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Installed Fralin bridge in American Standard

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Adam Waldron, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Adam Waldron

    Adam Waldron Tele-Holic

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    Hey Folks,

    I got around to installing the Fralin Blues Special in the bridge of my '93 Am. Std. Tele, keeping the standard neck (which I have always liked).

    Well, as soon as I pulled the old PUP I knew it was a bin job. Why on earth did Fender do away with the copper plate? Its rubbish!

    Anyway, got it all back together.

    It sounds just like what I had in my head. More output than I would have expected for a 5% overwind, and not middy/honky. The guitar finally sounds like a Tele should. It twangs, it screams. It pushes the amp a lot more than the old PUP. Exceeded all expectations. Perfect for what I do, and thats blues and country.

    I am rapt!

    Side note, in the middle position, its thin and weedy with a volume drop - out of phase. I believe I'll have to reverse the bridge PUP leads, will try that today. I dig the sound, but I want the middle position I can use more often.

    Cheers!

    Adam
     
  2. Sacto Joe

    Sacto Joe Tele-Meister

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    When you switch the bridge wires, you will also have to switch the little ground wire that connect to the base plate or else you will have a VERY noisy guit-fiddle.
     
  3. Adam Waldron

    Adam Waldron Tele-Holic

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    Hey Joe,

    I just discovered this the hard way! Very, very noisy.

    Wish I had seen your post first!

    Cheers,

    Adam
     
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  5. indiobravo

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    that is a great all-around pup. i have more of those than any other.
     
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