September 3rd, 2003, 09:11 AM
I'm sure this question's been asked many times before, but sorry, I'm new here! I got out my 60/70s Tele after a long layoff, and found the (stock) bridge pickup had plenty of twang but no bottom end at all! I don't remember it like that, so maybe something's corroded inside and is shorting out a bit? So rather than a rewind, maybe it's time to fit a new low-noise pup? Bill Lawrence seem highly rated although how to choose between the 280 and the 290? The neck pickup is an old Gibson mini-humbucker, and to give you an idea of the sounds I like - Brad Paisley, Danny Gatton, Brent Mason, early Albert Lee.....
Thanks for your help.
September 3rd, 2003, 10:46 AM
It's perfectly fine to ask this question repeatedly because there's always new members signing on like myself and
with that sometimes a different perspective is offered.
There's just so many choices out there and I find it so frustrating that I'm probably going to leave my current arsenal stock. Includes a Highway1 Tele, Reverend AvengerTL, and an Epi Wildkat. But to answer your question, certainly if you liked the sound of your original
bridge pup, a Fralin rewind would be a safe bet. I've used an L280 set in another Tele and they were pretty
good...probably liked the neck L280 better than the bridge. You mention Mason, I know he uses the Duncan
Vintage stack bridge pup and that's also what's in his Valley Arts signiture model along with a mini-bucker in the neck. Another thing to consider is the middle position with both pups on....what pup will blend the best with your neck-bucker. Good luck! 8)
September 3rd, 2003, 11:12 AM
A lot of people around here (myself included) like the Duncan Broadcaster -- a good, relatively inexpensive, all around pickup.
September 4th, 2003, 09:03 PM
BL 290s are hotter than 280s. Common combo is a 280 neck and 290 bridge.
September 4th, 2003, 09:43 PM