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Old April 13th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The real deal with SD Quarter Pounder

I know there has been recent post on this pups. I'm really interested in putting a hotter bridge pup in my Tele.
The stack options have been mainly dissapointing.
So, what do you guys think of the Quarter Pounder tonewise? I know there's more mids, but how does it sounds?
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Old April 13th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like an overwound pickup. Not much top end or definition. Not much Teleness. If you didn't like stacks you probably won't like the QP. I much prefer the DiMarzio PRE-B1. It's plenty hot but it's not as rolled-off as the QP. It still sounds pretty Tele.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not very tele like.

But great with overdrive and for Rock playing.

Have you checked out the sound clips on the seymour duncan website? They give you a clip of the pickup both clean and dirty.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 On the Pre B-1. I like it alot and it is hottt.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The SD clips on their site are not much help. First of all they're too short to really notice much of any tone or sound comparison.
The Dimarzio Pre B-1 eh? Never check it out before but now you guys got me interested, they're cheap too. Thanks for the tip.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had a Quarter Pounder in my '69 Tele for a while and it was very dark-sounding and un Tele-like in character--but had a lot more output than the stock pickup. You might like it for heavy rock playing.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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re hotter Tele bridge pu

I have a Harmonic Design S90 Tele bridge pickup, it's definately hot but still can do some good clean Tele tones, more of a Tele bridge pu / P90 mix. Definately not muddy.
I like it a lot, Fralin makes a similar pickup called the Steel Pole, I haven't tried the Tele version but I had a Strat with Fralin Steel Pole pickups, I thought it was great!
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Old April 16th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I always install QP's with 500k pots, it opens up the top end a bit, but it's still not the classic Tele sound, but maybe what you're looking for.

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Old April 17th, 2009, 03:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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...there is one edition of the bridge Quarter Pounder that is tap-able...i have one of each..but most i have seen for sale are not...i got mine from ebay..(spend enough time there and you can find literally EVERYTHING you might think you want and a few things that you did'nt know you wanted!) wire it up to a push-pull and you got your twang back when you need it...
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Old April 17th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a QP in the bridge of me Tele and I think it is quite bright. It has a chunkier sounding and is more powerful than other bridge pups I have used, but I would not say that it lacks top end at all, or that it is dark sounding.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's a toss up between the Quarter Pounder and the Pre-B1 right now. which one for a modern rock/fusion kind of high gain? I'm doing this to my Tele because I gig with both jazz gigs and more rock/fusion ones as well. i want the Tele to be able to handle both. Which pups has less noise when pushing on high gain?
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