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Bridge pickup - full, open, sparkle but no ice pick - does it exist?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by don, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. MatsEriksson

    MatsEriksson Tele-Afflicted

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    Since you wanted one pickup under 100 USD why not go to the horses mouth directly? Leo Fender did these ones, and it's a Fender still sort of. G&L Magnetic Field Bridge telecaster pickup. 69 USD. Ceramic, but if you don't screw it up all too close to the strings (which you can do with these ones anyway without getting magnetic string pull) you'll get the vintage sparkly Telecaster spank and clear .

    I would be intigrued if they found out some ways to produce a "mechanical" volume knob on the guitar but connected to the lowering and raising of the pickups on the guitar. Something that moved by hydralic air or fluid. Something aiking to old turntables to lower and raise the stylus up and down. It must be silent.

    But I'll guess I have to keep on dreaming about that...

    https://g-l-online-store.myshopify....ps/products/mfd-sc-asat-classic-bridge-pickup

    Individually adjustable pole pieces as well, and it DOES make a difference:

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    Since you only got/want one pickup, Esquire style, why not get one with versatility?

    Joe Barden pickups are extortionately priced in comparison, but are also one of those pickups that makes a huge difference in the smallest height adjustment.
     
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  2. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Afflicted

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    my change to using a tonepot started with this DIY no load mod of @Rob DiStefano
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/no-load-mod-your-guitar-bass-tone-or-blender-pot-2014.466061/
     
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  3. hopdybob

    hopdybob Tele-Afflicted

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    but using a trick of the old guitar giants (witch wasn't a trick than because there was no better quality)
    use a curly cable that has a bit of capacitance more than the cables now.
    it'll eat the ice:cool:
     
  4. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Me too!

    Have one in here with no-load tone pot, just ridiculously good.

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  5. Don Rich Rules

    Don Rich Rules Tele-Meister

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    Van Zandt or Lindy Fralin pickups are my favorite Tele pickups.
    And roll back your tone know a bit to get rid of a little of the high end.
    That's the way I've been doing it for the last 45 years and it seems to work.
     
  6. Don Rich Rules

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    Or roll your tone off a touch.
     
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    The 47uf will roll reduce the treble not the 22 if. 47uf is normally found in bass guitars.
     
  8. Grateful Ape

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    Or both...I don't remember when I last ran the controls on a Fender 'wide open'. Generally sounds horrific.
     
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  9. Kevin Wolfe

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    And Esquires. The old ones had .05uF as did old P basses.
     
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  10. Don Rich Rules

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    Hey, I just picked up a Gretsch Casino Gold Penguin 6134T.
    It's got an incredible Telecaster tone to the bridge pick up!
    Just putting it out there! TV Jones Filtertrons sound amazing!
    My first Gretsch too! A Xmas present from my fiancee.

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  11. TwangToInfinity

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    weaken the magnets
     
  12. mmannaxx

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    Broadcaster or Nocaster and use your tone knob.
     
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