Favorite pedal for tele neck pickup?

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  1. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    If turning up the amp doesn't do it, this works great for me too. ^^^. It let's you drive the front end of the amp, accentuating the frequencies you choose.
     
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    Yes that is what I've been doing with my Tone Job eq pedal.
     
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    My Digitech Bad Monkey works well for punch when set right. It's all in the tweaking.
     
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    I love that too - with the Bad Bob Boost on mine, which really makes it extra versatile.
     
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    Boss Blues Driver w/ a little delay from a Carbon Copy
     
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    Forgot to add the Tone City Bad Horse to my post. It's reported to be a Klone and since I've never used a real Klon, I have no idea how it stacks up to the real deal.....however, I love this little pedal. No matter where you pt the controls, it sounds stellar and works beautifully with a tele neck pup.
     
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    Lately, Blues Breaker v1 or SD-1.
     
  8. Kontaktmoi

    Kontaktmoi Tele-Meister

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    A clean boost to drive the signal.. Just a TAD over unity gain. I have a simple Katana Clean boost then into a Boss BD-2 to put " some hair" on the tone as needed. If you have good tremolo, try a very subtle tremolo on at all times. Of course 3 on the Reverb knob and last stomp box before the amp a digital delay for a slap-back or just a luscious tail.
     
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  9. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's

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    Depends.

    A good fuzz on the neck pickup, with the tone rolled off around halfway makes a mighty fine sound. Add in a slapback into a tremolo into reverb and it's great for atmospheric fingerpicked swampy bluesy stuff when played through a Champ-a-like.

    Light overdrive with just a little frizz on the hair 'round the edges. Tone up, delay ( slapback ) to fatten it a little into a crispy Champ. When the wah treadle goes nose down, it breaks up rather wonderfully.

    Clean(ish) amp, slapback to increase its girth from a size 10 to a graspable size 14. Rock the wah and get the funk out.

    Just a compressor and slapback ( I like a little slap and tickle ) into the amp with the amp at the point where really digging in causes it to break up, backing off and it cleans up to a menacing clean.

    Too many people overlook just how good the neck pickup on a Tele can be. It's just as versatile as the bridge, but with a different voice.
     
  10. ClashCityTele

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    Or stack 'em. Check this out -

     
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    codamedia Friend of Leo's

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    IMO... Tele pickups are very well balanced (when bought as a set). The bridge pickup isn't too bright, the neck pickup isn't too dark, volume is generally balanced & together they create the Tele Jangle that has it's own sound.

    To answer the question of this thread.... I don't use a specific pedal to add "punch" to a tele neck pickup. I use the same pedals with the same settings across the entire guitar, regardless of pickup choice. I add punch with a light compressor, I add crunch with a Timmy, I add lead OD tones with a Tube Screamer (often stacked with a Timmy), etc... etc... but nothing special is done to the neck pickup alone...
     
  12. bluebirdrad

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    Maybe if you think about it you use one of the pedals more often for the neck pickup. My Timmy sounds great on both but I don't like a TS on the bridge. But I get what you mean. I think my neck pickup on my new guitar is just too bassey. Not in balance like you say.
     
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    This is silly.
     
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    Favourite pedal right now, whether I'm playing emando or esquire, is an Origin Effects SlideRig. Made specifically for slide, it's a pair of chained preamps with compression circuits. It's a brilliant bit of kit.

    It's larger than two Boss pedals put together, but a really useful tool. I generally use the 'rhythm' channel for a bit of compression and the 'lead' channel for clean boost. It really pushes the tubes in my Ampeg and makes for wonderful overdrive.

    They have since redesigned the controls and dropped the circuitry into a much smaller pedal. Highly recommended.

    Daniel
     
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    Stick to a '50 Esquire and you won't have this problem in the future.
     
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    I have never used a pedal for anything, other than a reverb pedal for my one amp that has no built in reverb. On very rare occasions a slap or echo.

    Clean with bit of reverb is about all I need.
     
  17. Kontaktmoi

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    Huge differences depending on WHICH telecaster. My current " NON-CS" Tele favorite is a 2007 AVRI Custom '62 with Custom Shop pups. These pups have cohones!. Just Katana into Digital delay ( Ibanez DL-10) for this one.
    For CS Tele Nocaster 2000 with Nocaster pups Katana or BOSS-BD2 in line into DL-10.
    But... look behind you and see where that sound is amplified... yep... an AMPLIFIER... That makes the difference and I think discussions like this are pretty useless unless you know the whole story. Which amp. For me, typically, I would use a LTD Reissue Deluxe Reverb or 65' LTD ED Princeton reverb.
     
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  18. Kontaktmoi

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    I envy players that can make a guitar sound full and complete just plugging it into an amp without reverb. If you can bottle that skill or ability.. I will buy it !! I need everything out there to have my sound match what I hear in my head! LOL.
     
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    Absolutly! While that's not the sound I usually try to emulate, I have stacked multiple OD's for lead tones for a long time now and love what you can get with two low gain OD'S.
     
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    the pickup switch
     
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