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I have a Fender Thinline Super Deluxe Telecaster (think thinline Cabronita if you've never heard of the super deluxe) with Fender's Fidelitron pickups. After some seriously harsh feedback issues (with only moderate gain) and some trips to my guitar shop, my working theory is that the pickups, for some reason, just cannot handle even slight gain boosts (like a DS-1 with the gain knob at about 10 o'clock) while used with a stage monitor, which is the situation I'm going to be in for the foreseeable future. Does anybody know if a standard size humbucker (I'm thinking Seymour Duncan Area pickups) can fit in the routed cavity that the Fidelitron pickups sit in? Thanks to anyone who can help me out!
#2
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#3
They are Fenders version of Filtertrons and they look a bit smaller than a regular HB but bigger than a P90.

TS get a tape or ruler and measure them
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#4


killer guitars.

I've play a Super Deluxe that was plugged into a 6505 and there was no feedback, so you really shouldn't have any issues with gain. Plug the guitar in and tap the pups with your finger, should tell you if they're microphonic.


As for the fildetron's, they will not fit standard humbuckers as they're filtertron-sized. TV Jones makes some really nice filters and the Powertrons and Powertron pluses have a more PAF Gibsony tone to them.
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#5
Yeah, I've played a Cab in a reasonably high gain situation and not had an issue- might be faulty pickups, in which case maybe complain to Fender?

Otherwise +1 on the TV Jones pickups
#6
TV Jones would indeed be the instinctual go-to, but measurements matter.

If the TV Jones don't work, try contacting Vintage Vibe. VV does custom wound pups for competitive prices.

http://vintagevibeguitars.com
http://vintagevibeguitars.com/pickup_custom.html

Rio Grande could possibly help you out.
http://www.riograndepickups.com
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 4, 2015,