Telecaster Vintage Guitar Pickups Alnico V & III
The Ironstone Telecaster vintage guitar pickups feature vintage correct Alnico V & III magnets for a set full of twang and Tele depth. In detail;
Telecaster Bridge Pickup
Vintage specification 7.2K Ohm Telecaster / Tele bridge pickup, featuring Alnico V magnet pole pieces and a rose copper baseplate. These combine to give an unrivalled warm, mellow tone palette. So along with retaining plenty of output, these pickups deliver the classic ‘twang’ of the early Telecasters. The base plate has a ground connection, key to reducing unwanted single coil electrical noise.
This pickup has lightly beveled poles at a 54mm pole spacing, with raised bridge D & G poles. Magnet polarity is ‘North Up i.e. attracts a compass South needle end. Complete with all mounting hardware.
*Left hand players please note: The Tele bridge (and neck) pickups have symmetrical pole stagger allowing right or left hand usage.
Telecaster Neck Pickup
A Classic Telecaster neck using finer 43AWG wire (as the original specification) to make them really sing! Unusually equipped with Alnico III magnets (as the hugely respected Tonerider Tele hot Classics – renowned for their clarity), which give a tighter bass and stunning open sound and string definition. The controlled 7.2K Ohm configuration gives a real Fender 50’s / 60’s warm, full, yet clean bass tone palette. The classic Nickel-Silver finish grounded cover (vintage correct flat top and tight edge radii) surrounds a 50mm pole piece spacing. Magnet polarity is ‘South Up i.e. attracts a compass North needle end (so a RWRP pair with the bridge). Supplied complete with mounting screws and springs.
Individually and as a set, these pickups deliver Classic warm vintage tone, together with the renowned Tele ‘Twang’. Suitable for a wide range of musical styles, these pickups are also featured as part of the Ironstone Telecaster control plate set (see link below). This adds two more switching options ( series and quasi ‘out of phase’) to the normal 3 way Tele configuration to completely exploit all the possibilities these pickups offer.
Both the bridge and neck pickups have solid wire links from the base plate / cover to the signal negative wires, so they are easy to modify for series or phase change switching.