Tele pick-up choices ??????

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  1. bigtbluesman

    bigtbluesman Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking of putting one of the following pick-ups in my tele buid;

    • Anderson TF
    • Jim Wieder "Big T" (made by Lindy Frailin)
    • Lindy Frailin "Blues"
    Your thoughts or other suggestions?

    Terry
     
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    Jazzandmore Silver Supporting Member

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    GEN DAWG Gold Supporting Member

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    this is what I'm going with in my current build
     
  5. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't think you can go wrong with Fralins or Mares. I won't say that Bardens are bad, but they're very different. Make sure that's what you want before you order/install those.
     
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    I love the Lollars in mine.

    Truthfully, there are so many good choices, it is hard to go wrong.
     
  7. bender

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    For what it's worth, I have Manlius T90s in mine and they transformed my Tele to something more appropriate for what I play.

    http://www.manliusguitar.com/products/t-90

    Probably not really what you're looking for, I guess, but he does other stuff. Sound clips on the site.
     
  8. pats

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    Depends on the sound that you are looking for.

    I was looking for the Robben Ford tone....

    I tried Fralin, Nordstrand, and Kerry Learnerd.

    Finally I got a set from JM Rolph and they are magical.

    P.S. If you interest in purchasing any them (except the Rolphs) PM me.
     
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    I have the following...
    -Don Mare Donocasters
    -Fender OV's
    -Fender Twisted Tele/51' Broadcaster (Baja Set)
    -Rumplestiltskin White Ropes
    -Fender Nocasters
    -Duncan Antiquity I set
    -Benson A3 (8K) Bridge and A5 (7.5K) Neck

    I love them all. I have not found a set of tele pickups that I could not get a useable sound out of. If I had to keep only one I would choose the Bensons! Great quality, hand wound and very affordable.
     
  10. GregProulx1

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    Budz


    Not sure why these pickups are as overlooked as they are. The price is reasonable, and they truly sound amazing. Everything you could want in a set of tele pickups.
     
  11. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    rh Robo Sapien Noise Maker Gold Supporting Member

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    Budz and Suhr Tele pickups are both very underrated.
     
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    Van Zandts in my book
     
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    The Super 90 from Harmonic Design is an amazing sounding Tele bridge pickup. Of course, not traditional sounding. I will say this, it's not 100% P90 tone. It has a very cool blend.
     
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    Recently listened to a few teles with Bardens in them. I really really liked them.
     
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    There are a bewildering number of good Tele p/u's out there.
    Bardens are a lot more than "good".
     
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    Kerry Learned Onamac Windery

    You'll thank us later.
     
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    I put the first version of Fender Noiseless in my Stambaugh, kinda figuring that they were kinda cheap and I could change them out if I wasn't happy. I ended up being very happy with them.
     
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    Love the Lollars. :D Many great choices... but Lollars are my fav. ;)
     
  20. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Silver Supporting Member

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    The VooDoos I had in my Danocaster rocked. Love Fralin Blues as well. But I seek a more rock-oriented sound than a twangy tone from a Tele.
     

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