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Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by bacongrease, Apr 10, 2013.
1. Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
2. Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
3. Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
D. Allen Colt '51
Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
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.
BKP Pile Driver . . that's it
It's always the three I don't have in my guitar
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.
Lindy Fralin Blues Special
Seymour Duncan Broadcaster
No love for the Jerry Donahue then?
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.
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.
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.
What's the difference between the 54 & broadcaster & nocaster
Van Vandt flat pole
Don Mare 0038
Lotsa love for the Donohue!
I have not tried lots of them but I really like the fender nocaster, 62 reissue and the ??
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.
Peter Florance voodoo te50
Original Series 52
Clean bottom end for clean clear tones and ripping distortion.
I mostly use stock pick-ups and focus more on the amp for tone.
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.