GE Smith mount with lipstick

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  1. popthree

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    Anybody done this? Is the GFS the best or only option? Thanks
     
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    Forgive my silliness:

    I processed your post title in parts; this image came to my mind:

    ge smith lips final.jpg
     
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    I don't understand the question...
     
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    Sorry.
    I'm thinking of doing a ge smith mounted tele bridge pickup, but using a lipstick tube type pickup. I know gfs makes such a pickup. My question is, has anyone mounted one of these tele lipstick tube type pickups in the ge Smith way? Does another manufacturer exist besides gfs that makes such a pickup, and if so, which do you prefer?
     
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    Kent Armstrong makes lipstick pickups and I would use them as he has re-invented some pickups and I have used some, particularly his Telecaster and Stratocaster p/ups. My son has a Korean 90s Danelectro U2 ( single cut Dano) and Kent makes p/ups for these and strats. Available at WD Music. Check out the details. Not a fan of GFS pickups- in fact, gave some away to a member here.
     
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    I ve tried the GFS lipsticks 4, 6, 8 K models. All sound thin and harsh. Yes, get an Armstrong.
     
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    I'm not seeing that kent armstrong has a bridge mount lipstick for a tele
     
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    Seymour Duncan has one in the Strat pickup section.
     
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    for a strat, yes, for a tele, no.
     
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    Outside the one at GFS, I've never seen one for a Tele bridgeplate.

    The SD one for Strat has the shorter mount legs. As opposed to the DanElectro model. Maybe the DE could be modified to be an exact height you need?

    A Strat pickup will fit through the opening in a Tele bridge. You'll just have to screw it down to the body and stabilize it with some foam or something like that.

    I guess we don't know if you're using a traditional bridgeplate or a half bridge like GE?

    After looking at the SD DE. It looks like you could remove the legs and modify a Tele baseplate to accommodate the pickup.
     
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    As disturbing as this image is, I would like to point out the the opportunity to put fingernail polish on GE.....
     
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    Yeah I think I may have to fabricate one if I really want to d o it
     
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    I agree.

    ge smith lips final2.jpg
     
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    Aaaah, thank you! All hail the internet! I believe our work here is complete....
     
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    half bridge, which is why i stated GE SMith type mount. yeah, i dunno. i may have to give up on that idea and just go with a regular tele bridge pickup of some kind. i had one i wanted to use but i can't find it right now, and i just thought it would be cool to try a lipstick for the bridge. but the one time i tried GFS pickups i was very disappointed in them.. so was hoping there is an other option out there for a tele lipstick bridge. guess not.
     
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    If you look at the SD DanElectro. It looks like you could remove the legs and screw a Tele baseplate to it.

    Maybe, maybe not? The SD would have to be better than the GFS.

    Sounds as if you want a jangly offering. You might look at the O.C. Duff "Paint Peeler".

    Keep us posted.
     
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