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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Boundforglory07, Jul 15, 2011.
What's the best value out there for tele pickups?
Seymour Duncan Broadcaster...less than $60 for a bridge pickup that sounds as good or better than others costing twice as much, IMHO.
Or the Seymour Duncan Vintage 54. I am sold on this company's single coil Tele pups.
Also like the Di Marzio Twang Kings for bridge and neck a lot.
My "other" Tele has "Rumplestiltskins in the bridge and neck. This is my only experience with an individual pup winder. Aaron's work is excellent. If you visit other posts in these forums you won't find one complaint about his price or his service. He will make you happy and his pups are right in line with the mass manufacturers.
s/d and twang king
+1 about Rumpelstiltskin pickups. He makes fantastic pickups handwound to get the tone in your head (and he will nail the tone in your head) for less than most other custom pickups.
DiMarzio Twang Kings. I've never played a better set of Tele P/Us.
So many good choices out there, but "best bang for buck" to me would have to be either Fender Original Vintage or Keystones (my personal choice). Both very nice, and very affordable.
EDIT: Ha ha!! He said "twang" not "bang"!! It's OK, I'll stick with my choices.
Twang for the buck : Fender American 62RI pickups... they're like $80 a pair?
Isn't there "no name" pickups that are good?
Tonerider Hot Classics
Has anyone used Tonerider Vintage Plus? There only 60quid (about $100US?) a set on ebay. I'm thinking of putting em on a MIM standard, but if there not as good as the MIM pick ups I wont bother
My experience has been that if you find pickups less expensive than Fender OV, Keystones, or Toneriders, all of which can be had for under $100 a pair, they sound like poo. Some GFS pickups are good, but they're only a few bucks less than those mentioned above.