#1
im thinking about getting a new pickguard cut for a humbucker for my tele and puttng a guitar fetish humbucker in. will this take away from the character of my tele? what does it sound like exactly.
#2
You expect us to accurately describe a sound to you?

Umm...it sounds like a Tele with a humbucker installed in the neck position. As far as the "character," yes it'll sound different.
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#4
Andy Summers has a humbucker in the neck of his tele...
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#6
Do you live close to any music stores? They'll probably have some sort of Tele guitar with a humbucker in the neck position that you can try out. But it's impossible to know exactly what it'll sound like until you do it.
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#7
it will definitely take away from the Tele character.
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#8
My brother's tele has a Texas Special in the neck position.

It's basically a weapon. High gain, amplified tele' twang from hell.
#9
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Do you live close to any music stores? They'll probably have some sort of Tele guitar with a humbucker in the neck position that you can try out. But it's impossible to know exactly what it'll sound like until you do it.

yea no stores close by
#10
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will this take away from the character of my tele? what does it sound like exactly.
Hmm... I play this setup for quite some time now. It takes away some of the Tele character, right, but you give a little bit and get more. The "typical" Tele sound is bridge PU in most cases, that's what you keep. But the sweet sound of a SH1 in neck position... very nice. It's definitely NOT Les Paul, the bony attack remains a bit, but there also is enormous sustain. And of course you think a bit it's quite muffled in comparison with the bridge PU - but only the first minutes.

It adds a lot to the Tele - the spectrum is vast. Both PUs in combination is fantastic - and you should definitely add a phase switch to the setup - adds a very usable, almost stratlike quack.

The PU adjustment is crucial - and PUs that match a bit in output. As an Andy Summers follower (a bit), my Tele Custom has the Seymour Duncan '59 model SH-1 in neck and Vintage '54 Lead STL-1 in bridge position (same as Andy Summers Tele afaik).

PUs (especially neck) may not be too near to strings. Just listen good while setting them up.
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#11
yo man dont do it dingle coils in neck are sweet better than humbuckers imo
#12
^what's a dingle coil? oh, and I prefer HB's in the neck position to single coils.
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^what's a dingle coil? oh, and I prefer HB's in the neck position to single coils.


1337void cannot type properly. A Telecaster with a neck humbucker is pretty good way of keeping the tele sound (bridge), yet making it more versatile.
#15
^ Thats awesome....
Is that a mini humbucker in the neck?
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