Firebird bridge pup in neck?

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  1. Oldmanpoop

    Oldmanpoop Member

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    Im thinking about putting a sd antiquity firebird bridge pup in the neck of my tele. 52 avri in the bridge. Pine body, rosewood neck. Thoughts, pros/cons? Would prefer the neck version, but might be able to get a bridge version that measures 7.6 or so
     
  2. analogsystem

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    I'd get the neck version....and make sure you figure out what value of pots to use. I think FB pickups normally like 500k. So you might have to put 500k pots in and then resistor down your bridge pickup so that one still sees 250k....for optimal sound.

    The FB neck pickup is my all-time favorite neck humbucker though. It really is something special. Warm, articulate, with just enough snap and spank that it never gets muddy.
     
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    Sorry if this is ignorant, but how would that create a phasing issue?
     
  4. Sweetfinger

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    There may be phase issues, but not because a humbucker is bridge or neck. I would try the stock 250K pot and see if you like it.
     

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