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    Default what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    of course I want the flat bottoms.......but do I want the tops to be angled? I mean......I guess not? Does this make sense?

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    I think you want them flat. At least I would.
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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    Right. OK. That's what I was thinking since you'd want it to run in parallel with the strings

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    i use flat on the two i have

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    the only reason for arched pickup rings is to fit an arch top guitar
    your tele isn't arch top is it


    if its one of those special runs with the set neck and arch top
    no pickguard dual humbuckers

    then you may need the arch ones
    depends on the amount of arch
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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    I'd vote flat as well.

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    You want 'em like this:





    otherwise it stops being a telecaster. :P
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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    meh... i have one tele by your criteria and a handful of other tele shaped guitars. although i do like the option to do that, its not quite the same as having the bridge pup screwed to the bridge itself

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    the only reason for arched pickup rings is to fit an arch top guitar
    your tele isn't arch top is it


    if its one of those special runs with the set neck and arch top
    no pickguard dual humbuckers

    then you may need the arch ones
    depends on the amount of arch
    Arched and angled are two different things. The arch is the bottom, as you said, for archtop guitars. The angle is the top and depending on the type of bridge and neck angle, will dictate whether he needs flat or angled. With a standard Tele bridge or Strat hardtail, or even a recessed tune-o-matic, flat top rings will be best. If the neck has an angle to it like a Les Paul, or SG due to a standard mount tune-o-matic, then you want angled pickup rings to compensate for that neck angle to keep the pickups lined up straight with the strings.

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    wordup folks. thanks!

    flat bottom, flat top is what I'm going with.

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by blakejcan View Post
    wordup folks. thanks!

    flat bottom, flat top is what I'm going with.
    I wanna see a pic after it is all finished!
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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    You want 'em like this:





    otherwise it stops being a telecaster. :P
    That's a nice looking finish! what guitar is that on?

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    Default Re: what pickup rings on a 2 humbucker telecaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by darksidejoe View Post
    That's a nice looking finish! what guitar is that on?
    That was a random internet pic . . . but I'd guess candy apple red with some fancy lighting. :P
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