#1
hey,

i have a telecaster. it was modified so that it has a resonator cone in it. it sounds nice. i use it in a sort of folk rock kinda band. we're pretty good. i play a lot of slide guitar, but i also play some regular lead and sometimes i play chords.

i'm looking for a new pickup cos the one it has just isn't that great. i only need a neck pickup; my guitar doesn't have space for a bridge pickup. i want something that will sound good when i'm playing slide and things, but that will also sound great when i play chords hard; when i say hard, i mean HARD. i really thrash the hell out of the thing sometimes, and i want something that'll really help that come across well. i'm playing through a kustom defender 50 (which i tend, where possible, to play in master volume bypass mode, turned up to just where it starts to break up nicely when i play hard) and one of the things i love about it is that it is dynamically responsive. i want pickups that will help bring that out, and that will also help the natural resonator tone of the guitar shine through.

in terms of tonal qualities, i like to have plenty of warmth and thickness, and i want a reasonably high output pickup.

i'm not specifying a budget because, well, its a pickup. it can (to an extent) only be so expensive. i'd rather get suggestions and weigh them all up, cost/benefit analysis.

i'm based in the uk.

cheers.
my name is matt. you can call me that if you like.
Last edited by Gurgle!Argh! at Nov 3, 2009,
#2
seymour duncans are always a good choice. as for a specific model, its up to you i dont have any model numbers but every guitar with single coils seymour duncan pickups on it was hot!
#3
Bare Knuckle Yardbird?
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#4
Quote by ILiKePiNeAppLeS
Bare Knuckle Yardbird?


that is one that i was definitely considering, as well as their 'the boss' (mostly because i like bruce springsteen).
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#5
Gabe just got some BK Yardbirds and loves them, I'm looking at a set of piledrivers or something for my tele.
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#6
IronGear Steel Foundry.
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#7
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IronGear Steel Foundry.


i bought an irongear pickup in the past for another guitar that had some seriously nasty pickups in it. when i first put it in, i was pretty impressed, but everytime i go back to it i just find it worse and worse. just fills a bit... dull.
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#8
Quote by Gurgle!Argh!
hey,

i have a telecaster. it was modified so that it has a resonator cone in it. it sounds nice. i use it in a sort of folk rock kinda band. we're pretty good. i play a lot of slide guitar, but i also play some regular lead and sometimes i play chords.

Photos photos photos!
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+10000!
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#10
I'm going to have to agree...pictures, right now! Tele+resonator has to be amazing.
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#11
If you are doing folk/rock stuff, you might like the Lindy Fralin pickups. Great sound and build quality.
#14
Wow. That's nice.

Pickup wise, I had a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in my LTD that sounded pretty good.
#15
i get the feeling that the quarter pounder would be a little too 'rawk' for what i'm playing with this thing...
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#16
Nobody's mentioned the GFS Fatbody? Best neck pickup I've heard. I'll take a clip when I get back tomorrow.