Vintage-correct reproduction of 1954 Tele lead pickup. Perfect for traditional country, country pop, chicken pickin', rockabilly, blues, and blues-rock.
Like the 1954 originals, this pickup features standard .187" diameter Alnico 5 pole pieces, raised for the "D" and "G" strings. The result is a twangy, bright and biting sound. Compared the STL-1b, the Vintage '54 has slightly reduced output and a bright and biting high-end detail. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable.
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- That classic sound Review by Jorge
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For those of us who are putting the distortion aside and looking for the tone this pup is a great option.
Sure there are a lot of different expensive boutique pups out there, but none recreate that sound as good and at a great quality/price.
This pup can be aggressive and shriek, but can also get that harmonics and feel you want in your tele.
I combine this pickup with brass saddles in a vintage bridge, and use metal springs to get pop and clicking. I love it. (Posted on 4/11/2011)