Vintage Hot Tele
Experience the ultimate in clarity and articulation with our era-authentic Fralin Vintage Hot Tele set. Warm, clear lows paired with brilliant highs, our Vintage Hot 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.
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Vintage Hot Tele FEATURES:
Are you looking for the cleanest and most transparent tone out of your Tele? We got you! Vintage Hot 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.
- 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
This pickup set is perfect for those looking for the most traditional Tele twang out of their Telecaster. Vintage Hot 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.
Vintage Hot 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 it’s painstakingly made with love.
See below for the estimated DCR and Polarity Information for our Vintage Hot Tele.
|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|
|Recommended Cap Value**:||0.02mfd|
**We recommend a 0.02mfd Cap Value on most guitar and bass pickups. The exception is a Magic Cap, which Lindy prefers on the Bridge Pickup of Fender® guitars only. Learn More about Caps Here.
*The Neck reads higher due to the use of 43 Gauge Wire, outputs are compensated
Vintage Hot Tele Questions And Answers:
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I’m looking for something between the vintage hot Tele and blues special. The cleanliness and articulation of the vintage hot and the midrange bark of the blues special What do you recommend? I was thinking overwound vintage hot? Thanks for your help
Q I’m looking for something between the vintage hot Tele and blues special. The cleanliness and art...... Read moreA
Hey Angelo, go with the Stock Tele +2% for the perfect balance of the two models.
Hi I have a new Fender JV 50's modified tele. I do like it. I do like the feel of the guitar, but still looking for a certain "Tele" sound. Ive modded and built guitars in the past, so not afraid to experiment. I want a warm jazz sound out of the neck pickup, and a real chicken pickin sound out of the bridge pup. Im a pro bass player, but play guitar in bands as well. I play with fingers and a pick.
Q Hi I have a new Fender JV 50's modified tele. I do like it. I do like the feel of the guitar, but...... Read moreA
Hey John, the Vintage Hot Tele Bridge will give you the "chicken pickin'" tone you're searching for. You can go with the Stock neck, but I'd recommend going with something a bit overwound in the neck pickup if you're looking for a warmer jazz tone. Possibly select a Blues Special Neck with a cover. Keep in mind that your pickups will be slightly out of balance tonally.
Hey guys, I have a tele that has a Twangmaster in the neck and a split rail in the bridge. I’d love something more traditional in the bridge. I do more Brent Mason style stuff. Would this one pair well with the twangmaster or should i just bite the bullet and do a whole set of single coils?
Q Hey guys, I have a tele that has a Twangmaster in the neck and a split rail in the bridge. I’d lo...... Read moreA
Hey Fred, I'd personally go with the Blues Special Tele, as it would pair a bit better with the Twangmaster Neck. That said, if you're looking for the brightest tone possible, the Vintage Hot Tele is what you want.
Are both the vintage hot and blues specials available without a cover on the neck pickup? If so does one just select n/a where it asks for cover? What effect does removing the cover have on the tone?
Q Are both the vintage hot and blues specials available without a cover on the neck pickup? If so d...... Read moreA
Hey John, the Blues Special comes standard without a cover. If you want the Vintage Hot without a cover, you can request it in the "notes" field. You can expect a bit more presence in the top-end when you remove the cover.
How far apart are the mounting holes on the Vintage Hot Tele neck pick up, for a pick up ring?
Q How far apart are the mounting holes on the Vintage Hot Tele neck pick up, for a pick up ring?A
Hey Greg, I'm measuring 2-13/16" from hole to hole.
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Incredible. That’s all needs being said.
I really like these pickups.
Well Lindy, they’re a perfect fit for my build, but I’d need to get back to you re; “how awesome they sound” ! (…as i’m sure they will 😛 ! Thanks again and for sure will be ordering again ! Be safe…