Neck humbucker in a Tele?

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  1. Tim S

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    Mine has the same neck pickup it had when it left Fender — a DH-1.
     
  2. Churchjack

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    SD Seth Lover for the neck, and a Bareknuckle Flat 50’s for the bridge. The Lover sounds great. It’s wonderful and thick. With a resistor in the circuit, it responds very nicely with the vol/tone controls. I play neck position a lot on that Tele.

    But I’m happiest about the single coil coup: I chose the Bareknuckle single coil for the high output and flat EQ. I think most folks would prefer a more treble-intense single coil on their Tele, generally, but it has really been a smashing combo. Great match for balancing volume, and sounds kinda “dark” like people describe humbuckers. The pair blend well and avoid the schizophrenia of too bright on one end/too dark on the other. Middle position is quacky and fat. image.jpg

    A lotta bark, and just the right bite.
     
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    Hi DHart!

    That's one sharp Tele!

    Is that the stock neck?

    Jerry
     
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    I have two HH Tele's. One has the Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special set and the other has a SD '59 neck and '59/Custom bridge. I'm very happy with both of them.
     
  5. DHart

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    Hi Jerry... thank you. That neck is a 2013 Fender Tele Blacktop neck, with rosewood board. Made in the "good old days" when you could get rosewood on MIM necks. Fantastic neck! I love it.

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    The body is a 2018 Fender Tele Player HH body, in Tidepool finish. These pickups are a pair of Gibson Classic '57s, without covers, and neck pickup A2 magnet has been replaced with an A5 magnet for extra sparkle from the neck position.

    For a while now, I've been buying my Fender bodies and necks separately, so I can put together very personalized guitars which suit me to a "T". :) This guitar is but one example of that approach.
     
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  6. ndcaster

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    anybody use a DiMarzio "Humbucker from Hell"?

    I'd like to try one

    maybe even put one in the bridge position
     
  7. DHart

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    I have not tried the HfH, but with regard to Dimarzio humbuckers, I can HIGHLY recommend their PAF Master pickups. I've got a number of them. These are brighter, with more sparkle than Gibson Classic '57s or Duncan '59s - not muddy at all.

    If you're looking for clean, clear, detailed, and sparkly bright from humbucker pickups, Dimarzio PAF Masters deliver! And, you can get them with or without covers, with either black, or cream bobbins.

    Here are a pair of them in my Fender FSR HH Sea Foam Pearl Tele:

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  8. ndcaster

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    hey D, do you split them or do anything fancy? I'm kind of a minimalist
     
  9. DHart

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    Nope... I like to keep them simple... neck, neck & bridge, bridge. I've got plenty of single coil guitars on hand for single coil tones.

    I do have a couple of dual humbucker guitars (PRS SE semi-hollow body and Epi ES-Les Paul semi-hollow body), which came with the factory split-coil option, but with my Tele HH guitars. I wire the Teles simply, similar to classic Gibson humbucker guitars - no complicated wiring setups or switching. Basic.
     
  10. BlueGillGreg

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    Nice, The Mighty Wide Range Humbucker! How does it blend in the middle position?
     
  11. BlueGillGreg

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    Is that a real Wide Range Humbucker or the factory fake?
     
  12. Coyoteaz

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    Seth Lover neck and a Fralin blues special in the bridge.

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  13. Ignatius

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    Firebird mini hum in the neck of my K-Line. I like it.
     
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    Sounds like you could use the setup I installed in my blue partscaster: the control plate has a separate volume pot for both neck and bridge pickups, along with a universal tone. This allows the tone to be adjusted by varying volumes on the pickups, and with a humbucker in the neck (I have a minihum in mine), some really wide tonal variation can be had. Just my $.02. 20200611_170819.jpg
     
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    Seth Lover | Lollar Imperial[​IMG]
     
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