May 10th, 2012, 04:23 PM
love the lap wrap. real high out put and nice sounds over all. so i am looking to buy a humbucker to match and would love your input.
i still think i am gonna do the telenator mod 1 but i am also wanting to give something else a try. got a 72 custom MIM, alder, i will have 500k pots, and i might be leaning towards a seth lover or antiquity, (want to give S D some love for all the diagrams on his web site that i use).
i am looking for both creamy but bright bass tones. i like natural break up but controllable. feed back can be a friend.
trying to stay away from the, "blanket over the amp." sounds i have heard with some buckers.
May 10th, 2012, 05:58 PM
Why not a Lollar Regal ? No blanket with that !
May 10th, 2012, 06:02 PM
200 bucks is a bit much for me. i wish i could though. bawler on a budget.
May 11th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Do you need a standard size humbucker or a larger Wide Range Humbucker?
IMO, for a standard size, you can't beat a Fralin Pure PAF. If you want something closer to a single coil tone, his P92 is very good too.
For a Wide Range Humbucker, there's Vintage Vibe/Pete Biltoft, which is priced reasonably and designed for easy magnet changes. In fact he'll ship it out with two sets of your choice. These are great pickups.
May 12th, 2012, 10:17 AM
From Telenator's own description, you might be better off with 250k pots if going with his mod 1...
Plus, there are other options than just Telenator and Lollar for full size wide range humbucker type pickups. Some of those options cost less to boot.
There are also tons of options for traditional size buckers - including threaded magnet pole piece ones that get pretty convincing wide range type tones.
What kind of output are we talking about on this Fred Stuart? Are you trying to achieve output balance with this combo, or are you willing for the neck to overpower the bridge a bit?
May 12th, 2012, 11:01 AM
the lap wrap is about 10.6 if i remember correctly. i would dig an almost equal sound between the two and a nice blend on the middle position. i am thinking about a traditional size one for now and making my own pickup ring ( any suggestions there) and i am more around the hundred dollar range rather than two. i am not familiar with the threaded pole types. but i am looking for just a nice creamy tone with audible, clear lows. i also like managing feed back.
i can only find the the photo on vintage vibe but not the product it self. thanks for your help
May 13th, 2012, 10:32 AM
Our MOD1 is $85 if you already have the MIM re-issue pickup.
The Feneder Re-issue WRHBs are about 8.2K dc ohms and will match really well with your bridge pickup. It sounds especially good with 250K pots.
Because our MOD1 transforms a bar magnet pickup into a rod magnet pickup, the low note clarity it terrific.
If you do not have a re-issue WRHB to begin with, you can find them new for about $65 on ebay, or used any number of places for considerably less money.
Here's a video using our MOD1 in the neck position of a Mason Tele with single coil bridge pickup. These guys did a great cover tune in the video.
The guitar solo starts at 2:50 and has some nice low notes in it.
November 30th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Can any of you guys tell me where you bought the fred stuart pickups... particularly the lap wrap bridge pickup?? ... I'm really wanting one but can't figure out where to buy. Thanks a ton for any information guys.