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Axesrus "Early 50s" Pickup - For Telecaster®
Axesrus "Early 50s" Pickup - For Telecaster®

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Early 50s pickup for The Telecaster®

Our take on the very earliest Telecaster® pickup - wound using 43 Plain enamel wire, Alnico 3 rod magnets, and mounted onto a zinc plated steel base plate.

If we're talking "that tone" - this is certainly it. Its clean, its crisp, its got twang for days - everything you think a vintage Telecaster® should do, this will do.

Its not a pickup without its draw backs - the combination of a relatively low wind (remember that 11K with 43 AWG isn't "double" 5.5k of 42 AWG!) with the weakest grade of Alnico poles - its fair to say that this pickup isn't exactly a power house. Its not overly "sustainy", its not all that responsive, it can, on bad days, be hard work - and thats probably a very good reason why it never really stayed the coarse in historical terms - appearing for the first 2-3 years that the Tele® was being produced.

BUT - if you can get your head around the occasion "fight" - its a great little snap shot into a period of real interest with the electric guitar.

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