Any experience w/ Florence VooDoo pickups???

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  1. George H

    George H Member

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    I'm having a Custom Tele Replica built & I'm nearing the
    choosing the pickups stage. Was originally thinking of
    Duncan Antiquitys but am also considering Florence VooDoos.

    It's an Alder bodied Tele w/ a slab rosewood board. I'm looking
    for something that has the early 60s vibe & is maybe a tiny bit hotter.

    What think thee???
     
  2. decay-o-caster

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    Tell ya tomorrow (fingers crossed!)! :D

    Got a Chapin TBird Keef-o-caster coming with a VooDoo in the neck.

    C'mon, Fedex - don't be shy! ;)
     
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    I put one on a Les Paul (neck) and it was a VERY nice pickup. Rich and open sounding. Very nice dynamics.
     
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    I've got a Voodoo 60GR in one of my Tele's. Very good sounding pickup; punchy, no ice-pick, raw. Output is quite high.
     
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    im thinking of putting some Voodoo 59's in my LP, or some Lollar Imperials.
     
  6. Seegs

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    I've had em both and the Antiquties are still in...it was awhile ago but I remember the Voodoos rolled off a bit too much high end for my tastes

    I just like how the Ants are voiced...nice and well balanced with no icepick...they sit really nice and allow the character of the guitar to shine through...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
  7. George H

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    Thanks everyone.

    decay-o-caster,
    I'm looking forward to your report.

    Telecaster,
    VooDoo60GR. Is that a bridge or neck pup?

    Seegs,
    I've had Antiquitiys is a Strat I owned but have never
    used them in a Tele. I did like them very much. Not quite sure
    how they are in Teles.

    GH:)
     
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    I've got Voodoo 59s in my Les Paul and they are tapped for single coil tones too. Excellent pickups and my favorite guitar. Highly recommended.
     
  9. dangdog

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    I've got a 60's replica (Warmoth partscaster) with Voodoo TE60 staggered poles. They are hot AND they sound like a Tele. Razor sharp, twangy but somehat meaty and full of harmonic overtones. They push the front end of my Fender amps harder than my other Teles (with Nocaster and Nancy pups). I like them. i don't know why so many people dislike staggered poles.
     
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    George I also have em in my strat and I just like these pus...in a strat or tele they are nice and buttery...well balanced with the right amount of articulation cut...plus they sound fabulous clean and very creamy when overdriven...I've gone the route and tried most of whats out there for strats and teles...with a few exceptions...and somehow I keep coming back to the Ants...

    Good luck in your search!!

    Chow,
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  11. jetlag

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    I've got the 60's staggered set in my '60 slab tele. The old pickups are microphonic and I didn't want to pot them. They sound really good and are hot - wound up really hot. The back pu is like 9.6K or so. I sent the front one back to Peter to rewind it and like the second one better. I was trying to get more drive and high end out of the pu w/o it being overly middy. He does a nice job. I would also be interested in trying Hamels and some Lollars as well. But overally, the voodoo stuff is hotter - but without the usual drawback of too much midrange, not enough high end.
     
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    Bridge. Asd far as I know the Voodoo Tele neck pu only comes in one flavour.
     
  13. George H

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    Anyone know the difference between the TE60 & the 60GR?

    Is there a VooDoo web site?

    dangdog,
    I have a Relic Nocaster & love the pickups. I tried a
    set of Nocasters in another Tele I had & it didn't do it for me.
    Besides, I want to try something different yet still maintain the
    vintage vibe.

    jetlag,
    That sounds like what I'm looking for. My Nocaster back
    pup is 9.88 & it is perfect for what I want. I too am looking for more drive & high end w/o the harsh mids. I still want it to
    sound like a vintage Tele & not a modern shredder.


    GH:)
     
  14. jetguitargary

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    I have Voodoo St60 BL's in Nash S-57 and S-62 Strats and love them! Clean and open but not harsh. Great pickups! I'm thinking of getting a Nash Tele and have been wondering what pickups to use. I was thinking Lollars or maybe Voodoos... Hmmmm... Also have Duncan Vintage Stacks in a Nash Thinline Tele that I like...

    Gary Mulder

    Mulder Audio X-Cables
     
  15. George H

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    never mind, I found it..................
     
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    I bought a GVCG Inca Silver tele ( pictured on his site w/ the Princeton ) that had Voodoos in it and that guitar KILLED !!! Times got REAL tight and I had to sell it - but the way the guitar sounded w/ those Voodoos jusy slayed me - all 3 positions - I've been chasing that tone for over a year now.

    Of course it may have had SOMETHING to do w/ the guitar !!;)

    Voodoos are REALLY nice - I had some humbuckers in an R7 Goldtop and they were really nice too
     
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    Sorry for misleading y'all - didn't realize you were after single coils. The Voodoo in my Tele is the 'bucker in the Keef-o-caster style. But ****** - it sounds fine so far!
     
  18. George H

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    I remember that Tele from the web site. Killer looking as well.
    Do you know which bridge pup was in it?

    Did I buy this Esquire from you? That guitar had a VooDoo
    in it. I'm not sure which model but it did sound quite nice
    as I recall.


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    GH:)
     
  19. DANOCASTER

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    Hey George -

    Yeah - I did that esquire !! That had a new Voodoo TE60 bridge pickup and sounded really nice.

    The Inca had an amazing super HOT ( like 11K ) TE60 staggered pole in the bridge but it never sounded dark or overly thick. The neck was VERY open and chimey and the middle position was the best of any tele I've owned (and I've had about 40-50 )

    The Inca was sold in a desperate time for me and is now owned by TGP member "Stealth" ( aka Glenn Pearce ). He absolutely LOVES that thing and I cant pry it outta his hands. I am just now making arrangements for another GVCG tele and am excited beyond words :dude

    Interestingly , He NEEDED hum cancelling pickups so I put in a set of Kinman broadcasters that I tried in another tele and didnt care for. I stuck them in the Inca and they sounded amazingly good - likewise - the "amazing" Voodoos in a different tele merely became "really nice"

    Just goes to show that the guitar is more important than the pickups. It all works together , I understand , but good wood sounds great w/ ANY nice pickup
     
  20. George H

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    Dano,
    Those must have been the TE60Bl. those are the higher
    output model. I think I'm going w/ the TE60GR in the bridge.
    It's a little lower output than my Nocaster. (9.88)
    I'm having a Tele built by Revelatorguitarworks. It's going to
    have a Brazilian slab board & a Nocaster carve neck. The
    body will be Alder & done in shell pink. Should be done in
    another couple of weeks. Eric (revelator) just contacted me
    about pickup choise, that's why I'm inquiring. I was originally
    going w/ Antiquitys but I think I'll go w/ the VooDoos.

    I did dig that Esquire & sometimes regret parting w/ it.
    I even bought a real vintage Fender case for it that I let go
    too. I know I'm going to be very happy w/ this new one
    though, it'll have the neck carve that I just LOVE.:RoCkIn


    GH:)
     

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