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Recommend Tele pickups?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by fuzzbox, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. fuzzbox

    fuzzbox Supporting Member

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    I want a different sound out of my Tele, a more round and fuller and punchier tone than what I got now. I like the Deluxe tele (two humbuckers) so what would you recommend I get to sort of going in that direction?
     
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    I just put a Lollar Vintage T set in my 52 thin skin and that neck pickup is definately round, full & punchy as well as very articulate.
     
  3. MartinPiana

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    I'm very pleased with my Lollar CC (which means routing the neck PUP) and Lollar Special T in the bridge. Jason Lollar's own description of the Special T is of having P90, almost humbucker characteristic when you roll off the tone. I'd agree. The Special T is not a full-on twanger, but plenty punchy.
     
  4. fuzzbox

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    So the Vinatge T is not a vintage replica?
     
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    Don Mare
     
  6. fuzzbox

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    any other suggestions?
     
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    Two more words: I agree
     
  8. mark norwine

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    You want punch?

    Conventional tele: VooDoo
    Non-conventional: Barden
     
  9. hism-scism

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    The Suhr Broadcaster pickup sounds very good. It's more fat than twangy and a little hot, but still sounds like a Tele.
     
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    Lollars. Just put a set of the Vintage T's in my Tele, and they sound great. A bit fuller perhaps than other vintage-voiced Tele pups, but still unmistakably Tele.
     
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    +1 Lollar Special T-It handles gain very well, full tone, not very twangy
     
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    The Lollar's look very interesting. Especially the Special T, but now I see he is making a Charlie Christian p/u for the neck. I think that's what I need, so my question then would be what is a good match at the bridge? The Special T?
     
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    Yes, Special T is calibrated to work with the CC. I'm having a great time with that combination. It's been my main solid body for a couple years now.
     
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    Awesome! I think I'll run with that. So the CC is too big for standard tele?
     
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    Get the Lollar J-Street! It is a hotter wind and a bit fuller than the special. It is the bomb for a NoCaster, Esquire type thingy:BEER.
     
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    Yes, you have to route the body for the CC. I've currently got a Vintage Vibe CC tele set in a partscaster and it is an amazing combo.

    I also have Don Mare pickups in another tele and those are my all time favorite tele pickups.
     
  17. GuitarsFromMars

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    WCR Wagcaster Set...sounds like Dave Davies...straight out of 1962....
     
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    I've had good luck getting that type of thing with a Duncan Quarter-Pounder and Bardens.
     
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    Why doesn't Jim at WCR list his Strat and Tele pickups on his site?
     
  20. leofenderbender

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    Don Mare makes excellent pickups, but he doesn’t have time to service what he sells. If you want customer service at all, look elsewhere.
     
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