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What's the twangiest and thinnest-sounding tele bridge pup?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Dl Hattenhauer, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Dl Hattenhauer

    Dl Hattenhauer NEW MEMBER!

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    I will consider any brand.
     

  2. NiceTele

    NiceTele Tele-Holic

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  3. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     

  4. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    use 500K or 1M pots..... most of them then...:D
     
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  5. Dl Hattenhauer

    Dl Hattenhauer NEW MEMBER!

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    Thanks, folks. Good point, trev (aka "Rockin' Doc").
     

  6. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Tonerider has a pretty low output bridge pickup. Vintage something or other.
     

  7. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island
    I can't say it's thin sounding, but the twangiest tele pickup I've played is probably The Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue.
     
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  8. bo

    bo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    Hmmm...I'd consider any of the lipstick pickups made to fit a Tele bridge.
     

  9. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    sounds like you want a cheap ceramic, underwound and really bright!
     

  10. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    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?
     
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  11. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

  12. TwangToInfinity

    TwangToInfinity Tele-Holic

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    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
     
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  13. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    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.
     
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  14. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    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?
     
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  15. SonsOfMoog

    SonsOfMoog Tele-Meister

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    Pluck by the bridge. Right by the saddles. Any pickup can sound like a tin can by adjusting your technique.
     

  16. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    and use a thin pick
     

  17. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     
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  18. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    The Japanese Fender tele pups are thin and twangy.
     
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  19. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Fralin Vintage Icepick Shrill - or whatever its called...
     

  20. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England
    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.
     

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