Nocaster Bridge & Twisted Tele Neck? - Telecaster Guitar Forum
The Number 1 Fender Telecaster Guitar authority in the world.
   

Go Back   Telecaster Guitar Forum > Other Discussion Forums > Just Pickups
Forgot Username/Password? Join Us!
Notices

Just Pickups Forum for discussing guitar pickups.


Wilde Pickups by Bill & Becky Lawrence WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Amps, Mods, Pedals dallenpickups.com Warmoth.com seymourduncan.com


Forum Jump


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 19th, 2011, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
6thave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Posts: 56
Nocaster Bridge & Twisted Tele Neck?

Greetings all!

I've now owned about ten telecasters, and always am in the buy/sell/customize situation, which I suppose is why this web site exists.

Anyway, my favorite body and neck is the roadworn 50s in blonde, which I own, but I've never been crazy about the pickups.

My favorite-sounding bridge pickup has always been the nocaster, and the twisted tele neck pickup seems to be getting good reviews.

Can these be paired together? Any other recommendations for a clear (non-muddy, non-dark) neck pickup that would pair well with the nocaster bridge?

Thanks for any advice!

6thave is offline   Reply With Quote

Old January 19th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
6thave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Posts: 56
oh yeah, i modern & vintage rock with a tiny bit of country.
6thave is offline   Reply With Quote

Old January 19th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
caliban335's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Age: 60
Posts: 1,590
I put a pickup set taken from a Baja Tele into my CIJ 60s Tele and they are the best. Fender says they are a Broadcaster bridge and Twisted Tele neck. Awesome tone in all four positions on my Tele. Highly recommended.
__________________
Jemima surrender. That's all ya hafta do. I'll bring over my Fender & I'll play all night fer you.
caliban335 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links   #
Sponsored posting
 

Old January 20th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
Friend of Leo's
 
JohnK24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Western PA
Age: 50
Posts: 3,640


Give the combo a listen here...CS Custom Dlx 2010 Telecaster has that exact pup combo...
JohnK24 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old January 20th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
Tele-Holic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melvis, TN.
Posts: 727
i have had that combo in a guitar and like a fool i sold it. in an ash body it sounded about like what he was playing there. i also had a 4 way switch which is the way to go.
__________________
I get my kicks on guitar licks!
big jimmy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old January 20th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Friend of Leo's
 
Zillinois's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,042
I have these in my FCS custom deluxe, love 'em, though my '09 doesn't have the 4 way switch.
Zillinois is offline   Reply With Quote

Old October 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NZ
Posts: 141
Is it easy to convert or should I say swap my HWY1 3 way switch for a 4 way? with these pups in it too? Cheers.
daza152 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old October 20th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
Doctor of Teleocity
 
jefrs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Newbury, England
Age: 59
Posts: 13,031
Hmm, I hated the Twisted in the Baja and so put it into a stratoclone where it belongs.

Paired the Baja's Broadcaster with the "American Tele" neck pickup from an AmSer07 - nice!

Imo all teles should have a 4-way, you do have to monkey with the neck pickup wires but it's not difficult.
__________________
There's two kinds of people, those that hear the music and those that don't.
jefrs is offline   Reply With Quote

Old October 21st, 2012, 11:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
telegibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Italy
Posts: 168
I just bought the 2012 Limited Edition 1959 Heavy Relic Telecasterwhich carries exactly that combination of pickups
Twisted Tele in the neck and nocaster in the bridge
telegibson is offline   Reply With Quote

Old November 5th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #10 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 443
I would reccomend the BK flat 52's or flat 50's. Great pickups for sure. The 52's are like the nocasters but fuller and more dynamic. Nothing against the nocasters though. They are the #1 pickup for stock pickups and at their price point nothing beats them.
cap217 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old November 5th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
telegibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Italy
Posts: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by cap217 View Post
I would reccomend the BK flat 52's or flat 50's. Great pickups for sure. The 52's are like the nocasters but fuller and more dynamic. Nothing against the nocasters though. They are the #1 pickup for stock pickups and at their price point nothing beats them.
I was thinking about Bare Knuckle 52 as a replacement for the neck pick up
of my '52 reissue. The description on the web site says "almost Strat-like neck tone".
telegibson is offline   Reply With Quote

Old November 5th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by telegibson View Post
I was thinking about Bare Knuckle 52 as a replacement for the neck pick up
of my '52 reissue. The description on the web site says "almost Strat-like neck tone".
Well the neck PU on the 52 is a lower reading. Everyone makes a strat like tone neck pickup now. I am more a fan of a tele sounding pickup. But the best neck pickup for what you are looking for is a Budz Dano neck.
cap217 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old November 5th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
kmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 424
I have pups from a 2012 am std. Broadcaster bridge and twisted tele neck. I love the combo. The broadcaster is a little hotter than the Nocaster from what I understand. The twisted is great and I think with the nocaster, you should be able to cover as much ground musically as you desire.
kmac is offline   Reply With Quote

Old November 6th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
Tele-Meister
 
Boondocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 338
The Nocaster p'ups are really great. And great value for money. But there are quite a lot of handwound pickups, at very reasonable prices, that sounds very good too. I'd shop around a little.
I have one, not yet installed Twisted CS Tele p'up, that I will pair with a bridge p'up I still haven't bought. There are number of options...
Boondocks is offline   Reply With Quote

Old November 6th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
Tele-Afflicted
 
lineboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmac
I have pups from a 2012 am std. Broadcaster bridge and twisted tele neck. I love the combo. The broadcaster is a little hotter than the Nocaster from what I understand. The twisted is great and I think with the nocaster, you should be able to cover as much ground musically as you desire.
I am gonna stick a twisted Tele and a Duncan broadcaster in my relic sometime in the next 72 hours. Anxious and will update!
lineboat is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


» Random Photo for Guests
'57 tele
Untitled Document



 


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



IMPORTANT:Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult! No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
© TDPRI.COM 1999 - 2014 All rights reserved.