#1
So I recently got an American Deluxe telecaster and I love it! So much that I want to start using it as my main guitar for my band. Problem is, it's not really the right guitar for the job as a single coil in the bridge sounds way thinner than a humbucker. Are there any pickups that you guys think I should.consider to get a beefier tone without totally ruining the twangy character of the tele? I'd be happy if I can almost get to SG territory.

Also, I'm running a Marshall JCM 2000 DSL now instead of the 5150. We've gone in more of a rock direction tone wise as of late.

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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster (little 59')
Peavey 5150 II
Orange PPC412
Boss NS-2
Boss DD-3
Monster Power Pro 900
Korg Pitchblack Pro
Sennheiser EW 172 Wireless
Carvin 6 space rack
Last edited by New_Crisis at Jan 13, 2014,
#2
Hot rails for tele; if that's too much output, then maybe the little 59 for tele.
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Last edited by Maidenheadsteve at Jan 13, 2014,
#3
How much bottom end does the hot rails have? I looked at that...im just worried it'll sound thin. The 59 sounds like a good start. That's my favorite neck pickup!

Check out my band! Endeavor


Fender American Deluxe Telecaster (little 59')
Peavey 5150 II
Orange PPC412
Boss NS-2
Boss DD-3
Monster Power Pro 900
Korg Pitchblack Pro
Sennheiser EW 172 Wireless
Carvin 6 space rack
#4
Take a look at the JB Jr too. I put one in a strat I built and it was a pretty sweet pup. Also, check out IronGear stuff. Awesome pickups and very reasonable price. I'd put them against Dimarzio or Duncan any day
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