SD Broadcaster bridge pup with 2000 standard tele

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  1. Neill Levine

    Neill Levine Tele-Meister

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    Hi all,

    I've picked up a Seymour Duncan Broadcaster bridge pup and I'm putting it into my 2000 US standard tele (I found the stock pup to be far too brittle).

    How do you think it will mate with the standard 2000 neck pup? I don't mind the idea of more output from the neck (I also have a nice classic 50's tele, but the traditional neck pup output doesn't suit by jazz playing side of me - but I love the bridge sound on it, so I'm not going to mess with it)
    I'm guessing the modern tele's neck pickups are a bit hotter than they used to be made in the 50's?

    The Seymour Duncan I've bought is posting from overseas, so I've got a bit of time to wait and see (hear)
    Has anyone done a similar config?
    Keen to hear your thoughts on this.

    NL
     
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  3. Neill Levine

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    Excellent! Thanks for pointing that out - that's the sort of thing I need to find out. I'll mention it to my guitar-tech guy when I take the guitar in to be worked on.
    Ta!

    NL
     
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    Yea..usually I take it for granted the SD is opposite of fenders...(after years and lbs of solder) lol... another problem can be if you get some rwrp that throws another wrench in there..
     
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    Dave, do any of your tele pickups work with fender or is it as a whole they are out of phase?
    Do you make custom sets to accommodate a fender neck pup?
     
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    I should have lurked longer in the pickup room! I didn't realise that the company themselves posted here.
    Never underestimate the Tele Page!

    Neill
     
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    If it was mine, I'd lift the ground on the neck PU cover and run a separate wire to the volume pot, makes it easy to switch polarity on the signal leads. You could easily go to a 4-way switch at the same time to have B+N series along with the standard B+N parallel. Series sounds like a humbucker and is a little louder than the other positions, a solid fourth sound to go with the standard three.
     
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    Wow, that sounds like an interesting idea...but I'm easily baffled on-stage - a 3 way switch is about all that I can manage :)
     
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    Once you have tried a 4 way switch and heard both pickups in series you will wonder why all single coil teles aren't wired that way.
     
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    It's a distinct and useful 4th sound, but I understand where you are coming from. I have two teles with the 4-way and one with a 3-way, and I enjoy the simplicity of the 3-way.
     
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    They weren't always backward from Fender. I put a brand new SD Vintage Broadcaster in an '81-82 Tele I bought new and at the time they were both using the same wiring. I don't know when Fender actually switched.

    I do feel that its easier to snip the ground to the cover at the neck pup and leave the bridge alone.
     
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