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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by aalcantara, May 11, 2019.
Hey everyone, just wondering what your favorite matched pickup sets for Telecasters are. Thanks!
Cavalier Fat Lion or Nashville Lion set
Another vote for Cavalier Lion.
“Cheap” (kinda), but also truly amazing, the GFS Slick Fullerton set. REALLY good !
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.
Bill Lawrence Wilde Microcoils. Hands down for singles with unparalleled clarity.
For SH, Lawrence L48 single & L90 2.0h HB. Amazing versatility!
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.
I put a pair of Fralins in the barncaster that went to NZ - I wasn't all that impressed, the owner loves them
another barncaster got a Budz P90 in the neck and single in the bridge, owner loves it
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_
Gidday from OZ! Some time back I did a little tele unit which used a pair of hot humbuckers made by one of our very talented members on this forum. I shall post a link to the thread for your perusal. They are above and beyond more than I expected.
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?????
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Ones that come off my winder!
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.
Tonerider Hot Classics ( Alnico 111s)
Alan Hamels, Ron Ellis, Don Mare
Neck: Fender Texas Special
Bridge: Fender Original Vintage
Don Mare Hot Bakelites - really versatile set. Great sounding set for Rock but still can get that twangy sound as well.
Coil sized rails humbuckers with A5 in bridge paired with overwound repro in neck for me.