$955.95 pickups?!

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by jannodude, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Build them and they will buy.:lol::lol::lol::lol:

    The consumer world gone amuck.:(

    So, is Joe B. purchasing the first set? Just askin'
     
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    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Ridiculous, but I also think a $300+ set of Tele pickups is ridiculous.
     
  3. Mincer

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    Well, they do sound really good, though...
     
  4. ftbtx

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    So the improved chance of brittle fracture improves string definition and clarity, nice. Time to get out the liquid nitrogen, laugh.
     
  5. Antigua Tele

    Antigua Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Don't worry; knowing what I know now about the origins of this product, "cryogenic treatment" probably amount to leaving the pickups in the freezer over the weekend, or maybe out in the trunk of their car on a cold night. It would have cost money to do actually perform the treatment, and I don't believe the creators truly believe it would have made any difference, and afaik, there's no way to prove it did or didn't happen just by studying the pickup. Is it really becoming of a business to throw money away? I'd want to see some kind of proof, and that's never gonna happen.
     
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  6. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    This is old tech now, guys.

    With new quantum pickups, your strings will exist in a superposition of both plucked and unplucked.

    Quit living in the past.
     
  7. Antigua Tele

    Antigua Tele Friend of Leo's

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    I respect most of Joe B.s' purchase decisions, he seems to collect vintage guitars and amps, which love or hate the gear itself, believe or disbelieve in the magic of vintage mojo, will at least hold or increase in value better than something that's both expensive and brand new. He's a better man that I, all I see is a bunch of beat up guitars and amps that need various repairs, but can't be, for fear of diminishing their vintage value.
     
  8. nojazzhere

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    I hope Ryan at Bootstrap Pickups doesn't read this thread.....I just ordered one of his Pretzel bridge pickups yesterday, to pair with one of his Palo Duro neck p/ups. If he gets ideas from this, he might want to charge me $500 for the Pretzel bridge, instead of the quoted $25.....'course I'd still probably pay it....they're that good. ;)
     
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    So with those, I can either know what fret I’m fingering, or the tempo, but not both?
     
  10. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Holic

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    and with the possibility to a make cigarbox guitar also ;)

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  11. Antigua Tele

    Antigua Tele Friend of Leo's

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    I see is a coffin, about the size of a paycheck.
     
  12. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    We won't start discussing PRS guitars though!! :)
     
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  13. ElJay370

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    Just a reminder....

    Every historical reference we have for “ideal” electric guitar tone was created with mass produced, off the shelf gear plugged in with cheap cables.
     
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    Ted Williams was cryogenically treated too and he ain't making a peep!
     
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    Not YET, anyway! ;)
     
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  16. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Holic

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    Yes it will be a little cigarbox guitar. I would use the same pickups from inside the box :)
     
  17. gwjensen

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    Josephina Campos Tele set will run you $499...
     
  18. skradlee

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    SD does do guitar shows where he winds pickups for the public. The Dallas show comes to mind. You can sit there and watch the man work, it's pretty cool.
     
  19. Derek Kiernan

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    Ugh. I knew he was terrible in most ways, but this is the first time I've seen this story. I wouldn't be surprised if Frank basically egged the new SD management into doing these pickups.
     
  20. Bruxist

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    Thanks for the heads up about that video. I have often wanted to know more about that neck pickup. I assume it is a tele pickup but it is hard to tell. Could be an uncovered strat pickup. But I love that guitar and the tone.
     
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