craving single coils for metal.....am i crazy?

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  1. cardinal

    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    I’m kind of the opposite. I love tremolos and do use the middle+bridge combo a lot, so I tend to prefer Strats.

    I definitely wouldn’t mind a Tele 7, though. I have a Tele 7-string bridge plate but haven’t gotten around to doing anything with it because I gravitate to trems so much.
     
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    hell yeah to this!! -

     
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    and this -

     
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    and some coil split single action -



    all of these have that single coil twang that I love
     
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    Does anybody make a side by side humbucking single coil for an 8 string? Like, the type where they wind the highest 4 strings together, and the lowest 4 strings together, and that bucks the hum.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    ^ I don’t think I’ve seen them for 7-strings either. Nordstrand might make some for you.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    do you mean like a double stacked single coil? it's hard enough finding 8 string pickups let alone single coil versions :lol:
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    No, I mean like this:

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    And yeah, not much for choice for us! But I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen one of these for an 8. I know Tom Drinkwater had Instrumental wind single coils for his SS8s, but I don’t know if they were stacked, side by side, or neither.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    I know instrumental, elysian or nordstrand would be probably game for something like that if you really wanted it. hell I'm just trying to source alnico 8 magnets for 8 strings right now :lol:
     
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    after comparing tones, it seems the EMG X version of any pickup they offer, sounds even clearer/more chimey.

    thinking of going Hx and HAx in white. So much spank!
     
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    update /\
    haha just phoned Andertons about ordering in a set of the Hx and HAx in white.
    Was told that the EMG UK distribution team havent seen these in a "very long time".
    Looking at a 2-3 MONTH wait time from date of order to arrival.....good god. Worth it in the long run but I didnt expect it to take sooo long just to order pickups. At least this way, I avoid additional Customs charges etc.
    Quoted £92 per pickup.
    Told them I would order either end of this month, or a few weeks into March. And I will add the solderless Toggle Switch to the order too.
     
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    IF they don't have to push that back even further...

    To answer your previous questions: yes, more so under gain.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    yeah exactly.
    Shocked that it will take that long personally but oh well.
    I was going to split the order initially to save funds but now I know this, it doesnt make sense to do it like that.

    So im going to save enough to pool the order together.
    will be
    Hx, HAx, Toggle Switch and new TKO Killswitch
     
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    I actually think single coil telecaster type guitars do metal well. I used to play prog/melodeath stuff and other guitarist used a tele. I do not personally think strat do it well, but you could make it work. I have seen it done, but never quite sure what pickups are under the hood.
     
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    Jari used a Tokai Tele for his lead parts on the early Ensiferum albums and the first Wintersun album.
     
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    I cannot stand the sound of a single coil pickup for high gain. Especially for heavy rhythm on the bridge pickup. But then again, I hate djent in the first place. So yeah -- y'all are crazy. :lol:
     
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    :djent:
     
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    Understandable assessment. For Heavy Rhythms, you definitely want humbuckers... but in more speed-focused Metal single coils sound bad ass.

    Really, Wintersun's a prime example of both being true. The first Wintersun album was a hell of a lot faster, and it benefited from the sharper attack of his Tele. Time, on the other hand, was slower and heavier, and the EMG and Bareknuckle tones really drove those riffs home.

    It's all about getting the right tools for the right job.
     
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    This is completely spot on /\

    Exactly what Im doing in this particular instance.
     

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