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Golden Age Pickups for Tele

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Vintage vibe, great price! Our Tele models feature Alnico 5 polepieces and vintage specifications to take your Telecaster® back half a century!

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Golden Age Pickups for Tele
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5410 Bridge pickup Yes

5411 Neck pickup Yes

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Get the biting twang that helped forge rock, country and blues.
Golden Age pickups continue to amaze and impress guitarists. They're a great upgrade for guitars with weak or muddy stock pickups, at a great price. Vintage dimensions allow easy installation in standard bodies.

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Golden Age Bridge Pickup for Tele
Polepieces: Alnico 5 magnets with north polarity and 2-1/8" (53.97mm) spread. Vintage-spec raised D and G polepieces.
Coil wire: AWG42, wound to 6.5K ohms. Vintage-style white string wrap. Wax-potted.
Flatwork: Bottom thickness .093" (2.38mm), top .062" (1.57mm). Copper-plated steel baseplate for authentic twang.

Golden Age Neck Pickup for Tele
Polepieces: Alnico 5 magnets with south polarity and 1-15/16" (49.21mm) spread.
Coil wire: AWG43, wound to 7.0K ohms for original beefier output. Wax-potted.
Flatwork: .062" (1.57mm) top and bottom thickness.
Cover: '50s-style flat-topped, chrome.
Screws: Vintage-style wood screws for mounting to the bottom of the pickup cavity.

Both models have vintage-style push-back cloth-insulated lead wires, and include compressible height adjustment tubing with mounting screws.

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Golden Age Pickups for Tele
Golden Age Pickups for Tele
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5 7-28-2013
Pretty Darn good!

Got one of these to throw into bridge position and replace the MIM pickup that was in there. it sparkles nice and looks cool with the string wrapped around the coil. i've never used any vintage tele pickups so i wont make the comparison. but i dont imagine these are that much worse. pickups are not synthesizers and are only made up of a few components. it isn’t super hard to make a good one if solid construction and good components are implemented. and Golden Age seems to be well versed in both. i don’t think anyone outside of serious cork sniffers and vintage nuts would be in any way disappointed with these in any way.

thesultan  Portland,Me Read my reviews (3)
4 7-22-2013
Golden Age Tele Pickup Set

Clear and crisp. I put them in a Tele kit guitar that I modified heavily. Better tuners, custom wiring, killswitch button, compensated saddles, the works. Good pickups were essential and these are just fine.

KL  Christchurch, New Zealand Read my reviews (33)
5 5-19-2013
Neck pickup is incredible

Neck pickup in my tele died so instead of spending 50 bucks for a rewind (or screw it up myself) i decided to spend 50 bucks on a new pickup and it sounds incredible! this neck pickup is twangy and warm and stratty and full and strong and it sounds really good

james147  New York Read my reviews (21)
4 4-01-2013
not for unwound G's

These pickups are really nice. The best upgrade for the money I have made. BUT! --- Those of you who, like me, play unwound G strings (slinky), your G string will sound much louder than every other string, due to the raised poles on the D & G on the bridge PU. This is really annoying once you notice it. It is absolutely vintage-correct, of course, since in the fifties no one used slinkies, the G was wound with a much thinner core, hence the magnet required a bump in height and therefore response. Notice the D (relatively thin core) sounds natural, and it's magnet is raised. I pushed the magnet rod down a little bit. OK, I hit it with a hammer. Gently. This pushed the copper plate out and down, threatening the coil's connection to ground. NOT RECOMMENDED! I solved my problem, but it was risky. Maybe Stewmac should make that the G pole a little shorter, and sacrifice vintage-correctness for a better, more even response with the strings everybody uses nowadays.

philk  tucson
3 3-22-2013

I bought a set of these for my 1st tele build. I was not overly impressed. The neck pickup was muffled and didn't blend well with the bridge pickup. The bridge pickup was edgy without a lot of low end. They had microphonic feedback when pushed with very little overdrive and volume through a very small practice amp. They sounded okay when used with a clean amp setting. They weren't totally bad, just not what I was looking for in a set of pickups. I have bought "similar" pickups that performed better.

Matt Peterson  Hockley, TX Read my reviews (4)
4 3-03-2013
Golden Age Telecaster Pickups

I love the sound of these pickups however the neck pickup screws did not fit. The screw holes in the pickup was way too large and so I had to source new screws to make it fit.

ClintH  Australia
5 1-18-2013
Awesome upgrade!!!

I got these to replace some pups in a cheap tele I bought to customise for myself... They were easy to install, were well built and solid, and sound absolutely amazing!!! Definitely worth the tiny price tag :D

4EU  QLD, Australia
5 10-27-2012
Golden Age pickups

Hi Fellas just like to say that I have been playing around with an SG that had dreadful tone . It was all muddy and it could only honk. I tried all sorts of pick ups an all and it never made it any better.I like the sound of Fender Teles so tried a single Golden Age neck position pick up and loved the tone, it does have great sustain and it was a pleasure to play again cos there's all these notes in there that i couldn't hear before. Thankyou

Mick B  West Australia
5 9-06-2012
Buck Owens Would Be Proud

I just finshed my Telecaster project guitar and for the instrument I installed Stew Mac Golden Age Telecaster Pickups (Neck and Bridge) All I can say is Buck Owens would be proud of the Tele Twang, what a great vintage sound. I used all Stew Mac parts for the internals and I am so proud of the finished product. Thanks Stew Mac, you make great products.

J Bo Nash  Selinsgrove, PA Read my reviews (2)
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5 7-24-2012
awesome upgrade

I put this pickup in my favorite go-to guitar, a 1996 Mexican Telecaster. I've always loved this guitar and kept it while buying and selling quite a few 'nicer' guitars. This guitar has a humbucker in the neck with a standard Tele bridge pickup. The humbucker was always a tad muddy and bassy, so I decided to put in a Golden Age humbucker, and while at it, why not try a Golden Age bridge? Well, the guitar absolutely sings now. The bridge PU is just so much more dimensional than the stock that I can't believe I waited 16 years to figure it out. It was easily the best $50 I've spent in a long, long time!

York Pulled Pork  ME
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