another tele pickup suggestion thread

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  1. minorseventh

    minorseventh Member

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    im looking for something raunchy and rock and roll for my highway 1 tele. i dont play clean, and i am looking for something that is ALMOST p-90ish in overall grind and mids. i.e. nothing sparkling, twangy, or polite.

    Im not ruling out a stacked bucker, but i would rather stick with a single coil.

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    something warmer obviously, yet still meanish. I have no idea if the body is routed underneath the guard, but I am open to lipstick, p-90, miniHB, PAF, one of those surface mounted GFS filtertron knockoffs... basically anything that has some Stank on it....

    suggestions??!
     
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    Rio Grande Muy Grande. The big bottom set is nice- muy bridge and tallboy neck. Fairly quiet for sc's as well.
     
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    the only set of rio grande p'ups that i ever heard were in an sg. a friend of mine bought them. they sounded like rio grande MUD. too dark and muffled.


    the MOST FANTASTIC TELE THAT I ever heard was owned by a band member of mine. it was a custom shop tele that had ROLPH pickups in it. if i (when) buy another tele. i will definitely install some rolph pickups in it. the tone of that guitar is still ingrained in my memory. it exploded when he played it! (of course the komet half-stack he played probably had something to do with it too)
     
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    So you don't even own a telecaster and the only rio's you heard were in a friends SG?

    What the hell does that have to do with anything?

    Thanks for pissing on my post.
     
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    i felt that i gave full disclosure. i have owned telecasters. i was very up front about my experience with rio grandes and the context in which i heard them. so, what does it have to do with anything? thats for you to decide. as for your thanks?? i am sure that it was quite sarcastic therefore i will not offer you a, "you are welcome."

    [​IMG]:BEER
     
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    Peace, brothers above,...and dont forget Lollar, I quite like them. Had Bardens previously and I like them too but the bridge PU i got from Jason DIGS IN real nice, and the neck PU has some amazing richness to it. With a 4 way switch theres alot of good noises to play with,

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    Actually, I like the Muy Grandes. :D

    Love'em in my ASAT Classic.
     
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    hey all. thanks for the suggestions, and pissing aside... do any of these have screaming mids and grind?? making my tele a rock machine remember!:Devil
     
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    A different slant, the screaminest Tele I ever played (I own it) is CS Tele Jr. from the 90's. Chambered mahogany body, set mahogany neck & 2 viscious P-90's. If you want rude, panty soaking rock & roll from a Tele these can still be had via the 'bay at times.
     
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    I've got a set of Pete Biltoft's Tele-sized P90's that have become my favorites; Pete's a real craftsman, and he'll wind 'em to sound however you want: www.vintagevibeguitars.com

    And Pokey's right, the Muy Grande set sounds great, and can cover a huge amount of tones. I've had the MG's in one of my Tele's longer than any other set, and they're still there; I've always used a 4-way switch with them. I still like them a lot, but after using Pete's T90's, they've definitely been moved to the #2 spot.
     
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    I have a set of GVCG/Lollars too-great pickups, my all round fave Tele pickups but IMO the Lollar Specials in my other Tele do a better P90 job. Especially the bridge one with the tone rolled off a tad to emphasize the mid range.
     
  14. minorseventh

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    now were talking!
    i didnt know Pete made a p90 tele sized. i have one of his dogears in my epi JR and i love it.

    i am hunting down clips of everything mentioned so far. thanks again everyone.
     
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    How about a Fralin steel pole 43, has all the growl of a P90 and fits in your tele w/ no modification. Great sound PU IMHO.
     
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    There's also the Duncan Quarter Pound, and yes the Fralin SP-43's sound huge.
     
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