NGD Telecaster with a humbucker in the bridge?

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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    So i got this guitar today. Fender Telecaster MIM with the 60th anniversary sunburst finish. the humbucker in the bridge is from an epi LP so needless to say it needs to be switched out ASAP. I play in an indie rock band, lots of cleans and mid gain rhythms and I have no idea what kind of pickup to throw in there. this is a video teaser for my band, so take a listen and let me know of your thoughts on a pickup that would be good for this kinda sound! thanks guys.


     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    oh and here's a picture of the guitar!
     

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    Nile Giver of the Likes

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    Hell yeah maple board, sunburst finished, humbucker Telecaster. Love it all. Also like the music dude.
     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    thanks man, i really appreciate that! any ideas in the pickup department?
     
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    flexkill Vodka & PentaTonic

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    BKP Rebel Yell would be perfect for that guitar and sound you want IMHO :2c:

    I'm not a huge BKP hype guy but the Rebel Yell is a GREAT pickup.
     
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    mniel8195 SS.org Regular

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    nailbomb or holy diver would be epic
     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    I know bare knuckles are the most popular pickups right now, but what about seymour duncan and dimarzio? i have d-activators in my custom 22 and they're amazing. anyone have any experience with pickups that are less pricey than BKP's like SD's or Dimarzio's?
     
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    BKP Abraxas. Not sure why it's not more popular.
     
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    mniel8195 SS.org Regular

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    cant go wrong with a good old jb you can find them pretty cheap...suhr pickups are great if you can find a deal on them...
     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking at the custom line of seymour duncan, as I have heard the JB is kind of whiny. anyone know anything about the custom, cc, or c5?
     
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    NickS Rocket Surgeon

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    First off, HNGD:agreed: I've always wanted a Tele with a humbucker.

    The track you posted sounded pretty damn good! What pickup/guitar did you record that with?
     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much! I used my blacktop series Fender Jazzmaster.
     
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    I vote for a SD JB or Custom Custom because they are both wonderful 'anything' pickups with a fair dose of mids. I've only ever tried the BKP Aftermath before, awesome but probably not the best in the range for you. I've not tried one, but a this would be worth a look too P-Rails SHPR-1 and TBPR-1 - Seymour Duncan Medium Output brilliant idea.
     
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    mulgreaux Daemoness Guitars

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    I have a BKP Painkiller in the bridge and a Piledriver in the neck. I recommend them.
     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    I emailed BKP to see what they suggested, and they told me to look at the VHII, black dog and crawler. Thoughts on those?
     
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    Ocara-Jacob SSO Recluse

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    Congrats, and HNGD! Also, sweet song.
    Regarding pickups, I would definitely put something with a metal cover on it. Because that looks sweet. Ideally, a Dimarzio Breed would work pretty well if you want a classic-ish tone.
     
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    Get a holy diver in there, and HNGD I always am a teleaddict, absolutely love the burst finish.

    Telebrations awww yiss.
     
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    I was thinking Holy Diver as well, but they are pricey. (~$150 for covered and ~$135 for open coiled.) Look up demo videos of all the Dimarzio and/or Duncan pickups and have a listen. I'm not well versed in mid gain stuff, all of my pups tend to be varying degrees of really flippin' hot, but youtube demos by the right people could give you an idea of what you might be after.
     
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    The VHII is a good one as well! I'm surprised they didn't recommend the Rebel Yell honestly....great freaking pickup man.


    You have to understand man, these days amps have so much gain there isn't the need for these super high output pickups anymore IMHO....they work great for when people were trying to grind on a old tube amp that didn't have the gain on tap...just not the case in modern times. If you want good tone with clarity and definition a good medium,hell I even like some lower output PU's, is the way to go. I know people will say I'm crazy...but thats the way I see it. Happy hunting man and good luck. :cheers:
     
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    jakrentschler Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the feedback and advice everyone, i really appreciate it!
     

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