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Best pair of pickups for rock sound

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by fra61276, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Gclef

    Gclef TDPRI Member

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    Emg set. Really. They are kick ass.

    Dimarzio chopper t bridge with your choice of neck pickups.

    For hotter single coil Tele tones, I start and stop at harmonic design vintage plus pickups.

    In fact, the HD v+ neck pickupbwould go nicely with a chopper t
     
  2. Slippery Jack

    Slippery Jack Tele-Meister

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    You might want to consider rolling off the treble on the amp, turn up the volume, gain, mids and bass on the amp. Also, roll off a bit of treble on the guitar. That should get you most of the way there.

    However, saying all of that, I would really recommend that you get a new set of pickups. Just because.
     
  3. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    I agree..the TS set in the 2014 American Special I had was excellent once adjusted to my taste. Unfortunately, after 6 months, I just could no longer deal with the jumbo frets on that guitar, all my other guitars having medium jumbo frets, and so I sold it.
     
  4. Antoon

    Antoon Tele-Afflicted

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    See if you can try a Baja 50s Tele, with the broadcaster type bridge and stratty neck pickups. I like those for classic rock.
     
  5. wildschwein

    wildschwein Tele-Afflicted

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    I’m loving my Quarter Pounders. They crunch well.
     
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