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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by dogmeat, Oct 22, 2020.
...to install on a Tele with a '53 bridge pickup.
... or maybe a wide range?????
Lollar Wide Range are W I D E ! ! !
They have a thick musical 3D palette. Every amp will love them for rhythms and boosted. Not sure about heavy distortion.
I would use a WD
BUT, regarding to P90s I fav the normal and simple Gibson P90. I had guitars with Lollars, Franlins, SD, whatever... I like Gibson's. And you can find them quite cheap from people who doesn't think the same
Find one that is RW/RP to your bridge pickup @ 8K's....
If you mean humbucker size P90, I have a GFS Mean90 for the neck pickup on my parts build and it is perfect! I bought it together with a bridge version of the Mean90, and that one is going into the neck slot of my current scratch build
If it's a humbucker in P90 size they are generally referred to as P100 clones. A mudbucker is not a P90.
... no... a P90 or a WR, and another outside possibility would be a mini bucker
again.. paired with a telecaster 1953 bridge pickup. a real one
thanks, keep it coming
Just for the heck of it, why not consult a pro. Call Lindy Fralin and tell him what bridge pickup you have, and what sound you are looking for, and he will custom build one for you.
A typical modern P90 will be at least 7K DCR. Too loud, too bassy to match with a vintage Tele pickup. Been there, done that 35 years ago. Try a Franz P90 type---vintage or repro. They read about 5-6K and the tone is a much better match for a vintage wind Tele bridge pickup (I used a 50s Franz with an early 50s pickup I had and it worked well).
A TV Jones T-90 would be a good choice IMHO. It's also not too hard to get a pickguard with a Filtertron rout at the neck, so it would drop right in.
Whatever you decide, make sure you get either a volume pot with and intermediate value such as 330K or a stacked pot with a 500K and 250K wafer so that you don't wind up with a sound that icepicky on the bridge or muddy on the neck.