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Telecaster pickups doubts
« on: December 18, 2007, 12:45:04 AM »
Hello guys... Kind of nonsense questions here...

1) I've heard once about a "nashville" tele been made by a brazillian luthier... but he put the middle p.u. UNDER the pickguard... So, I was thinking: I like the looks of the Esquire, would work if I put the neck p.u. under the pickguard, or would this sounds like shite?

2) I asked once to Tim, and looks like he asked it's not possible... probably everybody will agree... But I've deleted the email, so I can't remember exactly what did he spoke...
Was about a Telecaster bridge pickup with black poles, or no poles or something like "Seymour Duncan Hot Raills"...

He said something like would not work... Anybody knows something about?

Thank you!  :D


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Telecaster pickups doubts
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 01:42:19 AM »
I think that would be asking a lot of a pickup to pick up the string vibrations through the plastic as well as the intervening space between the string and the scratch plate itself.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 08:32:25 AM »
Under the pickguard? Why bother at all?  :?


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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 08:38:50 AM »
it can be done but it is too much of a compromise in tone.  basically you need to use stronger magents to get a good signal but obviosuly thats going to change the tone

most people agree that BKPs sound est when adjusted to just the right height  - cant do that with the pickup so far away