Pickup Kit for Tele Bridge

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Build your own pickups from the ground up: go for the vintage sound or wind it your own way for custom tone!

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With Alnico 5 magnets

Item # 5965
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6 or more $13.72

With Alnico 2 magnets

Item # 2965
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6 or more $13.72
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
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Quantity: 20


Build your own pickups from the ground up: go for the vintage sound or wind it your own way for custom tone!

Choose Alnico 5 or Alnico 2 magnets:
Alnico 2 magnets give a warmer tone and low end response with smooth, singing highs. Many builders use them in the bridge pickups of solidbodies.
Alnico 5 produces a brighter tone with a tighter low end and stinging highs. They're great for neck position pickups, to help keep the tone clear without getting muddy.

Pickup Kit for Tele Bridge includes

  • Black fiber bobbin flatwork
  • Brass eyelets
  • Polepieces ready to magnetize (instructions included, Alnico 2 magnets are marked red on one end to tell them apart from Alnico 5's)
  • Coil-wrap string
  • Copper-plated steel baseplate
  • Black and white push-back wire
  • Mounting screws
  • Compressible tubing for height adjustment

Polepiece spacing 2.165" (54.99mm)
Pole to pole
(measured on centers)
0.433" (11.00mm)

Product Instructions

Wax potting pickups

Custom pickup builder Lindy Fralin explains the reasoning behind and guidelines to wax potting pickups.

Product Instructions

Single-coil Pickup Kits

Assembly instructions for the single-coil pickup kit.

Ratings & Reviews

Pickup Kit for Tele Bridge

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By Hosner Guitars from Science Hill, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 04, 2014

I'm a still a novice at winding. The Stewmac kits offer a lot of quality and support for the buck. Happy with my results so far.

Pickup Kit for Tele Bridge

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 12, 2013

great sounding, easy to work with kit. Loved the result and the price!

Made an AP11 into a Tele bridge PUP

By DonnyW from Savona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 01, 2013

I found this kit and finally purchased it after procrastinating for about 3 months. I needed the bottom plates for 2 Tele pups I have and the bottom bobbin piece and plate for a project. I wanted to make a Tele bridge pup out of a Carvin AP11 pup. I did this by taking the bottom bobbin piece off, cutting the center magnet holes out to make a slot, then super gluing the Tele bobbin piece on. I then potted the bottom of the pup and while the wax was still hot stuck the plate on. The end result is an excellent sounding pup and a great match at the neck of my Tele. Great parts, highly recommended.

best tele kits available

By Eastgrove pickups from St. Louis, Mo
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 16, 2012

these are the best tele bridge kits available

Not the best but...

By Tomy from Becancour, Qc, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 09, 2011

It is not the best kit I've seen, but it was perfect for my first pickup!

A great kit

By Bob from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This is a great kit - high quality all the way around. I've built a bunch of these kits, and they always turn out really nice.

Very good product

By SGM from France
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 12, 2011

I wanted to make "noiseless" Telecaster bridge picup, I could do it with this Kit: I had cut the flatwork in 2 parts and wind two 1/2 coil of 3 pole-pieces reverse winding and reverse magnetizing pole-piece like Fender precision bass pickup, and I glued the two 3 poles coils on the steel base plate. For the coil wire io used 0.04 mm wire diameter (wire for old needle galvanometer). The impedance of each coil is 12K Ohms. For the sound see :

I bought another six of these

By Motor City Tele from Detroit
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm kinda frugel with my money so when I purchase the exact same product again, you can count on that I was 100% happy with it the first time. These pickups are the best sounding Tele pickups I've heard.

Great kit

By Travis from Tennessee
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 09, 2010

This kit is a great way to make an authentic looking vintage staggered pole Tele bridge pickup, from the string wrapping to the copper plated steel baseplate, everything you need is there. The convenience is great for a pickup maker like me, I no longer have to look all over the internet to find necessary parts, Stewmac has them in one economical kit.


By Quintin from Georgetown, PEI
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 28, 2010

Absolutely awesome. Customers love these pickups, but it is hard to see how you could go wrong.

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