HS or HSS? Your thoughts
I'm on the verge of Modding one of my EVH Striped guitars, it will be the B&W since originally has a Pickguard so if I can hide it later if I don't like or get fed up with the look. I was planning initially to make it a HH but with time I'm kinda diverting to go for either HS or why not HSS?
HSS is to me more versatile since I was kinda hoping to have it like a mean motherfuker Metal machine but also get those sweet Single Coils Straty sounds, especially the Mid and Neck positions that I just love. I know it will never be a real Strat but... I'm also trying to avoid buying a new guitar as well cough Nick Johnston Schecter cough
My initial thought was in fact making it a HH like I saw on this Italian dude on YT but with a Transparent pickguard and having the Controls routing showing, why the Pickguard? Well because I can't stand seeing the Screw Holes on the body
But then...I started to wonder why not make it a HS or a HSS?
Also these EVH B&W's guitar the original Pickup is Direct Mount, the Pickguard is just there but has no purpose (except to cover the control cavity). I don't know if I'm going to route it all for Direct Mount or pickguard attached pickups. I need to route the Bridge to accomodate all other Brands and they are routed only for the EVH Pickup. For now a Duncan Distortion will go there until I get a Suhr Aldrich to try.
Tell me your opinions on this one