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    Hello, hello, hello...I've a got pickup question:

    I need a Telecaster type pickup for my Yamaha Mike Stern telecaster copy and was wondering if you had any suggestions. It's got a cheapy stock hot-rail that sounds good, if not great at certain times, but it's lacking a certain "something" that I'm looking for.

    I've considered the SD Hotrails, but I've heard they're a little too...um, hot...even as hot-rails go...ideally, I'd like a JB for the guitar, but I've been unable to find one with Telecaster specs ( do they make a Tele-JB? )...anyway, would the hot-rails be a good idea seeing as it's already got stock hotrails? I'm not looking to drastically alter the tone of the guitar*, but rather give it up an upgrade.


    *unless of course, I can somehow get a JB type sounding pickup in there...could you possibly suggest a JB-like SD pickup for Telecaster type guitars?

    Thank you for your time.
    Closed Eye
    Ultimate Tone Slacker
    Last edited by Closed Eye; 07-27-2004, 04:17 PM.

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    Re: Tele-type pickup

    The only humbucker SD makes for a Tele's bridge slot is the Hot Rails and the Lil 59. I don't know if you would want to spend the money on a HR, though I'm sure it'll be an improvement over stock.
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    • #3
      Re: Tele-type pickup

      sounds like you want a bg1400, its the custom shop pearly gates esquire pup.
      its a stacked tele style bridge pup that sounds kinda like a jb. try it i bet youll like it.
      not cheap but nice!!

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        Re: Tele-type pickup

        Thanks for the help!

        Originally posted by jeremy
        sounds like you want a bg1400, its the custom shop pearly gates esquire pup.
        its a stacked tele style bridge pup that sounds kinda like a jb. try it i bet youll like it.
        not cheap but nice!!

        what's the exact price range of "not cheap"? how do I order one of these things? Is it really a custom job, or can I pick it up most any place?
        I want to sound good, but I'm not sure if I want to dump a whole bunch of money into a pickup just to make an okay guitar (I really enjoy playing) sound better!
        It's a relavent concern I think...

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          Re: Tele-type pickup

          FWIW, I know Stevo did a clip or two with the BG 1400
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          • #6
            Re: Tele-type pickup

            Originally posted by jeremy
            sounds like you want a bg1400, its the custom shop pearly gates esquire pup.
            its a stacked tele style bridge pup that sounds kinda like a jb. try it i bet youll like it.
            not cheap but nice!!
            YES!! What a cool pickup. I believe a BG1400 would be the ticket for what you're looking for.

            From the Duncan Custom Shop, they go for $140.00
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