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Noiseless Pickup preferences for a Tele

jayjacque

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I play P & W usually as the lead guitar. Still trying to sort this out. Should I get Seymour Duncan Vintage Stacks or Dimarzio Area T's or Area T in neck and Hot Area T in the bridge? Now I'm probably leaning toward also putting in a 4 way switch. Would that make a difference which pick-ups I put in, or is that just splitting hairs?
 

pitbull45

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I had the Area T neck and hot T bridge in a Tele that I sold. Good tones but a little too smooth for a true Tele sound. I have since gone back to using noisy single coils.
 

kludge

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EMG with a SPC tone control. Clean, quiet, great Tele tones (neck especially is amazing), and the SPC can turn them into amp-grinding P90/PAF sounds with a little twist.
 

wilblee

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I had an Area T/Hot T in a Tele for a bit. Great sound, but decided to try out a Kinman Broadcaster set, and that set is still in there. Sold the Areas. Sometimes I wish I hadn't, but then I realize I'd have to buy another Tele to use them and, right now, two is enough. Especially when one of them has those Kinmans in it.
 

mikealpine

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I like the noiseless pickups from Zexcoil. Nice people, and my Strat sounds awesome, and I only hear it when I play something. I haven't tried their Tele offering, but have to imagine they are just as good.
 

karma1

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In my Tele Thinline, I installed a Lace Sensor Gold in the neck and a Duncan Little 59 in the bridge with series/parallel switching. Both sound great.
 

Pietro

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My favorites are Tom Anderson PUs and the Lace Sensor Golds.
 

Stratburst70

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Another vote for the Kinmans here. They'd be amazing pickups even if they weren't noiseless. Worth every penny but bring a lot of pennies.
 

9fingers

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Those sound great but has Bill's death affected production?
I've talked to Becky on the phone since Bill's passing with a question on a pickup I have already. It sounds like they are continuing right on.
 

Sancho

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I had an Area T in my American Standard Tele. Great sound. Maybe lacked a little twang when compared to the stock pickup, but not enough to bother me.
I replaced it with a Duncan Hotrail. Not my best idea, I must say. I'm probably getting another Area T for it.
 






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