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Expensive Pickups In A Cheap Guitar - Is It Worth It?

Published 4 March 2021

What happens if we take a cheap guitar and put some incredibly high-end pickups in it? Will it transform the guitar into something amazing?

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Gear In This episode

Squier Affinity Telecaster
Ron Ellis Bridge Pickup 60T
Ron Ellis Neck Pickup Julian Lage
Dan’s Fender Custom Shop 52 Reissue Blackguard Telecaster
Fender Deluxe Reverb

Interesting bits and go-to sections
0:00 Intro
0:20 Hi Everyone
0:34 Squier Affinity Telecaster
1:00 Keeley Modded BOSS Blues Driver
1:10 Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue
1:20 The sounds of the standard Affinity pickups
3:00 The Ron Ellis pickups
3:17 Swapping the pickups
3:55 Measuring the pickups DC reisitance
5:00 The sounds of the Ron Ellis pickups
5:45 A/B Comparisons
6:30 The changes in feel
10:15 What did you think?
10:52 Has the guitar been transformed?
11:45 How does it compare to Butters?
12:20 What’s the cost?
12:40 Thanks for watching

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