Originally Posted by Leroy_Jenkins45
WRT pickups. I have a squier black and Chrome fat strat. It has regular pickups in the neck and middle , but a humbucker in the bridge. I was thinking of putting Texas specials in the neck and middle and an emg in the bridge. I am a guitar noob , so that may be a bad combo. What do you guys think ? Good idea ?
Nope. They'd be pretty imbalanced, and being very familiar with both, it wouldn't sound that great. I'd replace the pickguard (careful, sizes are inconsistent) if you're going to go with Texas Specials as that's a pretty good set from neck to bridge as is. Noisy, but you can can a Decimator or something for that.
Or, you could drop something like an EMG-SA in the neck and an 81 or 85 in the bridge. I have Strat like that (alder, with 85), and it's pretty big and tight without going all Kirk Hammett.
You can make a fine guitar out of a Squier, depending on the Squier and setup.