Mistery Custom Shop Pickups! Help me!!!

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  1. ramonherver

    ramonherver TDPRI Member

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    Hello! I recently buy a Mexican Tele, and sounds amazing! I decided to check which pickups are under the hood! And I found a custom shop set but I can’t identify it.

    i check the resistance and I measure:
    Bridge: 7.0
    Neck: 8.97.

    i left some pictures and hope some pickup guru can help me!

    thanks!!





     
  2. Chipss36

    Chipss36 Tele-Meister

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    Tin plated copper baseplate has me thinking 51 nocasters.
    The neck resistance reading is a bit high, but with fender it’s Usually the inductance measurement that they keep consistent more so than resistance...
    Also temperature and dmm tolerance come into play.
    Or it could be a mix of neck bridge pickups.
    The bridge I would say is a 51 nocaster
     
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    I have a feeling that it’s a Texas special neck and a nocaster in the bridge...
     
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  4. ramonherver

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    Can be!! Match the description with the specs!
     
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    ramonherver TDPRI Member

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    I’m thinking in 51 nocaster vs broadcaster. And the neck match with the specs of the American Texas specials.
     
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    This is such a perfect example of how well TDPRI excels. I will be watching and learning.

    Carry on and good luck with the search.
     
  7. Sinphenom

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    also the 7kOhm DC resistance points towards the Alnico 3, 42AWG winding used in the CS nocasters. What does your bridge sound like??
    If it is not too shrill with a good mid presence, i would think its a Nocaster for sure. The modern Fender Broadcasters use A5 and the DC resistance of around 9 to 10k range. It would have a greater output with more highs. I’m really interested...in this mystery:)
     
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  8. ramonherver

    ramonherver TDPRI Member

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    Thanks!! and sure, this is the best telecaster forum on the internet.
     
  9. ramonherver

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    All the coincidences point to the bridge pickup is a '51 nocaster, and it's a vintage one, because the color and status of the backplate and the cotton cover of the coil, the bridge sound is full and not too shrill, have nice mids and nice treble presence.

    thanks for the help! and in the next days i upload a video.
     
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    Happy playing :) looking forward to your video...
     
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