1. DNestler

    Replacement pick up suggestions please for a mid 80's Squire Telecaster

    hello everyone, I have a mid 80's (E serial number) Squier Tele thhat I have modded over the years. (I've owned it since 1989.) Put a string-through bridge on it (and ferrules and holes, natch), replaced the nut, replaced the birdge pickup, rotated the control plate, pulled the replacement...
  2. T

    [alternate WIRING - MOD] presentation, stereo/TRS wiring for my tele-babes and some other technical talks :)

    Hi guys 😎 This post is gonna be half technical talking, and half presentation post as I realised I still haven't do so since the time I signed-in back in the days... For the technical part, I'm about to re-think my two Telecaster's wiring schemes to stereo wiring : main idea is to have both...
  3. E

    Noiseless Pickups and 4 Way switch

    I'm looking for some noiseless pickups to upgrade my Blackguard MIM Tele, that still retains its single coil tone but more on the warmer, punchier side (specially in the bridge). I'm looking mainly at Mojotone Broadcaster Quiet Coils, also SD Vintage Stack, and Fender Ultra Noiseless. Would love...
  4. AK2112

    help ID these telecaster pickups (sorry!)

    I've searched and searched and read a bunch of threads here but I figured I'd start a thread just to see if there's a pickup savant out there who can give me a definitive answer on what I've got here. Bought this set yesterday to install in my 11' mim fsr copperburst telecaster (somehow the...
  5. A

    Telecaster for metal

    Hello all, This is my first post so I'm very sorry if this has been posted before. I have a situation with my guitar, got my first fender guitar a year ago, a player series which I have modified a bit to fit my necessities (and refinished), I put a pair of vintage noiseless pups in it with a 4...
  6. J

    Tele Pickup Journey, so far... Goldilocks...

    Hi everyone. I have a 2018 BSB Classic Vibe (China) that I really like, but wasn't that happy with the Alnico 5s fitted as standard. So I fitted: 1. Fender Texas Specials - 'too hot' (9k bridge) and lost some of the Tele dynamics; 2. the original Classic Vibe Alnico 5s (bridge 5.9k) - 'too...
  7. naneek

    quick and dirty way to test pickups?

    I don't have a multimeter, and need to test some pickups I bought online before the return/refund period expires. I have a unused quarter inch jack. Can I simply wrap the pickup leads around the terminals of the quarter inch jack, hold the pickup up to a guitar, and strum away? I just need to...
  8. I

    American Performer Telecaster

    I recently purchased an American Performer Telecaster. It came with Yosemite's but the GAS hound in me is thinking of switching to a Twisted Tele set or a Texas Special set. Has anyone here honestly had any experience with these three sets or done this exact switch to lend an ear to it? A lot of...
  9. TeleCarlos

    Another Chopper T Parallel/series wiring question!

    Some help here, check my "math" if you don't mind. I'm installing an Area T neck and a Chopper T, along with a push/pull pot for the tone knob, 3 way switch will stay. Want to do the series/parallel thing with the Chopper. Dimarzio has a lot of wiring diagrams but I think this is the one that...
  10. E_sharp_its_not_F

    Loose pickups workaround?

    Hi everyone how's it going? Last year I replaced the stock pickups of my telecaster (Squier Telecaster Custom the one with the humbuckers, [no P90, either Widerange]) and after changing them I noticed they're quite loose (At the point that when I play some bass notes they phyisically vibrate)...
  11. Masmus

    Did Dirty Works make more than 2 mini humbuckers

    I have one in black and one in cream and I have never seen any others. Not in the 70's not online not anywhere. I emailed EMG but they had no records They only said they were extremely rare. I wonder if they might even be prototypes.
  12. yagguh

    How to Increase Inductance / Output When Making Pickups

    As the title suggests, I want to know if there's a way for me to increase the inductance of a pickup without adding extra coils and or adding a baseplate. The goal is to have more inductance to increase the output while also maintaining the capacitance to be as low as possible for the top end...
  13. M

