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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Gabeezlebub, Jan 12, 2019 at 9:42 PM.

  1. Gabeezlebub

    Gabeezlebub TDPRI Member

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    Ok gang. U guys r so good that this should be short and sweet. This has probably been covered a million times before. What are the twangiest pickups for a tele?
     
  2. Gabeezlebub

    Gabeezlebub TDPRI Member

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    this should be short and sweet. This has probably been covered a million times before. What are the twangiest pickups for a tele?
     
  3. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

    Guess you didn't do a search then :D
     
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  4. Gabeezlebub

    Gabeezlebub TDPRI Member

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    Actually I did. But there is so much out there that I started getting overwhelmed. In addition, I trust you guys more than the internet. I am new to this forum and a novice compared to the members of TSPRI. I apologize for my naivete and hope I did’nt offend anyone. Thanks for answering my question.
     
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  5. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
    Nebraska
    Twang King comes to mind immediately. The Godin Cajun bridge coil would be another suggestion, but not sure if it would fit a telecaster bridge.
     
  6. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Tele-Meister

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    Check out Don Mare. He makes some amazing pickups and can likely meet your twang requirements. Personally I think a lot of twang comes from a players technique. But that is another discussion.
     
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  7. Antigua Tele

    Antigua Tele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2014
    west coast
    Most all of them twang. Very few of them don't. The only ones that won't are the really hot ones, like Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounds, but if it's an average turn count or anything below, it will twang. I'd also stick with AlNiCo 5, just to play it safe.
     
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  8. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones TDPRI Member

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  9. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

    May 6, 2012
    England
    You should probably ask in the 'Just Pickups' forum
     
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  10. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

    Ha ha, not to be a wise guy, but my green smiley is to be taken as, you are going to be in the same boat now (here).

    >I apologize for my naivete and hope I did’nt offend anyone.<

    Absolutly not a problem my friend, good luck in your quest. These things are pretty opinionated. YOUR ear, YOUR geetar, you may have to just get something and try them yourself.

    Page one so far :lol:

    Happy pickin'
     
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  11. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  12. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Don't forget to swap pots and caps as they significantly alter the tone of whatever pickups you are using -- it's a system!

    Pickup heights.

    Also pick closer to the bridge saddles, use some reverb and delay and a compressor.

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  13. OldGuy6873

    OldGuy6873 Tele-Meister

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    Fishman Fluence Gristle Tones. If they're good enough for Greg Koch, they're good enough for me.

    They sound glorious, completely silent and have two voicings. Amazing stuff. Check them out on YouYube.
     
  14. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

    :rolleyes:

    Why suggest hanging parts, you don't even know what he has in there ??????
     
  15. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    As far as clear twang, my favorite of the many I have tried is the Duncan Antiquity II bridge pickup. I'm sort of a psycho pickup swapper, but that's one I don't have any reason to change.
     
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  16. Brokenpick

    Brokenpick Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2008
    Dixie
    Doesn't matter what any of these guys say- which pickups, what pick, what gauge strings, what technique, what amp, there is NOTHING that can or will twang except ONE pickup.
    I know which one it is.
    And I ain't tellin'.
    Matter of fact... there's only ONE of these magic pickups in existence.
    I have it.
    You can't.
    I won't even let you see or hear it.
    Total secret.

    (Anyone dense enough to not imagine a winking emoji thing here, should waste their time continuing reading and reacting to this thread. And definitely do so without approaching the fact that the very definition of "twang" may have once or twice been open to discussion and confusion and unending interpretations.....)
     
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  17. reckless meanie

    reckless meanie Tele-Meister

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    Bend, OR
    Your fingers
     
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