Pairing with a Dimarzio Chopper T

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  1. grygrskls

    grygrskls TDPRI Member

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    I am putting a Chopper T in the bridge for a humbucker sound. Are there any neck pickups that have a single coil tone that would be relative close to the output of the Chopper T? Prefer noiseless with the chrome cover on.
     
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    I had an AreaT in the neck with ChopperT. Nice combo, they blended well
     
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    The Twang King does pair well with it, but is not noiseless. I’ve heard really great things about the Dimarzio Area T neck, but not tried it myself. I have a Chopper T in an Esquire and GFS Lil Puncher in the bridge of another Tele (10k version). The two are almost identical in tone and output, with the Chopper T being maybe a tad brighter (but that could be differences in the guitars I’m hearing). In that second Tele, I have a GFS noiseless True Coil Strat pickup in the neck position and it pairs very nicely.
     
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    I have a Dimarzio Cruiser Strat pickup paired with my Chopper T. I love it. It’s not pure tele but it’s got great chime and nice “O tone” — round and mellow with overdrive.




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    Love the Cruisers. I’ve got the pair in my Mustang.
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    And they're freakin' red! Extra style points...
     
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    Made em splittable too. Lotta tones. Lotta tones.
     
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    I'd choose a neck pickup for the sound rather than the contrast with the Chopper, and then deal with the volume difference by adjusting the height. Why get a neck pickup that people say pairs well with the Chopper if, by chance, you don't like that pickup? As far as DiMarzio goes, the Twang King is a pretty good neck pickup, with a nickel silver cover, A5 poles and a middle of the road inductance.
     
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    DiMarzio Red Cruisers, qparts Acrylic Red Pearl on Ringo Knobs (dark black plating), and a red Sharpie for the tip;). All new guts, too. El Diablo is his name:).
     
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    @Antigua Tele - Good point. I seem to have gotten off topic :(. The OP stated that they wanted a tele neck pickup that "pairs" well with a Chopper T, preferably noiseless and with a chrome cover. I am not a fan of most Fender noiseless offerings, but the Area T would fit the bill. It just depends on what tone @grygrskls is looking for. Some prefer a warm, mellow tele neck sound and some prefer more twang and bite in the neck. Output is also a consideration. I like a quieter neck pickup, since I always play with some amount of crunch and I want the neck position to naturally clean up when I switch to it. However, clean players will want a more balanced output between bridge and neck. It's true you can fix minor imbalances with height adjustments, but I have encountered cases where the neck pickup was as low as possible and the bridge almost touching the strings, and still the neck over powered the bridge. Where the Chopper T is a moderate output HB (more than a vintage PAF and less than, say, a Super Distortion), I would think an average vintage output neck pickup would work in most circumstances.

    So @grygrskls, what type of Tele neck tone are you looking for? With an answer to that question you will probably get some really great suggestions from the members here.
     
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    My post stated I'm looking for a single coil tone, if more specificity helps just your standard tele type neck pickup sound. I'm mostly a single channel amp guy, use the neck pickup for a cleaner tone and bridge for a dirtier tone.
     
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