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
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?”
Hand wound with 43 gauge Single Poly Nylon wire, a Ceramic Bar Magnets, Adjustable Steel Pole Pieces and cloth leads. We recommend using either 250K pots or 500K pots depending on the tone the user desires. The Steel Pole 43 will read approximately 8K in the Neck and 10K in the bridge.
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