FDP Forum / Pickups in Vintage Hot Rod 52 Telecaster???/ 4 messages in thread.

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Go Buckeyes!
Dec 13th, 2016 04:38 PM        

his was a Fender model from a few years back. Looked like their 52 Reissue model, but with a couple changes. One, it had a nitro finish. Two, it sported a pair of Seymour Duncan pickups: Tele bridge and mini-humbucker neck. <br /> <br /> Does anybody know which models of Seymour Duncan pickups that guitar had? <br /> <br /> All I can seem to find via google searches and TOO MANY online youtube reviews is people just saying "Seymour Duncan". No model designation.

Purple Valley

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Dec 13th, 2016 05:44 PM        

I don't think Fender ever specified the model number of the SD pup in their literature, but it is the SM1-n. This is the basic SD mini, based on the 50's-era Gibson Firebird. There are variations on this The SM1-b, for bridge, and 'modern' hotter versions--SM-2, SM-3. But the basic vintage model is the SM1.<br /> <br /> Hope this helps.



Go Buckeyes!
Dec 13th, 2016 11:27 PM        

Thanks! <br /> <br /> I started this thread because I have ideas for a guitar of my own I'm building. An SM-1 is a nice starting point. <br /> <br /> Any idea what they slapped in the bridge of that guitar? I'm curious because I'm wondering what sort of Tele bridge pickup you'd need to "match" and balance with a mini hum in the neck.


Rock Of Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
May 12th, 2017 01:56 AM        

I have a Hot Rod myself which I bought new in 08, great guitar, I dont know the specs of the pickups as such but I can tell you that I A/B tested it together with a std 52 reissue and the bridge pickup is slightly hotter.<br /> <br /> I link my review and a couple of sound bites in case in helps.<br /> <br />

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