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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Onairangel2, Feb 14, 2018.
Ha, these are my choices, too! A Seth Lover & Vintage Broadcaster, and the rest is playing style.
This one might get you close
Wow, I had no idea SD was recreating such obscure pickups.
Speak of the devil, this just arrived on my doorstep today...
How does the steel pickup differ from an early Tele style? Aside from the two screws...
OK, so, say I'm entering a Keef Richards lookalike contest, and I just want to nail it. What is the official, bona fide correct Keef way of attaching this beast to a Telecaster? Does it screw into the wood?
I’d not nail it, I’d def. use a screw.
Just use two screws instead of three. ...and yeah, no nails.lol
But if he uses screws and it all comes together perfectly, he can then say, “Nailed it!”
Any Tele into a Twin Reverb with a mild dirt pedal will give you most good old rock sounds -the rest is up to your fingers.
I bet Jack White would nail it.
Almost any Tele (or other guitar) with the right amount of breakup will get a Keith tone if you use Open G tuning. I don't think any mods are absolutely necessary.
How to get started with open G tuning for Stones tunes: http://www.cutshaw.co.uk/instantkeef.pdf
Pickup Wizard makes/made a Micawber set.
Get a Fender amp, Tele and an open G tuning, crank it up and have fun.
Two screws, in a brass plate:
Also, note that the humbucker is flipped around and installed with the adjustable pole pieces facing the bridge.
...and.... the humbucker is very close to the neck, the pickguard is cut around the bucker frame and one slug is pulled from the lapsteel pickup.
also the 17th fret dot dropped out the night before the Manchester show on the 40 Licks Tour. September 4th, 2003.
Depending on how your bridge pickup is built, pushing out the E-string magnet could be either absolutely no big deal, or highly likely to "kill" the pickup. So proceed with care if you are that deep into the lookalike contest.
If the wire is wound directly against the magnet pole pieces, moving them 90 degrees to the wire wind could break one of those tiny wires, and it only takes one...
Technically it is only one. How many grooves in a record and all that.
I have a book from The Stones concert here last year. McCawber has a brass Gotoh -like brass bridge bar one string saddle, taken out so he can play without the dropped D on the 6th. string. Also , like that SD Antiquity, it has two screwholes ( I am looking at a very detailed picture now). I believe it is screwed into the wood body, like Andy Summers of the Police, similar bridge BTW.
Alamo's pic shows it clearly.
You will also need an old PAF humbucker and a very old Fender Telecaster. McCawber is the sum of all parts. Guitar, pickups, bridge, G -Tuning and most all KR's playing. Good luck.