Your top 3 bridge pickups? Why? Go!

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  1. bacongrease

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    1. Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
    2. Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
    3. Seymour Duncan Broadcaster

    Great tone!
     
  3. Colt W. Knight

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    3rd place would be a tie between a bunch of pickups

    Once you get to a certain level, pickups aren't necessarily better than others, they are just different.
     
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    It's always the three I don't have in my guitar
     
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    1. P-90 bridge with a 3 saddle Wilkinson Tele Half bridge ... very versatile and with the tone rolled up you can't tell it from a warm Tele bridge pickup.

    2. OC Duff Plankster ... just listen to some Redd V. Tele all the way but a little warmer.

    3. Fender Nocaster ... Traditional Tele sound but sometimes a little brighter than I like so I have to turn the tone down a little.

    To qualify, I have these all in different guitars with different bridges and bodies.
     
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    No love for the Jerry Donahue then?
     
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    I have the Duncan designed lead pickup in a squier vm special it's ok just not special then again my playing is not special. The rhythm jazzmaster pickup is exceptional.
    So the broadcaster has that 50's rock&roll quality to it? I like that.
     
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    That's among my top bridge pickups. It's warmer with stronger mids than something like the Broadcaster, which is great if you want a tone that's a little more raw.

    I have a Lollar Alnico 2 bridge pickup that I love as well.
     
  11. Colt W. Knight

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    Jerry donahue is up there with the best of them. Seymiur duncan vintage stack is also a pretty amazing pickup. Its my goto noiseless pickup.
     
  12. bacongrease

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    What's the difference between the 54 & broadcaster & nocaster
     
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    Lotsa love for the Donohue!
     
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    I have not tried lots of them but I really like the fender nocaster, 62 reissue and the ??
     
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    I just got a Nashville Lion Bridge Pickup from Fret Tech. All hand made, hand wound, and mine sounds absolutely stellar.. It is a traditional vintage style with more wraps to equal about 8.5k ohms res. It sounds way better than the old Fender Vintage Reissue that I have had in my main Tele for 17 years. I just didn't think a pickup could sound way better than that one. Half the price of the Don Mare's equivalent, delivered... .. Rob, [Fret Tech], has many selections and he can wind one just for you, custom... I haven't heard Don Mare's pickups, and I haven't heard enough different pickups to be an expert, but I know what sounds really good. And these Nashville Lions do. :):):)
     
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    Clean bottom end for clean clear tones and ripping distortion.
    I mostly use stock pick-ups and focus more on the amp for tone.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's a "top 3" because I don't have the experience to nominate a top 3. But I just stuck a Tonerider Hot Classic in my Tele Custom and I am well pleased with it, it can hang with the neck bucker and overdrives with a lot of character.
     
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