Rebuilding a tele..... pickup suggestions?

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In the comments for the video he mentions that they're his own O.C.Duff Pickups. Buckaroos with staggered pole pieces. But the webpage does not load. He does have a Facebook page that was updated a few weeks ago.

Did it ever say what pickups they were?
 

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Bootstrap. If you don't like them you're not out much money. But you'll like them.
 

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I really like my set of Fender vintage 64's. The tele is the only guitar I ever take to play out and it covers just about everything.
I have been watching videos and to my ears I like these best. However I have no idea what kind of setup the video producers are using. So a couple of questions if you don't mind.

How noisy are they?
What capacitor do you use ?
I am thinking of 4 way switching. Any thoughts?
 

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For tele pickups contact one of these two guys:

Don Mare http://www.buckcannon.com/

Rob DiStefano - Cavalier Pickups http://www.frettech.com/

Both make great tele pickups and will work with you to find what ever sound you are looking for. If you are looking for references just do a search over on TDPRI. I've got a set of Mare's in my tele and they are fantastic.
 

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I am, more or less, in your situation with Strat pickups. I can give you one suggestion: the Fender pickups are so simple and it must not cost more that 200-250 $. I see some stupid prices asked for 6 little magnets and magnet wire that cost 20 $. Don't bite!
 

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Went with the Fender vintage 64 pickups. 4 way switching. I have the body all wired up and waiting for the new reamer to get here so I can get the locking tuners on. I tested the pickups and the switching is right.
 

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Harmonic design..

I have the vintage plus set in my parts tele. They were the first, last, and only set it has seen.

Use 500k pots with an .022 cap and a treble bleed and you can get classic tele sounds up to hard rock with a spin of the knobs.

The vintage plus neck is by far my favorite neck sound.
 

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51 Nocasters from the Custom Shop... Twang and Shimmer!

I will second the Nocaster bridge pickup but I prefer the Fender American Standard Hot neck instead of the Nocaster neck. This is the pairing I have in my CS Nocaster. The Hot Standard balances better in level and has balls without sacrificing brightness. You should be able to find the two for under $150 new or even less used and you won't lose much if you decide they are not for you.
 


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