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Lmrg21

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Dec 28th, 2017 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hot telecaster single coil I believe are in the 2011 MIM FSR tele I bought. I did not get it yet it is being shipped to me. Is the bridge pickup what I am looking for as far as Telecaster vintage sound from the 50-60 era or do I need to replace them? Are these junk?

(This message was last edited by Lmrg21 at 07:28 PM, Dec 28th, 2017)

Mick Reid
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Dec 28th, 2017 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Telecaster vintage sound from the 50-60 era or do I need to replace them? Are these junk?"

Unless the FSR models had different pickups, the MIM's Standards come with ceramic bar pickups.
Typically a bit hotter and more "modern" sounding.

"Are they junk?"

There will be a great divide on this (and ceramic pickups in general IME). Some love 'em, others don't.
Whether they sound good is entirely up to you.
It seems like you have a particular sound in your head, but I would play it first and decide then. They might be just what you want.

If they're not "vintagey" enough for you, you don't have to go broke replacing them.
The Tonerider pickups are absolutely great value. Good tone, short money.

FWIW the VINTAGE PLUS - TRT1 are the OEM pickups in the Squier Classic Vibe 50's Tele and you can read countless posts about how great they sound.

So, probably not much help to you in the end, hey?


Lmrg21

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Dec 28th, 2017 07:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No plenty..TY. You are right I do have a particular sound in my head sine I had a 78 telecaster that I sold and regret..lol I dont know what type of pickup was in that one but it sounded very good.

(This message was last edited by Lmrg21 at 10:32 PM, Dec 30th, 2017)

Therealfrogman
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Jan 1st, 2018 12:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You cannot go wrong with the Tex Mex tele set either. I have a set in my Road Worn and it is the guitar that I would be stranded on an island with.

You can get a set for $52 new.

Therealfrogman
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Jan 1st, 2018 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lmrg21, do you remember if the pole pieces were staggered on it?

(This message was last edited by Therealfrogman at 06:12 PM, Jan 1st, 2018)

Lmrg21

usa

Jan 18th, 2018 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They were on my 78 Telecaster

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