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What is a good tele neck pickup

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by El Hefe, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. El Hefe

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    Hey guys what is your favorite Tele neck pickup? I need a new one for my new sx.
     
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  3. El Hefe

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    Ok so I solder'd up my new gfs rail bridge pup a few hours ago now. And I don't know where to solder the gray bear wire? Help guys!!
     
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    Nocaster.

    Fender AV'62 Custom.
     
  6. e-merlin

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    A good Tele neck pickup is an 83 MIJ stocker. A great Tele Neck pickup is an 83 USA Tele neck pickup. The best ever Tele neck pickup is a Chandler Super 60. The next best is a DiMarzio Twang King Neck pickup...

    My own opinion, take it or leave it.
     
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    I like the Keystone tele neck pup from Bill Lawrence. The Twisted Tele from Fender is really nice too.
     
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    i like my twang king.... also look at nocasters but i've never tried them
     
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    Since I either use the bridge or middle position, and never just the neck pickup by itself, I found they all work. As long as the neck pickup in conjunction with the bridge pickup get a great jangly tone, that's what I look for.

    As for a stand alone neck pickup, I have never found anything other than a humbucker which gets enough output thus all the mods with a humbucker in the neck position of a telecaster.

    However, the strat neck pickup as a single coil pickup is loud enough by itself but that's another thread. In cases where a strat pickup has been put in a telecaster, I can see that as a stand alone single coil neck pickup.
     
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    #1 Keystone
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    Solder it to the back of the volume pot.

    As far as the neck pup goes, you will probably want some sort of humbucker to match your GFS bridge pup. I have a GFS "Cool Vintage" Li'l Puncher neck humbucker that I'm not using. Shoot me a PM if you're interested in it.

    What kind of pots do you have? GFS recommended 500k pots to go with my "Cool Vintage" Li'l Puncher bridge pup.
     
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    I love my Duff Guardsman. Also, I'd love to try the new analogman Fralin Big T...
     
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    I've got big love for the CS TX Special neck pickup. I have another tele with a Twisted Tele in the neck too. Neat tone, but lacks telecaster"ness" somewhat...
     
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    Yep !
     
  15. OlRedNeckHippy

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    This is good stuff. Thanks guys.
    I too got a new SX. Showed up yesterday.
     
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    I'm in love with my CS Texas Special neck pick-up too..
     
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    I love my Duff Big Boy and if I had heard the Big T before buying it, I might have bought it instead.

    The Big Boy and the Big T sound somewhat similar to me. But it's kind of hard to be conclusive from internet videos. I'm very pleased with what I have so probably won't change anything. Owen maks a great pickup and is a joy to work with.

    Everybody here is just sharing opinions of what we like. El Hefe, what kind of sound are you after?
     
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    I want a nice clear clean neck sound. And I have the humbucker rail in the bridge for dirty stuff.
     
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    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

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    sd antiquity neck..
     
  20. El Hefe

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    Is there a Tele neck pup that sounds like a p90?
     
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