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Explaining and demoing the tapped Walk of Life Telecaster Pickups

The following video explains the idea of a tapped pickup as they are typical for the vintage Schecter Dream Machines, and demos the  sound of the Walk of Life pickups – my replicas of the Schecter F520T / F521T pickups. These are the pickups that Mark Knopfler plays in his red Schecter Telecaster – the one used for Walk of Life, and also in the black Schecter Tele that he used for e.g. Solid Rock.

After a short inroduction, you can listen to all the eight different sound combinations that are possible with this type of pickups in the second half of the video.

4 thoughts on “Explaining and demoing the tapped Walk of Life Telecaster Pickups

  1. I love how the guitar looks ! gorgeous ! and the sounds is great too !

    the TR solo on a telecaster, great ! like in 81 !

    I didn’t recognize the chords progression you are playing from 3:50 to 5:35

    it begins with “Father and son theme”, then some chords from “she’s gone”, I believe, but after ? what is it ? improvisation ? composition from yourself ?
    or something famous I didnt recognize ?

    I like it a lot ! very melancolic.

    great work (as always) 🙂

  2. Yes, the guitar sounds really good. The combination of the Walk of Life pickups and brass bridge makes that Schecter sound.

    The part between 3:50 and 5:35 is a melody I have in my head for some time, nothing finished yet.

  3. >> The part between 3:50 and 5:35 is a melody I have in my head for some time, nothing finished yet.

    it’s very nice :thumbsup

    you should record it completely 🙂

  4. They sound great. One observation, though. I have a dream machine like MK’s black one. The push pull pots operate the other way round, i.e. higher output when the pots are pressed down.

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