Ask Zac Episode 5 - Telecaster Neck Pickups and Practice Tips

April 17, 2020

In our first Viewer Mailbag episode, I answer some questions from viewers. First up, I was asked to compare the APC Adder Tele neck pickup in the Crook Paisley with the Ron Ellis "Julian Lage" neck pickup in the Danocaster Blackguard. For completeness sake,  I also bring out my original 1967 Telecaster and demonstrate its original neck pickup sound. Next, I cover some practice tips, and what I wished I had practiced when I was younger. I then get a bit preachy about bringing new, untested gear to rehearsals.

Gear Used:

Guitars:2019 Danocaster Blackguard with Ron Ellis 52T (Bridge) and Julian Lage (Neck)

2014 Crook Custom Vintage Paisley APC Adder (Neck) Peter Florance TE-60 (Bridge)

1967 Fender Telecaster - stock pickups

Strings: All guitars strung with D'Addario 9.5-44 strings EXL120+  

Amp: 1967 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion V30 speaker

Cables: George L's.

Effects: Mirage Compressor

Power: Truetone CS6