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Rsalerno3



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Oct 12th, 2016 05:38 PM        

Hi All,<br /> <br /> New to the forum here, great place.<br /> <br /> I have just bought a Fender, Made in China, Modern Tele. I love it! I love the neck, love the finish, love the playability and LOVE the tone versatility. However, I don't love the factory standard humbucker bridge pickup and I am looking to replace it.<br /> <br /> I am trying for a beefy/heavy (think Angus Young) sound and to tone down the twang in the bridge spot. I am considering Seymore Duncan Antiquity or Pearly Gates replacements.<br /> <br /> Thoughts or recommendations?<br /> <br /> Thanks to all!<br /> <br /> R



BbendFender

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Oct 12th, 2016 09:10 PM        

Welcome aboard. I'm not a humbucker guy but the ones you mentioned are popular and will probably get close to the sound you want.



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Oct 13th, 2016 12:25 AM        

Welcome R!<br /> <br /> I too am not a huge HB guy, but I've owned more than several HB guitars in the past and it's hard to go wrong with SD.<br /> <br /> It's worth looking at their "Trembucker" models because they the have pole pieces spaced for Fender bridge position. (some times noted as F-spacing)<br /> <br /> The Pearly Gates is just one of the models available in the trembuckers.<br /> <br /> I had a Schecter with a PG in the bridge, and it was a very nice sounding pickup.<br />



champster

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Oct 13th, 2016 07:44 AM        

I replaced the bridge humbucker with a Strat vintage noiseless. The adapter was a little over a dollar.



littleuch

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Oct 13th, 2016 08:06 AM        

Is it a full sized humbucker? I had Duncan Antiquity full sized humbuckers in an ES-333, really dug the neck pickup. The bridge pickup felt a little weak to me.



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Oct 13th, 2016 08:41 AM        

Welcome to the FDP. Angus' pups don't seem overly hot to me. Running into those big Marshalls is where that beef happens. His signature Gibson SG had a Gibson Classic 57 pup in the neck and a signature Gibson Angus Young pup in the bridge. That bridge pup can be bought separately. <br /> <br /> I couldn't find any specific details on this pup, other than its an Alnico V magnet. If you find the specs you may be able to find something equivalent for less coin.



Rsalerno3



United States

Oct 13th, 2016 01:01 PM        

Thanks Mick Reid<br /> <br /> I was concenred the PG Bridge would not tone down the brightness enough. I understand they are very hot<br /> <br /> THanks<br /> <br />



Rsalerno3



United States

Oct 13th, 2016 01:05 PM        

Thanks Littleuch,<br /> <br /> It is a full sized humbucker slot. Interesting your comment about the Antiquity, I called SD and they explained that they were not only distressed looking but they were designed to sound aged. Meaning as a p/u gets older time has a way of changing it's response and they are made to actually sound 50 or so years old.<br /> <br /> I keep considered the Antiquity specifically for the effect on toning down the brightness.



Rsalerno3



United States

Oct 13th, 2016 01:09 PM        

Thanks Pombrio,<br /> <br /> yeah I considered your comment as well regarding the amp, I have a Peavey ValveKing 1 and a classic Peavey Mark 3 with a 4x10 cab and a 2x10x18 cab.....immaculately warm clean sounds form both and built like tanks! But not the best crunch or overdrives. Maybe need to consider a better OD pedal as well.<br /> <br /> Thoughts???<br /> <br /> Thanks<br /> <br /> Ron



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Oct 13th, 2016 04:05 PM        

"I was concenred the PG Bridge would not tone down the brightness enough. I understand they are very hot"<br /> <br /> IME, "too bright" has never been an issue for me with HB's, but like I said, I'm more of a SC guy.<br /> <br /> As far as the Pearly Gates being "very hot", not really. They are more in the vintage range of output.<br /> <br /> FWIW, DCR is not the absolute indicator of output, but there is *some* correlation and one aspect of consideration. (right or wrong, this has become the standard of interpretation... but that's a whole other thread)<br /> <br /> The Pearly Gates are 8.1k ohms versus other "hotter" models that get up into the 12-16k+/- range.<br /> <br /> Just another 2 cents to confuse you!



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