#1
I'd like to put Humbuckers in my Tele, Im looking at seymour duncans so can you guys give me any advice on which ones?

I've heard the a JB in the neck and a 59' in the bridge is a good combo. Is this true?

Btw, i'm playing through a Peavey Classic 30.
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#3
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what geners do u like to play and wat sound are u looking for

Also, do you plan on modding it so that you can fit regular-sized humbuckers in it or would you rather install single coil-sized humbuckers?
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#4
Im looking for a hard rock sound because I play mainly Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue and AC/DC.

EDIT: I'd also like full sized humbuckers, I plan to get a new bridge and pickguard so they will fit.
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#5
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I've heard the a JB in the neck and a 59' in the bridge is a good combo. Is this true?

It's probably the most commonly used Seymour Duncan pickup configuration. Some people dislike them with a passion though. I like them, but I prefer the Custom-5/Jazz combo 'cause they sound warmer. You should try some midrange Jacksons since they're made of alder and equipped with a JB/'59 set most of the time.
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#7
Cheers, what about the matched set SD's do they sound any good?

Also can any of you tell me bout any decent tele bridges that fit humbuckers?

I found some for £20 (i'm guessing there gonna be terrible)

and i found some for £50, but i'm not sure.
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#8
What model tele is it? I don't think tele's are usually routed for full sized humbuckers, so there is more work involved than simply changing the bridge and pickguard.

Unless your tele is routed swimming pool style under your pick guard, your going to have to do some woodwork.
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#9
its a mexican standard that i got last christmas. I'm not sure how its routed but it shouldn't matter much to me , i was gonna get a pro to do it anyways cause i'm not too great with a soldeing iron.
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#10
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Cheers, what about the matched set SD's do they sound any good?

Also can any of you tell me bout any decent tele bridges that fit humbuckers?

I found some for £20 (i'm guessing there gonna be terrible)

and i found some for £50, but i'm not sure.

Forget Duncans, theyre' overpriced over here and there's better options.

Check out

www.rockmonkeyguitars.com

and

www.swinesheadpickups.co.uk

Routing is nothing to do with soldering - routing is the holes in the wood, if your guitar isn't routed for humbuckers you'll need to enlarge the holes and that's a fair bit of messing. You're probably better off looking at some beefier single coils or stacked humbuckers.
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#11
Cheers, can you reccomend me some humbuckers that will give me the tone im looking for cause i don't really know to much about pickups.

Also i know the difference between routing and soldering lol, i was just sayin that it might not matter if it needs routing because i was gonna get a proffesional to do it anyway cause i'm not good with a soldering iron.
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Pedals: Boss DS-1, Dunlop Crybaby, Dancelectro CC-1, Ibanez LU-20
Last edited by Falsealibis at Dec 1, 2008,