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Pickups for next partscaster. Bootstrap?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by KS6V, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. KS6V

    KS6V TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    OK, I might be hooked on assembling partscasters. First project is almost done. Pine body, with Cavalier Nashville Lions. Next one will be alder, and I want it to sound different than the first. I really like the prices of Bootstrap and they seem to get good reviews. I'm thinking of going with a Pretzel neck and Palo Duro bridge.

    Has anyone tried this combo?
     
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  2. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Afflicted

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    I haven't tried that combo, but I've purchased both sets and would rate them high. Can't beat the price and the quality is excellent.
     
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    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    if you want a contrast with the Nashville lion, why not try some A3 43awg wire action?
     
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  4. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I have the straight Palo Duro set. I think yours would be good too...only the neck will be more stratty. Keep us posted.
     
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  5. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Oh, and let us see those builds!
     
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  6. KS6V

    KS6V TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Stratty on the neck is kind of what I'd like to go for. Kind of like the idea of shifting from Tele bridge to Strat neck.

    I'm not a builder, just assembling the first one. The guys in Home Depot forum are builders. Trying to keep budget reasonable, < $200, since they won't have any financial value and this might be a habit. I'm going to be a little bit over budget on the first. I can also see a strat project coming. :) Looking through my parts bin, I found a MIM Strat trem. Waiting on bridge screws. I have a thread in
    Other T-Types and Partscasters.
     
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  7. messhead

    messhead Tele-Meister

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    Haven't been here in a while, glad to see Bootstrap is getting good talk here. I signed in today to post about the Skookum Clean 90. I just dropped one in the neck of a tele build and can't speak highly enough about the sound of this pickup in the neck of a tele. Clear and crisp, no mud at all. At least in the alder I put it in.
     
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  8. don

    don Tele-Meister

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    @messhead I've been considering a Skookum P90 myself - is it noisy? My other 2 sets from Bootstrap - Palo Duro and Pretzel are installed in Bullet Tele's that have the black shielding paint and they are dead quiet so I'm thinking of a 3d Bullet for this P90 project. What did you use in the bridge?
     
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  9. John_B

    John_B Tele-Meister

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    Fenderchamp,

    How much output would you have with a A3 43GU wire tele pup that you would build. And why?

    I am very interested in an A3 43GU tele pup build.
     
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