What're your favorite matched Tele pickup sets

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  1. aalcantara

    aalcantara TDPRI Member

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    Hey everyone, just wondering what your favorite matched pickup sets for Telecasters are. Thanks!
     
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  2. FrontPU

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    Cavalier Fat Lion or Nashville Lion set
     
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    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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  4. TheDams

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    Another vote for Cavalier Lion.

    Or

    “Cheap” (kinda), but also truly amazing, the GFS Slick Fullerton set. REALLY good !
     
  5. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Tele-Afflicted

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    I can't imagine anything beating the pair that comes with the 50's Baja. Twisted Tele at the neck and Broadcaster at the bridge just offers so much versatility.
     
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    eallen Tele-Afflicted

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    Bill Lawrence Wilde Microcoils. Hands down for singles with unparalleled clarity.

    For SH, Lawrence L48 single & L90 2.0h HB. Amazing versatility!

    Eric
     
  7. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Holic

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    That depends so much on the guitar and the player and the band and the music. If someone doesn't specifically specify something, I put a pair of StewMac's Golden Era pups in it (thats what I have in mine). They are a fine generic pickup that sounds like a telecaster.

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    I put a pair of Fralins in the barncaster that went to NZ - I wasn't all that impressed, the owner loves them

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    another barncaster got a Budz P90 in the neck and single in the bridge, owner loves it

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    a friend who is one of the best jazz players I've ever met likes the 'bucker in the neck of his G&L (and never touches the bridge_

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    If you're just takin' a survey, I'd have to say the Bootstrap Pickups' Palo Duro set.
    If you're shoppin' to buy, I'd say the Bootstrap Pickups' Palo Duro set.
    See what I did there????? ;)
     
  10. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Afflicted

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    I find the TexMex underrated, if you need a broad application from clean to saturation. And they are inexpensive. Of course, they fit the immortal words of Yogi Berra - nobody plays them anymore. They are too popular.
     
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    Anything from Don Mare. I have a Supersport bridge with a Stelly neck.

    Close second place, the old Fender OV set. Sets the standard for vintage Tele voicing.
     
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    Klein Alnico 4's and whatever is in my Masterbuilt Rosewood Tele . Chris Klein couldn't sell his Alnico 4 Tele pickups because Fender never used Alnico 4 magnets . Since that is no longer a valid statement , things just might change .
     
  13. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Fender Pure Vintage '58s. Best stock Fender Tele pickups I've ever played; I have no desire to swap them out. The '52s and '64s sound great too in shops (probably just as good as the '58s), but I don't own them, so I've not spent many hours with them as I have with my '58s. Therefore I can't give them quite as definitely glowing a review as I can the '58s.
     
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    Ones that come off my winder!
     
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    Easy choice for me. Fender Pure Vintage '52's or the older Fender Original Vintage '52's, exactly how a Tele is supposed to sound. I have one Tele with each and another with Fender Pure Vintage '58's. Those sound good but I think I'm not that big a fan of A5 magnets. Love the 52's.
     
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    Tonerider Hot Classics ( Alnico 111s)
     
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    Alan Hamels, Ron Ellis, Don Mare
     
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    Neck: Fender Texas Special
    Bridge: Fender Original Vintage
     
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    Don Mare Hot Bakelites - really versatile set. Great sounding set for Rock but still can get that twangy sound as well.
     
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    Coil sized rails humbuckers with A5 in bridge paired with overwound repro in neck for me.
     
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