#1
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Ive been checking that bridge out lately, which enables you to install a bridge humbucker in a telecaster after routing. Does anyone know if you can drop any humbucker in there, and not just the ones the company makes?

I know everyone is always saying why put a humbucker in a tele, just get an LP or something. I have an LP, I like the feel of a telecaster much more, and the guitar acoustically sounds much better to me.


EDIT: My telecaster has three hole mounting, so this would work better. Plus its from Gotoh, they make good stuff:

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/TB-0031-010.jpg
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Last edited by dcdossett65 at Jul 9, 2009,
#3
Ive tried them, they dont sound very good at all. That and they look stupid.

Im looking into a Lace Sensor Dual Red, kinda converting it to a Tele Plus
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#4
The stack pickups don't sound so great, but there are other single-sized humbuckers that do sound good. I think that's a better idea than routing and buying a new bridge, unless you've got cash to burn in favor of more pickup options. I'd suggest starting with a JB junior though.
#5
Quote by dcdossett65
Ive tried them, they dont sound very good at all. That and they look stupid.

Im looking into a Lace Sensor Dual Red, kinda converting it to a Tele Plus


I want to do this so bad, but I'm terrified of routing .
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#6
Quote by dcdossett65
Ive tried them, they dont sound very good at all. That and they look stupid.

Im looking into a Lace Sensor Dual Red, kinda converting it to a Tele Plus


I smell a Jonnhy Greenwood's fan here
#7
Quote by Sguit
I smell a Jonnhy Greenwood's fan here


He is, by far, the worst guitarist ever. His tone is terrible.
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#8
Quote by Greenwood991
He is, by far, the worst guitarist ever. His tone is terrible.


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#9
Quote by Sguit
The problem with the internet is thait can get hard to tell if one is being sarcastic or not


Yeah, it can be hard.

But yeah, I was kidding.

Edit: @TS: yeah that gotoh bridge looks pretty solid.
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#10
I'd try a Seymour Duncan Rails mini humbucker. My guitar teacher has a 90's American strat that he replaced the neck and bridge pickups with Hot Rails and it's his favorite guitar of his many.
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#11
Quote by Greenwood991

But yeah, I was kidding.



I kind of figured that by seeing your username
#12
Ah, I am a johnny fan, but not to the extent I would want the same deal as his. If I did, I would have just gotten a tele plus. Not a big fan of sunburst, or being a huge tool.

I really want a dually red because it is supposed to retain a bit of that single coil tone, with more output, and still gets rid of the hum. I have yet to try one, its just one i've been looking into.

EDIT:

Also may be looking at the Red/Silver setup
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F/S:
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Last edited by dcdossett65 at Jul 9, 2009,
#13
Quote by von gelb
I'm not mega keen on stacked pick-ups, either.

Quote by dcdossett65
Ah, I am a johnny fan, but not to the extent I would want the same deal as his. If I did, I would have just gotten a tele plus. Not a big fan of sunburst, or being a huge tool.

I really want a dually red because it is supposed to retain a bit of that single coil tone, with more output, and still gets rid of the hum. I have yet to try one, its just one i've been looking into.

EDIT:

Also may be looking at the Red/Silver setup
There are single-coils out there that sound very similar to humbuckers.
Why exactly do you want to put in a humbucker?
#14
Quote by AngryGoldfish
I'm not mega keen on stacked pick-ups, either.

There are single-coils out there that sound very similar to humbuckers.
Why exactly do you want to put in a humbucker?



Well I especially would like the Lace Sensors, because they are essentially just two single coils in humbucker configuration. This means that if I got a Red/Silver combo, I could coil tap for the silver for lower output, and have them both running for a humbucker sound.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#15
I have had very little experience with Lace Sensors, but they are an acquired tastes, from what I gather.
If you can try at least the Red, Blue or Gold single-coil versions out, that should alleviate any serious doubts you had.
Unfortunately, all I can personally say is, it sounds like you're on a winner with that set-up.
#16
Quote by AngryGoldfish
I have had very little experience with Lace Sensors, but they are an acquired tastes, from what I gather.
If you can try at least the Red, Blue or Gold single-coil versions out, that should alleviate any serious doubts you had.
Unfortunately, all I can personally say is, it sounds like you're on a winner with that set-up.


The only problem is, barely any guitars come stock with them, so it's hard to try.

I can tell the have a unique voice just from videos, but so far they sound great.
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#18
I really don't like the Lace Red. Gold, blue, and burgundy are my favorites.
My choice in the bridge would be a gold and a burgundy, or a gold and a blue for a warmer HB tone. I'd have the split select the gold in either case.
#19
dude, the best humbuckers for a tele are Dimebuckers. put two in your guitar, for extra br00talz.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#20
Lace Sensors seem to be very opinionated. They each seem to have unique qualities (I'm only talking from reading up about them)

Jhackey22:


#21
Quote by Jhachey22
dude, the best humbuckers for a tele are Dimebuckers. put two in your guitar, for extra br00talz.


I might have to make a combo stack with a ds-1 hanging from it as well..
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F/S:
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Orange PPC412
#22
Quote by AngryGoldfish
Lace Sensors seem to be very opinionated. They each seem to have unique qualities (I'm only talking from reading up about them)

Jhachey22:



fixed.
Quote by patriotplayer90
Lolz that guy is a noob.

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