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    Default Little 59 Question

    I have a 2018 Deluxe Nashville Telecaster. It has all Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups. Alder body, Pau Ferro fretboard and 1M ohm volume and tone pots. If I remover the bridge pickup and replace it with a Duncan Little 59, what can I expect?
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    Default Re: Little 59 Question

    the lil 59 is a great pup, more middy and not as open as a full size 59. with 1m controls itll have some nice spank to it

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    I wish Seymour had more offerings in the single-size humbucker models for Telecaster bridge position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Snyder View Post
    I wish Seymour had more offerings in the single-size humbucker models for Telecaster bridge position.
    What is in regular production is driven by the market. But the Custom Shop can build any little humbucker with the voicing of any full-size one, or as close as physics will allow.
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    Default Re: Little 59 Question

    lil59 is a down right tasty pickup for most styles. I find it more scooped than traditional mid focused dimarzios though. I like mine but it gets a little messy with extreme high gain. My Ears like that mid aww in Dimarzios for higher gain stuff. I might just be spoiled with dimarzios's and their way of getting certain frequencies just isn't possible with lil' pups.

    My strings might be the issue however... they are down right old.. Even for NYXL's.
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    Lil 59 is a fantastic pickup for a Nashville Tele, have used mine live and in the studio. I also contacted the Custom Shop a while back and ordered a Pearly Gates for Tele, another awesome pickup, that one is used in my 72 Tele Deluxe...

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    Default Re: Little 59 Question

    Here's my project so far....
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    I'm going to keep the Vintage Noiseless Strat pickup in the middle position; but I have ordered a fullsize 59 model for the neck position. I'm not really playing Country with anyone, save for woodshedding for any cals that might come in. I'm looking at a Jazz/Blues project with a couple of guys (bassist and drummer). Maybe like Robben Ford and the Blueline. These pickups will get me where I need to be.
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    Default Re: Little 59 Question

    I bet the 59 in the neck position will not only sound cool, but look cool, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I bet the 59 in the neck position will not only sound cool, but look cool, too.
    I'm thinking it will look a little like this; but with have the Little 59 in the bridge. The Kisekae tool doesn't have a Little 59 anymore.
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    Last edited by Butch Snyder; 04-01-2020 at 07:47 AM.
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    Default Re: Little 59 Question

    hows the little 59 sound with 1k pots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumptruck View Post
    hows the little 59 sound with 1k pots?
    It sounds good; but not great. The ashtray bridge makes it a little brighter than the stainless bridge. That has an adverse effect on the the two single coils; but the neck pickup is being replaced. Now, that's all through my Line 6. Through the Hot Rod Deluxe, the Little 59 and single coils all sound good. I may need to try and raise the poles to get it a little brighter?

    Wish Seymour made a Red Devil for Tele bridge.
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    Default Re: Little 59 Question

    i dont think the red devil is brighter than the lil 59

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    i dont think the red devil is brighter than the lil 59
    Probably right, I just compared their EQs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Snyder View Post
    I'm thinking it will look a little like this; but with have the Little 59 in the bridge. The Kisekae tool doesn't have a Little 59 anymore.
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    I think I'd even like the 59 with a cover, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    I think I'd even like the 59 with a cover, too.
    Thought about that and thought about a white pearl guard too. For this one, I wanted an all-black look, kind of like Billy Sheehan's Yamaha bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Snyder View Post
    .... I wanted an all-black look, kind of like Billy Sheehan's Yamaha bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Snyder View Post
    Thought about that and thought about a white pearl guard too. For this one, I wanted an all-black look, kind of like Billy Sheehan's Yamaha bass.
    That is a pretty cool look. You don't see a ton of those 50s colors with all black.
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