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Tele bridge

Postby ferd7 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Hey all, I'm just on the front end of exploring a new Kissel and interested in getting something that has that Telecaster type twang. Any of you have thoughts on what bridge pickup would get the closest to that? I have AP11s in my bolt in neck and middle, but not sure if that is the answer.... maybe one of the humbuckers split would work well? Appreciate the comments :)

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Re: Tele bridge

Postby DannyB819 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Get a Tele. No Kiesel pickup, single coil or split humbucker will sounds like a classic Telecaster bridge (or neck for that matter) pickup.

The Johnny Hiland signature pickups will get close, but you still need Johnny's fingers to get that sound.

The Kiesel single coils will get you in Strat territory, but there isn't any comparable Kiesel pickup close to what a Tele does.

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Re: Tele bridge

Postby ferd7 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:34 pm

Well, that pretty much confirms what I'm researching and hearing on videos and reading on the web. I love the AP11s. I've got an SC90 with an M22T in the bridge.... looking to diversify my sound on the next purchase. Thx for the input!

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Re: Tele bridge

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:57 am

I was just writing about this very thing over on another thread. They could capture so so much more of the market they're chasing (not that they're not doing great!) if they actually made pickups that made those Solos sound like what they look like. And a pick guard wouldn't hurt either, despite the fact that the Kiesels haven't used them since, probably, the late Eighties on the last sh225's. By that point very few of the 150's had them anymore.

But they really need to put a little more time and effort into pickups, since so much of the market share they're capturing is 1) 25.5" scale and 2) T type axes.
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Re: Tele bridge

Postby amon » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:58 pm

Doctor Turn wrote:And a pick guard wouldn't hurt either, despite the fact that the Kiesels haven't used them since, probably, the late Eighties on the last sh225's.

There are current models with a pickguard.

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Re: Tele bridge

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:11 pm

The bolt/GH, yeah... it always sneaks by me.

You're right. They should develop one for the T's.
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

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Re: Tele bridge

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:32 pm

...but please not one like on the TLB60, again. :lol:


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