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I think the PRS Vela Type D pickup would be great on a Tele (Video)

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by estreet, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. estreet

    estreet Tele-Meister

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Southern UK
    I have four telecasters so I'm not trolling here. But I recently bought a PRS Vela and the neck single-coil has a sound that I think would work great on a Tele. I wonder if anyone's done it. Here's a clip of the neck pickup on mine in action:
     
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  2. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    Nov 22, 2012
    North Bay Ont. Canada
    It would sound great on tele , lovely playing Carl. Sweet video too, hats off to who shot and edited this video .
     

  3. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Sounds great!
    Could you share your amp/pedals/chain to get your tones?
     

  4. estreet

    estreet Tele-Meister

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Southern UK
    Sure... It's pretty simple and fairly cheap mainstream stuff. Although there are other pedals on my board, the only pedals I'm using here are a line6 'Crunchtone' (a very underrated pedal that sells for peanuts on e-bay) on 'Blues' setting: distortion turned to it's minimum, the bass at 3 O'clock and the treble at 9 O'clock and a Boss DD20 delay. Clean channel on the DV Mark GH250 with a bit of reverb. Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.
     
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  5. pedro58

    pedro58 TDPRI Member

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    Jan 25, 2004
    North Texas
    The Vela is great all around. The neck pickup is like a great strat or tele neck. It would look cool, too, but I'm not sure if PRS offers it for sale separately.
     

  6. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2011
    Southeast Florida
    Thanks, you really get a great tone!!!
    A Vela is one of the few PRS I haven't tried. My NF3 sounds pretty good, too, but getting that tone you have there is always eluding my rigs!
     

  7. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
    A Vela has been on my list for a while. A lot to like about that guitar! Thanks for cranking up the GAS level.
     
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  8. NWinther

    NWinther Tele-Afflicted

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    50
    Jul 16, 2007
    Denmark Solbjerg.
    Very nice indeed! Love that sound and playing of yours!
     
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  9. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Mar 31, 2013
    near Cologne, Germany
    Well, the guitar sound is to die for. Very good playing, too. I have built an old Firebird pickup in a Tele´s neck position. Hard to compare two pickups in different guitars with different gear behind, but it might sound similar.
     
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  10. estreet

    estreet Tele-Meister

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    Jan 10, 2013
    Southern UK
    Here's the full 14m video if anyone is interested ...
     
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