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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Broadcaster Pickup?

I'm ready to buy a Broadcaster-type pickup to finish off my Esquire project. I've been bouncing around the Fender Nocaster, the Duncan Vintage Broadcaster, and the Bill Lawrence L-290T. I'm looking for something brash and ballsy, but not over-the-top rockin' like the quarter pound Tele pickup I'm getting rid of. I want it to still sound like a badass Telecaster, just not a Tele on steroids. Any preferences for any of these pickups? Any other advice? Thanks for all of your input in advance!

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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can't go wrong with the Nocaster or Broadcaster. Personally, though, I prefer the Broadcaster.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 08:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ditto on the SD Broadcaster best all around bridge pickup for the $$. Look for a used one.
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You might also keep your eyes open for an early Nocaster pickup (the 10k version). Lots of punch, but still vintage tele.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 11:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Durn...

Wish I'd asked earlier, I'd beeen watching a SD Broadcaster pickup and let it go on eBay...it went for 33.50 plus 7.50 shipping...seems like a pretty decent bargain...

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Old November 16th, 2004, 06:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's hard to beat a Duncan Broadcaster, IMO.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 07:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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SD Broadcaster on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WD2V

Not mine, I hasten to add :)


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Old November 16th, 2004, 07:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd say

A Voodoo Broadcaster.
Slightly darker sounding and very ballsy but still vintage.

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Old November 16th, 2004, 09:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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SD Broadcaster is my main pup.

For more midrange punch, the SD Jerry Donahue.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 10:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The Duncan Broadcaster is the only Tele bridge pickup that I use. Love'm, for the exact reasons that you described.

Of course most used pups are cheap enough that you can afford to experiment a little, to find the right one for you.

One word of caution is this - you can easily get tangled up in every little slight nuance of different pickups...even within the same model, and that can become a huge distraction, without you even realizing it! "The seach" can actually take away from your playing.

So once you find something that you're relatively happy with, try to stick with it for a while.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 10:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Brilliant minds (sic) think alike...

I just scored the SD Broadcaster from E-bay...

One of our own members was kind enough to respond to a PM I sent last night (regarding a neck pup and wiring). I just love this forum.

Once I get the partscaster together, and gig it...I'll certainly post my thoughts.
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