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Fender Cunetto Nocaster pickup question

danieljaypark

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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.
 

1radicalron

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The Fender Custom Shop Nocaster Set is pretty much the same design that Fender used in the original Cunetto's.
 

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...
 

smiert spionam

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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
 

jayn

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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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