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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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5410 Bridge 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 12-15-2010
Golden Age Tele Pickups

I put 'em in a great-feeling Squier tele and it sounds like the top-shelf model. Smooth and mellow at the neck, twangy-not-shrill at the bridge, chimey in the middle. Fantastic!

scottkro  Florida
5 12-01-2010
Golden Age Tele bridge PU.

I put one of these in a Fender Esquire for my daughter, and was really impressed. Compares favorably with the SD Vintage for Broadcaster pu I have in my Telecaster, and at one third of the price! Fantastic value!!

Rune S-L  Oslo, Norway Read my reviews (2)
5 11-30-2010

In my review before, I said that STEWMAC sent me the wrong screws. I emailed them about the problem, and not even 2 hours later they called me explaining that the screws for the neck pickup are to be drilled into the wood not through the pickguard. STEWMAC is excellent in their products, especially these pickups, and they have EXCELLENT customer service! BUY THESE NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny Harpo  Reno, Nevada Read my reviews (2)
5 11-15-2010

Recently bought both of these pickups and installed them into my Mexi Tele, to great success! Such sweet golden delicious tone! Only one problem they sent me the wrong screws for the neck, but i took care of that myself.

Johnny Harpo  Reno, Nevada Read my reviews (2)
5 9-15-2010
Very pleased

Used these pickups for a guitar that was hand painted and is going to a charity auction. The quality of the guitar was such that excellent pickups were required. A lower price point was important as well. These pickup filled the bill and then some. Great tones from these. I'm VERY pleased!!

J Stanger  Lakeville,MN
5 9-04-2010
It's Alive!

I used these pickups in a restoration of an old Aims Telecaster, circa 1976. They delivered the exact sonics I was looking for! Not too hot (like the DiMarzios I pulled out of the old wreck) and not too dull. Just right! And the attention to detail is fantastic on every aspect of the physical pickup. You will like these.

ToeKnee  Alpharetta, GA Read my reviews (2)
5 8-30-2010
Pups with a tinkle

I do workshops here building Strats and Teles, however i needed one for my son who plays reggae. So needed good (the guy is critical) and not too expensive pups. These are just that. Very good absolute sense, excellent in bangs for the buck relative sense.
One little issue which is easily remedied. The bridge pickup has rubber placeholders, which isolate the pickup in some way from the rest of the electronics, this caused a terrible noise! Adding a mass-wire from the shielding to the pots (ensure that the bridge hits the shielding!) corrected this. See pic.
Btw, how can you guys deliver stuff to Holland in less than 3 days - that always leaves me slackjawed?

Bert van der Moer  Netherlands Read my reviews (3)
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4 8-25-2010
Surprised again

I've run genuine replacements alongside golden age pickups and as they say "pound for pound" I"ll go for gold every time. They really are that good to me.

Ian Saint  New Zealand Read my reviews (3)
4 8-21-2010
Pleasantly surprised

I wanted to build a guitar for guests to use when they came to the house. I did not want to spend a fortune on it but wanted it to sound good. The Golden Age Pickups filled the requirement very nicely. I have used Lollars and O.C. Duffey pickups and they are the top of the line but the Golden Age pickups are only a step below and cost about a third of the price. Very good value and the sound is great.

keithpop  Mount Juliet, TN Read my reviews (3)
3 6-28-2010

Wiring diagram for me was a little complicated. haven't gotten it yet but these are great pickups for the price

David Saslow  USA Read my reviews (2)
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