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Metallic sound from stock USA Standard Telecaster Pickups

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Cryptical11, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Cryptical11

    Cryptical11 Strat-Talk Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
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    I have a slight but annoying metallic sound from my stock USA Standard Telecaster Pickups. It sounds great unplugged. What type of Lollar pickups should I get. Will this definitely lick the problem? The guitar has already been set up professionally.
     

  2. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    No. Its inherent in the sound of a tele.

    I actually sold a strat that did that. Its desirable.

    But, if you do want to get rid of it roll off treble a little and if that doesnt work, try a tele with hotter pickups, like texas specials. That ought to take care of it.
     
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  3. Cryptical11

    Cryptical11 Strat-Talk Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Memphis, TN
    Thanks for the response. I'm new to teles and want to learn. I just now figured out I like them and have picked up two American Standards this year. The recent one I bought is noticeably less tinny, warmer sounding. By appearance they are basically the same but the tinny one has a nice fatter neck. Why is the tin desirable? Some times I think I'm expecting the guitar to be like a strat and the less tinny one just feels closer to a strat.
     

  4. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Ive had guitars sound really tinny when the wiring has a cold solder joint, so thats worth checking out.

    If its just a slight clank, as compared to your other guitar, thats just one guitar to the next. They are all different.
     

  5. Cryptical11

    Cryptical11 Strat-Talk Member

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    yup. It’s just a slight but unmusical clank.
     
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  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Do the American Standard Teles still have bridge pickups without the metal baseplate? I always thought that was a strange economy to make on a guitar that's a long way from being a budget model.
     

  7. Cryptical11

    Cryptical11 Strat-Talk Member

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Memphis, TN
    I don’t know. The two Teles I have are 1990s /early 2000s and have a metal base plate.