#1
Hey guys. Sometime around when my birthday comes, I am going to upgrade a Squier Tele. I want to put new pickups in, sand the "Squier" name off the headstock, and put my own text on there. That is the only butterscotch blonde tele I can afford.


Which pickups would be best to replace the Squier ones with?

I am considering using a DiMarzio DP110 in the bridge position and a Seymour Duncan STK-T1 in the neck position.

DiMarzio Dp110

Seymour Duncan STKT1

I play punk rock, and this would be one of my backup guitars. I don't NEED the Tele sound, but whatever I can get would be fine.
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#2
You should just save more.
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You should just save more.

Dude, I can't get $2,100.

I specifically want the butterscotch blonde, I hate all teles except the butterscotch blonde ones.
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#4
if your playing punk rock you can basically just put a piece of metal in the cavity and it will sound the same.
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if your playing punk rock you can basically just put a piece of metal in the cavity and it will sound the same.


Can I get some real suggestions?
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#6
A stock tele is perfect for punk, just ask Joe Strummer.
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#7
The DiMarzio pickup you are looking at is for a strat and won't fit into your guitar so if you are dead set on one of those two pickups then it's going to have to be the duncan.

Any reason you narrowed it down to those two?
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#8
Are you talking Brit Punk or American? Tele sound is fine for Brit punk but putting a better pup in would be best for American. Personally I'd go with some sort of Hot Rails humbucker type at the bridge, but the ones you mentioned look pretty good.
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The DiMarzio pickup you are looking at is for a strat and won't fit into your guitar so if you are dead set on one of those two pickups then it's going to have to be the duncan.

Any reason you narrowed it down to those two?

Nah, I just guessed.

I am playing American punk. The exact genre is "Melodic hardcore punk," but I just say punk rock for sure. I play stuff like NOFX, Lagwagon, Rancid, Pennywise, and the likes.

And by the way Steven Seagull, I would keep the stock pickups, but the only problem is that the guitar is a squier. I want one specifically in butterscotch blonde so don't bother saying "save more for an MIM."

I will probably put locking tuners on the tele as well.
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#10
^in that case you need classic tele pickups. The squire pickups have plastic bobbins and ceramic magnets and are crap but the guitar it's self is good. You just need any vintage style tele pickup set to drop into it. Duncan's "vintage" tele pickups are a safe bet. I wouldn't go DiMarzio for this. Of course you could always get some tele pups from me but given what you will be playing I'd think that you would be happy enough with the Duncans.
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#11
Hate to but in but I have an Epiphone Les Paul studio and I want to change the neck Pick-up to a really blueys pickup. (I don't want to sound thick bit can you change from a humbucker to a single coil)
#12
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^in that case you need classic tele pickups. The squire pickups have plastic bobbins and ceramic magnets and are crap but the guitar it's self is good. You just need any vintage style tele pickup set to drop into it. Duncan's "vintage" tele pickups are a safe bet. I wouldn't go DiMarzio for this. Of course you could always get some tele pups from me but given what you will be playing I'd think that you would be happy enough with the Duncans.


So that would make it this: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-STR1-Vintage-54-Tele-Rhythm-Pickup-?sku=300471

and this: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seymour-Duncan-STKT3-Vintage-Lead-Stack-Pickup?sku=300432

?

If so, that is awesome. The full price would be $360, which I would be able to get.
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#13
That is a good neck but instead of the noisless bridge I'd suggest getting the vintage 54 bridge that will match the 54 neck pickup. It should be cheaper and it'll be closer to the tone you are after.
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#14
put in hot rails. im pretty sure they make them for tele's.
i got one in my strat and it sounds great. they really beef up the sound.