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Klein Nocaster Pickups

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Wicked-T, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    whatever - we're all correct if we like to think that way.

    http://zerocapcable.com/?page_id=224

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  2. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    I have experience the high-end cap debate, having restored a few Fisher and Eico
    amps I purchased a few PIO caps and they indeed have a sound of their own!
     
  3. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    I received the pickup today and was surprised the plate on the bottom
    is lose, is this how they come?
     
  4. Rich B in Tempe

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    For the record ( you asked), i finaly found Rob DeStefano's Cavalier!! They blew the Klein nocasters out of my guitar!! Ive NO AFFILIATION WITH CAVALIER- just know what i like!! Cavalier FAT LION-NASHVILLE LION- LION KING NECK!! The end!!
     
  5. SPUDCASTER

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    You did buy this "used". Mine, direct from Klein, arrived in perfect condition.

    I've never had good luck with "used" gear off the internet. Especially electronic purchases.

    Not a big deal to re-attatch the baseplate. Plenty of threads here.

    Hope it works out for you!
     
  6. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Played it today, it's really thick in tone wow, I tell ya tele's alway's change there tone
    more with it's pickups swap than a Strat!
     
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    Kingpin Friend of Leo's

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    So, you didn't find them "trebbley, icepickey, & shrill" like someone else had posted? Good to hear that your experience was similar to mine. Full mids and smooth top-end.
     
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    This is an internet first! It seems that 87% of internet authors type "loose" when they meant "lose". You, sir, are the very first I've seen type "lose" when you meant "loose".:)


    Hey ~ glad to hear you like that Klein. I knew I shouldn't have paused to look up reviews on it. Besides, I already have three solo bridge pups, three bridge/neck pairs, and four P90s waiting for me to build teles to put them in, so I really have no business buying more at this point. I think I need counseling.
     
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    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Oops! I meant loose, most likely a late night typing error!
     
  10. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    No not at all, except for the "loose" plate it's really thick from low's to high's I might
    send it back, I'm trying out the Klein and two other's a Fralin and Seymour Duncan Antiquities II's.
     
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  11. El Tele Lobo

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    You, my friend, are a pickup artist...
     
  12. Wicked-T

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    Okay so I tried out the Lindy Fralin tele bridge pickup and it's really nice has
    that somewhat fat bass, mid and a slight touch of fatness in the high's I don't
    know if I'm saying it right maybe you guys can say it better, next one I tried
    was the Klein again but this time I used new strings and it's really fat all
    around sounds like a different guitar altogether. When I first tried it out I
    had the old strings in it and didn't sound right, but now I hear a difference
    in tone and sounds a bit brighter but not ice pick at all, not saying the Fralin
    was but I think the Seymour Duncan Ant II has a bit more highs than the
    Fralin.
     
  13. Nick_S

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    I have a set of Klein Nocaster pickups in my Fender Custon Shop 53 Tele st the moment.

    To my ears the neck pickup sounds excellent, big and clear. The Bridge pickup sounds a little too focused around the mids for my tastes.

    Both were a big improvement on the 50s pickups originally installed.

    I think I'm probably going to swap them out for something else at some stage, just not sure what.
     
  14. Wicked-T

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    It's not waxed potted, maybe that the reason why?
     
  15. Wicked-T

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    Sent the pickup back, it didn't sound to bad but it needs something.
     
  16. WaylonFan76

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    I have a Klein Broadcaster in my partsEsquire and I love it. It's the sound I had in my head when I had this guitar built. I was looking for a James Burton type tone and that's what I got. Very happy with it.
    I think you will be happy too.
     
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    Excellent post.

     
  18. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    I decided to return the Klein, it was a great pickup but I'm looking for a different
    sound.
     
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    Thread resurrection - I got a parts-Esquire coming in and I just ordered the Cavalier 51/52. I need to choose the wiring schematic. I already have an Esquire with the Eldred Mod, so I should go with something a bit different.

    Anyone (Rob?) want to make a suggestion?
     
  20. thesjkexperienc

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    Klein makes the best single coil clones I’ve heard. Since few have experienced playing a real blackguard and the early guitars used 43 gauge wire the misconceptions run deep due to people judging pickups by dc resistance only. The magnets are very different than today’s versions and it’s difficult to get that bright top end without ice pick with modern materials. It’s possibly more true with PAFs!

    I did prefer Klein’s Nocaster pickups over the Broadcaster as it pushed the amp more. Real Broadcasters have very little Magnetic strength and they are not as punchy as 51 or 52 versions.

    I use a ‘1957 Strat set from Klein as a reference for the vintage Strat pickups I make. I can get close with A3, but the effort Klein went to to get it exact pays off if you’re really critical.
     
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