilvis, Dec 31, 2018. Age: 71 Posts: 5. The HSS Jag is one of my favorites, but only after I installed a push/pull pot to coil split the humbucker. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Dec 31, 2018 #1. Reply to this topic; Start new topic; Recommended Posts. Humbuckers are generally hotter than single-coils, so if you go with vintage-style singles, the 'bucker is still going to dominate position 2. [QUESTION] HSS vs SSS Strat for blues. Otherwise the bride humbucker will overpower the single coil middle PU, which has lower output by default of it being single coil. Thanks for visiting. This is something I obsessed about a long time before buying my SSS. I've heard mixed reviews on the bridge single coil and really like the warmth and jazzy tone that a hum bucker produces. Flyer91 likes this. Personally, I'd go SSS. Thanks. De toute façon si tu joue peu en saturé, aucune utilité de prendre une HSS. SSS or HSS - that is often the question! Screw coil (closest to bridge) for twang and bite, and slowly bring in the slug coil for body and girth, to taste. MATERIEL > Forum par marques > Topics Pro Fabricants > [Guitare] > Basse > Amplification > Pédales, … Well, for what it's worth (which probably aint much), I'm really a single coil kind of guy, except I like HBs in the bridge position. You'll be able to get some of those thick, crunchy rhythm tones that are somewhat elusive with a single-coil pickup in the bridge, as well as hotter lead sounds. I usually coil split and series/parallel my humbuckers and can get some sounds that come close to an SSS strat but never all the way. After researching for my first electric, I'm pretty set on purchasing a American Standard Stratocaster (black w/ maple neck). Can somebody please help me to choose from those options as I'm very confused based on the conflicting opinions that I've got from the research on internet.
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