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bridge pickup with lot of cluck and spank?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by gambiz, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. gambiz

    gambiz TDPRI Member

    55
    Feb 4, 2013
    sweden
    Hi,

    searching for a good country pickup with a lot of twang n pluck rather than handle distorion well.
    Something that sound like Doug Seven, Danny Gatton country style of playing. Any suggestions?

    Main reference (Like her tone and the red telecaster in the end a lot!)
    As close as possible to this:


    Marqtwang


    Doug seven




    Tried the fender 62 bridge pup, sound kinda good, is there something better out there?
     

  2. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

    338
    Sep 12, 2003
    Evergreen, Colorado
    Fred Stuart Blackguards through a twin should do the trick.
     

  3. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

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    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    That chick is really hot. If that helps any.
     
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  4. AJ Love

    AJ Love Friend of Leo's

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    Jul 10, 2005
    Madison WI
    Don Mare 4709 "The Joel Foy" pickup
    Ron Ellis pickup
    Or find an old Hamel bridge pickup if you can...

    Just my opinion

    Part of the Brent Mason sound, too, is compression (a Boss CS-2 or a Wampler Ego Compression) into a Vintage Deluxe Reverb Amp
     
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  5. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Tele-Afflicted

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    Apr 11, 2016
    Las Vegas, NV
    Well those ain't Telecaster sounds, they're "STELLARCASTER" tones! :cool: Cool licks on that Doug Seven vid, and the "six saddle bridge" certainly doesn't seem to compromise any tone, in any way! :rolleyes:
    Just My $.02 & Likely Worth A Little Less!
    Gene
     

  6. BladeStratford

    BladeStratford TDPRI Member

    54
    Mar 17, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    If you're searching for country "Twang" I'd suggest a bridge pup with a lower wind and less output. I've had excellent results with the Fender '58 bridge pickup. I replaced the Broadcaster bridge pup that came with my 2014 Am. Std. Tele with it for this very reason and have never looked back. Love it!
     

  7. gambiz

    gambiz TDPRI Member

    55
    Feb 4, 2013
    sweden
    The telecaster in first clip is a Baja, so im leaning towards that BUT i recently did some research on Freds Blackguard pup and really like the tone.

    Is that a big different between the baja and a blackguard tele, they seem to be similar in how the pickups are constructed?
     

  8. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

    Oct 10, 2010
    Twangers Medows USA
    That chick has a name, Laura Cox! A very skilled player. b116d7_dcf3130d58814a55a4cb109fa6d15ab8.jpg
     

  9. Wobbles

    Wobbles Tele-Meister

    118
    May 17, 2015
    Snowlake Arizona
    O C Duff buckaroos
     
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  10. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Holic

    715
    Jun 7, 2011
    clinton, ia
    I see her come up every now and then. I always just remember her as that really hot chick. And yeah she sure can play.
     

  11. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    Low output (lower your pickup to the body too), pick near the bridge, pick to 'lift' the string, compression->delay->reverb. A hat and Gotta Get Pretty ;)
    She's from your side of the pond (France) btw.

    Where you play on the strings gets really important. Watch all the tricks Bill Kirchen does here, A lot of the twang sound is between the pickup and the saddles. Rounder tones are closer to the neck. Every time I watch this I learn more. It's a master class in picking.

    I've seen people do country on a B C Rich Warlock with two humbuckers too (there's a youtube video of it but I can never find it quick). A bridge pickup with flat pole alignment (natural mid-scoop) helps heighten that low E string too. A Strat can do it.

    If I can only have one guitar, it's going to be a Telecaster... With a 4-way switch ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018

  12. vgallagher

    vgallagher TDPRI Member

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    Knoxville, TN
    Yep that's what's in my Mario Martin. Killer tone
     
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  13. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Tele-Afflicted

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    Apr 11, 2016
    Las Vegas, NV
    Yeah, Bill Kirchen is always a treat! Tones and techniques up the wazoo!
    Just Sayin'
    Gene
     

  14. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Cavalier 51/52 or the Bakersfield.
     

  15. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Holic

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    Oct 20, 2012
    Oley Pa
    Laura Cox uses Lollars in her Tele
     

  16. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

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    750
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    Cavalier Nashville Lion
     

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