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OK... what's your FAVORITE Tele pickup set?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by ToneShark, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. giale123

    giale123 Tele-Meister

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    Lace Sensors! FTW!
     
  2. JimmyJam

    JimmyJam Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks for spelling it out for me Ricky.
    I like to think that I know what most of the abbreviations are, but when you get into the sub-forums, sometimes they can become somewhat archaic.
     
  3. jimboturbo

    jimboturbo TDPRI Member

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    TG, thanks for the input. I'll give 'em a shot and see how they sound to me - I really don't know any better way to do it, but it's always nice to have some feedback from other players! Thanks again.
     
  4. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    When buying replacement pickups all anyone can do is research, guess and hope for the best. :p
     
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    does anyone know what pick ups scott lentz used in his 53t models?
     
  6. Perry D.

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    bridge: Don Mare 'Stingray 3 Speed'

    neck: Don Mare 'Big Box Archtop'
     
  7. DavidS

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    Don Mare Tweed Monster bridge S-Telly neck is great in my Baja.
     
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  9. Teleman

    Teleman Tele-Meister

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    I've been through a bunch of pickups ( fralin, duncans, van zandts, bardens, harmonic design) but my current favorite is a set of Dimarzio Twang Kings. Outstanding sounding pickup and very reasonably priced.
     
  10. Groovey Records

    Groovey Records Banned

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    I've just Tried something a little unorthodox

    I have one of Don's Sting Ray 3 taps at the bridge and a Lollar Charlie Christian on the Neck

    Its given me a unique Tone, someone commented it was piano like .

    The Set up has 011, 013, 019, 032, 042, 052 with brass saddles and a brass string block and bridge.

    I call it my LesQuire Jr.

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  11. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

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    What a beautiful one of a kind frigging guitar! I even forgot what the hell the topic of this thread was!
     
  12. coolhandluke

    coolhandluke Former Member

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    hey all .. i'm just now doing a tele project that i'm using as more of blues/rock tele.. it has a Duncan 59 (fullsize) in the neck.. i find myself mostly focusing on sweet bluesy neck tone when i play, strats too (more chicago based blues than country) but i'm lookin for a bridge pup that'll be both sweet & balanced (complimentary) and versatile... maybe pull off some country twang too.. and blend w/ the 59, i WAS thinkin Donahue until i ran across this thread... my question is... is it possible that the donahue wasn't adjusted??? adjustments make can a huge dif... my friend has a 88 USA tele w/ SD JD in it.. i'm gonna check it out but now, i'm rethinking VZs, OVs or Lollars... thanks for the insights -
     
  13. Superc_1

    Superc_1 Tele-Meister

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    Seymor duncan 5-2 in the neck and bridge! Just put them in and thaey have the clarity and punch that I was looking for and I have found what I like. Sweet!!!!! IMO
     
  14. bluende

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    Big +1!
    Either the regular Blackguards or the LapWrap set :cool:
     
  15. tube.tone

    tube.tone Tele-Meister

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    This may sound repetitive, but my search ended when i got a Jason Lollar special T set. I use my guitar pluged straight into a Blues Junior it's just perfect for my tastes.
     
  16. tonebro

    tonebro Tele-Meister

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    Interesting, or did I miss something? Fralin's do it for me, hands down. Didn't see them mentioned in the thread at all.
     
  17. Hoodster

    Hoodster Friend of Leo's

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    Do not avoid the Jerry Donahue just because of a couple of posts. In my opinion it is the best Telecaster bridge pickup I have ever owned, which includes Fenders (Nocaster, etc.), Duncans (Broadcaster, etc.), Bill Lawrence, and several hand wound Vintage Vibes.
     
  18. myk2e

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    I got SD 5/2 in my '52 RI. Very balanced and have more punch than the originals. I've used them for the past 3 maybe 4 years in it so I can't quite remember how the stock set tasted.

    I just snagged a Peter Florance neck and whenever I can get my hands on a bridge I'll swap them out to try something different
     
  19. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    justpickups has Nocasters for $98 right now, thats a steal for great pickups.

    If money is not an option I vote Fred Stuart Blackguards.
     
  20. 68 Shovelhead

    68 Shovelhead Tele-Afflicted

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    Nocasters for me too, they just nail that nice twangy clean and raunchy lead tone for me. Might no be everyones cup of tea
     
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