Has anyone compared a Fender Nocaster bridge to a Cavalier Huge Lion?

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  1. SweetClyde99

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    I have one of those MIM Triple Teles with three Nocaster pickups they we’re closing out a couple of years ago. I like the guitar, and can get some good sounds out of it, but there’s a pretty drastic difference between it and my other guitars, which all have bridge humbuckers—I play on the bridge pickup 99% of the time. I’m looking for a thicker tone, more output, and less treble, though I assume I’m going to have to roll back the tone pot anyway since my rig is EQed for humbuckers, so the last point may be somewhat moot. I play with heavy gain a lot, and want the bridge pickup tight enough that palm muted stuff doesn’t fall apart.

    As I said, I don’t hate the Nocasters or anything. I’m just looking for a better match with my other guitars so I don’t have to fiddle as many knobs. Cavalier has a great reputation, and Huge or even Humungous seemed like their best fit for my needs.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. El Tele Lobo

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    I would go Humungous. Rob's the pickup-winding bomb.
     
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    Have you tried the Humungous? It’s definitely on my short list too. I was just a little afraid it might be too much—though since I’m mostly a humbucker guy, it does seem unlikely I would think it’s too much.
     
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    I haven’t… Yet… But I want to! The demos I’ve heard sound really good.
     
  5. theprofessor

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    The Humongous Lion is very thick. It is magnificent if you're looking for some searing overdrive tones. But it is not for twang or sparkle.
     
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    That’s good to hear. I can honestly live without either twang or sparkle if the overdrive tones are good enough. Can it still manage some nice, warm clean tones through?
     
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    Warm clean tones, yes. Just not twang or sparkle. Key word is warm.

    I made a demo once that is a simple tone comparison. You can hear the Humongous Lion on it twice, clean. See the description under the track. It's the third one in the sequence of four each time.

     
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    I think so, yes. But don't forget you can get tapped (or double-tapped) pickups from Rob. A double-voiced pickup is only 20$ more, you just need a push-pull pot and you can get multiple voices.
     
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    This is a GREAT idea.
     
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