Fender Guitar HSS
Can a Fender HSS guitar be made into an all Single coil guitar?
I have a Fender Deluxe Lonestar Stratocaster(mexico) with 2 single coils and a humbucker at the bridge. Would it be possible for me to turn it into a all Single coil guitar by replacing the pickguard and soldering a single coil where the humbucker use to be? Obviously theres going to be extra hollow space where the humbucker once was but i just want to be positive that the single coil will fit into the humbucker spot. Thanks!
You should be fine to do this. Fender pretty much routes all of the bodies the same and then populates different pickup configurations according to the model.
Instead of replacing the pickup and pickguard, have you thought about just tapping the humbucker? If it has 4 conductor wiring, then it’s possible to shut down one of the coils, and get a true single coil sound.
Just another option to throw out there.
Greetings from Austin, TX
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