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Cavalier Tele Pickups!!!

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by roknfnrol, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

    421
    Nov 16, 2004
    Louisville, KY


    Amp - Muleskinner 15 watter
    Guitar - Nash mid 50s clone
    OD pedal - Barber Gain Changer

    Bridge / Nashville Lion - Tele®/Esquire® bridge pickup. 42AWG over A5 rod magnets, lots of country twang with a hefty dose of mid-range, think "Broadcaster plus", this is the original Cavalier Lion that's quite at home for country, rock, pop and bluez - a classic overwound 50's Tele® bridge pickup, about 8.2k dcr. Smooth treble that's hardly shrill, good midrange and some bass end, good fat twang, arguably the most sought after Tele® bridge pup for country and lots of other genres. Black or ivory/parchment wrapped, supplied with mounting screws and tubing.

    Neck / Lion King - 43AWG coil wire over AlNiCo 5 magnets, approximately 8k resistance.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  2. VWAmTele

    VWAmTele Friend of Leo's

    Feb 24, 2005
    FL
    great demonstration/playing. +1 on the Caveliers, love my Fat Lion.
     
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  3. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

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    Mar 27, 2011
    La mesa
    Waiting for mine as we speak... Just ordered on Tuesday. Rob was great help and I can't wait to pop mine in!
     
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  4. Buckeyedead

    Buckeyedead Tele-Meister

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    Mar 15, 2016
    Canada
    The pricing is insane in comparison to some other boutique winders. I emailed him and I hope to hear back soon.
     
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  5. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Rob's Lion and Lioness are great sounding pickups. I have a Fat Lion in one of my Teles to balance with a P90 in the neck and the combination is terrific as is the bridge pickup alone for more gritty snarly tone solo tone.

    Rob also contributes a lot of very good common sense advice around here regarding pickup selection and myths vs the truth.
     
  6. Buckeyedead

    Buckeyedead Tele-Meister

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    Canada
  7. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    Great demo, excellent sounding pickups. Just spent some time on the cavalier site reading about all the various pickups available, have to go back and listen to more of the sound samples… I really like the clear, no-nonsense descriptions and flexible options (and the tones).
    I'm putting together a tele currently, and have a new set of fender Amer. vintage 52 pickups for it, but if I'm not happy with that sound I think I'll try a cavalier. I wonder which cavaliers my "original vintage" set is closest to…
     
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  8. jwp333

    jwp333 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Jul 17, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    She was singing around the 2:50 mark. Nice.
     
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  9. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    Wow. Great demo, great playing, great tones.
     
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  10. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    I have a Fat Lion Nocaster pup in one of my teles, love it!
     
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  11. Steve_U1S

    Steve_U1S Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    Excellent demo - great playing, great tones, clearly great pickups from a well-liked and respected builder.
     
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  12. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Poster Extraordinaire

    May 12, 2013
    Fort Worth, Texas
    1 Fat/Nash, 2 Tapped Tigers, 1 Lioness in my Tele and love them!!!

    Good demo!
     
  13. zook

    zook Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2003
    Cochise, AZ
    I have tried a lot of Tele pickups over the years, and found Rob's to be the best sounding to my ears.
     
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  14. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Sweet chops dude! Love the bluesy triplets. Robs pickups were clearly made for you, sir.

    Rock on!
     
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  15. SuckerPunchPickup

    SuckerPunchPickup TDPRI Member

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    Jul 10, 2016
    Lake Arrowhead
    Great Sounding puckup! Nice demo as well, thanks for sharing.
     
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  16. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

    623
    Mar 27, 2011
    La mesa
    Just installed my Nashville/huge twin a few hours ago. I want to take a day or two before doing a review but my first impressions are.

    1. Amazingly quick turnaround.

    2. This pickup really sparkles. Not in a thin pingy way but just the way the upper harmonics seem to be leaping out. Full chords sound gorgeous on it and single line stuff sounds good and spanky.
     
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  17. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    In all the years Rob's been winding pick ups, I've never seen anyone who wasn't just blown away at the tone.
    Great demo, great pick ups!
     
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  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    that nash lion king combo sounds fantastic, 3D
     
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  19. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    Cavs are great!
    Had mine over 3 yrs
     
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  20. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

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    Nov 16, 2004
    Louisville, KY
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