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Old March 13th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tele bridge pup/tone in a strat?

Yes, I know due to construction and the metal bridge plate design of a telecaster that you cannot NAIL that tone on a strat. BUT, how close can you get? Using specifically what????

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Old March 13th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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this one should get you pretty close:

http://www.guitarfetish.com/GFS-Bras...5K_p_4458.html
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Old March 13th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Similarly, there's the DiMarzio Red Velvet. I have no personal experience with it though.
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Seymour Duncan - Twangbanger

Harmonic Design - STP

O.C. Duff - Two Timer

These are some Strat bridge pickups that claim "Tele voiced" status.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Or an actual Tele if you have an exacto knife, a file, an emoryboard and like to live dangerously. Or wait, if its not a trad old school rout, then just sand the guard opening and drill new mounting holes. You could even cut off a p/up slot mount from the bridge section of a Tele bridge for the magnetic effect. BUT a Strat whammy bridge vs Tele body-thru fixed is the main sonic difference, Strat vs Teles. I've used Strat, Tele bridge p/ups in custom guitars and other than the Tele being a little fatter sounding they are very similar.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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a david allen johnny blade is exactly what you want!!!
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Too bad. Most country guitarists are way more accomplished on the instrument than alot of the hacks out there playing the blooze.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My "strat" is actually a 93 G&L Legacy. Stock neck and middle. When i got it, it had a JB Jr. in the bridge which didn't do it for me, so i put a dimarzio virtual vintage blues in it, in like 1999. Nowadays, I just rarely use the bridge pup by itself. Thinking a change might do me good. Gotta be a 4 wire, cause I put the mini toggle expander switch in for neck-bridge.

I think the Legacy has a bathtub route.
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I love the sound of Tele bridge pickup in a Strat! It sounds a lot better, (to me) than a Strat bridge pickup.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 01:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Which of the aforementioned pickups are the least noisy? The low noise is the one thing about the VV Blues that I really like.
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the david allen johnnyblade is noiseless
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I really respect the tech I've been going to, lately. I had him re-install the original '57/'62 pups to my AVRI Strat. He told me that, should I ever feel the need for a fuller sounding bridge pup, the Twangbanger is the ticket. Very high on it. He's a fan of the original set, as is, but said the Twangbanger balances really well with the set.

I've heard Sir Hiland on those Johnny Blades and they sound awesome (well...I think he's got some say in that sound as well, lol).
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I really respect the tech I've been going to, lately. I had him re-install the original '57/'62 pups to my AVRI Strat. He told me that, should I ever feel the need for a fuller sounding neck pup, the Twangbanger is the ticket. Very high on it. He's a fan of the original set, as is, but said the Twangbanger balances really well with the set.
Twangbanger for the neck? I thought it was generally a made for bridge pickup.
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Twangbanger for the neck? I thought it was generally a made for bridge pickup.
My bad. Meant to say bridge. I'll edit it. Thanks.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Tele pickups are situated at exactly the same length on the centre line as are strat pickups. The tele neck pickup fits straight into the strat pickguard with splayed screws.

The bridge pickup needs some careful adjustment to the strat pickguard, the hole needs to be widened and twisted towards the headstock at the bass side and towards the bridge on the treble side. Measure twice, cut once. I overlaid a tele bridge plate template and filed it by hand. I do not remember that any woodworking had to be done, the Aria STG-3 has big pickup routs.

Tone wise, this can nail a tele, or be a super-powerful strat

The pickups are AmSer07 bridge, which has no back plate and so is fairly stratty, and a Baja06 Twisted-tele neck, which is very stratty. Middle is a Kent-Armstrong Vintage Strat neck (because tele and strat are opposite polarity, this makes a RWRP set)

Guitar is Aria STG-3 cheapo clone with genuine strat pickguard (aged white (cream yellow) with matching knobs), Wilkinson Vintage tremolo bridge unit, Fender 5-way, replacement pots and jack socket. Mostly bits from my O&S parts bin.
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I've got an '11 Deluxe Player Strat that's ended up with a set of Texas Specials. Using this guitar's push/push switch to play the neck/bridge combo got me wondering how much like a Tele I could get it to sound. Added a Callahan steel baseplate to the bridge pup, and she's pretty close...
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