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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Opinions on G&L MFD pickups?

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Nov 27th, 2017 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been eyeing a G&L ASAT Classic Tribute but I can't try before I buy. Does anyone have experience with these pups? I've watched a lot of YT clips but I wanted to hear from folks I trust.

I've read they sound 'different' than conventional Tele pups but I can't really hear the difference in the clips.

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 08:15 PM, Nov 27th, 2017)

Cal-Woody

USA/California

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Nov 27th, 2017 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo rates them somewhat near P-90 territory.
Because of their low profile and wide bobbin, they are said to have a P-90 bark and while placed in a Tele configuration, they retain a little brighter tone, giving them some authoritative but slightly mellowed edge.
So, if you've played a Jazzmaster with P-90's, then you'll have a good idea of how they sound.
At least that's my take on them.

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Nov 27th, 2017 07:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, to my ear they are somewhere between a typical Fender tone and a P90. They're a bit fatter sounding.

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Nov 27th, 2017 10:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I only have experience with the strat versions of the MFD and those sound great IMO.

Quite hot compared to other single coils of similar specs (5k ohm) but sound every bit stratty to my ears.

Sorry can't help with the tele versions, but will also add that G&L are great instruments. Even the Tribute Series are terrific. I've owned 2, still have one.


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Nov 28th, 2017 05:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an ASAT Tribute with these pickups and I like it a lot. Lots of Tele twang, less noise, to my ears.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

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Nov 28th, 2017 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, all! If I didn't like the pups, I could always swap them with the Lollars in my Mex before I were to sell it. I love those pups.

Now I just need to convince the wife why I 'need' this guitar. :oO

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Nov 28th, 2017 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cuz we said you need it.

You’re welcome in advance.

LeftyMeister

Buckeye Country, USA

Motorcycles, Guitars, and Golf
Nov 28th, 2017 03:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm sure that'll work. :o)


L. Nedmundo

Philadelphia

Nov 28th, 2017 03:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have two G&L basses with MFD pickups, and a Comanche guitar. As a general rule, MFD pickups will sound thicker and have more output than their conventional Fender equivalents. That's true for my SB-2 bass relative to a Precision, and my Comanche (and the S-500) relative to a regular Strat. Some think they can sound harsh, but I think it's just their output and wide frequency response, which IMO open up different opportunities. That's certainly true with the Comanche, on which you might use positions 2 and 4 when you wouldn't with a regular Strat.

I haven't spent much time with the ASAT Classic, but my impression is that it's a bit thicker sounding than a regular Tele, so it doesn't have quite as much twang. It's awesome though. The ASAT Deluxe with the larger pickups doesn't sound much like a Tele to me, so if you want something in the Tele neighborhood definitely stick with the Classic.

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