- Jun 8, 2021
- Sulphur Springs Tx.
Looking for opinions on Bootstrap "Original Recipe" pickups. I've read all kinds of things on various models of Bootstrap and they seem to be well received but I would like to get feedback from people who have actually used or are currently using the "Original Recipe", not the "Extra Crispy" "Twisted Whatevers" or Lollars with the "Secrete Sauce"
Having just acquired my first Tele after a hiatus from Tele's for almost 50 years I find the new MIM Player Tele to be lacking compared to the 72 I use to own so I'm in the process of modding, or maybe I should say, retrofitting this new one in an attempt to recapture the feel and tone I could get out of the 72. Even though the 72 had Alnico 5's it seems to me the current pickups in this guitar are considerably hotter, or maybe more abrupt and it would benefit from a set with Alnico 3's.All opinions are welcome, good , bad , or indifferent.
Thanks, but I wouldn't want to take advantage of your generosity.Heck, I will mail you one if you want to give it a go. Just let me know.
Nah, happy to do it. Not using it right now, so if you are interested, just send me a PM.Thanks, but I wouldn't want to take advantage of your generosity.
Thanks for your input. That does sound like more what I'm after. Every since I've had this guitar I've been trying to get it to "play nice" with the Music Man 210HD . It's been like chasing the wind! Funny you should mention mid boost pedals. This amp has bright/normal switch along with deep/normal switch when used in conjunction with one another it basically acts as a mid boost and that seems to be the area needing attention.If I can refine the amount of control on the mids I would be a happy boy!I’ve had the Original Recipe pups and liked them a lot. On my rig Tele > PRRI.
The bridge has a great chime, twang and punch to it w out being too hot. I found them very similar to the Fender Original Vintage 52 Tele pups. Both A3, mid 6k range. I’d consider either of these great vintage tone pups w muscle if needed. They work well w mid boost pedals. These are definitely not like the more aggressive, early Broadcaster A3 pups that were hotter and I believe 43 gauge wire. It’s a snarlier, slightly darker thing w more mids. I think your tone preference mentioned was not hot.
The Extra Crispy are closer to the A3 mid 7k range like Fender’s 51 Nocaster set.