Seymour Duncan Broadcaster bridge pup

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  1. Ron M

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    Pretty inexpensive compared to some. Can anyone give some feedback on this, or suggest another Broadcaster like pickup that sounds good?
     
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    I used one of these in my Keef/Micawber Tribute mod - I really like it!
     
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    I assume you're talking about the Seymour Duncan Vintage Broadcaster tele pickups (STL-1b).

    If so, that is the best tele bridge pickup I've ever heard. Put me square in the ballpark of Dan's red tele (from That Pedal Show) - which is one of my favorite sounding guitars on the interwebs.

    They are money well spent, IMO.
     
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    All I know is that Duncans are high quality and sound like they are described despite not always being the flavor of the month.
     
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    I have the STL-1, the Vintage ‘54 - raised center poles. I put it in my Parts/Esquire. Love the sound. Perfect choice for me it’s a more balanced tone. Sounds great with the Eldred mod. The 1b has more mids and is slightly hotter, flush poles.
     
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  6. Andy B

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    I have one of the original Broadcaster pickups ordered from an ad in Guitar Player. It is a keeper.
     
  7. Ron M

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    Thats just what I'm hoping for.
     
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    Put a set in my first build. A heavy solid cherry Tele, they sound great. Very mid rangey and organic in that guitar.
     
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    Great - yeah - I was back and forth between the two. I went with the STL1, because I figured it’s more of a vintage tone and it’s easier to alter toward the broadcaster characteristics, than to make the 1b sound like the 1. It easier to get a hot tone than it is to clean up, at least for me.
     
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    I have a flat pole SD Broadcaster in my partscaster B Bender. It's the twangiest tele I have. Pure spank & old country twang. It's the only pup in the guitar, which I think adds to how that pickup responds.
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    It's really a good bridge pickup, but not really a pickup built in the "Broadcaster" spec whose basic configuration is Alnico3 magnet rods and a 43AWG coil wire. The pickup uses Alnico5 rods and 42AWG wire.
     
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    Yeah there’s something about the one pick up. Like I said I got the SD ‘54. It’s not as hot as the Broadcaster, but it definitely has an attitude to the tone in an Esquire. I have the Eldred mod in the forward position and the straight pick up aft. They both have real attitude. The middle has the tone control, so I can get a little bit of pretty if I want. I feel like I was missing something all this time not having an Esquire.
     
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    The Duncan broadcaster isn't a strict reissue but sounds epic! My main Tele has a mojotone broadcaster which is higher output and more faithful to an old broadcaster pickup. But the Duncan Broadcaster I had in there before the mojotone is now in another Tele because it sounded too good not to use or get rid of.
     
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