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Nocaster Bridge & Twisted Tele Neck?

6thave
January 19th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Greetings all!

I've now owned about ten telecasters, and always am in the buy/sell/customize situation, which I suppose is why this web site exists.

Anyway, my favorite body and neck is the roadworn 50s in blonde, which I own, but I've never been crazy about the pickups.

My favorite-sounding bridge pickup has always been the nocaster, and the twisted tele neck pickup seems to be getting good reviews.

Can these be paired together? Any other recommendations for a clear (non-muddy, non-dark) neck pickup that would pair well with the nocaster bridge?

Thanks for any advice!

6thave
January 19th, 2011, 12:14 PM
oh yeah, i modern & vintage rock with a tiny bit of country.

caliban335
January 19th, 2011, 10:13 PM
I put a pickup set taken from a Baja Tele into my CIJ 60s Tele and they are the best. Fender says they are a Broadcaster bridge and Twisted Tele neck. Awesome tone in all four positions on my Tele. Highly recommended.

JohnK24
January 20th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Give the combo a listen here...CS Custom Dlx 2010 Telecaster has that exact pup combo...

big jimmy
January 20th, 2011, 04:57 PM
i have had that combo in a guitar and like a fool i sold it. in an ash body it sounded about like what he was playing there. i also had a 4 way switch which is the way to go.

Zillinois
January 20th, 2011, 08:53 PM
I have these in my FCS custom deluxe, love 'em, though my '09 doesn't have the 4 way switch.

daza152
October 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Is it easy to convert or should I say swap my HWY1 3 way switch for a 4 way? with these pups in it too? Cheers.

jefrs
October 20th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Hmm, I hated the Twisted in the Baja and so put it into a stratoclone where it belongs.

Paired the Baja's Broadcaster with the "American Tele" neck pickup from an AmSer07 - nice!

Imo all teles should have a 4-way, you do have to monkey with the neck pickup wires but it's not difficult.

telegibson
October 21st, 2012, 11:43 AM
I just bought the 2012 Limited Edition 1959 Heavy Relic Telecaster (http://products.fendercustomshop.com/it-IT/products/search.php?partno=9235000075)which carries exactly that combination of pickups
Twisted Tele in the neck and nocaster in the bridge

cap217
November 5th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I would reccomend the BK flat 52's or flat 50's. Great pickups for sure. The 52's are like the nocasters but fuller and more dynamic. Nothing against the nocasters though. They are the #1 pickup for stock pickups and at their price point nothing beats them.

telegibson
November 5th, 2012, 01:47 PM
I would reccomend the BK flat 52's or flat 50's. Great pickups for sure. The 52's are like the nocasters but fuller and more dynamic. Nothing against the nocasters though. They are the #1 pickup for stock pickups and at their price point nothing beats them.

I was thinking about Bare Knuckle 52 as a replacement for the neck pick up
of my '52 reissue. The description on the web site says "almost Strat-like neck tone".

cap217
November 5th, 2012, 03:33 PM
I was thinking about Bare Knuckle 52 as a replacement for the neck pick up
of my '52 reissue. The description on the web site says "almost Strat-like neck tone".

Well the neck PU on the 52 is a lower reading. Everyone makes a strat like tone neck pickup now. I am more a fan of a tele sounding pickup. But the best neck pickup for what you are looking for is a Budz Dano neck.

kmac
November 5th, 2012, 03:58 PM
I have pups from a 2012 am std. Broadcaster bridge and twisted tele neck. I love the combo. The broadcaster is a little hotter than the Nocaster from what I understand. The twisted is great and I think with the nocaster, you should be able to cover as much ground musically as you desire.

Boondocks
November 6th, 2012, 01:29 PM
The Nocaster p'ups are really great. And great value for money. But there are quite a lot of handwound pickups, at very reasonable prices, that sounds very good too. I'd shop around a little.
I have one, not yet installed Twisted CS Tele p'up, that I will pair with a bridge p'up I still haven't bought. There are number of options...

lineboat
November 6th, 2012, 10:41 PM
I have pups from a 2012 am std. Broadcaster bridge and twisted tele neck. I love the combo. The broadcaster is a little hotter than the Nocaster from what I understand. The twisted is great and I think with the nocaster, you should be able to cover as much ground musically as you desire.

I am gonna stick a twisted Tele and a Duncan broadcaster in my relic sometime in the next 72 hours. Anxious and will update!