thinking about an HSH

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  1. bucklester

    bucklester Senior Member

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    I know ibanez an suhr make them and a strat hsh.
    but I'm looking for more options in other brands.
     
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    mmd Senior Member

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    Fender has made a few over the years. Jackson had some out in the 90s. PRS has the 513 and 509. GC has Mitchell guitars that are HSH. Yamaha made some RGXs in the past with that config. As far as NEW, not much jumps to mind other than IBZ, Suhr, PRS and Mitchell...but to be fair, I abandoned that type of guitar long ago....
     
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    danohat Senior Member

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    I'm afraid you need the Charvel Super Stock.
     
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    I always liked the HSS.. But then again I have never played a HSH.. I never cared for the middle pickup on single coil Strats. Not because of the sound but the center pickup seemed to "get in the Way" along with the Volume knob.. But that's just me. I have to learn to "adjust" my playing style with them.. Here is one of my Musicman Silhouette HSS guitars that I used to own.. EBMM Silhouette 2.jpg


    And they make a "Cutlass" HSS version.. And quite a few other "Strat" style models..

    https://www.music-man.com/instruments/guitars/cutlass-hss
     
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  5. VladDracule

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    I'm in the market for the same thing. For me its most likely coming down to either Suhr or Vigier. Luckily for me there is a vigier dealer in my home town, which is rare for the US but might be worth looking into
     
  6. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    Are you looking for a hardtail or tremolo (Floyd Rose, etc)? Personally I would go with a Fender MIM HSH if you weren't looking for a Floyd. Ibanez is good too if you want a Floyd
     
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    And if you aren't looking for new, I picked up this Godin Freeway Classic a few months ago for dirt cheap (less than 300$ CDN), the guy wasn't playing it since this one as a trad trem (he liked Floyd Rose), that guitar was like brand new and just needed a little setup that I did.

    That's the one I play the most now, I love it, it plays like a dream. You can find them with a Floyd as well (there's a Freeway Classic and Freeway Floyd).

    The pickups on the Classic are already on the hot side and are very nice, the Floyd one is equipped with hotter pickups.

    http://www.godinguitars.com/godinfreewayfloydp.htm

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    Victek Senior Member

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    Nice looking guitar. I've not had an HSH before and I'm curious how you use the single coil? Is the switch wired so you can be in the middle pickup exclusively and do you use it for rhythm playing? :hmm:
     
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    Not all H-S-H are wired the same. With my JEM it is wired

    Bridge
    Split Bridge + Middle
    Middle
    Middle + Split Neck
    Neck

    The middle three positions are very Strat sounding. Other guitars are wired to function differently.
     
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    Well, I have an Ibanez, an RG with a solid ash body...very mellow sound, but it took me a while to set up the pups right...Bought it used, a very good guitar cheap...hard to beat the neck, too...
     
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    As asctorfer mentionned, they are not wired all the same.

    Mine is wired with

    Bridge
    Hum Bridge + Middle
    Middle
    Middle + Hum Neck
    Neck

    Also I've changed the tone pot for a push pull to splt the humbuckers, so when pulled I have

    Split Bridge
    Split Bridge + Middle
    Middle
    Middle + Split Neck
    Split Neck
     

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