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Hello there, I was wondering if you knowledgeable people could provide me with some advice regarding my Tele.

Recently I was asked to join my friends metal band however whilst at band practice the tonal qualities of the standard Fender pickups just can't deliver the sounds I need. Overall the stock ones are too glassy and thin, I know it's a telecaster and I should expect such things however with plenty of gain it just doesn't cut it IMO.I've already installed a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in the neck slot and it provides a really good clean sound like plenty of balls. The distorted tones that it produces is fairly good, chunky & brilliant for rhythm playing.

What I'm after is a bridge pickup that can produce a huge, full sound with qualities that are more bias towards bass & middle frequencies that also reduces some of the high end that I'm not too keen on.

I've been looking at a few different Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio models but nothing really seems fit the criteria.

Bottom line: I want a high gain bridge pickup with plenty of balls.

What would you recommend?
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SD Hot rails if youre looking for a single coil with I think u are cause u only said u have a tele and standard teles come with single coils.
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Dimarzio make a tonezone t. I love the the full size humbucker, but have never tried the t size one.

The tonezone is a great sounding pickup and sounds great with distorion, but it also has good clean tones.
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Hello there, I was wondering if you knowledgeable people could provide me with some advice regarding my Tele.

Recently I was asked to join my friends metal band however whilst at band practice the tonal qualities of the standard Fender pickups just can't deliver the sounds I need. Overall the stock ones are too glassy and thin, I know it's a telecaster and I should expect such things however with plenty of gain it just doesn't cut it IMO.I've already installed a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in the neck slot and it provides a really good clean sound like plenty of balls. The distorted tones that it produces is fairly good, chunky & brilliant for rhythm playing.

What I'm after is a bridge pickup that can produce a huge, full sound with qualities that are more bias towards bass & middle frequencies that also reduces some of the high end that I'm not too keen on.

I've been looking at a few different Seymour Duncan and Dimarzio models but nothing really seems fit the criteria.

Bottom line: I want a high gain bridge pickup with plenty of balls.

What would you recommend?


Irongear, made in UK, very reasonably priced and EXTREMELY good. Probably do a double stacked to fit the Tele bridge position.

EDIT: Yep! Steel Twin, 16K bridge stack. Here
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SD Hot rails if youre looking for a single coil with I think u are cause u only said u have a tele and standard teles come with single coils.

Whoops, Yeah I'm looking for pickups to fit in a standard telecaster. I could make the cavity bigger to house a humbucker however knowing my luck I'd mess it up and I'm a little tight for cash so I can't let it cost too much money.


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Dimarzio make a tonezone t. I love the the full size humbucker, but have never tried the t size one.

The tonezone is a great sounding pickup and sounds great with distorion, but it also has good clean tones.


I'll have a listen on their site, cheers


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Irongear, made in UK, very reasonably priced and EXTREMELY good. Probably do a double stacked to fit the Tele bridge position.

EDIT: Yep! Steel Twin, 16K bridge stack. Here



That certainly is a bargain! Plenty of output but, It's range still seems to be a bit too bright. It's definitely a consideration though! I'm going to look into a few more of these pickups. Thanks for the link man
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