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Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
(13th January 2018, 09:52)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Yeah, I like MiM Fenders -- had an MiM Strat back in the 90s, and I'll probably be buying one in the coming year.
I believe the Tele I have is a '98. Gotta do some work on it, though. It needs a new switch. It cuts out some when I switch it to the pick up at the neck.

(13th January 2018, 10:35)Brian37 Wrote:
(10th January 2018, 12:51)A Theist Wrote: I don't know if this is the right place to ask the question, but I guess it deals with technology in a way. I have a Tex Mex Fender Telecaster that I bought back in the '90s. I'd like to upgrade my original pickups to something better. I know there were a couple members sometime back who were knowledgeable with this sort of thing. Anybody have experience with something like this?

When a journalists plays an electric guitar their favorite brand is "Broadcaster"......... HA, I made a funny!
Actually, from what I read, the first Telecaster came out the same time as the Fender Esquire and it was called the Broadcaster. But another company that made Drums, also of the same name, Broadcaster, threatened Fender with a lawsuit if they didn't change the name. A couple years later Fender changed it to Telecaster.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
(13th January 2018, 11:34)A Theist Wrote:
(13th January 2018, 09:52)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Yeah, I like MiM Fenders -- had an MiM Strat back in the 90s, and I'll probably be buying one in the coming year.
I believe the Tele I have is a '98. Gotta do some work on it, though. It needs a new switch. It cuts out some when I switch it to the pick up at the neck.

(13th January 2018, 10:35)Brian37 Wrote: When a journalists plays an electric guitar their favorite brand is "Broadcaster"......... HA, I made a funny!
Actually, from what I read, the first Telecaster came out the same time as the Fender Esquire and it was called the Broadcaster. But another company that made Drums, also of the same name, Broadcaster, threatened Fender with a lawsuit if they didn't change the name. A couple years later Fender changed it to Telecaster.

Ha, that's funny. I was trying to make a joke, I had no clue. Big Grin

Actually lawsuits between co's over crap like that is common. The stupidest one I ever heard of was the "pro wrestling" formerly WWF now WWE (I hate pro wrestling, but that is a different subject), but to be fair, I thought it was stupid that the courts sided with "The World Wildlife Fund" or "WWF".  Yea sure, they share the same initials, but so the fuck what? Nobody is going to seek either out and confuse one for the other. How many "AAA" businesses that sell a variety of different things are in every damned city?

But on the other hand, I also didn't understand the $1 dollar award to the long since defunct USFL, after the jury agreed that the NFL bullied them out of business. How the fuck can you agree with the USFL then do that?
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
(13th January 2018, 11:34)A Theist Wrote:
(13th January 2018, 09:52)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Yeah, I like MiM Fenders -- had an MiM Strat back in the 90s, and I'll probably be buying one in the coming year.
I believe the Tele I have is a '98. Gotta do some work on it, though. It needs a new switch. It cuts out some when I switch it to the pick up at the neck.

Before you do that, grab a can of QC Electronics cleaner at your local hardware store. Shoot it into the top opening, and work the switch back and forth. It sounds like dirty contacts, to me.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
(13th January 2018, 16:41)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(13th January 2018, 11:34)A Theist Wrote: I believe the Tele I have is a '98. Gotta do some work on it, though. It needs a new switch. It cuts out some when I switch it to the pick up at the neck.

Before you do that, grab a can of QC Electronics cleaner at your local hardware store. Shoot it into the top opening, and work the switch back and forth. It sounds like dirty contacts, to me.

Will do. Thanks.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
Hey Thump, here's a pic of my Tele. It's a '98. I'll be posting more pics on the MLP Tonefreaks site and may have a few questions. I'm going to revive an old Tele thread there that had
some good info...
[Image: Telecaster_1.png]
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
Me likey!

A Tele with humbucker in the neck spot has always been a wannaget guitar for me ... I just need to find one with a neck my left hand likes.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Upgrading Pickups On A Fender Telecaster?
(17th January 2018, 01:10)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Me likey!

A Tele with humbucker in the neck spot has always been a wannaget guitar for me ... I just need to find one with a neck my left hand likes.
Hey, Thump. I plugged it into the amp today. Couldn't get the Tele to come through. The amp seems to be working. Any suggestions?
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