I have the exact same guitar (well, not exactly since it's not yours!) but I love the CS TT pickups. I wouldn't change them. Never any problems with squeal and I play high gain too. Do you want to sell me your set?Hey everyone,
I'm new here, just registered, but I'm a frequent poster and longtime user over at the Marshallforum
Now my Telecaster Journey started with a cheap 88€ Harley Benton Tele from Thomann, then I got bitten by the bug and got myself this beauty here:
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It's a 75th Anniversary Commemorative Telecaster and I friggin LOVE this guitar. The neck feels perfect, the thing has sustain for days and feels like an old friend everytime I pick it up. Plus she looks gorgeous.
Now with my band I play quite a bit of high gain blues and hard rock, so I replaced the Twisted Tele pickups with a set of DiMarzios to get rid of the buzz.
I have the Area T neck model in it which is totally fine, previously I had the Super Distortion T installed I got used off of my local auction site. Now that's where my problems started.
Everytime the volume would get high the guitar started squealing like a stuck pig. The one thing that did help was holding my guitar pick against the bridge. Now I figured maybe I got a microphonic pickup from the seller, but yesterday I installed a brand new Chopper T and the problem persists.
I tried tape under the bridge, I tried wax, I stuck foam under the pickup, I used ruber tubing instead of springs for the adjustment screws, nothing helps.
Now my question is: is there an aftermarket replacement bridge (in gold) that will fit the guitar that will solve my problem? I love this axe very much and would like to use it with the band, but it seems like the stock fender bridge likes to vibrate like a mofo. I wouldn't mind having 6 saddles as well for spot on intonation either.
Thanks in advance everyone, once I have some time I'll make a proper post introducing myself, cheers!