Out of all the pickups on all your guitars ....

Discussion in 'Pickup Joint' started by IronSchef, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    Strat neck pickup if I had to choose just one.. If It were a Telecaster i'd do middle with both pups.
  2. brodg68

    brodg68 Squier Talker

    Jun 11, 2017
    I'd have to say middle pickup - whatever they are on my MIA 94 strat....or the guitar madness alnico two's in my bullet strat build.....only one you say?
  3. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    In that case you'd love the Bourbon..It's what the Bourbon is basically..
  4. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    After thinking more, I have to go with the actual CuNiFe WRHB in the bridge of my Fender Tele Deluxe. It doesn’t just do everything, which in and of itself would be good - it does everything GREAT. It’s warm, it is articulate, it can go clean, it can jangle, it can snarl, and it can crunch. I paid a small fortune for them but never regretted it one bit.
  5. rolloman

    rolloman Squier-Nut

    Jul 29, 2013
    United States
    I've found my genre finally. Chickin pickin so it would be the Cavalier Bakersfield bridge pup in one of my tele's.
  6. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
    Right now I have 3 strats. Every time I play a strat I end up gravitating to position 2. It's by far the position I play on the most!
  7. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Squier-Meister

    Jan 2, 2018
    My Cavalier Phoenix Firebird neck pickup in my partscaster telebird.
  8. mbroadus

    mbroadus Squier-Meister

    Dec 31, 2012
    Fun Thread, But shouldn't it be Which pick-up position into what amp?
  9. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    Oct 18, 2015
    not here anymore
    Middle position is my all-around one, on any of my guitar with 2 or 3 pickups. That said, I of course use all pickups and all combinations depending on tone needed, right ?

    If I had to build a guitar for playing all styles but with only one pickup, I would place that pickup in middle position. Something like below :


  10. archetype

    archetype Squier-Nut

    Oct 24, 2017
    Williamsville, NY USA
    Fender Baja 50s Tele, Fender Broadcaster pickup, bridge position. Its native tone is big, fat twang, but, with a good amp, and some twisting of volume and tone knobs, it covers a lot of territory.
  11. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2017
    Neck pup Gibson ES 330 is magical to my ears.
  12. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    I JUST got my 4 way wiring kit in the mail... And it's goin in my vintage blonde '50's CV with the Alnico IIIs... I'm pretty psyched to give this a shot... Was the mod difficult? The only part that kinda "spooks" me is removin the jumper wire from the neck pup's case and attaching that lead there...
  13. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    I'm "rain-checking" this post, lol... I JUST got a 4 way Tele switch kit from ToneShapers that I'll hopefully be installing in my vintage blonde '50's CV with the Alnico IIIs later today... Which is a little intimidating because the only thing I've soldered up to this point has been prewired Strat pickguards, so wish me luck... If all goes well with this, my next project is upgraded blender wiring in my MIM '97 Stratocaster...
  14. ChinaCatSunflower

    ChinaCatSunflower Squier-Meister

    Oct 18, 2018
    Middle pickup on my Squier Bullet Strat... a GFS Alnico 2.
  15. Worshipcaster

    Worshipcaster Squier-Nut

    Feb 4, 2012
    Dominican Republic
    This isn't fair at all...having a hard out here thinking :D:p
    Kenneth Mountain and IronSchef like this.
  16. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Well some folks seem to have a little trouble snipping that ground loose from the cover..Just use good sense and you'll be fine..
    But as I said earlier, I leave the cover off sometimes..I prefer it that way..
    I believe I can hear a difference in sound..for the better..
  17. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    Bridge pup with dirt on all my Strats. Especially my Fender Bk Strat with a SD STK-S6. (noiseless version of the SSL-5)
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2018
  18. darkheart

    darkheart Squier Talker

    Dec 5, 2018
    Lundgren custom-voiced neck humbucker on my Hagstrom Three Kings
    Kenneth Mountain and ElRey67 like this.
  19. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    The neck pickup on a good Strat or Tele is the most magic tone ever, IMHO.
  20. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    I have a partscaster with a single pickup in the bridge position with a single volume knob. The pickup is a GFS Nashville Retrotron designed for the bridge position. It is the richest and fullest sounding single pickup I have in my collection and I use it mostly for either drop D or open D tuning. Has some great bottom end with some nice sparkly highs.

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