Seymour Duncan's exhaustive clone of the iconic Telecaster pickups. The rhythm pickup brings out the warm, open tone of the best '54 Teles, and the bridge is full of twang, bite, and bark.
For Telecaster players seeking a straight forward approach to the bridge tone that helped define rock, blues, and country, Duncan offers the Vintage 54 Tele Lead. Its hand ground Alnico 5 rod magnets with a raised D and G, coupled with a lower output wind, yield a bright, well defined treble response that is perfectly suited to plucky lead work and fast moving chords from Chicago to Nashville. Pair with Duncan's Vintage Tele Rhythm for great vintage sounding setup. Duncan stays true to the smallest details. They hand grind the magnets, then hand assemble the bobbins from the traditional Forbon and dip them in lacquer before winding. The lacquer stabilizes the Forbon for decades of use. After winding, the pickup is wrapped with black cotton yarn and vintage style waxed cloth hookup wire is soldered to the coil eyelets. Wax potting with the classic Tele copper plated steel bottom plate installed completes the pickup for squeal free performance.
To complement the distinct twang and punch of the Vintage '54 Lead, Duncan's Telecaster Vintage Rhythm pickup is designed for a smooth open tone with warm lower mids and airy highs. With its hand ground Alnico 5 rod magnets, this neck pickup will deliver big full sounding chords. When used in combination with the bridge pickup, you'll get that famous hollow Tele sound. Warm enough for most types of rhythm playing, but percussive enough for chicken pickin as well. Keeping to that authentic Tele feel, Duncan hand assembles the bobbin with the period correct color and thickness Forbon and Alnico 5 rod magnets, then lacquer it before winding. Then they add a deep drawn chrome plated brass cover, cloth pushback lead wires, then wax pot like the originals.
Seymour Duncan Vintage '54 Tele Pickups specs:
- Alnico 5 magnets
- Vintage correct materials and construction
- Choose neck or bridge
- height adjustment screws, rubber tubing, and wiring diagram included
|Neck model:||7.6K ohms
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