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'Ash' J. Williams

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Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« on: May 10, 2011, 10:09:10 AM »
Hi guys,

I'm putting together a Mahogany bodied telecaster with a rosewood board maple neck.
I have a Stormy Monday HB in the neck position and i'm looking for a bridge single coil Telecaster pickup that will be a coherent match; don't have a particular sound in mind.
Yardbirds soundclips sounded sweet but i recall mixing AIV with AII is not recommended (Did it myself with a Mule bridge and SM neck in a Les Paul and in between sound wasn't great or balanced).
I play Jazz/Fusion/Blues through a Mesa Caliber amp.
What do you guys think ?
I'm waiting for an answer from the BKP team.

Thank you !
Have: AB-VHII/CR-IT-EM/HD-EM/BD-VHII/Juggs/AMs/Mules/A5 NBs/MthrMlk set
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Telerocker

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 10:45:33 PM »
I personally like the Blackguards (for this guitar look at the 52-bridge), but you have to like the raw Broadcaster-character. The Yardsbirds seem to fit you musicstyle, though. I don't have experience with mixing AIV and AII.
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'Ash' J. Williams

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 12:26:32 PM »
Thank you for the suggestion !
Tim replied and said Yardbirds without hesitations and i didn't even mentioned it to him in the first place, so it seem like the way to go.
Have: AB-VHII/CR-IT-EM/HD-EM/BD-VHII/Juggs/AMs/Mules/A5 NBs/MthrMlk set
Had: PGs/SMn/PKb/A5 BH 6&7/CS/MiracleMb/RRn/

Philly Q

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 02:24:18 PM »
I would guess the "mixing AII and AIV" thing is less of an issue when it's a single coil and a humbucker?
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'Ash' J. Williams

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 02:42:40 PM »
I would guess the "mixing AII and AIV" thing is less of an issue when it's a single coil and a humbucker?

That's exactly what i was thinking atm
Have: AB-VHII/CR-IT-EM/HD-EM/BD-VHII/Juggs/AMs/Mules/A5 NBs/MthrMlk set
Had: PGs/SMn/PKb/A5 BH 6&7/CS/MiracleMb/RRn/

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 12:25:48 AM »
If Tim says Yardbird, follow his advice. He knows his pickups.
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'Ash' J. Williams

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 10:11:45 AM »
If Tim says Yardbird, follow his advice. He knows his pickups.

I did just that ;)
Have: AB-VHII/CR-IT-EM/HD-EM/BD-VHII/Juggs/AMs/Mules/A5 NBs/MthrMlk set
Had: PGs/SMn/PKb/A5 BH 6&7/CS/MiracleMb/RRn/

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Re: Tele bridge pup to match SM neck in mahogany telecaster
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 08:56:02 PM »
Hope it's gonna work out fine.  :)
Mules, VHII, Crawler, MM's, IT's, BG50's.