Pickup Advice for a Tele Select

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by guitarguy1964, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. guitarguy1964

    guitarguy1964 TDPRI Member

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    I have a Fender Carved Koa Tele Select. I like the guitar and I thought the pickups sounded great but VERY noisy. I kind of put the guitar aside for awhile but then decided to do something different with it and bought a Dimarzio Area T for the neck position and the Dimarzio Chopper T in the bridge. Well I like the neck pickup but I think I made a mistake with the Chopper T. I knew better than get a high output pickup but like I said I wanted to try something different for me.

    It took me along time to get the pickups balanced but it is still a midrangey mess to my ears. I'm wanting a nice clean tone, it doesn't have to be the classic Tele sound I'm OK with something fatter sounding than that. I also want something very quiet.

    I was thinking about the Dimarzio Area T for the bridge. Does anyone have any experience with these pickups? Any other suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Kinman's Tele bridge pickup is devastating. Fender's Noiseless bridge pickuo is real nice too.
     
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