Golden Age Pickup Set for Tele

Golden Age Pickup Set for Tele

 Golden Age Pickup Set for Tele

Golden Age Pickup Set for Tele

Item # 5410-S
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List Price $118.68
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Golden Age Pickups for Tele Bridge pickup

Bridge pickup

Item # 5410
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$60.49

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Golden Age Pickups for Tele Neck pickup

Neck pickup

Item # 5411
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$58.19

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Golden Age Pickup Set for Tele

About This Item

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

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.

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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Wiring diagrams and color codes for Golden Age Tele pickups.

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5.0

Great value!

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I have been playing guitar for a long time and I know what aTelecaster is supposed to sound like. These pickups bring back that sound. Stew Mac always provides good instructions for installation. If you’re having problems, give them a call.

1.0

I made the wrong choice

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I bought these pickups to replace the pickups in the tele kit I bought from stew mac. The pickups that came with the kit have ceramic magnets and aren't very good. After I installed the golden age pickups, I was reminded of what the original fender pickups sounded like in my 70 and 71 tele. The bridge pickup squeals at high volumes, and when you use a distortion pedal. The bridge pickup on my early teles did the same thing. Squealed at high volumes. Very microphonic. I used the golden age pickups 1 night, than bought a set of Fender Texas specials to replace them. No more squeal. There's nothing wrong with the golden age pickups, they act just like early fender tele pickups. Prone to feedback. That's my opinion.

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Hi Raymond,

Thank you for your honest feedback. We're sorry to hear our Golden Age Pickup Set for Tele wasn't right for your project. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund or replacement for this product, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

All around quality

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Verified Buyer


Replaced the pickups that came with the Stew Mac tele kit (which were junk.. sorry guys, but they were). These pickups (along with the new pots and wiring), are like night and day. This guitar makes me happy now. The bridge pickup is bright and loud and the neck pickup is mellow without being muddy. Huge difference at a reasonable price.

5.0

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I removed the cover, and now the neck pickup is exactly what I look for in a neck pickup: zaftig and articulate. The wool is just a turn of the tone knob away when I need it. I don’t even notice an increase in noise without the cover.

Get these pickups. Do it.

5.0

Great pickups, reasonable price

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Verified Buyer


Put these in a cheap guitar and now it rocks!

5.0

These Do the Trick

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Verified Buyer


I installed a set into a Tele I built out of Douglas fir. These pickups help make this guitar one of the best sounding, most fun to play instruments I have ever touched. They deliver the twang, spank, snarl, and snap we expect from a Tele.

The bridge pickup is perfect.

The neck pickup is mellow and wooly, and there seems to be a bit of treble roll-off going on. Now, I've been a Strat guy for years, so I'm not saying the neck pickup sounds differently from how it *should* sound. I'm not saying that at all. Nor is it unpleasant in any way. It's different from what I was expecting, this fluffy, thick sound from a shiny, narrow pickup. Subsequent research indicates this neck pickup darkness is an issue among Tele aficionados. I may try it with the cover off just to hear what the difference is.

Anyway, that was pretty much just quibbling. I used a four-way switch, and I will say that the bridge alone, bridge + neck parallel, and bridge + neck series are everything I could hope for.

This is not merely a great set of pickups for the price. This is a great set of pickups.

5.0

Tele pickups

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Got my set and upgrading two tele’s that were halfway there for my tone. These will do the trick!

5.0

New Pick-ups

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Verified Buyer


I put them in a cheap Tele -type guitar. Wow what a difference. This inexpensive guitar is downright nasty!

5.0

Great Sound

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Verified Buyer


I had chunx of ceramic junk in my Gibson Telecaster [yep, they teamed with Epi on this short production run, a supersolid and heavy axe], I was able to pull all traces of ceramic from the body.
I was presented by slight puzzlement at the non adjustable pole positions, the D and G poles stridently prominent comapred to the other 4, I understand.. following designs Leo commissioned on early Tele's.
The beefy GA PU leads fed themselves easily in through the wiring caves, trimmed then shaped and trimmed again to sit firm and comfortably in the body, the pushback insulation springy ness quick to make end result and soldering look breezy and clean. The pickup mounting meticulousness eased greatly by surgical tubing [included option] instead of PU mount springs, and pole/string and screwhole alignment following the originals, all shapes fit perfectly.
The sweetness of alnico greeted me with kindness, gone was the clangy ceramic ringing accompanyment that began around the G and increased through to high E string. The C type PU's had great resounding low F's, mid/highs dictating a barking aweful playstyle restricted to low note directness and failed extreme high note softness. Digging in sound like safety danger to the electronics down the lines.
Exit the C chunks, enter the would alnico's.
If you know your druthers about tele PU's, I can't help by recommending any.
Otherwise, if like me, you are in the process of experiencing ill defined or coarse output tone from C ertain pu materials, and you'd love sweeter smooth tones that range from deep to snappy, with usable wide dynamic range, learning to snap those two type strings [using '9 or less guage strings like I do], and develop appreciation for the literal prominence at the middle of the neck [D and G strings], it's really cool. Tele is a ''working mans guitar'' [so they tell me], finding the bright, smooth highs and balance of the [also sweet] low notes particularly set up for dynamic strumming as example of 'where it takes me', either end of the neck gets first attack when strumming, the center of the neck soon follows and...works out really great for all the old Tele songs.
For those particular about tone, willing to allow the style of gear to lead into familiar tonal territories and new horizons, these can be showstoppers, nice amp/speakers helps, we had a booth conference about the equip at latest jams.
It boils down to preference, mainly the materials ime, otherwise these alnico's light up the fantastic for me, I have no complaints.
The look is quality and the rope around windings is cool and practical, the tone is quite pure, balanced and allows the cool tele/strings to sound with leading character.
We think the Golden Age can produce dimensional sounds the bring a great variety of songs authenticity to life. I say 'what more could one ask for?', think [or research] what you want from pickups before ordering these.
IME:
Clean to Crunch very nice [Dist+, Tramp, Alnico Sp.].
About like nice SC's noisewise, seem a little better than my F. Tele, but probably because of transformer improvements, way better than the C types I had.
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5.0

pickups upgrade in a squire.

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Verified Buyer


these are the real deal,heavy,lots of vintage vibe.best sounding tele especially if you wire it yourself with cts pots and orange drops!

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