Recommend me replacement Tele pickups

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  1. sumlin

    sumlin Member

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    Hi

    I just re-bought the same Telecaster for the 3rd time. It's been back and forth between me and a friend for 8 years or so. It's a ****** Squier Silver Series but the neck, weight and playability is great. I love the thing.

    I have a proper 1973 Wide Range humbucker I am going to put in the neck I think. I use a Tele Deluxe on the neck pickup at the moment and it's bassy enough for me and drives my amp just right. I did consider a P90 instead but can't decide if the low end will be enough...

    Can anyone recommend me a good single coil replacement for the bridge?
    Bear in mind I rarely use the bridge pickup on it's own, I play in a bass-less band and I run through a Hiwatt and a 250w bass rig simultaneously so the pickup needs to be fairly thumpy and low-endy. No single coil sized humbuckers though, can't stand 'em.

    Hit me!
     
  2. Telecaster

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    Maybe a Harmonic Design S90 or a Fralin SP43 ? They're both single coils with P90-features.
     
  3. sumlin

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    Thanks man! The Harmonic Design one looks really good. Anyone use one in the bridge?
     
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    Bare Knuckle Piledriver, nice and fat and still twangs
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    [​IMG]Harmonic Design S90 paired with their Z90 in the neck. Note that the S90 is made only in a bridge version. Very nice fat but teleish pickup, mixes well with the Z90, is even hum cancelling. This is a great combination, though I wouldn't want to try to talk you out of the wide range humbucker. But if you do get an S90, be prepared to start using it by itself!
     
  6. Sammy

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    Shed pickups for Tele, best out there they are amazing, since putting them on my hand built Tele, originally I had bare kuckles on it, I now hardly touch my 1966 original Fender which was previously my best guitar & which everyone loves! :RoCkIn
     
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    It might be worth to contact Curtis Novak and Don Mare as well. They both make fantastic pickups.
     
  8. Boogs

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    The Rio Grande Muy Grande is a fantastic bridge p/u with lots of punch and body.
     
  9. stephenT

    stephenT Silver Supporting Member

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    Try Budz pickups, we have on in the bridge position on a guitar that Sean Costello uses, he loves it, fat and snarly but still twangy, lovely PU.

    budzguitars.com
     
  10. KCWM

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    I agree with this suggestion. I have one in my tele and it's great.

    definite +1
     
  11. GregoryL

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    Lost of choices - I have Lollar Vintage in one of my teles and I love them and I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

    I have Lollar blondes in a strat and his P-90's in my Collings 290.

    I don't know what he's doing different, but his pickups are great.
     
  12. Janglin_Jack

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    I love my Duncan Antiquity. I hear the Joe Barden is killer.

    Jack
     
  13. mjh

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    replaced the Noiseless in my american deluxe with the Lindy Fralin's. I think they are the stock replacement, big improvement.
     

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