May 31st, 2011, 07:04 AM
so im wanting to get pickups for my fender telecaster and i really dont have a clue what to get , the sound im generally just looking for a bright tone , im going to be using it for church and my youth group band. im aware that the build of my guitar and gear will effect my tone , but im just wondering on what pickups to have a look at , my price limit is around 150 per pickup. im also in Australia and does any 1 know any good websites that sell decent priced pickups?
May 31st, 2011, 09:21 AM
Di Marzio "Twang Kings", Rumplestiltskin "White Ropes"
Duncan STL-1 Vintage 54 and a host of others.
May 31st, 2011, 09:48 AM
Seymour Duncan has is great bang-for-your-buck, IMO. A friend of mine swears by Lollars and another one by Don Mares. Also, I discovered Klein pickups and mine is the best pup I ever played. JM $.02 Good luck and have fun !
May 31st, 2011, 09:52 AM
Wow, $150 per pickup will get you just about anything. For your application, I recommend getting something noiseless. Check out Kinman and Joe Barden. I highly recommend either.
The Kinman pickups sound and feel really authentic, whereas the Bardens are capable of the vintage sound but can also sound more modern depending on setup, your rig, and playing style.
I recommend avoiding the Fender noiseless pickups. They always sound lifeless to me.
May 31st, 2011, 09:52 PM
+ 1 on SD Vintage 54s, very bright. If you were trying to stay budget, would say Fender Original Vintage set, or buy the bridge pup on ebay. Also, if you are in a Rock/Alternative setting then maybe something "Hot", if you are playing with overdrive frequently. Check out Seymour Duncan.
June 3rd, 2011, 10:26 PM
By now everyone knows that I love Lawrence pups, regardless of price. For that much money, you could get a set of Keystones, and a set of noiseless!
June 4th, 2011, 02:33 AM
For traditional Tele tone, my runaway favorite reamins DiMarzio's affordable Twang Kings. I've been enjoying them now for seven years. It's seemingly impossible to get a bad sound out of them.
June 4th, 2011, 09:46 AM
I like Rio Grande's, but tend to agree that for church playing, I would go noiseless.
June 4th, 2011, 01:03 PM
I have a set of D.Allen cheetahs they are fantastic.