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Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Neteel, Jan 22, 2021.
Stock pups sound good. I do like Tex Mex allot though.
Tex Mex are in the Butterscotch.
A lot of mis-information here. Yes, there are more cheap ceramics than alnicos. But, not all cheap pickups are bad. Guitar Madness is a great example of great sounding cheap pickups. And, it's all subjective anyway. One person might describe a pickup as rich and warm sounding, while another may describe it as dull and muddy. Conversely, one person might describe a pickup as clean and clear, and another might describe it as thin and shrill. There are good and bad ceramics, and good and bad alnicos. But, despite what some have said here, a large ceramic magnet will give a pickup more output, allowing the maker to use less winds on the coil to achieve the same output, saving time and money, because ceramic magnet are less costly than alnicos, and fewer winds saves money too. That's why those Bullet and Affinity pickups measure around 4k DCR, compared to the 6-7k of a typical alnico Tele or Strat pickup. It's also why hot HBs, even from expensive brands like Gibson, SD, and Dimarzio, will often have ceramic magnets, while vintage output HBs will generally have alnicos. Remember that HBs all have bar magnets, not rod magnets like Fender single coil types. DCR alone doesn't define a pickup's output. It's only one part of the equation. Those ceramic Squier pickups measure low DCR, but they have as much output as a 6k alnico pickup, because the large ceramic magnet creates a stronger magnetic field with a lower wind coil.
Do the stock pickups change quality from country to country? Is like Indonesian quality better than Chinese for instance??
Out put of Indonesian ceramic Pickups on Telecaster Bullet is and compare to the Tex-Mex (Fender)
CeramicNECK 4.3 K Ohm
Alnico V (Tex-Mex) NECK 6.04 K Ohm
Ceramic Bridge: 3.06 KOhm
Alnico V (tex-Mex Bridge: 8.30K Ohm
Really big difference in Output and when you try it you fall in Love with the Fender Tex-Mex.
I like a lot my Ceramic Stock Squier Telecaster pickups, but Now I love the new tone of my Telecaster. First on Clean both are really good but in dirty the ceramic turm muddy and don't have enough bright, and on tex-Mex All frequencies are Great, Perfect Bass, Treble and mid. for 113$ CAD (88$USD) is a real deal to convert your guitar
in squier bullet tele I exchanged the same Indonesian pickups for Fleor, the guitar came to life
Fender tele MiM2009