Fender Cunetto Nocaster pickup question

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  1. danieljaypark

    danieljaypark Member

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    Hello,

    Which currently offered pickups most closely match the pickups in Fender Cunetto Nocasters? I have a set, and I would like to put a similar set in my other tele. Thanks.
     
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    The Fender Custom Shop Nocaster Set is pretty much the same design that Fender used in the original Cunetto's.
     
  3. pokey

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    Cunetto bridge pickup reads +10k
    The one they sell now is 7.3k
     
  4. mellecaster

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    Sorry...You are mistaken....not the same at all.
     
  5. buddastrat

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    yep, what they said. And also the Cunetto era guitars have a real nice playability to them. The radius is said to be a bit odd, and close to 9" even. Action is real nice and doesn't choke out as quick as a typical vintage board. With the wire they used, it was a real sweet, woody tone with nice play.

    Add killer look to it, and that's why those things have consistently went for crazy money. Wish I kept one of mine...
     
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    The ~10k Nocaster pickup from the late '90s was wound with 43 gauge wire, which is not a big difference in output from the post-2000 7.5k/42g revision. I've owned several, and have had one in my '68 tele for 10+ years. It's got a crispy mid-range bite, but does not sound or feel like a typical overwound pickup.

    I think Don Mare has a set that should match those specs. He calls it the 0038. I've never tried them, but have heard good reviews many times.

    http://www.buckcannon.com/telesetsbridges.html
     
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    I had an early '95 Nocaster. The bridge pickup measured around 7.5K. I believe the current set closest to the original p'ups in mine is the Twisted Tele neck/Broadcaster bridge.
     

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