May 30th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Still doing the research before I launch a Tele-build project, and I'm looking at pickups now. The Squier Standard pickups (both neck and bridge) are incredibly cheap ($20 total) - anyone have any experience with them? Are they good enough for a 1st-time Tele build? I know they can always be changed later, but if spending $30 or $40 would get me something that I'd be satisfied with for a few years rather than $20 for something that I'll want to change in 5 minutes, maybe that would be a better way to go. I'll be using the guitar just for playing around, rock, indie etc, mainly rhythym stuff, and I have to keep the cost down (having just spent big on other gear). Are the Squier pickups good enough for 'low-end' playing? The only single coil pickups I have any experience with are Epi p90s so I won't be able to notice any difference between the Squier ones and better Fender ones out of the box I assume.