The World's Fattest, Loudest, Ballsiest and most toneful OVERWOUND Tele Bridge Pickups!! You know the problem with Tele Bridge pickups- The great vintage pickups have all the snap, bite and growl that made Telecaster®s popular, but usually they lack the round low end of a humbucker guitar and certainly can be "fingernails-on-the-blackboard" screechy. I started making this pickup by hand for myself and a few select artists years ago, and everyone begged me to find a way to produce one for a reasonable cost.
Back in the 80's I used to make these by hand- I'd start with a set of Tele fiber bobbins, drill out the holes to accommodate P Bass pole-pieces, the lacquer dip em, wind with 42 gauge Formvar wire on my sweet 1/2 HP Baldor motor pickup winding rig, wax dip the whole thing and dress it up with correct vintage black cord.
The HUGE pole-pieces looked amazing, and my Tele had the kind of string snap and presence and POWER that NO TELE ON EARTH HAD.
I played all over the place with that guitar, and due to popular request I sold a bunch for $90, even sold a few to some then-famous rock stars.
15 years later I finally had the scratch to have a proper run of these made, using my exact formula- I gotta say- these are amazing! These are ALNICO pole-pieces, all correct vintage everything, even cloth covered wires. I promise you- there is no better Tele Bridge pickup on the planet if you're after big, bold tone, I've overwound these to a blistering 10K with 43 awg plain enamel wire- For a VERY full and rich bridge sound- Get all the power and drive you always wanted without losing the character or appearance of your Tele.