August 15th, 2006, 10:17 AM
I'm trying to find a bridge pickup for a bright-sounding ash Tele in a big hurry (like, I need it today) and the only pickup available to me on such short notice is the Twang King. I've read some pretty middling reviews of the Twang King bridge on this site, but I'm curious about the general EQ of the pickup.
I've used some otherwise-great pickups in this guitar, but it seems to have special needs that defy my normal choices. Am I asking for icepicks if I run out and buy the Twang King? Twangy's cool, shrill is not.
thanks for your help.
August 15th, 2006, 02:51 PM
i bought one some years back just like you -- it was the only thing available and i needed it yesterday. to my surprise, it wasn't shrill or "cheap" sounding at all, in fact it sounded kind of throaty for a Tele bridge pup -- a lot of bang for the buck! the TK is still on that guitar, which i gave to my son. of course your guitar is its own animal so YMMV, but i wouldn't characterize the TK as "shrill" at all. others will likely sign on with their opinions!
August 15th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Well, if I were you, I'd get one...I read all the reviews on HarmonyCentral before I bought the TK neck pickup...the consensus seemed to be that they were surprisingly warm and well balanced, and 'alive', and full of presence, and so on..
I agree completely, and think the neck TK is great--naming it the Twang King may have been a marketing mistake, because it's an extremely versatile pickup, and sounds great clean and slightly overdriven.
So based on my experience with the neck, and the reviews of the bridge on HC, I look forward to trying one eventually.