PAF or Wide Range?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by icculus, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. icculus

    icculus NEW MEMBER!

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    What do you all prefer for your neck pickup mod? PAF ala Keef or the Fender Wide Range? Or something different?
     
  2. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

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    I'd love to have an original spec WRH in the neck position of a Tele. Given the cost, I chose to put a Zhangbucker Telebucker II into my MIJ 60s Custom re-issue. The "in between" tone is awesome, as is neck only.
     
  3. newmachine

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    I'd take WRHB or Filtertron type pickup x)
     
  4. KenH

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    Dimarzio 36th Anniversary.
     
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    yangounet Friend of Leo's

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    Telenator makes a terrific Wide-range!
     
  7. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    One that has about 7.5K or less output and can be lowered down to flush with the
    pick guard if needed. Any brand that is PAF style with a lower output should be fine.
    I'm not hip to the wide range pickups though.
     
  8. el cheapo

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    Vintage '59

    I like the combination of my GFS "Cool Vintage" Li'l Puncher bridge with the GFS "Vintage 59" neck humbucker. They go together well. The sound of both pickups in the middle position is very nice, tele twang and humbucker growl! These are in my Squier Standard, by the way.
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  9. drat

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    hi, can you guys tell me what type of tele i have here?[​IMG]
     
  10. candybluecrook

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    Some kind of thinline with buckers?
     
  11. drat

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    yeah, i got it from trade-me (like e-bay) it has a gibson scale length neck, strat style knobs and switch, probably japanese? let me know what you all think? cheers, drat
     
  12. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's

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    Drat - I don't know much about it but it is a cool looking guitar
     
  13. drat

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    here is my first tele project (just completed 1 week ago). it is an Ibanez that was trashed by a local school. chucked in buckers and the hardware, made the pickguard etc, string thru the body conversion and set it all up. it sounds great and just roars. i have moved right onto the next project, so i reckon i am hooked on teles. :)[​IMG]
     
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  14. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I wouldn't mind having one of those super nice telenator WRH, but the ones Fender is putting out now are not very friendly to my ears.
     
  15. Telenator

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    There's nothing like a pole magnet pickup for the neck position of a Tele. "Read: Wide Range Humbucker."

    Bar magnet humbuckers sound very good but often lack the clarity, articulation and note separation of a pole magnet wide range humbucker.

    We have an 8k WRHB modification for $85 that balances well with a single coil bridge pickup and sounds absolutely terrific. A HUGE improvement over the stock MIM WRHB.

    We also have absolutely the most accurate repro of an original 70's WRHB with actual CuNiFe threaded magnets in it. It's very expensive, and is the only CuNiFe WRHB currently being produced in the world.
     
  16. Minoan

    Minoan Tele-Meister

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    I have a TV Jones Classic in mine.

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  17. el cheapo

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    Nice!

    I like your guitar Minoan! I have a BSB ash body that I'm going to turn into an Esquire. I'll make a white pickguard to go along with the rosewood Warmoth neck I have. I have several bridge pickups to choose from, one of which being my original Squier Standard pickup. Did you keep yours in or replace it?
     
  18. Minoan

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    Hi el cheapo(love your forum name btw)

    ATM it has a Rumpelstilskin 1950 Black Rope in the bridge.
     
  19. uriah1

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    Wide range -- (run)...IMHO..I did not have luck, but, I did not try telenator or lollars
     
  20. gibsonjunkie

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    I hung out with Telenator quite a bit while he was dialing in the sound of those pickups and recording original pups vs. the new ones. They really are killer!
     
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