What kind of pickups does my guitar I have?
Sorry I don't have a picture, my Stratocaster has what looks like 3 white pickups, I have had the guitar for over 12 years and want to replace the pickups. However, online it looks like some strats have only 2 pickups and they are twice as big. What kind of pickups can I use to replace them?
- Robert JLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
That sounds like you have the classic Strat setup with three "single coil" pickups.
eg. Like these: https://www.montysguitars.com/products/full-monty-...
You can also get pre-wired Strat pickguards with new pickups and controls for standard strats, such as these. Many guitar parts suppliers stock them:
The wider type you mention are usually standard size humbuckers, like these:
You can get them open like that or with metal covers.
Guitar pickup setups are often described using S for single and H for humbucker, so your is an SSS configuration.
This is an HSS config, as an example:
However, if you wanted the sound that a humbucker gives, you can get single-size humbuckers...
There are some examples in this page:
- JohnLv 41 month ago
They are single-coil pickups. The one closest to the bridge is usually referred to as the lead pickup. The one closest to the neck is referred to as the rhythm pickup. And the middle pickup is the midrange pickup.