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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

    El Hefe Tele-Meister

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    Oct 19, 2011
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    Hey guys what is your favorite Tele neck pickup? I need a new one for my new sx.
     
  2. El Hefe

    El Hefe Tele-Meister

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    Oct 19, 2011
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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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  4. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    Nocaster.

    Fender AV'62 Custom.
     
  5. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 13, 2004
    Garden City, KS
    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.
     
  6. Tele Fan

    Tele Fan Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2007
    Louisville, Ky
    I like the Keystone tele neck pup from Bill Lawrence. The Twisted Tele from Fender is really nice too.
     
  7. ludashoeless

    ludashoeless Tele-Afflicted

    i like my twang king.... also look at nocasters but i've never tried them
     
  8. 63dot

    63dot Friend of Leo's

    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  9. elelpe

    elelpe Tele-Afflicted

    May 1, 2008
    SEA
    #1 Keystone
    #2 Nocaster
     
  10. el cheapo

    el cheapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 13, 2011
    Southcentral Pa
    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.
     
  11. WaylonFan76

    WaylonFan76 Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 22, 2008
    South Lousiana
    I love my Duff Guardsman. Also, I'd love to try the new analogman Fralin Big T...
     
  12. natrontheape

    natrontheape Tele-Meister

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    Oct 21, 2010
    Charleston, WV
    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...
     
  13. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire


    Yep !
     
  14. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 12, 2012
    South Jersey
    This is good stuff. Thanks guys.
    I too got a new SX. Showed up yesterday.
     
  15. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

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    Sep 26, 2009
    Winchester, Va.
    I'm in love with my CS Texas Special neck pick-up too..
     
  16. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Friend of Leo's

    Sep 7, 2010
    whitebird, idaho
    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?
     
  17. El Hefe

    El Hefe Tele-Meister

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    I want a nice clear clean neck sound. And I have the humbucker rail in the bridge for dirty stuff.
     
  18. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    sd antiquity neck..
     
  19. El Hefe

    El Hefe Tele-Meister

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    Is there a Tele neck pup that sounds like a p90?
     
  20. Lee Harvey

    Lee Harvey Banned

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    Mar 1, 2012
    Chicago
    Rio Grande Dirty Harry
     
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