Tele pickups. Which SD Antiquities?

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  1. joeDRII

    joeDRII Member

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    Which antiquities should I put in my 52RI tele? It will also be getting Joe Barden brass saddles and bridge. Thanks.
     
  2. mark norwine

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    The Joe Barden bridge & saddle set is a work of art....I have them on all my tele's. Enjoy.

    Pickups are like pizza toppings: I wouldn't venture a guess what is best for someone else. Personally, I'm a Voodoo guy....
     
  3. gkoelling

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    I can't offer a suggestion on the Antiquities but I've heard good things about them.

    If you're looking for unbelievable vintage Tele tone, try Don Mare.

    www.donmarepickups.com


    Good luck in your search
     
  4. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    I second that! I'm thrilled with my new Don Mare pickups - now my '66 Partscaster Tele refin sounds exactly like my pal Pete's REAL all orig '62 Tele.

    Amazing, Dana O.
     
  5. gkoelling

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    Dana,

    Did you nake it down to Don's and try his pine Tele?
     
  6. jaydawg76

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    Another BIG +1 for Don Mare's.
     
  7. Sean French

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    I have to second Don Mare's pickups.:bow(fitting to use this new smiley)
    I went through a bunch of different Tele pickups over the last couple of years.
    All being fine pickups.Including the Ants.
    If vintage tone is what you seek,then look no further.
     
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    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup - I loved it. Different from the ash I'm used to, but it does sound great.

    One of these days ... I gotta get one. I'm always itching for guitars and amps (GRIN - DUH!) and I thought the pine was really cool.

    Thanks for the suggestion - the pine way is a righteous path, and the Don Mare way is too!

    Thanks, Dana
     
  10. joeDRII

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    I'm sure the Don Mares are great, trouble is I can get Duncans at cost.
     
  11. gkoelling

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    So can I and two of my three tele's have Don's pickups.
     
  12. joeDRII

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    Point taken;)
     
  13. playon

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    I've used both and Don's pickups are well worth it, they are on a whole other level from most production pickups.
     
  14. Rockinrob86

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    I have the antiquity 1 pickup in an esquire, and it is a tone monster! It is a very brawny pickup, and reacts very well to rolling the tone back for a little bit of chunk. It has an explosive, twangy, snarl kind of thing. KILLER sound.
     
  15. Dave Orban

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    I've got a set of Antiquities in one parts Tele, and a set of Mare's in another parts Tele.

    The Mare's win out, but the Antiquities are just fine, thank you. ;)
     
  16. Nashville Slim

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    I have both, and I prefer the stock Fender 52s to the Duncan Antiquities. And I prefer the stock MIM 50s Classic neck pup to the 52ri neck pup.

    The Ants are good, check them out, but don't think they are necessarily better (just because they come in a cloth bag hahaha). They are very similar, but I think the 52 has a little more sparkle and punch, and I find the Ant neck is a little dark.
     
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    I think the Anitquities are excellent. I have the Alnico V version in the neck and Alnico II version for bridge. Love it!!

    Jack
     
  18. wgs1230

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    I've got a mixed set in my blackguard repro: flatpole I in the bridge, II in the neck. Good mix, and the rw/rp is needed around these parts.

    You might want to cull a bit if you can: I've seen I-series bridge pickups showing everything from 10.1K all the way down to 6.8K.
     
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    IMO, you can't beat Vintage Vibes on a tele. As a veteran Gibson man, I was ready to toss my MIM Tele back to the eBay wolves until I put VV pickups on it. Now it's my main axe.[​IMG]

    Mike
     
  20. teleman1

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    Just a thought JOE. Is your 52ri stock without any mods???THe first thing one does with a 52ri is mod the wiring casue it sounds like crap till you do.
     

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