Nocaster PUPs

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by vishnu, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. vishnu

    vishnu Tele-Meister

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    In my 2016 52 CS

    I set the PUPs up as per Fender's recommended height for "vintage PUPs" and the difference when switching between PUPs is quite pronounced with the bridge being a shade or two LOUDER

    Anyone find this with the Nocaster PUPs at all?

    Thing is peeps, when I try to lower the bridge PUP the bass side screw does not appear to be working....
     
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  2. Dacious

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    That is normal. The neck pickup in a Telecaster is notably lower in output and that goes back to it's design. Is this the original Nocaster or the newer model with a Twisted Tele pickup? Which switching do you have?
     
  3. vishnu

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    it's the 2016 CS with a pair of Nocaster hand wound 51s
     
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    You can get them dialed in, don’t go by what you see, let your ears be the guide. Those are one of my favorite pickups.
     
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    if for whatever reason I can't get the bridge lowered any more due to screw problem I could always RAISE the neck PUP beyond fenders recommended specs with no ill effects?
     
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    Yes I have that set and the neck is quieter.
    I set both pickups quite high and don't get magnet pull issues. I most use a compressor and that helps balance them.
     
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    Don't be afraid to set that neck pickup higher!
     
  8. Dacious

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    With your strings fretted on the 21st fret your bridge should be a couple pennies 2-3 clear treble side, 3-4 in the bass.

    Does the bridge pickup push down - presumably you have the screwhead protruding from bridgeplate? If so the surgical tubing mounting it has compressed.
     
  9. vishnu

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    Is that a big deal? ^

    I don't want to touch the bridge PUP again as it looks fine , it raised fine but wont go down, and yes, the screw head sits proud of the plate if I attempt to lower the PUP
    ( I have the screw head flush with the plate at the mo) and no, the PUP does not push down
     
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    No, but the tubing sticks to the plate, compresses and doesn't push the pickup down. So when you loosen the screw it holds it up instead. Replacing the tube is easy but you have to remove the bridge plate.
     
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    thanks guys :)
     
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