Nashville Tele Pickup Suggestions

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by guitarguy1964, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. guitarguy1964

    guitarguy1964 TDPRI Member

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    Hi everyone, I recently finished my latest partscaster.

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    I'm not very happy with the pickups I put in it. I used the Tele pickups out of a Telecaster Select and the Strat pickup is a Fender Fat 50s. I used a Fender super switch with 2 push pull pots. One gives me all 3 pickups and the neck and bridge together. The other series/ parallel.


    First, it is super noisy. I was guessing but it turns out the strap pickup in not reverse wound in relation to the tele pickups. Secondly, I'm just not blown away with the sound.


    I am looking for something quieter and as far as tone goes I'm wanting to stay somewhat traditional but versatile. I use this guitar for country and classic rock gigs.


    I am intrigued by the Mojo Tone quiet coil pickups.


    Any suggestions?
     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

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    and she is a dream !!!!!!!!!!


    I would say you could stay with the F50, if you like it on it's own that is.

    I put Keystone dlx. in mine, and they are REALLY quiet. Then had a CS Texas Special (Strat) for a while that then was RW/RP with the bridge, as the F50 would.

    Now I have a CS 69 in the middle, that is RW/RP with the neck.

    Widle (Keystone) does make a Nashville set though.


    Only thing is you can't have the best of all worlds noise cancel wise with a Nashville when you have neck and bridge, which I do as well because........................well it's just not a Tele without it. ;) There are just too many combinations (sel switch AND p/p) to have one in the set RW/RP with the other, in all six pup combinations.

    So the Keystone set, you can have neck a bridge noise cancel if you will use that a lot, then have them make your middle pup RW/RP to whichever other 5 way position you think you will use the most, most likely N & M (#4).

    So if that's the case, have them make the strat pup SOUTH top polarization. I don't know what they do with that one normally.

    That's kinda why I went to the CS69, for neck and middle noise cancel, and for a change for something different. I get board with tone sometimes.

    I can tell you, the Keystones will NEVER come out though !
     
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  3. double_a

    double_a TDPRI Member

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    I like Mojo tone pickups. I also like Klein pickups and Rio Grande.
     
  4. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Took the Fender Noiseless out of my 2016 Deluxe Nashville and had Rob at Cavalier Pickups make me a set.

    Surprised how quiet they are and great tone.
     
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  5. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

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    For hum-cancelling I love the DiMarzio Area T.
     
  6. guitarguy1964

    guitarguy1964 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
    I have decided to do the Brent Mason thing with a mini humbucker in the neck. I'm either going to do the Seymour Duncans like he did or The Dimarzio Area Single coils with a Dimarzio DR240 Humbucker
     
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