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Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Dl Hattenhauer, Sep 21, 2017.
I will consider any brand.
Try a Mick Brierly "Tamworth". About as twangin' and toppy as I have used- sound great.
Wilde pickups has some options with far more high end content than traditional designs. Keystones and Alnico microcoils have huge amounts of clarity and top end.
use 500K or 1M pots..... most of them then...
Thanks, folks. Good point, trev (aka "Rockin' Doc").
Tonerider has a pretty low output bridge pickup. Vintage something or other.
I can't say it's thin sounding, but the twangiest tele pickup I've played is probably The Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue.
Hmmm...I'd consider any of the lipstick pickups made to fit a Tele bridge.
sounds like you want a cheap ceramic, underwound and really bright!
Cavalier Bakersfield is nice and twangy. Just like the SD Jerry Donohue, not thin but twangy.
What exactly are you after sound wise to compare it to?
have you tried cranking the amp up and turning the guitar way down?
it seems to thin things out when the tele is choked back like that
Can't comment too much on Twang, but the stock bridge pup in my CVC sounded so 'thin' at all pup heights and amp/Tele settings that I tore it out ASAP. Thin to me = not just trebly but no body to it. My AV62 bridge pup sounds absolutely gigantic in comparison, has all the treble one could desire and it sure twangs. It ain't thin.
Forget thin, bold clear scooped mids for me.
Things like steel saddles, heavy picks, and zero flesh/palming etc. All the same things you'd do to cover those twangy covers?
Pluck by the bridge. Right by the saddles. Any pickup can sound like a tin can by adjusting your technique.
and use a thin pick
True, and you, sir, have just described the G&L ASAT Classic MFD Bridge. Only $70 US new, and I'll bet you can find it for cheaper on fleabay.
The Japanese Fender tele pups are thin and twangy.
Fralin Vintage Icepick Shrill - or whatever its called...
I never thought of MFDs as thin sounding they're fairly high in output compared to a traditional tele pickups.
Edit: my bad I didn't realise they that they made another MFD which looks more like a classic tele pickup, I don't have any experience with them personally.