#1
so i got myself a nice 69 thinline telecaster and i love the tones that come out of that guitar. My only problem is that the pickups are stock and i really want to change them to pickups that would fit my style. I want to stick to single coil pickups because they deliver the twang and punch that i want from a telecaster, but i am also looking for some pickups that will handle some gain and overdrive. I mostly play indie and experimental rock stuff along with jazz (i know... wierd right). What pickups would fit my style of playin?
#2
What do you not like about the stock pickups? Sounds to me like they should be fairly well suited for your style.
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What do you not like about the stock pickups? Sounds to me like they should be fairly well suited for your style.

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you're not just wanting to change them because you think you should?
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#4
i don't like the buzz it has when u put a little gain. It's sweet with clean sounds.. but not so much w/ gain and distortion.
#5
You aren't gunna fix that with single coils my friend. Single coils buzz, it's something we have to live with.

Get a noise suppressor instead. ISP Decimator.
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#6
Before you change pups think about changing the value of the tone pots. Easy to do and makes quite a difference.
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#7
Not tone pots, volume pots, tone pot values don't really affect the tone.
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#8
You dont dig the single coil hum? or the fuzziness of the pickup on gainier settings?

Seymour Duncan do great replacements. If you wanna cancel out that hum, look at a Little 59. If you wanna tighten up the gain, look at a set of Hotrails.
If you want a better blues/clean tone, look at there Alnico II
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#9
Hmmm, a pickup that will keep that Tele sizzle and twang, put meat behind distortion, buck out any hum, and smooth out for jazz?

Let me know when you find it, buddy!

Kidding aside, you ARE chasing a holy grail.
Try a Fralin p-92.
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Hmmm, a pickup that will keep that Tele sizzle and twang, put meat behind distortion, buck out any hum, and smooth out for jazz?

Let me know when you find it, buddy!


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BKPs They're ****ing outstanding.


Agreed, they are outstanding, but I just ditched a blackdog, too punchy, I'm back to a Lollar Imperial. I like them better, they just feel a little too dead.
The blackdog was supposed to help that, but went too far.
I just wish you could get Imperials that weren't potted, but wouldn't get squealy...
I know there's more flavors out there, but funds are not unlimited!

(note: PRS bridge, -> Fender TR, mostly blues/classic rock)

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