decided to go for the vintage Tele® sound, we knew we had to do more
than just copy a forty-year-old design. We wanted pickups that captured
the best elements of our favorite Broadcaster® and Telecaster® sounds –
and then some. The Twang King™ pickups have unequalled response to pick
attack: light playing produces a soft, quiet tone and hard picking
creates a harder, louder, and more dynamic sound than any comparable
single-coil. We accomplished this with a combination of
controlled-tension coil-winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated
magnets. The neck pickup comes with a chrome cover, and the bridge model
has a ferrous base plate. Both pickups are wax-potted twice for
Standard Tele® neck position.
We didn't model the Twang King™ neck pickup after a specific
original because, honestly, we never found one we were 100% happy with.
We were aiming for big, clean lows and highs, and we wanted the pickup
to be able to handle a very wide dynamic range, so the sound would clean
up with soft picking and really open up with a harder attack.
Wiring: 2 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 89
DC Resistance: 6.22 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1995