Inexpensive pickup upgrade potential options for Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom, HH version

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I am not sure what issues these are, but I love mine in my Squier Thinline! They aren't CuNiFe - which I have on a vintage Thinline - but they are still nice pickups. I don't know what is in yours (pix would be nice!!), but if you can find a used set of these, they ain't bad. My inclination is that they would be a good place to start.

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Yep, tastes and trends come and go in pickups. The RI WRHBs in my '72 Thinline RI sound great and work for what I do. YMMV
 

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As suggested Iron Gear make some really great pickups of many flavours.
The Tesla Shark (Slash) and Blues Engine are great PAF pickups. I've had both in a number of guitars.

Also Algree pickups have a really great range and have many options in their PAF's, different magnet types A2, A3,A4,A5 and outputs. Covered, uncovered, relic'd ect.

I've got a VM tele too and have been through many pickups over the years, great guitars for modding.
I've ended up with some nice handwound pickups from a UK builder in at the moment.
Fletcher pickups, manually handwound. They are on the more expensive side though but they are great and again many many options for customisation
 

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Bootstrap pickups! Made in Ohio and very affordable. I haven’t had any humbuckers but the singles are great! HUMBUCKERS are available the 19th.
 




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