January 3rd, 2011, 12:00 PM
I Have a Jay Turser paisley that I'm hot rodding and need some advice on these pickups. They are Fender original vintage pickups and they come as a set. can anyone tell me how they sound, what to compare them to? I have a road worn, a pink paisley RI and a james burton black and gold paisley, do they sound like any of these? please help!
January 3rd, 2011, 12:06 PM
They are similar tonally to the pickups that come stock on standard USA made Fender teles, but with a bit more midrange 'meat' on them.
They are 'good' pickups, but how any set will sound on any particular guitar...and whether or not you will like the way they sound...can't be answered beforehand. It's aways a bit of an educated guess.
But I will say that you should give new pickups a bit of time, and experiment with the pickup heights, before making any definitive judgement.
January 3rd, 2011, 12:09 PM
I LOVE OV PICKUPS! Go play a 52 Reissue tele and you will know how they sound. About as vintage Fender sounding as they come.
January 3rd, 2011, 12:17 PM
I love the Original Vintage pickups. My favorite combination is the OV neck and NoCaster bridge though. The ov neck is the perfect do all pickup for jazz, country, blues or rock and the nocaster bridge just wails. I like the nocaster neck pickup but it's a little too bright IMO.
January 3rd, 2011, 12:21 PM
I like the nocaster neck pickup but it's a little too bright IMO.
That's what I like about the OV bridge. A little darker. My #1 has a Fralin Blues Special bridge and OV neck.
January 3rd, 2011, 12:29 PM
January 3rd, 2011, 04:39 PM
Excellent pickups. Versatile, and twang-y.
January 12th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I have an MIM Tele that I love but it was just too dark sounding. It didn't have any bite.
So I installed a set of Original Vintage Tele pickups and now it's like the clouds are parting and the angels are singing!!
It's awesome! This guitar now sounds about as good as my '52 AVRI Tele.
Beautiful non-harsh brightness and clarity... yet I can still roll back my tone knob and get big phat rich warm tones as well.
January 12th, 2011, 10:00 PM
I find the OV pickups to be THE PERFECT 'middle-of-the road' pickups... a good starting, or reference point .
They are the perfect point of departure pickups - after having them, for your next pickups you'll go hotter, or twangy-er, or beefy-er, or less noise, or more personality, etc....
I always keep one tele with an OV set, but that tele gets played the least. YMMV.