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Item Reviews for: Seymour Duncan STL52 Nashville Studio Tele Lead Pickup  -  SEY STL52

Not what I expected but turned out to be just what I need...
By: 3 fingered tele guy from PA      Submitted: 5/28/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Appears to be very good Reliability How has it stood up over time? I have never used Seymour Duncan products before but they have a good rep. General Your general opinion of this product. Since there were no reviews when I ordered this, I wasn't sure just what to expect. Perhaps since it was designed for the Nashville Pros, it would sound similar to a Joe Barden Danny Gatton.. I was way off but pleasantly surprised and pleased with what it really is. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I still had to roll off a little highs but overall I love this pickup. MY GUESS as to why it stays clean is that it IS for Nashville Studio work and that way you would have a great original clean Tele sound and can then add whatever effect/s you want but can retain the basic clean sound in a track too. (instead of turning up a tube amp to 7-8 to get "the sound"). Since I play in a cover band and have to replicate many styles and tones for leads, I feel this is actually a smarter way to go and then I can add the effect/s I need for each song. I went looking for a Danny Gatton type sound but I think this may serve me better. I DO LOVE the clean Tele tone this pickup has and the much improved tone of the lower wound strings. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Package and contents were in good condition and it sort of looks vintage when installed. Action How was the action out of the box? This category doesn't really apply but it was easy to install and came with good instructions.
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