My jackson came with "designed by Duncan" hot rails in all 3 positions. I wanted more oomph in the bridge position for metal so I put in a Duncal Little 59 and I love it. They make a tele version:Hello all,
This is my first post so I'm very sorry if this has been posted before.
I have a situation with my guitar, got my first fender guitar a year ago, a player series which I have modified a bit to fit my necessities (and refinished), I put a pair of vintage noiseless pups in it with a 4 way switch, I really like the sound of the neck pickup but I'm in need for something that allows me to play some heavier stuff at the bridge position and in series.
I cannot decide what bridge pickup to put on my guitar, I've seen the chopper t, area t, area hot t, bareknuckle, etc, but I'm not sure what to get that allows me to play some metal and that's compatible with the 4 way switch. (Noiseless obviously).
Thanks in advance!
Yeah I love a splittable hot rail on a Tele bridge. It is both the hottest sounding Tele I have, and the least. And both positions sound great.I have the Duncan Li'l '59 in this horrific guitar-shaped thing and it sounds fantastic. If you split it, it gets close to the tone of a traditional Tele bridge pickup.
This guy has a video series that makes that point well. Here he is making an American Ultra Tele, with noiseless pickups similar to the OP's, "chug." He's using a clean power amp and a high gain distortion pedal.The amp makes metal. Pedals make metal.
This guy has a video series that makes that point well. Here he is making an American Ultra Tele, with noiseless pickups similar to the OP's, "chug." He's using a clean power amp and a high gain distortion pedal.
I don't think you really need all that stuff. A modern high gain amp will provide enough gain for doom, and the tone can be just right. In fact, non-doom metal players use an overdrive to tighten the sound, but the flabbly low-end is just right for doom.The type of metal you're after is important. Doom/sludge/stoner metal doesn't exist without fuzz, and while all pickups work with fuzz, certain ones work better with muff vs ff, etc. And hotter single coils work better with muff style fuzzes, single coils shaped buckers such as little 59s and some rails are even better. "Evolved " muffs are great for the genres I mentioned.
Speedier metal likes hot and cutting, so some rails/jerry Donahue stuff works better.
Old school metal flies fine with hot tele pickups in both slots, or a neck bucker and hot bridge (I'd refer you to Bootstrap pickups for that combo).