#1
I own a tele mex standard, with a 2 single coils, its a regular standard edition. Him I wish to turn those two single coils into two humbuckers any ideas that still keep with the classic look of the tele? I love the look of Clicky the neck humbucker. Any ideas?
Last edited by Tuxy at Apr 15, 2008,
#2
I don't know if there's a humbucker sized route under the pickguard, but if there isn't you'd need to make one for the neck, at least. then a single-sized humbucker would be an idea for the bridge.
#4
Yeah i just realised how stupid that makes so much sense,

I'm thinking Neck
http://www.thomann.de/ie/seymour_duncan_sh4classic_cover_nc.htm
Bridge
http://www.thomann.de/ie/seymour_duncan_jeff_beck_jr.htm

Any other ideas? And about the space I'll have to check tomorrow or the next day about space but as i remember i think they're is quite a bit of space.

See I love Johnny Greenwood and I love the tele he owns so i bought a MIM the looked quite like it as i just fell head over heels inlove with that guitar. I Don't really like the distortion i get from the tele's bridge... Any advice?
#6
Quote by Tuxy
Yeah i just realised how stupid that makes so much sense,

I'm thinking Neck
http://www.thomann.de/ie/seymour_duncan_sh4classic_cover_nc.htm
Bridge
http://www.thomann.de/ie/seymour_duncan_jeff_beck_jr.htm

Any other ideas? And about the space I'll have to check tomorrow or the next day about space but as i remember i think they're is quite a bit of space.

See I love Johnny Greenwood and I love the tele he owns so i bought a MIM the looked quite like it as i just fell head over heels inlove with that guitar. I Don't really like the distortion i get from the tele's bridge... Any advice?

Well, I would NOT put the JB in the neck. Wow, that is TOO HOT of a pickup to put in the neck position. It's a bridgr pickup model. I'd say that something like a Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 would be better...But I wouldn't even buy Duncan. Get something from your side of the world. Check out the PAF (He calls them Heritage pickups) at rockmonkeyguitars.com. Great pickups.

Check under your pickguard to see your routing. Take a picture, maybe?

Also, what don't you like about your bridge pickup's distortion right now?
#7
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
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#8
well, good advice, well what i don't like is the humming and the under powerfulness of it, it feels weak on my overdriven stuff sounds not too great, I love alt-rock and i love radiohead and sonnic youth's cleans so i want a nice clean and a nice queens of the stone age esc, distortion. Maybe i sound like im crazy but yeah, ill upload photos next post, and I love Johnny greenwood so i thought this would be a nice inbetweener, any recomendations? remember i really want to keep ny neck inkeeping with that sort of look on the above picture, so far i've to find a special pick-up that fits into the tele bridge (any ideas?) and a not so hot neck pick up that looks like the above, thanks very much folks alot of help
#9
Quote by Tuxy
well, good advice, well what i don't like is the humming and the under powerfulness of it, it feels weak on my overdriven stuff sounds not too great, I love alt-rock and i love radiohead and sonnic youth's cleans so i want a nice clean and a nice queens of the stone age esc, distortion. Maybe i sound like im crazy but yeah, ill upload photos next post, and I love Johnny greenwood so i thought this would be a nice inbetweener, any recomendations? remember i really want to keep ny neck inkeeping with that sort of look on the above picture, so far i've to find a special pick-up that fits into the tele bridge (any ideas?) and a not so hot neck pick up that looks like the above, thanks very much folks alot of help

You can still keep the Tele twang/tone by leaving the bridge PU and matching it with a not so high output Humbucker (or mini Humbucker) in the bridge. For example, the Vintage Hot Rod '52 Telecaster's SC bridge + Mini Humbucker neck (SD, I believe) provides the versatility from Country twng to Rock.

If you happen to have one of those MIM Teles with the SC route in the neck, please do a clean job with the routing. Don't make baby jeebus cry.

Also, what kind of amp do you have? That'll make a huge difference on how beefy/powerful your tone can be.

Good Luck!

#10
noobish question, SC neck? I've a Vox AD50VT too, which i dont think is problem, thanks
Quote by MrCarrot
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
#11
SC = single coil. If you're happy with the AD50VT, that's all that matters. I'm not that familiar with the model and how well it delivers distortion. Most tube/valve amps, with the right gear, can be EQed appropriately to deliver some pretty sweet distortion, even with SC Teles.

#12
im gonna have another swing at eqing like mad.... ill tell any developments
Quote by MrCarrot
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
#14
Yes, please tell more.
Quote by MrCarrot
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
#15
Well, let's see...You live across the pond...so Duncans and Dimarzios are going to be more expensive...But something like a hot Tele pickup would work.

Here's a Hot Tele pickup that's still a true single coil:
http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/telecaster/progressive/quarter_pound_f_1/

If you want to forgo the twang...
http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/telecaster/cutting-edge/little_59_for_t/

I know that CorduroyEW, a user on here, an owner of the aforementioned rockmonkeyguitars.com pickup company started making Tele pickups. PM him about what you want, see what he can do. He makes great pickups, and gives a 10% discount to UG members.
Definitely look into his Heritage pickups for your neck PAF, at least.