Darn! Someone just gave me an idea for another Tele mod!

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  1. ChubbyFingers

    ChubbyFingers Active Member

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    Currently I've got Fender 4th generation Noiseless in the neck and bridge, 4-way switch mod. They're nice but nothing spectacular.

    The idea is to fit a Seymour Duncan 'lil 59 neck Tele sized humbucker in the bridge with a push-pull coil split and a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in the neck. 3-way switch.

    What say you lot?
     
  2. Huntroll

    Huntroll Active Member

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    Consider wiring in a 5 position strat selector switch and using 2 dpdt push-pulls for phase reversal.
     
  3. No Talent

    No Talent New Member

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    I have never test driven or owned a tele with a neck humbucker but sure would like to someday. In fact, for my next guitar I have been considering picking up an Fender American Performer with a neck humbucker.

    If you do that let me know how it sounds.
     
  4. JH1968

    JH1968 New Member

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    If you do try the mod I have an older Duncan stacked tele pup that I’m about to take out of one of my other teles. If you want it let me know.
     
  5. Huntroll

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    Nothin' finer than 4 single coils in parallel !

    Kinda' has a ring to it !
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Only need one dpdt for phase reversal. There's no point doing it to both pickups.
     
  7. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    My $0.02:

    Leave the noiseless in the neck and put the Lil ‘59 in the bridge, then coil split the bridge with either a push-pull pot or a four-way Switch. That way, you still get that beautiful Tele neck sound and you can kinda swap between the meatiness of a humbucker and the clarity of a single-coil on the bridge. That’s what I would do, at least.
     
  8. Huntroll

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    When I do "phase reversal" ,
    I reverse the polarity of ONE coil on each humbucker individually.
    On SG HP-II's, you can set their dip switches to make the pull-up pots do that.
    That's where I got it from.
    It really does sound killer !
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    OK I only change the relative phase of two pickups.
     
  10. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    My favorite combo is a P-90 at the neck and a Humbucker at the bridge.
     
  11. Huntroll

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    I reverse the polarity of ONE coil on each humbucker individually.

    Selectively, on the fly, with the push-pull pots.
     

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