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    Default Balance single coil Telecaster pickup with humbucker (suggestions)

    Im buying a Squier classic vibe 50s Telecaster
    And am looking to Albert Collins it up a little.

    I was thinking a Seymour Duncan Antiquity humbucker in the neck position but feel this may overpower the standard bridge single coil.

    Can anyone advise a suitable bridge pickup replacement that will
    Keep the single coil tele twang without losing too much noticeable volume when switching to the neck.

    Also would I need to update the capacitor from 250k to 500k?

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    Default Re: Balance single coil Telecaster pickup with humbucker (suggestions)

    The Antiquity humbucker is a great choice. So is the Seth Lover. Both have been used in Teles for years, and balance just fine. You can switch out the bridge for a Jerry Donahue, which has a little more power. It still rocks and has twang, too. I'd keep the pots and cap the same unless you don't like the sound.
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    Default Re: Balance single coil Telecaster pickup with humbucker (suggestions)

    Quote Originally Posted by ToneRanger1981 View Post
    Also would I need to update the capacitor from 250k to 500k?
    the "K" value is for Potentiometers / Caps are uf, nf + pf ~ for Farad / MicroFarad ratings/Values such as in the Nissei, Philips, Sprague, Wima Caps . I would leave the pots alone like mincer said 1st for Trial. ( I would see what I heard 1st. in regards to New pickups ~ then Assess the Capacitor , as well .

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    Default Re: Balance single coil Telecaster pickup with humbucker (suggestions)

    Look and read at zhangbucker.com. He has special humbucker for Tele.
    I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

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