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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TSims1, Sep 9, 2020.
This pickup looks REALLY cool. I’ll definitely be trying one out.
Sorry, but Brad sounds great no matter what he plays. Gear my foot.
While that’s true of course, what I really dig is the stealth mode option of this pickup! You can have total Esquire aesthetic but with Telecaster versatility.
IMHO It's not an Esquire if it has more than one pickup. I don't seen the point in hiding it under the pickguard either; it'll probably sound better raised up a bit more than that would allow.
Still haven't got round to listening to any Brad Praisley yet...I've read enough threads about him and even recognise his guitar, though I wouldn't recognise him or his music.
My favorite Tele look is the stunning Esquire. My favorite Tele pickup is the neck. I never could have both....
I love it
Haven’t watched the vid yet, but the “hidden” neck(and/or middle) pickup is actually an old idea. I think it was one of those Nashville studio cats who thought it up somewhere in the ‘60s!
I think I’ve found what Brad is really looking for.
Very cool, another thing these signature deals help with is getting the younger fans interested in picking up a guitar for the first time. That is priceless.
When I was in college I had a big poster of Seymour Duncan and Jeff Beck in my dorm room that the store gave me when I bought my Tele pickups for my home built that I just started working on in the wood shop at school.
Thank Taylor Swift for inspiring a new generation of kids to buy a baby Taylor guitar, and now Fender has a Billie Eilish signature ukulele, even Eddie Vedder released an album playing one of those, but I imagine Billie will get more young kids to buy one and become new musicians.
You can’t force a kid to take lessons, but when they are fans and get inspired to get try their first instrument, you can’t keep them away. Thanks to Brad and Seymour for helping inspire the next generation. That’s a big part of it too.
I would have to spend some playing time with that under the guard pup.
I've always heard comments that part of an Esquire's tone, is not having the string pull from a neck pup.
That said, it's probably pretty good sounding or Brad wouldn't be playing one.
Then again, maybe he's really playing a real Esquire! Lol
It looks beyond cool in concept but never quite got off the ground.
Why would you hide a neck pickup? There was also a 2-pickup Esquire...
As G5422T said above, the magic in the Esquire tone is the lack of string pull from the neck pickup. Tonal versatility lies just in your hands if you’re playing a real Esquire
First Esquire I ever saw when I was a kid had a hidden neck pickup.
For the longest time I thought they all did.
I’m actually surprised you haven’t picked up the new 70th anniversary Esquire. Accurate down to flathead screws and a finish that will easily age with use. It does have the accurate routing inside for a hidden pickup if you wish too.
I did like the tonal difference in Brads video above. Which Tele of yours would you install it in?
I wanna be Brad when I grow up.....Oh wait, to late.
Maybe in my next life..
Kinda cool but if it has a neck pick up isn’t it a tele? I get what they are saying about magnetic pull but not sure how it’s different
I'd be happy to be half as good as him when I grow up.
Thanks for posting up that picture: I've been toying with the idea of buying a Jaguar (mainly for the shorter scale as a change from my other guitars) and making it into a single pickup guitar. That gives me a better idea of what it might look like, plus I could photoshop a single visible bridge pick up on to your picture too.
The „Double Esquire“ appeared late 1950. Of course a Telecaster
Ultra fat neck plate: 3.20mm!
The mother of all neckplates
I'm still trying to figure out why you'd want to hide a pickup.