STL-2 Hot Lead
A classic overwound Telecaster lead pickup that is full of twang and bark along with the midrange punch of a humbucker.
The Hot Tele Lead
pickup uses flat, hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets and a special high
output coil wind to give you enough midrange power to cut through like a
humbucker. The absence of a steel bottom-plate gives you a fat, full
punch in both the low and mid-range frequencies, yet it retains the
muscular twang of a vintage style lead pickup. Great for Telecaster
players who demand a more powerful lead tone, with extra presence and
drive.Pair with our Hot Tele Rhythm for a beefy guitar, or use with our
Vintage Tele Rhythm for added versatility.We hand grind the alnico 5
magnets, then build, lacquer dip and wind the bobbin. The completed
pickups are vacuum wax potted for squeal free performance.
STR-1 Vintage Rhythm
- Magnet:Alnico 5
- Cable:PVC Lead Wire
Our Vintage Telecaster Rhythm pickup brings out the warm, open tone of the best 54 Teles.
To complement the
distinct twang and punch of the Vintage 54 Lead, our Telecaster Vintage
Rhythm pickup was designed for a smooth open tone with warm lower mids
and airy highs. With its hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets, this neck
pickup will deliver big full sounding chords. When used in combination
with the bridge pickup, youll get that famous hollow Tele sound. Warm
enough for most types of rhythm playing, but percussive enough for
chicken pickin as well.Keeping to that authentic Tele feel, we hand
assemble the bobbin with the period correct color and thickness Forbon
and alnico 5 rod magnets, then lacquer it before winding. We add a
deep drawn chrome plated brass cover, cloth pushback lead wires, then
wax pot like the originals.
- Magnet:Alnico 5
- Cable:Cloth Push-Back