fender '51 nocaster pickups

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  1. dmoss74

    dmoss74 Tele-Holic

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    i just got a set of these last week from a member on the classifieds, and just got around to installing them tonight in my '52ri, and i have to say...i am mightily impressed. i don't know what i was expecting, but regardless, they exceed whatever it was i was hoping for.

    i've owned all kinds of pickups from various winders, in strat/tele/2xhb, p90 configs, but rarely do i find a pair (or set) from the big boys that even come close to passing muster. these pickups; however, are pretty effing nice.

    hat's off to fender for making at least one pair of pickups that i will keep and play. :)
     
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    Glad you like them. Like you, I've tried many pickups and have settled for Fender, but the Original Vintage set. Enjoy.
     
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    As far as FENDER Tele pups, OV's and the Nocaster's are the best on the planet.
     
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    I put a set of 51 Nocasters in my BSB FSR, and I love 'em. I'd describe them as having a much "sweeter" tone compared to other tele pups I've played.
     
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    Sounds great! Nice playing!
     
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    Ten years ago in 2007 (how can it be that long ago?) I built a Pinecaster with Fender Nocasters... they are still in it.

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  8. dmoss74

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    i love that strap! the pg? maybe not as much. :) just kidding. and yes, these pickups seem to fly under the radar. i wasn't expecting much from them, but am pretty blown away. in fact, i bought them as a bridge to another set i just got from a famous winder in the pacific northwest.

    his pickups may just be moved along now. :)
     
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    The CS Nocasters are as good as they get as far as Fender's own offerings go. I'm a pickup swapper and those are one set of pickups that I have which will never be swapped out. Wilde Keystones are another.
     
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    sorry dumb but brand new or vintage?
     
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    Nocaster bridge with Twisted Tele neck, staggered poles with nickel cover - double excellent set. Had them in my Nocaster Thinline.
     
  13. dmoss74

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    not brand new, but from the recent stable of nocasters from fender.
     
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    I'm not terribly picky nor do I have acute taste/hearing/opinion--I should just stick w/ SD Broadcaster bridge p/u shouldn't I.
     
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    I put a '51 Nocaster's loaded pickguard from Sigler music, in my new parts-caster, with a Paulownia body with binding from GFS.. I used all the best parts and built, imo, a dream guitar for myself... Six pounds, even,... with a fat Allparts neck. Love the pickups so much, I bought another for another I plan to build soon.. Sigler's has the whole loaded guard, controls, knobs pauliwinia tele cropped 600 pix.jpg and all, cheap... I have no affiliation with any retail store, other than buying from them....
     

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