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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by JeffBlue, Apr 9, 2020.
I like the sound of tele bridge pickups in some of my strat builds
I’ve never done that with my Strat, but hey, it sounds like a great idea!
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.
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!
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.
I wonder if anyone is using a Strat bridge pickup in a Tele (HA!)
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).
It is a pretty successful combination IMHO.
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...
That's certainly a bit different Alan. Never seen one of those before.
@JeffBlue, how much of a tele sound does that bridge pickup keep in a strat? Without that traditional bridge etc.?
Different meaning ugly?!? I think there’s something in that! Very nice all rosewood neck though. I’ve linked the NGD thread now.
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?
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
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.
Thank you for answering. Certainly food for thought.
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
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
Not exactly like a tele but certainly a more powerful sound than what a strat pickup can deliver.
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
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.