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    Default Opinions re swapping bridge pup?

    Hi I may be in the wrong forum for this, but I'm sure you'll let me know if I am.

    I own a 2012 Fender Marauder (Modern Player Series). Body is offset very similar to Jazzmaster & it has a Jazzmaster pup in the neck position, which I like very much.

    In the bridge position it has a Fender "Triplebucker" , which is a humbucker with one additional coil (hence "Triplebucker"). It allows 4 -5 useful sounds using a 5 way Strat type switch. One of the sounds is a Standard Humbucker sound, using 2 of the coils. However, I find it a little "dull" sounding, with very little sparkle as a Humbucker.

    It is the same size as a normal HB pup. I'm thinking of replacing it with something like an SD Jeff Beck, or SD Pearly Gates, or even one of those newer SD pups that give 3 sounds: single coil, P90 or HB sound.

    Anyone have a suggestion here?

    Thanks, Orc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcslayer View Post
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    It is the same size as a normal HB pup. I'm thinking of replacing it with something like an SD Jeff Beck, or SD Pearly Gates, or even one of those newer SD pups that give 3 sounds: single coil, P90 or HB sound.

    Anyone have a suggestion here?

    Thanks, Orc
    Mate, welcome to FT...
    In your case about bridge pickups dilemma, i would recommend Seymour D. JB, or SD Duncan Aniquities, or S. Duncan Custom SH5, or at least Suhr Aldrich humbucker pair, as the best solution for hard rock and metal.


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    A proper recommendation might be easier knowing what your price range is, as well as the style(s) of music you play.
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    Hi Tele, I play 50's/ 60's rock (Stones, Animals, Beatles, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly) some Classic Rock & some Blues.

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    Can you afford this?

    https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/mai...ickup=the_mule

    Knowing the resistance of your neck pickup will be helpful as well.
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    Check pricing here:

    http://www.mjscustompickups.com/mjs-...wound-pickups/

    For affordable experimentation, try these folks: http://www.guitarfetish.com/Humbucker-Sized_c_578.html
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    What are your pots and wiring on this puppy? If you can put a 1 meg pot in front of the bridge pickup it will brighten it up.
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    I've used SD Quarter Pound pickups in my Jazzmaster, and they give a nice thick sound, suitable for hard rock.

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    I can confidently recommend HighOrder pickups. You tell Jeff what kind of tone you're after and he nails it every time. He did it again for me a couple of weeks back when I got tired of the DiMarzio Transition's lifeless tone. The new HO has brought the guitar back to life.

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