Guys with Humbuckers in the neck pos. of your Telecasters: What is it?

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  1. chervokas

    chervokas Member

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    I use a 6.9K DCR Seth in the neck of my Tele, with a Don Mare 0038 wound to 10K DCR and concentric pots for volume and tone -- so I can load the neck at 500K/500K ohms and the bridge at 250K/250K and wire the two pickups for independent volume and tone. It's a very versatile guitar, though in truth a more conventional pickup arrangement at 4-way switching is also a great, versatile choice.
     
  2. AaeCee

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  3. BigAl

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    Duncan '59 (which came standard on my '05 Custom Shop Limited Edition Tele).
     
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    Duncan Pearly Gates neck... dang I love that pickup in this guitar...

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  5. '59Bursty

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    I was thinking about the pearly gates as I'm a fan of the Rev's tone. How does that match up with the bridge pup. Is there an overwhelming volume difference.
    Thanks for the input thats a sweet ax.
     
  6. whaiyun

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    The Stormy Mondays which I use is probably better suited for the Flat 50s, in terms of matching output.

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  7. Dashface

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    To each their own I guess - I find the Flat 50 to be pretty hot for a vintage-style pickup. I've got to be honest, though, and I say it every time - the Flat 50 is the best pickup I've ever heard. You can't really go wrong with that :D
     
  8. Copper_Head

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    Tried many expensive boutique pickups but could not get it to sound right. I DID NOT want this one to work either, because it makes me look foolish for wasting sooo much money on this guitar, in regards to all the spendy pickups I've tried.
    I bought it on a whim and it's staying in, simply perfect.

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  9. diego

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  10. tiptone

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    The gentlemen unknowingly speaks for me too...

    G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-hollow with a Seth in the neck. The absolute best Tele middle position tone for me.

     
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  11. SouthpawGuy

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    A Seth Lover in both Bluesboys, excellent tones.

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  12. supa-fuzz

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    +1 for the Seymourized Mini-humbucker paired with the L'il 59 in the bridge
     
  13. doublescale1

    doublescale1 Suhr S-Classic, V60LP's, Soft V neck Silver Supporting Member

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  14. Mike9

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    I have a Tim Shaw in mine - love it.
     
  15. lespaulreedsmith

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    That guitar has a Dimarzio Area T Hot noiseless in the bridge and a Fishman piezo bridge. The Area is raised and the Pearly Gates is lowered (see the pics) and it is evenly balanced volume wise...
    The Pearly Gates lowered like that is it's sweet spot in my opinion... It just sings and the middle position is awesome as well.
    I know there are probably pickups that I would have liked better but after hearing this one I thought the extra .05% I would probably hear wasn't worth the money. This was a 9.98 out of 10.:BluesBros
     
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    Tom Short Undercover mini in the neck, vintage country coil single in the bridge. These sound so good!
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    GFS FTW! i am putting their Mean 90 in the neck position of my soon to be completed tele.
     
  18. Amplite

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    Not to get off topic but what kind of bridge is that?

    I like the Duncan SM-1 firebird PU for tele neck!
     
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    It's a Babicz bridge. Each string fully adjustable, height and intonation, via allen key. I've heard some buzz about it, probably never would have tried it, but it came to me with this guitar. I put the Tom Short p/us in. The bridge took some getting used to, feels different for palm muting. Glendale stuff is my usual choice. However, the feel on this guitar is so right. Not sure how to evaluate the bridge mod, since I didn't play it with the original bridge. No matter. It stays.
    MD
     
  20. rwijaya

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    i have lollar firebird neck pickup (not really a humbucker, but pretty close to the territory of a mini humbucker) that i mate with klein Broadcaster T style pickup. works really well. the bridge can still twang if i lower the volume. also has a 50's wiring style , i forget what pot value i have for the volume but i think it was either 280K or 500K.
     

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