Fender Tele Gen4 Noiseless Pickups ?

rschiller

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Anyone using the Fender Gen4 Noiseless Tele pickups? Any thoughts on these? I use a Telecaster more for fingerstyle, Jazz and Chet Atkins kind of stuff so a twang and traditional cutting Telecaster tones aren't really my thing. (If you go to soundclick.com Rick Schiller Guitar the first few cuts give an idea of what I'm going for). I have a 2007 Highway One with Gen2 Samarium/Cobalt noiseless pickups in it and was wondering if Fender has improved over two generations of pickups. I'm looking for fat, clean, warm, organic, etc.

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This response is late, and perhaps not all that helpful, but I hate to see a post with no response, so here goes.

I don’t have experience with Fender noiseless Gen2 or Gen4, but I do have an American Ultra Tele with Ultra Noiseless (Gen5) pickups, and I think they sound like what you are looking for. From what I’ve heard in demos, Gen4 sound a lot like Gen5 with perhaps less high end. I think you would do well with the Gen5, which is available aftermarket.
 

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No, its helpful and thank you. As I'm not looking for "correct" twangy vintage tone I'm thinking the Gen 4s should be fine. I picked up a pair so we'll see.
 

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another late response but…
I had replaced stock with Seymour Duncan little 59 and vintage stack and was really disappointed when I found them to be not so great. I just replaced them with Fender Gen4 noiseless and find them to be awesome. on the neck I get that nice full sound I was looking for and on the bridge a decent twangy tele sound. When olaying on both its nice clean tele

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Thanks! I went ahead and put a set of GEN4 in a 2007 highway one telecaster and I’m quite happy with them. I mostly play on the neck Pu and get a nice fat tone
 




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