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which Vintage type pickups am I looking for ?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by brogh, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. brogh

    brogh Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello Guys

    I'm trying to get a hint on what to look at,
    I really s**k in pickup "sound" knowledge, so please give me some hints.

    I LOVE the 52's pup, especially the newer ones, but some times I really want something just a bit bit hotter.
    I would love to keep the basses and the general tone of the vintage pickups, but with just a bit more "grit" when needed.

    Please don't suggest "exotic" pickups because it'll be tough getting them here.

    Custom Shop Fenders, Di Marzio, Duncans, Fralin are easely available here.

    I heard the twisted tele sound liked it, I need to check out the custom shop 64 pure vintage, I've read great things about fralins here.

    if you have suggestions for a pickup pair that has these kind of specs/sounds please suggest, i'm not plannig to spend tooo much.

    Cheers

    Thank You
     
  2. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I'd start out by deciding whether it was '50s vintage or '60s vintage I liked most but from your description I'd either go with something in the '60s vintage or some over wound '50s for more output. Lower output usually = more twang and less grit.
     
  3. fakeocaster

    fakeocaster Tele-Afflicted

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    Fralin blues specials
     
  4. The vandal

    The vandal Tele-Meister

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    The SD Jerry Donahue is a really versatile bridge pup. You can easily get it to twang, but it has some balls too. I had one of those paired with a twang king in the neck of a MIM standard, and they sounded great together.
     
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    xhqm4457 TDPRI Member

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    Dimarzio Twang King, or Area T 615. Also - SD Broadcaster.
     
  6. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    The JD paired with the Twisted Tele would be a nice combo. The JD is very chameleon like. Sounds great clean and plays very well with pedals.
     
  7. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Poster Extraordinaire

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    ToneRider's TRT2 'Hot Classics' are a vintage 50's voicing, wound a little bit 'hotter' they have a bit more mids and output. These pickups are the same that are used in the Squire Classic Vibe 50's teles (Only in the Vintage Blonde Color)
    Dont let that turn you off, they're actually very good pickups considering their price.
     
  8. brogh

    brogh Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Guys !

    Thank you for the suggestion, I will check them out in these days and see what's more in my taste !

    Thank You !
     
  9. JD0x0

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    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

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    As soon as you say "something vintage but hotter," you've moved away from vintage. At that point, all bets are off and ALL pups and options are on the table.

    I'd find the sound of someone I'd like to emulate, find out why s/he used, and move from there.

    No one has mentioned Rio Grande pups, so I will. They are freakin' fantastic. Had them in a MIM Tele and they really helped that baby sing.
    http://www.riograndepickups.com/scart/SubCategories.asp?ProductName=For+Tele&SubCatName=FOR+BRIDGE

    Now, later I built a warmoth tele and used Fender Custom shop Nocaster pups, and for me, they were sooooo amazing.
     
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    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

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  12. Chet Johnson

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    I recommend the Seymour Duncan five two pickups. Alnico 5 magnets on the bass strings so they arent muddy and boomy, and alnico 2 magnets on the three treble strings so that they are warmer and no icepick treble.

    Tone is very balanced and warm. Output is still lower output vintage output
     
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