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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Aaron1061, Oct 24, 2020.
That red one looks lovely
Recently I've carried out a few mods to various guitars including Tele and Strat types.
I've actually found the Brent Mason configuration of adding a 3rd pick-up with it's own volume pot meaning it can be blended in gives a great range of tones. Turn back the original volume control to zero and you get the middle pup on it's own too giving another tone.
I also added stacked hum and coil tapped them giving a further range of tones.
As regards the Strat mod I basically had the 5 position switch replaced with a 3 position Tele type giving B, both or N with the middle pick-up wired direc to it's own volume pop allowing it to be blended in.
Not everyone's cup of tea but a simple way of increasing you range of tones
How does the Cavalier Phoenix compare to the Antiquity Mini HB? I have an Antiquity in the neck of a parts tele and love it. I have several Cavalier pickups in teles and have been very impressed with them.
Nope, you're not alone.
I like a clear, articulate neck pickup. I get that with my Vineham Telepaf.
The typical Tele bridge sound sets my teeth on edge. I've gotten around that with an SD Little 59 in the bridge and the tone on 4 or 5. (On the neck it's usually around 6.)
500 Meg volume pot, of course.
All my amps and pedals also have the treble turned back a bit. For example, my PRRI's treble is on 2.
Are you sure you don’t actually play a Strat, rewired for tone control on the bridge pickup?
They sound very much alike! Surprisingly so. You might have a hard time determining which was which, just hearing them being played.
If I’m going for a higher gain or thicker sound in the bridge, yeah, I’ve done that before. I’ve had a Twang King neck which is on the brighter side with a Broadcaster which is more mid focused/warm, or in another case a Bare Knuckle Cobra, which is thick sounding. Could see it being a good match with a Tone Zone or something, too.
P90's on right. Underwound neck pup. Hot bridge pup.
Dang, just wire your poop selector switch backwards!
You are not alone. My favorite tele bridge pickup of all time is the SD “Hot Stack Lead”. Thicker and warmer than a traditional tele pickup by a pretty good margin. Then I like my neck pickup the strattier the better. I greatly dislike vintage style tele neck pickups. They always sound like somebody threw a blanket over my amp.
apologize for my ignorance, but what exactly is an a2 wire?
Seymour Duncan 5-2s are NOT noiseless pickups, they are pure single coils.
I am with you - hence the Lindy Fralin P-90 in the neck Position and the Seymour Duncan in the bridge. Fun fact - I re-wired it with two volumes (250k "I think" but maybe 500k - Fender NOS pots). Balancing the pickups works like a charm. Tone was basically on full anyway - seemed like a volume sucker and a waster of space to my style. Also traded out the old ashtray bridge for something that actually worked, reversed the controls, you get the idea ...
Turn your 3-way switch around.
My 2006 Baja, with the Twisted Tele/Broadcaster pickup set, is very sensitive to the elevation that I set the pickups at. A little change to either pickup height produces massive tonal changes. You may be able to get the sound you want just by playing with pickup heights.
I'm simple minded, I guess. Set the amp brightness for the neck pickup and use the tone control.
Oh, yeah, and a 4-way switch.
Maybe its a bit out of topic, but I use an open top neck cover, on alnico 3 pickups, using a 500K potmeter, and it gives me just the right tone with a well balanced tone
Not here...that's my preference...now whether I get them or not is another thing...
You're not the only one. You don't know.
Please forgive me.
That song always reminds me of this:
the first cut won't hurt at all
the second only makes you wonder