    Pickup advice

    Hi, Advice on pickups would be appreciated. I have a Pine bodied Fender Am Pro II Tele with maple neck and V-Mod II pickups. I've also just aquired a second Am Pro II with Alder body and maple neck with Rosewood board. This too has V-Mod IIs (I know, same guitar but I love the necks and...
  14. WrayGun

    Mustang Transmogrification

    Well, I recently picked up a Squier Mustang for cheap, and I kinda dig the overall petite size for playing in my easy chair, I’m not really loving the preset switching thing. I’m thinking that it would be easy enough to remove the stock wiring harness and replace it with a simple...
  15. itsGiusto

    Strat comparison - Details on '95 MIJ vs 03' MIM pickups?

    I have two strats, a white MIJ from '95 or '96 that I bought used in 2011, and a black MIM from '03 or 04' that was gifted to me a few years ago. I've always liked the MIJ, and thought it sounds pretty good. I haven't played the MIM too much, but thought it was fine. The other day, I...
  16. X

    Why don't any pickups use Alnico 1??

    Seriously, you hear about Alnico 2, 3, 4, 5 but never 1? Is there something about Alnico 1 that makes it unsuitable for guitar pickups?
  17. jrintheemaking

    Texas Special Pickups on Reverb, Scam?

    Hi, I recently purchased some Custom Shop Texas Special Pickups on Reverb. The pickups didn’t come in the original packaging. They do have the “Custom Shop “ sticker on the back. They have the same wiring and have not been used. The pickup values specifications from Fender (6.2k, neck, 6.5k...
  18. A

    Looking for hum-cancelling tele pickups, feeling a bit lost

    Hey everyone! I got my first telecaster (Squier CV50s) a few months ago and I love it to bits but as someone who has primarily played with humbuckers for the majority of my guitar-playing life I'm finding the hum and various other alien abduction noises the single coils pick up a little...
  19. lj89

    Twisted Tele VS. Bareknuckle True Grit

    Hey guys, I have a MIM Fender Baja that I was advised to upgrade the pickups on with some Bareknuckle True Grits. So I bought a set and changed them out and almost sold the originals. Before I did I looked up what the stock pups were in a Baja and realised these were custom shop twisted tele...
  20. Retriarius

    Kinman Pickups + Harness/Switch for Nashvilles

    I'm intrigued by Kinman's harness systems (slanted blade, solderless install) for my Nashville Tele build I'm starting soon. Has anyone used their pickups for a Nashville configuration, specifically with a Kinman harness?
  21. Retriarius

    Nashville Tele Build - Which Pickups?!?

    I'm in the process of building a Nashville style Telecaster (3 pickups) from scratch. What do you guys recommend for Tele/Strat, mix/match, stock/after-market pickups? I know I want a great Tele bridge and neck (with a push-pull to put them together), but also a great Strat middle that works...
  22. jrintheemaking

    Fender AVRI Jaguar pickup recommendations

    So, I have a late 90s Fender Jaguar. I love it on a lot of different levels, and it probably has the best neck on any other guitar I’ve ever owned. At one time I even loved the sound of it, but lately I’ve been thinking of letting it go. It’s a great overdub guitar- cuts through the mix quite...
  23. Cosmic Cowboy

    Truetone Lounge Ron Ellis Interview

    Really great interview with Ron Ellis. Super-interesting and detailed interview with the man who so many regard as the premier pickup winder in the business. Very honest. Very good job by Zac just letting Ron talk through his story. Well worth the watch.
  24. smh316

    New pickups for cv tele

    Hello everybody. I'd like explore pickup options for my 50s cv tele. i'd like to put a humbucker/paf at the neck and single at the bridge. Do any of you have experience with this? there are so many companies and so many selections that im lost. What are some good combanations? If i go with a...
  25. flatbushcl

    pickup suggestions?

    I bought this used SG in the mid-90's. I was told the pickups were: Jeff Beck in neck, Super Distortion in bridge. Does this jibe with the photos; or is it impossible to tell? They used to be fine, okay with me. Lately they seem way too hot. I've been craving a much cleaner sound. Any suggestions?