Has anyone ever put a Tele bridge pup under a humbucker cover (so it would look like a normal humbucker)? Would that work? I really want to keep the '59 LP look but want a Fender type sound.
I used to think so too, until I heard a 24" scale Fender Jaguar, which to my ears sounds just as thin as a Strat, perhaps even thinner.YMMVWell, you're not going to get any sort of Fender type sound with a 24.75" LP. Scale length plays a huge role in overall guitar tone.
This is an great suggestion. I've done this before. In my case, it was an improvement and gave a taste of what I was after.Just remove the polepiece screws from the pickup that's on it and see how you like the sound. If you don't like it, put them back. I'm totally serious.
Agreed, especially if we add construction to the mix. From the opposite angle, I have an '04 MIM Toronado, which has a 24.75" scale, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and humbuckers. It sounds like a Fender to me.Sure it will work. BTW: At one point I had 3 Fender SC's in my LP clone. It still sounded much more like a LP than a fender. Wood doesn't matter? haha that's funny.