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Maybe sacreligious..only neck pickup installed?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ed2000, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. ed2000

    ed2000 TDPRI Member

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    Just wondering...has anyone ever entirely removed the bridge pup and only left the neck pup active with a tonal switching circuit?
    Would it be the same as a Hemi equipped Charger with a single barrel carb running on regular gas?
     
  2. indiobravo

    indiobravo Tele-Afflicted

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    for me, yes - sacrilegious. but it *is* different! go for it!
     
  3. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

    I've seen a pic or two of guitars setup like that.. To me it's kind of goofy.. There was one not to long ago that had a bridge plate without a hole for the pickup.
     
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  5. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    U.S.A
    I've been just playing my neck for a long time.
     
  6. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

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    I can't find a single good argument for having a neck pickup only ... It is still there even if you have an additional pickup, you know.:rolleyes:
     
  7. elsewhere

    elsewhere Tele-Holic

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    The same thing could be said of an Esquire and people still love them. Fender Musicmasters only have the neck pickup, btw.
     
  8. Telemarkman

    Telemarkman Doctor of Teleocity

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    There's something to be said for the Esquire - can't find any pros with just a neck pup ... Sorry!
     
  9. TheFullMonty

    TheFullMonty Tele-Holic

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    Historically speaking, there have been much more taboo concepts that turned out to have great success. Go for it, what's the worst that could happen?
     
  10. Vladimir

    Vladimir Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Well Ed, there's actually a pretty famous jazz player from your town who didn't quite remove the bridge pickup, but supposedly just had it disconnected from the circuit.
     
  11. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

  12. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Holic

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    Oct 14, 2012
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    I've oftened wondered the same thing. I much prefer the neck pickup. Esquires have never made any sense to me. Go for it. Ed would approve.
     
  13. Ron C

    Ron C Tele-Meister

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    Go for it. 8 or 9 years ago I gigged in a 3 piece blues/rock band using a partscaster Strat with just a PAF type neck pickup. It was pretty liberating...I could optimize the amp settings for that single pickup and then get a good range of sounds by varying my attack and the volume knob.
     
  14. wallis222

    wallis222 Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 24, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Go for it, easily reversible.
     
  15. tom2caster

    tom2caster Former Member

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    Jun 5, 2010
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    You'll get lint in the bridge pu pocket like a belly button.
     
  16. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

  17. I think it would be righteous,

    If you custom made the body with no bridge pup rout. Just use a G E Smith style half bridge. Big open area on the body, where the bridge pup was supposed to be.

    Anything else, and people will pester the heck out of you. Plus, there's no easy going back - you're gonna learn to make it work or else.
     
  18. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
     
  19. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Tele-Afflicted

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    That would be like making a hamburger without the patty....it wouldn't be a burger now would it?
     
  20. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

    Jul 17, 2007
    Virginia
    what is this word sacreligious?

    :eek:


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    why not just leave the bridge pickup and pick near the neck? probably 90% the same tone.
     
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