View Full Version : What's your favorite non-traditional Tele neck pickup?
09-17-2010, 05:10 PM
What's your favorite non-traditional Tele neck pickup?
Mine's the P-90! I have a custom wound 6.0K Zhangbucker P-90 in the neck of my Tele that matches beautifully with the Fred Stuart Blackguard in the bridge! This is the only guitar that I have that I love both the bridge and neck equally, they are both amazing! The P-90 just makes me want to play some dirty blues, but cleans up nicely for some mellower stuff too. There is no better pickup for the neck of a Tele in my opinion.
09-17-2010, 05:29 PM
i voted mini humbucker but CC and Barden are cool to.
09-17-2010, 07:42 PM
No mas participacion?
09-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Mini bucker all they way here.
09-17-2010, 08:39 PM
There's very little that it can't do, and do well.
09-17-2010, 11:59 PM
A Firebird here, but a low wind P90 would probably edge it out. Actually, a good Strat neck pu wins 99.99% of the time for me. I guess I should have pulled the lever for "other".
09-18-2010, 07:54 AM
I've got a Gibson 57 Classic I like quite a bit.
09-18-2010, 08:48 AM
Bill and Becky T Keystone. Or a Seymour SSL-1.
Another thought is a "Twisted Tele"
So far, I have still got less than satisfactory results sticking other pickups in there, beyond something like a Strat pickup. I am not getting the technological aspect here and the imbalance in the outputs is still not to my liking - I've got to pull back on the neck pickup some way without screwing it up and I'm not happy yet.
09-18-2010, 08:50 AM
Love filtertrons in Teles.
09-18-2010, 12:14 PM
Other. I'd say it would be a Strat-sized Lipstick p/up. Looks close enough to a regular Tele p/up as not to lose the classic Tele look. Can't say that I've heard/seen one in a Tele though.
Old Tele man
09-18-2010, 12:15 PM
...I'm liking this one:
09-19-2010, 04:24 PM
I put a Lace Sensor Gold in the neck of my Tele Thinline and I like it a lot - great tone and totally quiet.
09-19-2010, 04:35 PM
TV Jones all the way for me.
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