BLUES SPECIALS: THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN WARM AND BRIGHT
The Blues Special set of Single Coil Pickups is our second best-selling single coil set. They are as loud as we can get these pickups while still retaining the traditional Tele tone. Musicians looking for a thick, warm, and beefier sound will love the sound of these pickups. Blues Specials are wound with 5% more coil, which is 5% hotter than our Stock Tele pickups. Our Blues Specials are perfect for anyone trying to balance out a bright-sounding Tele, or who want a beefier single-coil sound without sounding dark.
- 5% more coil than our Stock Tele Set: 5% more output and mids, 5% less highs
- Perfect for anyone looking for a bold-sounding pickup to balance out a bright guitar
- Direct replacement for Fender® Telecaster®, or other single-coil equipped guitars
- Thick, full sound with low-end growl and warm treble strings
- Our Stock set features a 5% overwound bridge
- All USA-Made parts
When playing clean, Blues Specials sound thick and rich, especially in the lows and mids. Additionally, Blues Specials sound very open and clear without sounding too compressed. The 5% overwound coil gives the player 5% less highs and 5% more mids than the Stock Tele Pickups. With distortion, the tone cuts through and while being slightly compressed and thick with a low-end growl and a medium attack. Single notes sound thick and round, while chords have a full tone with an early breakup. This pickup sounds powerful and bold – a great way to take your guitar’s tone to the next level.
CHOOSING THE PICKUP:
Our Complete Set is our best-selling option. It has a slightly hotter bridge to compensate for the brightness near the bridge. If you’re buying a single pickup, please see the box below describing the information we need to get you the correct polarity information, and read this important article: “What’s The Deal With Polarity?”
CHOOSING THE MAGNET STAGGER:
Our Blues Special Telecaster Pickups come in two Magnet Stagger(?) options: Stock(?) and Hybrid (?).