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SD bridge PUPs - I can't hear a difference

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by gatego, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. gatego

    gatego Tele-Meister

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    Hi guys,
    I need your expperienced ears for a decision reagrding a new PU for an Esquire. I listend to the sound samples on the SD page and even with high grade headphones I could not really make out the difference (shame on me). Therefore I'd like to have a suggestion from you.
    I want to have a more full sound with more bass an warmer mids compared to the fender MIM standard PUP.
    Therefore I can get SD with rebate :lol: I'd like to take one of them:
    SSTL52-1 NASHVILLE STUDIO
    STL-2
    STL-3 BK Quarter Pound
    or the Jerry Donahue

    Thank you for your recommendation
    gatego
     
  2. Chet Johnson

    Chet Johnson Tele-Afflicted

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    a TAPPED ( true single coil with two different hot wires, one that is less than the full coil resistance) quarter pound will give you a lesser "vintage" output plus a hotter, fat almost p-90 sound. This would be my choice of those for a single pickup guitar.

    Then Nashville studio, then Jerry Donahue
     
  3. RockStarNick

    RockStarNick Tele-Meister

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    If you want a Tele tone, but warmer, go for the Jerry Donahue or 5/2.

    The STL-2 and STL-3 are pretty darn hot sounding. More of just a ROCK pickup. Don't expect too much twang unless you get the tapped version and wire it to a push pull pot, etc.
     
  4. Chet Johnson

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    On the tapped pickups, you can put the tap on a pot, and really dial it in...anywhere in between.
     
  5. gatego

    gatego Tele-Meister

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    Thank you for your opinions, folks. As the 5/2 is available in stock of my dealer and you mention it as a good replacement with more punch I will give it a try
    cu
    gatego
     
  6. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I agree; those sound samples are frustrating. They often provide me with little guidance.
     
  7. Superc_1

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    I've just found the 5-2's and I love the nice warm sound they have. I think they are great. Smooth and warm and not that ice pick sound. IMHO.
     
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