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electrick_spider

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« on: August 09, 2005, 12:58:16 PM »
hey guys tis my first ever post and im tryin to pick what tele set to go for.
im thinkin about the piledriver set but is it really metal im lookin for a pups that could do a bit of every thing from qotsa, pusa ac/dc to nick cave. Any input will be great.

oh and is there any volume drop off if you have a piledriver in the bridge and a yardbird in the neck. the only dealing ive ever had with new pups is a hotrails in my mates tele but it was too middy for my likein

thanks.
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Zeppo

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2005, 04:51:29 PM »
hey,

i have the piledriver bridge with the yardbird neck.

i certainly dont play any metal, i play blues and other things like Radiohead, Hendrix, and jazz. on clean, the piledriver has a very punchy attack - there are a lot of elements of a contempary telecaster bridge pickup. there is definite twang. with the volume on full, and with strong stumming, the piledriver breaks up brilliantly and has quite a dirty grunt. its great.
i use the marshall shredmaster, and the tone is absolutly immense. it can do anything.

the yardbird is a very coherent, substantial and warm pickup. the clean sounds are fantastic, its my favourite feature on my telecaster. the definition between strings is perfect, i consider this to be the best neck pickup money can buy to be honest!

these pickups are great for jazz, on the middle pickup selection, these two pickups just seem to do something together - theres no horrible shirll that ive found in too many telecaster on the middle p'up selection. its full and smooth, and very glassy.

there is no volume drop with this combination. if you read the stats for both pickups you will notice that the piledriver is a much more powerful pickup, and this is definitly noticable when you play. however there is no discouraging volume drop between the two at all. thats if you set them up right i guess.

luke

electrick_spider

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2005, 06:20:10 PM »
what about two piledrivers how would that work with a five way switch in a tele ? or any other ideas thanks guys
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005, 04:36:26 AM »
I have a yardbird in the neck and boss in the bridge. I think that is a very versatile set. Unless you want to get very heavy the boss is great! Agressive, with lots of attack, but then they are also very twangy and clean up really nice. Yardbirds are great for clean and are very smooth and clear. Mid position is so addictive itīs the thing i use the most!!! So funky, so tight, but with a lovely presence and brilliance that is amazing!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005, 09:08:45 AM »
Quote from: electrick_spider
what about two piledrivers how would that work with a five way switch in a tele ? or any other ideas thanks guys


Do you mean two piledrivers, neck and bridge??
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