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!

Just Pickups Forum for discussing guitar pickups.

Wilde Pickups by Bill & Becky Lawrence WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Amps, Mods, Pedals

Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Old March 25th, 2003, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 593
Installed Fralin bridge in American Standard

Hey Folks,

I got around to installing the Fralin Blues Special in the bridge of my '93 Am. Std. Tele, keeping the standard neck (which I have always liked).

Well, as soon as I pulled the old PUP I knew it was a bin job. Why on earth did Fender do away with the copper plate? Its rubbish!

Anyway, got it all back together.

It sounds just like what I had in my head. More output than I would have expected for a 5% overwind, and not middy/honky. The guitar finally sounds like a Tele should. It twangs, it screams. It pushes the amp a lot more than the old PUP. Exceeded all expectations. Perfect for what I do, and thats blues and country.

I am rapt!

Side note, in the middle position, its thin and weedy with a volume drop - out of phase. I believe I'll have to reverse the bridge PUP leads, will try that today. I dig the sound, but I want the middle position I can use more often.



Adam Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote

Old March 26th, 2003, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Sacto Joe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 178
When you switch the bridge wires, you will also have to switch the little ground wire that connect to the base plate or else you will have a VERY noisy guit-fiddle.
Sacto Joe is offline   Reply With Quote

Old March 26th, 2003, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 593
Hey Joe,

I just discovered this the hard way! Very, very noisy.

Wish I had seen your post first!


Adam Waldron is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links   #
Sponsored posting

Old January 28th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
indiobravo's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Raleigh NC
Age: 48
Posts: 1,487
that is a great all-around pup. i have more of those than any other.
indiobravo is offline   Reply With Quote



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

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.