Hello all from the UK, I have a 2011 deluxe with n3s but I would lik to change them fo a set of pups

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  1. ted adlington

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    Hello all from the UK. I have a 2011 deluxe with n3 pups but I would like to change them for a set with more life in them. I was thinking of either, Twisted telly, Texas specials, or Seymour Duncan quarter pounders. but I would like some help from you all to decide which of them would be the best. We play country, some modern some older. We play all different styles, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Willie Nelson. Our steel player dose some instrumentals, so a bit of a mixt bag. I would really like your advice please. God bless you all. my very best wishes. Ted Adlington.UK
     
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    Well, thing about Quarter Pounds is that they are more powerful than twangy. It is a more modern sound with more mids along with that power. If you are after classic sounds, go for an Antiquity II. Or, for a blend of modern/classic, do an Antiquty neck with a Jerry Donahue bridge.
     
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    Thank you Tele-Hotlic
     
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    I hate hum. I have N4 pickups in my avatar Telecaster and couldn’t be happier. I have the pickups, pots, S1 switch, caps and resistor in a complete set. The pickups can drive an amp or play clean with great clarity with the volume rolled down. I can get a vintage tone by rolling off bass and mids on my Mesa Boogie. Other solutions are not always noise canceling. Play an American Elite to hear how they’ll sound.
     
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    I have quarter pounders in one tele and they are almost like P-90's to my ears. Not a bad tone, but certainly not a vintage tele tone. I always thought that the Fender Custom Shop Texas Tele's with a 4 way switch was a great middle ground tone. Still some twang but with some midrange punch.
     
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    I would avoid the hotter pickups, in your situation. Vintage- either OV or Broadcaster type, will give you all the tones you mentioned.
     
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    Thank you for your help.From Ted Adlngton
     
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    Thank you I will give that a try
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Thank ypu for your help
     
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    a friend has a set of irongear steel twins. they are not as shiny as more expensive pickups, but do 2 le vels of output and sound pretty damned good for the money

    http://www.irongear.co.uk/irongear_pickups_015.htm
     
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    You're welcome. The very least I can do, for another Coventrian. I was born in Alderman's Green.....

    ;):cool:
     
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