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Fender Original Telecaster Pickup 

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This Original Vintage Fender Telecaster Pickup Set provides you with two pickups that give you extremely accurate vintage Tele twang, as well as the ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Add these pickups to your guitar to get that classic 1950's Tele warmth.

This Original Vintage Fender Telecaster Pickup Set provides you with two pickups that give you extremely accurate vintage Tele twang, as well as the warmth and edge that people have expected from Fender for over 50 years. These pickups are built with Alnico 3 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire-the same materials and specifications of an early 1950s Telecaster pickup. The bridge pickup sports the traditional copper-plated steel base plate.

FEATURES
  • Accurate reproductions of original Fender Telecaster pickups
  • Constructed of Alnico 3 magnets and enamel-coated magnet
  • wire
  • Bridge DC resistance: 7.2K, inductance: 3.27 Henries
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FenderOriginal Telecaster Pickup
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I can't believe it's not Butter!

They are well worth the money that I paid for them. I haven't had the chance to compare them to the higher end ones that are out there other than the lace Golds, but...Read complete review

They are well worth the money that I paid for them. I haven't had the chance to compare them to the higher end ones that are out there other than the lace Golds, but I can say it's the closest thing I have heard to the tone that my wife's grandfather gets out of his late 50's model through the same amp. He just laughed when I asked if I could borrow his. I can't wait to let him hear mine now.
I installed these on my 2007 American standard Tele. The original p-ups were lacking the tone I wanted. I purchased the guitar used and am not sure what kind they were/ if they had been changed. I replaced them with a set of lace golds and wasn't happy with those either. Contemplated giving up on the tele but figured I'd give it one more chance. These arrived yesterday and I installed them under a haze of guilt from possibly just having thrown away money. After they were in and the strings were tuned, I plugged into my Fender Pro Junior. Not the greatest amp as far as tone goes, but it does the job for practicing without giving a free concert to my neighbors. – By the way, I didn't switch string brands and normally replace them every few weeks, so that's not part of the equation. I was really blown away by the tone that I heard and that was before I made the final adjustments to p-up height. After adjusting them to my liking as far as volume and brightness goes I played a few licks switching between the 3 positions. I was just literally amazed. So much so that I plugged into an original bassman that my wife's grandfather was kind enough to let me borrow. Man let me tell you, it sounded so good that I risked being visited by the cops. Thankfully, no one called them. (It was past 11pm by this time, lol) To sum this up, I can truly recommend these to anyone that is not happy with the current tone of their Tele.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective

After installing both pickups I noticed there wasn't any output from the neck pickup on the G string (probably an uncharged pole piece).
MusiciansFriend (some friend) refuse to exchange the pickup...Read complete review

After installing both pickups I noticed there wasn't any output from the neck pickup on the G string (probably an uncharged pole piece).
MusiciansFriend (some friend) refuse to exchange the pickup because I installed it (makes no sense) how can I tell if the pickups are working unless I install them.
I will never do business with MF again.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I probably wouldn't buy this again unless they lowered price

By milkman

from Dover,Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

    I put these in my 12 string electric guitar. It did improve the overall sound but just not stong enough

     
    5.0

    The best!..plain and simple. Awesome pickups!

    By Chileanbacker

    from Santiago, Chile

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • None cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

      I change my Fender Telecaster Highway 1 Texas (2003 ash body) Hot Vintage Pickups for this Telecaster Originals 52 because the stock pups are tooo hot!! 15k bridge and 9.8 neck!!, sounds too Dark for my personal tastes and loose clarity and definition. But with this ones I'm in heaven now!!... Clear, balance,soulful, crunchy, expressive, works magnificent clean and with full distortion on my beloved 1972 Fender Deluxe Reverb. How the hell I wait so long!!, this are the best. Thanks again Fender!

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Jesse

      from PHX

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performing
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

        I purchased a cheap tele style body with the intent to rebuild it with after market parts. I wanted an original vintage telecaster sound and after doing some research, I bit the bullet and got these pickups.

        And I absolutely love the sound I get from my guitar now. It gave my guitar that vintage Fender sound I was going for and there is a noticeable difference in sound between these pickups and my other electric guitars. If you're a sound nut and are particular about your guitars sound and want an original Tele twang and projection, these really will do the trick.

        I installed the pickups myself and it's pretty straightforward to solder as far as the wiring diagram. My guitar would not be the same if it wasn't for these pickups.

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Defective

        By Bill

        from New York

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        Pros

        • Bridge pickup works

        Cons

        • Defective neck pickup, no output on G string
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

          After installing both pickups I noticed there wasn't any output from the neck pickup on the G string (probably an uncharged pole piece).
          MusiciansFriend (some friend) refuse to exchange the pickup because I installed it (makes no sense) how can I tell if the pickups are working unless I install them.
          I will never do business with MF again.

