EVEN MORE P-90 AGGRESSION WITH A SINGLE COIL BITE.
The Steel Pole 43 set of Single Coil Pickups is again, one of our most popular sets of pickups. This model is built with the same specifications as our Steel Pole 42, but with 43-gauge wire and 5% more turns. These pickups lean more to the tone of a P-90 than a single-coil. They are perfect for musicians looking for a thick, warm, and beefy P-90 sound in a single coil position. Steel Pole 43’s are wound with 43-gauge wire, and feature a ceramic bar magnet that blends the P-90 and single-coil sound perfectly. These pickups are beefier than the Blues Specials and Steel Pole 42‘s, while featuring a darker and thicker tone.
- P-90 Tone in a single coil spacing
- This model is the strongest single-coil Telecaster set we make
- Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces for fine-tuning string response
- Direct replacement for Fender® Telecaster®, or other single-coil equipped guitars
- Huge mid-range tone with a Ceramic bite. This equals more growl and aggression
- Bridge Pickup is calibrated to work well with the Neck Pickup
- Features Ceramic Bar Magnets
When playing clean, Steel Pole 43’s sound large and rich, especially in the lows and highs. Closer to the sound of a P-90, these pickups still retain a beautiful openness and clarity while still remaining very dynamic. Steel Pole 43’s sound thicker in the midrange with more of a “chainsaw” grind, as opposed to a smoother AlNiCo distortion. Players looking for a cleaner, more articulate tone should take a look at our Steel Pole 42’s
- How will this pickup differ from a standard Tele pickup? Because of the Ceramic, the Steel Pole pickups have a harder and more aggressive treble than the softer, more sparkly treble of a normal Tele pickup with Alnico magnets. The Ceramic will cause this pickup to sound slightly more aggressive in the midrange, and will be darker.
- What’s the difference between the Steel Pole 43 and 42? The Steel Pole 43 leans more towards a P90 tone. It requires 500K pots, just like a P90.
- How far away do the strings does the pickup need to be? Push your Low E String down at the highest fret. Measure from the top of the pole piece to the bottom of the string. Ideal starting location should be 1/8? on the bass string, and 1/16? on the treble string, when the High E string is pushed down at highest fret. You can adjust the stagger from there with the pole pieces.
- Wiring Diagrams? Here!