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best esquire bridge pup for...

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Bunky, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Bunky

    Bunky Tele-Meister

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    for 50s rnr blue soul rnb-70s to 70s classic rock
     
  2. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    any and all - there is no "best". really.
     
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  3. Bunky

    Bunky Tele-Meister

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    Oh I'm sorry...

    "recommend" me a bridge pickup.
     
  4. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    pick a pup that'll "best' fit your personal requirements, not mine, not that other guy's, not anybody's.

    so what are YOUR requirements? LOTS of twangy treble, some treble, MORE midrange? "output" should never be an esquire issue, it's all about "tone".
     
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    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

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    I reckon you'll need a neck pickup too.
     
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    telefunken Friend of Leo's

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    "Bridge Pickup on an Esquire" is like saying "ATM Machine" :)
    Seriously tho.......I love my Seymour Duncan Broadcaster, Big, Bold, and Rocks Out!!!
     
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    Those are very different sounds and I'd want something that taps so I can get sparkly and clean for that 50s tone or thick and ballsy for that 70s classic rock sound.

    Rob DiStefano here is probably the guy you want to commission for it actually.

    Cavalier pickups. You probably want a Fat Lion/Bakersfield 2 way tap bridge pickup, I'd guess.
     
  9. soulman969

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    I'll second that. Rob's not one to blow his own horn here but his Cavalier Fat Lion is one of the best pickups I've ever played in an Esquire and I also use one as a partner to a P90 neck pickup in another Tele. It'll definitely handle the rock and blues aspects very well.
     
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    Third. Got a Cavalier Lion in my Esquire and can't praise it enough.
     
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    Tonerider hot clasics
     
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    To me, 50's rnr and 70's classic rock are two different sounds. I guess you'll be thickening up your 70's sound with pedals?
     
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    I second Rob at Cavalier. I have one of his Nashville Lions and it isn't too hot,.. and isn't too cold.. It's just right. If you talk to him,..let him know what you want, he can construct it at a really good price...
     
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    Almost, except for the fact that Fender did make 2 pickup Esquires...
     
  15. tweedman2001

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    Ditto on Rob's tapped Lions. I put a Hydra Lion in my esquire and actually ended up only using two of the taps. The third is still there if I ever decide to use it. :cool:
     
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