Which pickups stood the test of time?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by steam-powered, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. FrontPU

    FrontPU Tele-Holic

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    Hi Dave,
    My early SD Broadcaster set has been one of my favorite for more than three decades. Agree with many on that the STL-1b bridge pickup is one of the finest, of course, but I really love the neck. They came with a MIJ Fender Tele '83 which I bought mid 80s (sold the guitar years ago but have kept the pickups).
    The bridge pickup has the same appearance as current STL-1b, but the neck pickup doesn't look like STR-1 (which has a chromed "brass" cover), mine has a chromed "steel" and its shape is different as well. Some friends of mine wonder if the neck pickup is a real Duncan because SD website doesn't show the same one, so I would appreciate if you could tell if it can be a real one.
    (I took and have the pics in my computer, but don't know how to show them here, sorry... :oops:)
     
  2. FrontPU

    FrontPU Tele-Holic

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    Finally, the pics of my old SD Broadcaster set from early 80s.
    The neck pickup doesn't look like current STR-1 model, so I'm not very sure that it's really one by SD, so I need help... Thank you.
     

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  3. Tatercaster

    Tatercaster Friend of Leo's

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    Seymour Duncan JB jr.
     
  4. felis

    felis Tele-Afflicted

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    DiMarzio VT1 - DP114, hasn't been changed since I put it in.
     
  5. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    Duncan Jazz in the neck meets all my humbucker needs in that position.
     
  6. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire

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    I put Fender Custom Shop Texas Specials with a 4 way switch in my 2008 American Standard Telecaster.

    That's the sound I keep going back to. No icepick on the bridge and a neck pu that is the nicest Tele pu I have heard for warm jazzy sounds. The two in series is a wonderful fat sound for slide.
     
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    songtalk Friend of Leo's

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    Every time I hear my keystones or microcoils, it puts a big goofy smile on my face.
     
  8. Andy B

    Andy B Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    SD Vintage Firebirds & DiMarzio Choppers in my Tele's. Vintage Vibe P-90's in my G&L
     
  9. jiveturkey1

    jiveturkey1 TDPRI Member

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    Still searching for the best brand but the best "types" imo are a Tele bridge and P90's
     
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