Cavalier pickups recommendation, anyone?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Smylight, May 31, 2019.

  1. rich815

    rich815 Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve got Rob’s 51/52 Lion in the bridge position of my Highway One tele. It’s fantastic. Rob is very approachable and a helluva nice guy. He’ll make a good suggestion as to which of his offerings would be best for what you’re after or might even custom wind a pup to your desire.
     
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    Yes, I do realize this. And then he also used all kinds of gimmicks to get his sound going. But as I said, I'm after the overall hot rock sound, and I never managed to get close to it with any reissue with vintage-specs pickups. But one of my builds gets pretty close, and that has a SD Hot Tele in it. So that's why I'm referring to it. A powerful PU seems to be fine for the job.


    Pierre
     
  3. Amby

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    His 51/52 Lion is spot on. He knows what he is doing!
     
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    BCblues55 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Rob put a Nocaster bridge pickup and Lioness neck pickup in a Squier Bullet Tele for me. Awesome! He’s a great guy to work with, his pups perform as he describes them, and it’s at a great price. Highly recommended!
     
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  5. paulblackford

    paulblackford Tele-Meister

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    I've got 2 Nashville Lions, a Bakersfield, and a Huge Lion. Like them all, and I've been through a lot of pickups. The Nashville Lion is my favorite Tele bridge pickup of all time. It can solidly cover all bases.
     
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  6. SPUDCASTER

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    And that's why I might lean more towards the Fat/Bakersfield combo.

    The Bakersfield comes in around 6.8k(give or take). The Fat comes in around 9.2k(give or take).

    Should give you the Zep plus an extra gear.;)

    Still got those Oildales AJ?
     
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    Yup, still have them, but currently not using them (disadvantage of only owning one tele, but multiple pickups...)
     
  8. El Tele Lobo

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    I have the Nashville/Lion King and Fat Lion/Fat Lion King sets. I use the former for all-around stuff and the latter primarily for jazz. Great pickups! Looking forward to trying his Bakersfield Lion one of these days, maybe with a 10-15% underwound Lion King neck. Rob is hard to beat for quality or customer service.
     
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    The Fat Lion, is it suitable for an Eldred Mod Harness? I’m waiting on a harness in the post, but I’m reading online that to achieve the Eldred mod the pick up must have two hot coil wires (tapped).

    It’s not a huge deal for me, if needs be I’ll wire the Fat Lion to a standard harness and leave the Eldred mod for another day and another guitar.

    Edit: This is the harness I am waiting on -
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191635401472
     
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    I don't know, honestly. You can ask Rob, he is a pleasure to deal with!
     
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    I have a Nocaster Holy Grail and Lion King. They are great. Rob is a great guy
     
  13. Mick Sullivan

    Mick Sullivan Tele-Meister

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    I did. And he did. The Fat Lion is perfectly suitable for the harness I have on order. The Fat Lion arrived really quickly, just waiting on the harness now.
     
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  14. ScottJPatrick

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    I use the 51/52 in my esquire, plenty varaition just using the vol and tone.
     
  15. mimmo

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    Really happy to hear this my friend :)
    You will enjoy this pickup!
     
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  16. gobi_grey

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    Great pickups, you'll be happy. Let us know what you choose and how you like it.
    I love the huge lion for less twang. Nashville for more twang so I went with a tapped pickup for one of my Esquire builds. I mainly use the huge lion selection and could easily deal with just that.
     
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