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Vintage-correct reproduction of 1950s Tele rhythm pickup. Great for traditional country, country pop, surf, rockabilly, blues, and blues-rock.
The rhythm (neck) pickup in a well-balanced vintage Telecaster compliments the bright twang of the lead pickup with a smooth and open tone, warm lower-mids and airy highs. Comes with a chrome-plated brass cover and waxed cloth hookup cable.
Available in rhythm (neck) position only. Either the STL-1 or STL-1b is the most common match for the lead (bridge) position.
For all well-balanced instruments. Works equally well with maple and rosewood fingerboards. STL-1
Vintage-correct reproduction of 1954 Tele lead pickup. Perfect for traditional country, country pop, chicken pickin', rockabilly, blues, and blues-rock.
Like the 1954 originals, this pickup features standard .187" diameter Alnico 5 pole pieces, raised for the "D" and "G" strings. The result is a twangy, bright and biting sound. Compared the STL-1b, the Vintage '54 has slightly reduced output and a bright and biting high-end detail. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable.
Available in lead (bridge) position only. The STR-1 is the correct match in the rhythm (neck) position.
Our Vintage Broadcaster delivers that classic 50 Telecaster lead tone with extra punch and twang.
A faithful tribute to the 1950 original, our Vintage Broadcaster is the perfect choice for discerning players who demand something more from their Tele lead pickup. Our Broadcaster uses a special wind that best represents this pioneering era in Fender history. The Alnico 5 magnets with a slightly larger diameter of .197 and higher output coax biting treble and snarly mids for raucous riffs and stinging lead runs from any Telecaster. Try it in front of a fuzz pedal for that unmistakable British rock sound. Pair with our Vintage Tele Rhythm for great vintage setup.Like all our Vintage models, we stay true to the smallest details. We hand grind our magnets, then hand assemble the bobbins from the traditional Forbon and dip them in lacquer before winding. The lacquer stabilizes the Forbon for decades of use. After winding, the pickup is wrapped with black cotton yarn and vintage style waxed cloth hookup wire is soldered to the coil eyelets. Wax potting with the classic tele copper plated steel bottom plate installed completes the pickup for squeal free performance.
Ernie Ball 2225
Ernie Ball Extra Slinky Electric Strings are widely revered for their world-class tone. These strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specifications to ensure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Extra Slinky wound strings are made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around a hex shaped steel core wire. The plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel producing a well balanced tone for your guitar. Gauges .008, .011, .014, .022w, .030, .038