What's the "twangiest" pickup out there?

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  1. teleblueman

    teleblueman Tele-Meister

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    & What makes a pickup twangy? (Serious question). Also, what contributes to "twang"? Underwound? Overwound?, Hot? Pickup height? etc. Boutique, stock Fender, NoCaster, Twisted Tele, on & On
     
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    low wind pickup, Fender bridgeplate

    but it's more in how you pick, what you play, and your strings
     
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    For me, it's Seymour Duncan's Broadcaster set.
     
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    blille Tele-Afflicted

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    Twangiest has to be the Twang King, amirite?

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    This is my pick, or the TwangBanger in a Strat.
     
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    Cavalier Nashville or Cavalier Bakersfield. I haven't tried the Bakersfield yet but his description says it's got plenty of twang and his descriptions are always spot on.
     
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    Fender style single coils. Tele bridge pickup, especially. Danelectro lipstick pickups are twangy, too.

    Needs to be low output and single coil, typically.
     
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    My Cavalier Bakersfield or my AV58 would be about as "twangy" as I need to get.

    Both wound to about 6.8k with 42AWG and A5 magnets.

    My Cavalier is a Bakersfield/Fat tapped pickup. 6.8k/8.9k.
     
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