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    what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I have a Highway One Telecaster of 2007 and i'm thinking of installing a gibson humbucker pickup for the neck position, what do you think? ...
    Classic 57, Burstbucker 2 or 1 ... ?¿

    Thanks.



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    Les Paul Forum Member Elmore's Avatar
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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I have Gibson mini-humbucker in the neck position of my Telecaster, and it works very well there.
    "What's it SOUND like, baby?" - Ray Charles

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    Go with a Seth Lover, my Dad had one routed into his Tele neck and it's the best clean tone I've ever heard from any guitar.

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    Thanks, finally I decided to install a 4-way selector, the fourth position uses the two pickups in serial mode and gets an almost identical sound to a les paul humbucker.

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    Les Paul Forum Member toxpert's Avatar
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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I would contact one or more of the pickup winders for advise. You want the humbucker output to balance with your existing pickup. They will know and can provide guidance for what works or does not.

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I had a Burstbucker V in a Tele neck position for a cup of tea. Looked cool, but the tone was kind of dull and "meh."

    That position on Tele's can be a tough nut to crack, regardless of pickup type.

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I bought this 4-way selector, in a few weeks I will take it to my luthier to install it and I will tell you the result.
    I think it's less risky than installing a humbucker.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uHPWFyYreE
    thanks

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    Lollar Regal. All damn day.

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I put a Duncan '59 in mine.



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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    Loller

    Oh did someone mention that already?

    The Tone you want.
    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    I went with a Seth Lover in my G&L Tribute same as G&L does with the American made Blues Boys.


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    Re: what humbucker model you would choose for a neck pickup for a telecaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by DESERTRAT View Post
    I went with a Seth Lover in my G&L Tribute same as G&L does with the American made Blues Boys.


    Digging that. Very cool.
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