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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Finally got my first tele

After years of trying them out in various stores, I bi the bullet and bought a used Highway 1 telecaster this weekend (it hasn't arrived to me yet). It's stock except the bridge pu was replaced with a SD 'lil '59. Can anybody recommend a good single-coil neck pu replacement? I was debating trying one of the new Fender SCN's.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2005, 12:07 PM
 
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Re: Finally got my first tele

Keep the tele neck pickup. i think they sound cool.
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Yes wait till you try it. The neck pickup should sound great.
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Re: Finally got my first tele

IMO the Highway1 guitars/ basses are great. own the H1 strat...
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2005, 09:55 AM
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Re: Finally got my first tele

Awesome, congats! I came really close to buying a Highway 1 Tele, but the better half would have killed me. Stock Tele neck pickups sound great, but you could get a better one. I would shy away from a humbucker though, and just get another pickup that's like a tele neck PU. I might toss that '59 too, though I love that pickup in other places. Maybe look at a '52 reissue set or something.

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germX do you have the S1 swiching on it? If so what exacly is it like?
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Re: Finally got my first tele

It arrived today. Very good condition. I'm not 100% sold on the 'lil 59 yet, but the neck pickup sounds great. For some reason though, I'm one of those guys that hates that darn 60-cycle hum. The neck feels perfect: the kind you can play on for hours and not get annoying aches in your hand. I think it's a keeper. Now to investigate some pickup options. Also, this version features the 3 T bridge saddles. I've read there are compensated brass saddles as well. Can anyone comment on their likes/dislikes in this area?
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Graph tech saddles are worth there weight in, well anything really. THey're great. Try them.
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The three sadle bridge contributes something to the overall sound. You may prefer something else but I like the 3 sadle version myself.
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Re: Finally got my first tele

Congratz!!!

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