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Single coil that looks vintage but is a HB?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Pigeon Crowe, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Pigeon Crowe

    Pigeon Crowe TDPRI Member

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    I'm sure this is a re-occuring subject but i'm looking for a single coil that looks like a vintage (off white coloured) single coil but is a stacked humbucker. I really hate the look of rails and emg/lace pickups but i hate single coils in any guitar except in the neck. I've considered Noisless but i dont like the idea of paying through the nose for the pickups and then for the routing and installation. Anything that comes in both Tele and Strat would be great.

    thanks :)
     
  2. Derek Kiernan

    Derek Kiernan Friend of Leo's

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    You want a noise-canceling single-sized pickup that looks exactly like a single but doesn't sound like one?
     
  3. AirBagTester

    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

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    I always thought stacked humbucker = noiseless?
     
  4. Pigeon Crowe

    Pigeon Crowe TDPRI Member

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    Pretty much (I'm pretty picky)
     
  5. editorjuno

    editorjuno Tele-Afflicted

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    I have had 100 percent positive experience with the "Noisefree Singles" by Bill Lawrence (a personal friend of mine for 40 years -- I have to mention that in the interest of full disclosure). Here's what I'd choose given your criteria:

    Tele: Wilde L-298TL (preferably with a "Q-Filter"), L-202TN

    Strat: Wilde L-298SL (preferably with a "Q-Filter"), L-280SM, L-280SN

    These are taller than traditional single-coils, but seldom require any additional routing to install -- and they all look like single-coils. They are very reasonably priced (all less than $60 USD per pickup), but of course there are lead time, shipping cost, and customs issues to be considered:

    http://wildepickups.com/Wilde_Bill_s_NF_Singles.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  6. backporch guy

    backporch guy Tele-Afflicted

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    Fender Vintage Noiseless- $110.76 @ Musician's Friend:D
     
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