           
          5.0

          Why didn't I do this sooner !

          By reese

          from Boaz Alabama

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

            I purchased a 1977 tele in 1982 and the previous owner had changed to Lawrence Pickups. I was ok with the sound but this past weekend I decided to put it back original. Like I said "Why did I wait so long"? These are great for the money. I got my twang back.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I can't believe it's not Butter!

            By Ralph

            from Louisiana transplant in Houston Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

              They are well worth the money that I paid for them. I haven't had the chance to compare them to the higher end ones that are out there other than the lace Golds, but I can say it's the closest thing I have heard to the tone that my wife's grandfather gets out of his late 50's model through the same amp. He just laughed when I asked if I could borrow his. I can't wait to let him hear mine now.
              I installed these on my 2007 American standard Tele. The original p-ups were lacking the tone I wanted. I purchased the guitar used and am not sure what kind they were/ if they had been changed. I replaced them with a set of lace golds and wasn't happy with those either. Contemplated giving up on the tele but figured I'd give it one more chance. These arrived yesterday and I installed them under a haze of guilt from possibly just having thrown away money. After they were in and the strings were tuned, I plugged into my Fender Pro Junior. Not the greatest amp as far as tone goes, but it does the job for practicing without giving a free concert to my neighbors. – By the way, I didn't switch string brands and normally replace them every few weeks, so that's not part of the equation. I was really blown away by the tone that I heard and that was before I made the final adjustments to p-up height. After adjusting them to my liking as far as volume and brightness goes I played a few licks switching between the 3 positions. I was just literally amazed. So much so that I plugged into an original bassman that my wife's grandfather was kind enough to let me borrow. Man let me tell you, it sounded so good that I risked being visited by the cops. Thankfully, no one called them. (It was past 11pm by this time, lol) To sum this up, I can truly recommend these to anyone that is not happy with the current tone of their Tele.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender Original Telecaster Pickup

              By Tim

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Not A One They Are Nice

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

                Put on "I Can't Quit You, Baby" by Led Zeppelin. If that is the Tele tone you are after, buy these pickups A.S.A.P. If you're into killer Michael Bloomfield Tele-tones, buy these pickups for your guitar. I put a set of these into a Rondo Tele copy and they totally transformed the guitar. When I bought a Mexican Tele last year, I immmediately stripped the Rondo, and put the Original Tele Pickups into it. I also added CTS pots, a CRL swich, a Switchcraft jack, Locking Schaller tuners, an American String tree, Graph-Tech String-Saver saddles and N.O.S. Paper-in-Oil caps, now this thing is a tone machine. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Strat guy and these have nearly put the Telecaster at the top of my personal list. I'd highly recommend these pickups to the discerning ear.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow! Simple as that

                By Nick is not my name

                from TEXAS

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

                I installed this on a Rondo Tele copy. After fighting cancer for 2 years my friends bought me the Rondo to get me back on stage again. Now the Rondo is a quality low budget guitar to start with but these pickups made all the difference in the world. I installed them the night before a gig and to quote my buddies that were on stage with me - "Jeff's sound is back!" I recommend you give them a try. For the price, you can't go wrong.
                Installed perfectly with no modifications. You just need to know how to use a soldering iron.
                What can I say. Made by Fender. Good solid construction and looks like the pickups that were in my first tele I bought when I was a kid (a very long time ago)
                If you can't afford a real tele, at this price you can give any tele copy the sound you're looking for.

                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fender Telecaster Vintage Pickups

                By Reso Man-0PXPj

                from Northern California

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

                Strong deep bass response and that nice Tele twang trebles.
                The pickups in my 1993 Tele were just okay and a litttle weak. Putting in the new Fender vintage set really juiced things up. Nice warm tones from the neck pickup and strong deep bass and cutting trebles from the bridge pickup. Installing these pickups was a huge improvement in the tone and feel of my guitar. I now enjoy playing this guitar again.

                I do need to say one thing about Musicians Friend. I found this product cheaper from another online store and they matched the price. No questions asked. Great job, thank you.
                Excellent
                You can't beat the price.

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great upgrade

                By Mrs. Stephen McClain

                from Franklin, TN

                Comments about Fender Original Telecaster Pickup:

                Great upgrade to my 1993 MIM Tele. I have had the guitar since 93 and only wish I would have made the upgrade sooner. The original bridge pickup was (as they say) like an ice pick to the ears." No longer. These are much warmer and do not feed back with distortion like the stock pickups. Great, affordable improvement. Its like a new guitar.

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