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Esquire conversion done!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jsalvaggio, May 1, 2020.

  1. pagedr

    pagedr TDPRI Member

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    Just put that same bridge pickup in my 50s Classic Tele...such a great sounding pickup.
     
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  2. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Rob is the man!
    I am a sucker for his fat lion, and now I really want to try this one!

    OP, great looking esquire, congrats!
     
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  3. guitarist232345

    guitarist232345 Tele-Meister

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    Generally pop punk music, bands like the Story So Far. So a thick, growly p90 like tone with jangly highs.
     
  4. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Looks great!
     
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  5. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Frettech.com Rob DeStefano has Fat, Huge, and Humongous winds that live in that tone zone. I just bought a double-tapped pickup from him for my Esquire conversion.

    Edit: My tapped pickup has the Bakersfield, Nashville, and Fat winds. I'll put it on a 3-way switch like a Strat.
     
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  6. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Depends on the player, I think sometimes. My Favorite Esquire has a simple, borrowed Tex Mex T pickup with a Mojotone base plate affixed with some Shoe Goo (after I removed the extra plastic where the screws attach).


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    In defense of those Broadcaster pickups, they're an excellent matchup with the Twisted Tele neck pickups. I wonder if the O.P. got a bum one - I sure like the 7 I have.
     
  7. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Cheers!
     
  8. capt pearl

    capt pearl Tele-Meister

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    Looks absolutely awesome!
     
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  9. gobi_grey

    gobi_grey Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice! Rob's pickups are great. I have a variety of them in a few of my teles and a couple esquires. I love them all.
     
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  10. jsalvaggio

    jsalvaggio Tele-Meister

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    Yes it's possible the Broadcaster p/u is a bum one, it has zero presence. And I've never been a big fan of single coil neck p/u's (I know don't yell at me), but the Twisted Tele does sound good, in a Strat sort of way. I've just had a thing for Esquires for a long time, and I'm so glad I did this simple conversion.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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