The pick ups are obviously a important part of an electric guitar and together with the rest of the electronics contribute to the guitars tone and versatility. If the customer knows which make and type of pick ups they want to obtain their particular sound I will fit these to the guitar. If you are not sure which pick ups will give you the sound you want or if you are open to experimenting with different tones many options are available. Therefore I always like to discuss this with a customer before starting a build.
The pick ups above are Fender Texas custom shop specials and Bareknuckle flat 50s
The pick ups I normally use are custom made to my requirements by Jamie Campbell at the creamery Manchester, this enables me to experiment with winding’s, materials, magnets and power outputs and create specific tones.
Other Pickups used for telecasters are:
My Sweet 14s foils on the new models only
Seymore Duncan STL 52-1 Nashville studio.
These are the 5-2s where DGBE strings have alnico 2 magnets giving treble sweetness
and the E A stings have alnico 5 magnets for bright punchy bass notes.
TV Jones Magnetrons.
Bare knuckel 50 flat (Though I think these are muddy)
Curtis Novak (specials)
Note !! TV Jones and Curtis Novak are expensive ~$350 to buy and then import and customs duties increase the cost to around £450-500.
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