I doubt many on this forum and/or this thread are fortunate enough to own some nice Jon Moore custom pickups. Jon is a Canadian winder. I was lucky enough snag a set for my '05 Tele during an EBay auction. I have also included a pictures and the product label Jon places on all of his pickups. A5 magnets and K 7.58. I was so pleased with the Tele set, I also purchased a set of humbuckers to go into my Washburn hollowbody.I’m sure we all have heard of those darn muddy Tele neck pickups, and how the only good thing about a Tele is the bridge pickup!
Ok, let’s show some real love for the unloved and under appreciated tele neck pickup!
I did have a few dark and non-dynamic tele neck pickups and these were Vintera 50’s (not the modified CS but the cheap ones), Roswell and some China ceramics.
The neck pups I love are the Fender Twisted neck, Lollar Special T neck and SD Vintage neck. These are just so lovely and woody but also with a bit of grit.
I love to pick very close to the barrel saddles so to get that hollow wood like tone.
(I must mention CS 51 Nocaster being a dynamic neck pickup but slightly too thin for my taste)
I find my preferred neck pickups are in good balance with the bridge pickup and need no tone adjustment if I flip between them.
Edit to add a photo - I mean actual Tele neck pickups and not humbuckers, Goldfoil, Filtertron or P90’s etc …
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Okay, so I went to snap a pic of my Tele... and yes the switch was in neck position already. I thought when I bought this used CV 50s ten or fifteen years ago that I'd change the neck pickup for something like a P-90. But I like the neck pickup so much that it's still on there and I use it more than the bridge.Edit to add a photo - I mean actual Tele neck pickups and not humbuckers, Goldfoil, Filtertron or P90’s etc …
before i wound pickups. i had a 5/2 Nashville Seymour Duncan from 1991 with a Broadcaster Bridge it was Also 1991 Duncan's., and after 18 year Of Winding its still in my old 1999 Affinity Tele / Squire, sometimes the Guitar has a bunch to do with it, also the pickup maybe blessed?? hehe... honestly! I earned a old factory over one million dollars in my Stint there, I got a 99.00 Tele - but if Old Burst Les Paul's fetch up to a $ Million or more,
I may have got a real sweet deal! as this guitar was the TICKET.,
in my hands it felt magical - all other guitars for the last 23 made me sorta suck / their fret board fought with me, and their sounds were not implanted in my Psyche ( the Affinity was all that and a bag of Circus Peanuts ... it' View attachment 1129742 s a real head scratch-er! yes I tried to duplicate the pickups using my methods, while they were good. I put the Duncan's back in, it was not the pickups its the whole package_sometimes_ so one mans favorite pickup can be another-mans dust collector pickup.