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Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by aalcantara, May 11, 2019.
Lindy Fralin 'Twangmaster' neck
Lindy Fralin 'stock' bridge overwound
Thanks, can you clarify something? I have a 2006 American tele. I had Fender send me the specs, which state "American Tele Single Coil pickups." Are you saying the twisted tele and boradcaster set came stock in this guitar during certain years?
Yours would be the older American Tele pickups. The Twisted Tele/SC Broadacaster set was used in 2012/2013 I believe; when Fender went back to the rebranded American Standard series.
Got it, thanks. The pickups I have are OK, but nothing special. Managed to pick up the TT/BC set as part of a trade, so I'm gonna give them a try, along with a 4-way switch.
^^^ Not a fan of the American Standard bridge pickups from that era, but still LOVE that old American Standard neck pup.
I'm a simple man. So far I would have to say my favorite set of pickups would be the set that came with my monoprice knock-off tele. Unless my playing jumps into a higher level of greatness, or if I hear a live rig somewhere that knocks my socks off, these are/and will remain my absolute favorites. The mix engineer at my gig last Saturday night said he liked the tone as well. For the most part I was in the middle position with the tone down and adjusted the volume as needed, no FX into a PA in a small bar on the noisy Sunset Strip. I didn't feel like I lacked anything (except, as always, better command of the instrument).
I do see the value in adding a four way switch though.
Thanks to everyone for your responses! I’m going to have to weigh the pros and the cons and go from there. Thanks again!
Interesting! I'm aware of the Custom Shop 51 Nocasters, but not these. I'll have to keep a lookout to see if some ever pop up used.
It's cool that Rob has just officially put the Wolf and She-Wolf on his list. I got a Wolf before I knew it was a Wolf: Lion King with 42 AWG. I think mine measures something like 6.5, but I don't know how many turns of wire. It's fantastic. Highly recommended!
The second time this set has been mentioned in this thread, and I'd never heard of it until now!
Twang King Neck
Fender OV Bridge
Classic Tele tone, but also covers a lot of ground between the 2.
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OC Duff Slabsters. They transmit every minute detail of finger pressure and pick attack. Piano like solidity and clarity with no harshness.
These Cavaliers. They just do everything. Rob makes the best.
The CS Blackguard set was a gem that Fender produced a few years back and not for very long. Some say the bridge pickup is the CS Broadcaster pickup; but I don't think so. The Blackguards had a complex tone that was a little more lively than the Nocasters, to my ears.
They're really great. I have Nocasters also, and they too are really good, but the Blackguard set was special.
There was some issue with the original run that the packaging was wrong and had a completely wrong impedance listed for the bridge pickup or something... Like the box said it was 10Kish, but it was nowhere close to that! Maybe that's part of the reason the line was disappeared... I wish they'd resurrect them.
That is one stellar setup! Nice!
Cavalier Fat Lions for me.
I like the Duncan Str-1 and Stl-1, and also the Str-3 and Stl-3. I'd be happy with either one of those sets, although the Str-1 and Stl-3 are currently in my favourite Tele.
My favorites are the Seth Lover and the Jerry Donahue. Clean to mean in one guitar.
JBE / Barden Modern T set.
True singles; Fender Broadcaster bridge / Twisted Tele neck combination.
Fender Texas Specials or Fender Pure Vintage 64. They sound best for me. (At least, for rosewood neck). Threw the Fender Pure Vintage 64 in my Japanese 62 reissue, love them!