High Output Tele Pickups. STRONG AND DARK.
High Output Telecaster Pickups are for players that want a thick, dark tone out of their Telecaster. These pickups have the most output out of our Telecaster line. If you have a bright sounding guitar, this set will help balance out some of the harshness. High Output Tele Pickups are also perfect for any player trying to balance the tonal aspects and the output of a humbucker or P-90 with their single coils. These pickups are wound with 5 or 10% more coil than Blues Specials, which means 5 or 10% more output than our Blues Special pickups. 5% more coil also means more mid-range and less treble than our Blues Specials.
- 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
- Perfect for combining with Humbuckers or P-90’s
- All USA-Made parts
When playing clean, High Output Tele Pickups sound thick, dark, and beefy. Single notes will have a lot more “thickness” to them, and chords will come out compressed and crunchy. These pickups will definitely break up earlier than our Stock Tele or Blues Special Tele pickups, and are a little darker and smoother and more “fender-y” sounding than our Steel Pole 43’s. If you are looking for even more output, choose the +15%, which is 15% stronger and darker than our Stock Tele set.
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 High Output Telecaster Pickups come in two Magnet Stagger(?) options: Stock(?) and Hybrid (?).
Hand wound with 43 gauge Single Poly Nylon wire, beveled AlNiCo V magnets and cloth leads. The neck and middle pickups are modified 50’s specs, and the bridge pickup is just hot enough to have the same output as the neck and middle pickups. The High Output Tele Neck will read approximately 8K, and the Bridge will read approximately 9.7K.
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