Q: I own a telecaster and was wondering whats the best pick up to get the red hot chilli peppers sound
A: Honestly, getting a sound like this is doable from about any single coil guitar pick up. The stock ones in your guitar should be fine. I’m not sure exactly what amps they use, but that might help as well. The most important part of your tone though is your pick attack. Watch how the guitarist plays and mimic it. You can get a massive range of tones from your guitar with just your pick. Learning to do this will save you hundred of dollars playing around with different amps, pickups, and pedals.