telecaster pickups for rock

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Kyle North, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Kyle North

    Kyle North Active Member

    Oct 13, 2020
    Kansas City

    Could anyone please give me some advice about telecaster pickups for rock ?
    What I am trying to achieve is a Malmsteen sound, hard overdrive with single coil sound, but instead of sounding like a Stratocaster, you should be able to hear it beeing a telecaster. You know the bite from the bridge and the smoothness from the neck.

    I also prefer the single coil sound over the humbucker sound.
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Quebec, Canada
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  3. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Lowestoft - UK
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    The trouble is you're using musician terminology - bite and smoothness. I have no idea what a Malmsteen sound is, but I do have a Tele. It does sound different from my Strat. So I think I know what you mean, but recording wise, tone, or perceived tone is difficult for a different person to understand. This isn't a real recording question to be fair, but if you can produce that sound in the room, then we can record it. So - is your problem recording the sound coming from the speaker, or you can't get that sound through the speaker?
    miyaru likes this.

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