Strat bridge and Lil '59 combo

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Komodo, May 2, 2019.

  1. Komodo

    Komodo TDPRI Member

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    In an effort to use up spare parts, I'm thinking of building a guitar with a Seymour Duncan Lil '59 Tele pickup in the bridge and a BK Mother's Milk strat pickup in the neck. But the Mother's Milk is actually a bridge pickup (6.5kΩ DCR). I'd use this guitar mostly for blues/country/classic rock.

    Does anyone have experience with:
    a) using a strat bridge pickup in the neck position? (in terms of tone. I know some routing work would need to be done). Is the magnet spacing the same for neck and bridge pickups?
    b) wiring options for a Lil '59? I might include a coil split. How would this pair with the Mother's Milk?

    Thanks =)
     
  2. Komodo

    Komodo TDPRI Member

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    Ok thanks for the input. I think I'll go ahead with it.
     
  3. AJBaker

    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    You'll be fine. I think that set is fairly low output, and would work in any position (old fashioned strat sets didn't even have different outputs for each position).
     
  4. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Tele-Meister

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    I put a bridge Lil' 59 in the neck of a Tele and it sounds great. The strings miss the pole pieces a bit, but I'm not sure that matters.
     
  5. Chunkocaster

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    I have a lil'59 in my classic vibe 50's tele bridge. Great fat sounding pickup that can really scream.

    I recently wired a series parallel setup on a chopper t, twang king tele after some much appreciated help on here with how to do it. That works great. You could probably adapt the wiring to suit your needs. Seymour pups have different color codes I think.

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