Neck humbucker in a Tele?

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  1. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Afflicted

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    That he does, and at a very reasonable price. A number of my guitar buddies have been singing his praises for years now. When I decided to install humbuckers in my Tele (Should have done it years ago!) I was thinking of a Seth Lover (Which I love!), but when I saw that Craig had something very similar, my patriotism took over.

    In my case, I've paired it with a Duncan Little '59, which Craig assured me would be just fine. It took me a few tries to match their output, but now it's perfect. Those folks who complain that neck pickups in a Tele are dark and muffled should try a Telepaf. Bright, crisp and present.
     
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    I never get bored of seeing that lightning bolt F-hole! I'm picturing two on a thinline Flying V now :eek:
     
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    Lollar High Wind. I’ve tried many. This one stays.
    So now you (OP) have dozens of recommendations. Your move
     
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    I have a Donlis DH22 (A2, 7.2k, 3.8H) in one of mine. Not too hot, but still too powerful for the single coil bridge. I put a Bill Lawrence L280TL (12k, 3.4H) in the bridge. Ah, much better.

    I'd like to try Rob's Firebird in a guitar. The clips sound great.
     
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    Hi this is the same as I want to do , would you have a wiring diagram for this setup, thanks
     
  6. nedorama

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    In my '85 Squier Tele, I have a Duncan Lil 59, which replaced a Strat Hot Rails Neck after it died 30 years after being installed (this was before they had a Tele Hot Rails Neck). Hot Rails in bridge; Push/pull volume tone for coil splitting.

    In my custom Gumby Tele, Duncan 59 in the neck, JB in bridge also with push/pull volume tone for coil splitting.
     
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    SD Seth Lover - set low and removed from the tone

    SD mini hum. - With blended Broadcaster wiring.
     
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    Didn’t know Duncan made a lil 59 for neck position??? Can you post a pic or link? Thanks!
     
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    1255E402-BA86-4BFD-A131-1CE50EAA5011.png Well duh , I forgot all about the one that happens to be my avatar . A low budget partscaster with GFS Fat Pats
    It has a 5 way rotary switch, my favorite position is neck bucker and bridge single combination
     
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    Here it is:

    HB:SC out of phase.jpg

    Ooops! The switch terminals are a bit wrong, but it's like a standard wiring on the switch.
     
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  14. dougstrum

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    Tele with a neck humbucker is a classic mod for a reason.
    For my purposes I have a DiMarzio
    fastrack-1, in one Tele, and a chopper in another. Both set ups are full and clear; and silent when needed:)
     
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    I have a couple I can recommend. One is the WRHB in my '76 Custom, which has been talked about endlessly, around here. The other is a Seth Lover, with the coil split facility. The single coil sounds are really sweet, unlike many others I've played. The full HB has pretty good vintage cleans....for a humbucker. :)
     
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    Am using a Tenerider A111 but would prefer a Fender 70s Widerange.
     
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    I don’t have a humbucker in my Tele—GFS Fatbody instead—but I just replaced the HBs in a PRS S2 with Fralin Unbuckers. Highly recommended. They’re designed for coil splitting, so with a push-pull pot you could retain that single coil balance and have a fuller, jazzier but still sparkly HB option when called for.
     
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    Missed "humbucker" subject.
     
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    I have not been more impressed than my Jim Weiber Big T Fralin pickup. It transformed my guitar. Fat and punchy with attack.

    so satisfying
     
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