Anyone Else Like Using Tele Bridge Pickups In their Strats?

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  1. JeffBlue

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    I like the sound of tele bridge pickups in some of my strat builds IMG_0074.jpg IMG_0083.jpg IMG_0151.jpg .
     
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    I’ve never done that with my Strat, but hey, it sounds like a great idea!
     
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    I've considered it more than once. I currently have a Hendrix reverse angled pickguard on my Strat.

    You really need to move the volume knob to the first tone knob hole (same location as a Tele control strip) so you can actually pick the strings from saddles to neck like on a Tele.

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  4. MrGibbly

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    Yes. Best pickup in my arsenal for fuzz tones. Stays clear, articulate and controllable while still getting wooly and nasty with either muff types or fuzz faces. Big fan!
     
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    It's a great idea. I never was a fan of the Strat bridge pickup.

    I have a Duncan Twangbanger in my Strat's bridge slot. That's a Tele bridge pickup wound on a Strat bobbin.
     
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    I wonder if anyone is using a Strat bridge pickup in a Tele (HA!)
     
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    As I’ve mentioned before, my current ‘Strat’ is a Shergold Masquerader SM-03SD (designed by Patrick Eggle) which has a Tele bridge & bridge pickup and Strat middle and neck pickups (all Seymour Duncans).
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    It is a pretty successful combination IMHO.
     
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  8. voskarp

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    What about an Esquire with a strat bridge pickup, and a strat "esquire" with only a tele neck pickup?

    They could even have Jazzmaster bridges and robotuners...
     
  9. Texas Special

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    That's certainly a bit different Alan. Never seen one of those before.
     
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    @JeffBlue, how much of a tele sound does that bridge pickup keep in a strat? Without that traditional bridge etc.?
     
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  11. AAT65

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    Different meaning ugly?!? :eek: I think there’s something in that! Very nice all rosewood neck though. I’ve linked the NGD thread now.
     
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    Just read your thread. Certainly interesting. Note to myself - must make a rosewood neck........ They do look good. Does your neck have any finish on it, or is it bare?
     
  13. rze99

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    Yes I have three Strats and one now has an SD twangbanger in it and it’s got a more Tele like response while still being Stratty enough that it will quack in position 2
     
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    It’s what they call a ”hand-burnished” finish. Some sort of polish I guess rather than a coating but it’s left slightly satin-y. However as I play it the neck is starting to gloss up. It feels good though, smooth and not at all sticky.
     
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    Thank you for answering. Certainly food for thought.
     
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    My 95 Mexican strat with a Vintage tele, vintage strat, and cool rails...one tone knob, the other a series parallel fader very good instrument

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    I have a twangbanger in my strat, I like it a lot. A strat doesn't sound like a tele mostly because of how the body is shaped, a strat shape puts your picking hand about an inch more towards the neck the does a tele body. The brass bottom plate on the pickup and the different bridges on the two guitars probably make less of a difference than that
     
  18. JeffBlue

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    Not exactly like a tele but certainly a more powerful sound than what a strat pickup can deliver.
     
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    After through all of this when I'm off the vent

    I'm going to have a Tele pickup putting my Strat- but with the exact placement as it would go in the Telecaster
     
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    Moving that second tone pot off the middle pickup and putting it on the bridge pickup does wonders for the Strat bridge pickup, I do that on all my single coil Strat guitars along with a series/parallel switch for the middle pickup.

    The 50's Strat bridge pickups sound better to me.

    I modded this Squier Strat recently. Cavalier Fat Lion Tele bridge pickup in the bridge - DeArmond style Gold Foil in the middle - SD minibucker converted to A2 Firebird for the neck. 250k pots and .047 cap/ neck pickup is 250k volume only. DSCF0861.JPG
     
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