Duncan '53 Tapped Tele bridge pickup in a '52 Hot Rod

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  1. Leak

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    Hi. I thought I'd share with you a clip I made of a Fender American Vintage '52 Hot Rod Telecaster with a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '53 Tapped Tele bridge pickup. The original bridge pickup was a bit too hot for my taste and the '53 Tapped Tele bridge pickup sounds really good in this guitar and matches the Duncan neck humbucker perfectly.

     
  2. Dukex

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    Sounds great!

    Nice playing, too.
     
  3. Leak

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    Thanks!
     
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    Can you compare the tapped sound to any well-known Tele pickups?
     
  5. Leak

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    No, unfortunately I don't have enough experience with different types of tele pickups to make a useful comparison.
     
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    Strato50 Tele-Afflicted

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    I dig it. I like the quarter pounder tapped to. It’s got all the twang you could want and the roar of a P90.
     
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    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    Tapped pickups can be very versatile. The SD is very good.
    I have a Cavalier double tapped Hydra that is great. :cool:
     
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    Did you keep the original 330K pots?
     
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    No, I replaced them with 250k's. The original pots were marked as 375k but measured a bit lower, one of them close to 330k.
     
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    When I replaced my 52 HR bridge PU with a SD BG1400 (based on a luthier recommendation, great pickup BTW) I put in 250K pots. I can’t remember if they were marked 330 or 375, but the both measured around 330.
     
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