Stock Tele

(93 customer reviews)

$110.00$220.00

Experience the ultimate in clarity and articulation with our era-authentic Fralin Stock Tele set. Warm, clear lows paired with brilliant highs, our Stock Tele set will inspire you with all the twang you desire. Built with all USA-Made parts, you can take pride in knowing we made every aspect of your pickups with the highest-quality materials possible.

 

 

PRODUCT OPTIONS:
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Neck Cover: * 

Neck Options:

If performing a 4-Way Switching Mod, please select this box below:

Bridge Options * 

Specify if you want White Cloth String or Black Cloth String on your bridge. If no option is chosen, you will receive White String.

Nashville Tele Info:

Are you buying pickups for a Nashville Telecaster Setup? Make sure you check this box to let us know. Make sure you add a middle pickup as well. Our Nashville Polarity will cancel hum in positions 2 & 4, like a Strat.

Due to the nature of Raw Nickel, Raw Nickel may contain slight cosemetic defects or abrasions.



The Ultimate in Tele Twang

Want to learn more about our Stock Tele? Here's all the information you'll need:

Stock Tele FEATURES:

  • Original Fender specifications, with modern output
  • Clean and clear, lots of Fender sparkle and twang
  • USA-made Alnico 5 Magnets for optimal tonal balance and output
  • Compensated Bridge for even volume across all pickups
  • Two magnet staggers available for different fingerboard radiuses
  • Hand-wound with our “Sectioning” technique for unique, dynamic tone
  • Hand-built fiberboard Bobbins for unrivaled quality control
  • Backed by our 10-Year Warranty on manufacturing defects
  • 6.6K Bridge, 7.4K Neck

Overview

Are you looking for the cleanest and most transparent tone out of your Tele? We got you! Stock Tele Pickups: our second best-selling Tele set. This set features a bright, pure sound that allows you to cut through the mix and hear every nuance in your playing. Wound by hand to ’50s specs, you can feel great knowing your pickups were wound by our expert craftsmen, specifically for you.

Sound

This pickup set is perfect for those looking for the most traditional Tele twang out of their Telecaster. Stock Tele Pickups excel at cleaner styles of music. Expect a robust and open midrange, clear bass strings, and bright and sharp-sounding plain strings. The break-up is smooth and late, ideal for cleaner players or a softer playing style.

Stock Tele Pickups are for those who need the most traditional Vintage Telecaster tone. If you’re playing style involves more distortion, or, if you prefer smoother, darker-sounding pickups, you might like our Blues Specials a bit more. However, If your current pickups are too dark, or if you’re looking for some added definition and clarity, you will love these. You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the switch earlier.

Are you looking for a Hum Cancelling Tele pickup that actually sounds like a Tele? Check out the Vintage Output of our Split Blade Tele Pickups

Our manufacturing process allows us to achieve unparalleled quality control. These Telecaster pickups consist of local fiberboard and USA-Made Alnico 5 Magnets. We wind each pickup by hand, one at a time. Each pickup is wound using our proprietary “Sectioning” technique. This gives the pickup a sweet, clear tone. Finally, we wax-pot the pickup to preserve the pickup and prevent microphonics. Rest assured: when you receive this pickup, you’ll know its painstakingly made with love.

 

 

 


Tonal Graph for Stock Tele:

The tone graph below for our Stock Tele features Lows, Midrange, Highs, and general Output.

HIGHS
MIDS
LOWS
OUTPUT

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Tech Specs

See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Stock Tele.

SPECIFICATION VALUE
Neck Ohm Reading:7.6K*
Bridge Ohm Reading:6.8K
Neck Polarity:Counter Clockwise Coil Direction, North To Strings
Bridge Polarity:Clockwise Coil Direction, South To Strings
Magnet:USA-Made Alnico 5
Wire:USA-Made 42 / 43 Plain Enamel*
Recommended Pot Value:250K

*The Neck reads higher due to the use of 43 Gauge Wire, outputs are compensated

FAQs

  1. What’s the difference between the Stock Tele and the Blues Special Tele? The Stock Tele is more true to Vintage Specs and thus will sound brighter, clearer, and more open. The Blues Special Tele will sound thicker, darker, and more powerful. Stock Tele is for those who want the most twang out of their guitar.
  2. What Stagger do I choose? Choose Stock Bridge Stagger if you have a guitar with a round to medium fingerboard radius: 7.25″ – 10″. Choose Hybrid if you have a flatter or compound-radius (11+”).
  3. How far away from 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. The 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.
  4. Wiring Diagrams? Here!

Sizing

Telecaster Bridge Mounting Hole Dimensions

Stock Tele Questions And Answers:

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2 Questions about Stock Tele

  1. Does the 2% overwind give you more volume and does it still sound like a vintage tele bridge pickup? Thanks

    1. Hey Jack, yes it does! It’s subtle, but you can expect a bit more power from the set.

  2. How do the superlative pups differ from your stock tele set? Also I just bought a guitar with some of your pickups that I love but the neck pickup was way lower than the 1/8″ (was more than a 1/4) you mention as a starting point in a video I saw. When I tried to raise it, it wouldn’t raise at all…someone had cranked it all the way down in the cavity and crushed the foam…do you always use foam, or should I try the tubing or springs so the foam doesn’t get crushed and loose its ability to life the pickup?

    1. Hey Spence, we’re not 100% sure what RS Guitarworks does after receiving the pickups. They use a different magnet combination of Alnico 3 and Alnico 5. Essentially, the Superlative pickups will sound a touch glassier and cleaner than our Stock Tele, but the difference will be incredibly subtle. Our Stock Tele will have a bit more attack and compression.

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

93 reviews for Stock Tele

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  1. Jack Robertson

    Does the 2% overwind give you more volume and does it still sound like a vintage tele bridge pickup? Thanks

    • Tyler Delsack (store manager)

      Hey Jack, yes it does! It’s subtle, but you can expect a bit more power from the set.

  2. Julio Berlingeri Verified Buyer

    Great sounding pickups!

  3. Tony Shanahan Verified Buyer

    Fantastic!!!

  4. David Gilman Verified Buyer

    Everything I Asked For

    I love these Stock Tele pickups with 2% overwind: I get the Telecaster twang with a little extra power for blues and rock. Great tone with plenty of volume and even response across all strings. If you’re looking for versatility, these are a fantastic choice.

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