versatile humbucker recommendations?

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  1. discogravy

    discogravy TDPRI Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking for recommendations for a bridge pickup for my partscaster; Ideally I want it to be a single-coil shaped/sized 'bucker that I can wire to a push/pull volume or tone knob to split into a single-coil. I've got a bill lawrence humbucker (two side-by-side coils) that does that coil-splitting thing in a washburn nuno model and I really love being able to switch back and forth between single-coil and humbucker.

    Tone-wise I play a lot of different stuff -- metal, jazz, rock, avant-noise stuff, clean-tone country and rock etc -- so I'm really looking for something that can do it all (or at least do most of everything pretty well).

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. badmelonfarmer

    badmelonfarmer Tele-Meister

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    I have a Seymour Duncan lil'59 in a CIJ 52 special (keef) it is voiced to sound like a Gibson PAF.

    Sounds nice, not very tele sounding, buy it is a humbucker.

    You can coil tap it, I did not bother personally.

    It is balanced with a SD Jazz in the neck. they sound great together and on their own.

    Cheers

    BMF
     
  3. Chrismo

    Chrismo Friend of Leo's

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    That is such an excellent pairing - in fact, it's the one I recommend most for people looking to put humbuckers in their Teles. The Lil' 59 should do it, but if you're not getting the most out of your bridge humbucker split, try a Dimarzio Fast Track T or Tone Zone T.

    My main question is - what are you using in the neck?
     
  4. discogravy

    discogravy TDPRI Member

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    I'm planning on either a bill lawrence or emg fat humbucker, but i'm not stuck on any particular one yet; i have a stock humbucker that came off a dual-humbucker squier tele that I'm planning on using to start off.
     
  5. Chrismo

    Chrismo Friend of Leo's

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    Try the stock humbucker first - I don't know if the BL or EMG pickup will overpower the single-coil sized humbucker in the bridge.
     
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