Favorite Tele Pickups?

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  1. Juice-Squeezer

    Juice-Squeezer Member

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    opinions? lollars, duncan antiquities, etc..
    wanting a big balanced sound, but still have the tele thing.
    currently have an old duncan broadcaster pu which I think sounds great, but has seen better days. not looking for high output pickups.
     
  2. Abandoned

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    Jason Lollar Vintage T's
     
  3. BobbyRay

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    I have a vintage T in the neck and a Special in the bridge. LOVE 'EM!
     
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    I've had SD's two types, Fender Custom Shop, Lollars and tried some frailins. I am looking at getting a New Custom Shop tele and I already plan to replace the bridge with a Lollar T52. The first guitar I had with Lollars in it blew my mind. Mind blowingly good!
     
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    for me: bardens
     
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    +1 for the Bardens. How do you think I became the Twangmeister? ;)
     
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    Peter Florance Voodoo or Lollars.
     
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    Lollar Vintage T is pretty great, but so is the Duncan Vintage Broadcaster pickup.
     
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    Just to throw this out there... I know they're not "real" single coils, but I absolutly love my Dimarzio Virtual T's. Sound like Tele pickups should, without the hum. Also, I've got a pretty sweet custom Tele being built right now, not a second thought about putting any other pickups but the current Dimarzio humcancelling T pickups - the Area T's.
     
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    I've heard a lot of great ones. Love the Lollar Vintage Ts. I love the Fralin Blues Specials; and the Don Mare 0038 for a beefier bridge pickup that is still 100% twangy Tele. So many great Tele pickups out there at the moment, hard to go wrong.
     
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    Different strokes, I guess - I'm pulling all of my DiMarzio noiseless to go back to regular single coils.
    For my Tele, DiMarzio Twang King neck and eyeing a Bareknuckle Flat '52 bridge; per Ben at BK, the Flat '52 is their best balance of twang and heat.
     
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    Heard 'em all and I'd say Don Mare, hands-down. I had an early set that just blew me away. That clear, bell-like, Jimmy Bryant tone when clean, excellent biting Tele tone when cranked up.
     
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    Peter Florance VooDoos,Bardens and Lollar Specials ,in that order of preference.:hiP
     
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    That's a very nice combo too!!
     
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    I can't say enough good things about the Bareknuckle Flat-50 bridge pickup. Absolutely insane. So good.

    ...But I don't know about the neck pickup, really.
     
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    Kinman Broadcaster set! Killer toan's, no Buzz's!!!
     
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    Lollar 52 T's in my Tele and Esquire. When I can afford them they're going in my B-bender. Hell yeah I like em'!
     
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    Bare Knuckles: a Yardbird in the neck and a Piledriver in the bridge. Heavenly rock, blues and pop tones.
     

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