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JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set  Black

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The Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set features dual blade T-Style pickups. It was inspired by Danny Gatton, one of best Tele guitarists to have li...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage in character with expanded fidelity.

The Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set features dual blade T-Style pickups. It was inspired by Danny Gatton, one of best Tele guitarists to have lived. He wanted a new model of high-end replacement pickups as opposed to those that were merely variations on established designs or basic repair parts.

Originally designed for Danny (and with Danny testing every step of the way) they have become the first choice of professional Tele players worldwide. The tone of these pickups can be described as absolutely vintage in character, but with greatly expanded fidelity. The lows, mids, and highs are all equal in strength, eliminating the thin, or "tinny" sound that is often a problem with Tele-styled guitars.

The T-Neck is remarkable in that it can be adjusted so that its output is actually equal to the T-Bridge, thus solving the age-old Tele player's complaint: huge output differences between the bridge and neck pickups. While these pickups can be adjusted to greatly exceed the output level of stock pickups, the authentic Tele twang and snap is maintained, and any kind of noise, be it hum, hiss, or squeal, is completely eliminated.

The T-Bridge features our unique "staggered-blade" design, common to all Joe Barden single coil sized bridge pickups for Strats and Teles. The staggered dual blade ensures balanced response on the outer strings. These pickups are the best imaginable for the instrument that originally defined the solid body electric guitar.

T-Style pickups fit standard Tele body routs and require no modifications to the instrument. They utilize 4 conductor shielded cable to allow for any possible wiring combination and are supplied with wiring diagrams and mounting hardware to facilitate installation.

FEATURES
  • Dual blade T-Style pickup
  • Vintage in character
  • Expanded fidelity
  • Authentic Tele twang and snap
  • Adjustable output
  • Eliminated noise

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JBE Pickups(Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique Pick-ups

Always wanted to try these but the price was a limiting factor. Got these in a trade, my 2008 American Strat for an American Designer Series Tele that had these installed by the previous...Read complete review

Always wanted to try these but the price was a limiting factor. Got these in a trade, my 2008 American Strat for an American Designer Series Tele that had these installed by the previous owner. These pick-ups are indeed "different"....They are touted as 'Hi-Fi' and that is accurate. Hard to explain, but the highs are clear, not ice-picky, the mids are clear as well, and the lows are tight without being boomy. I have read reviews saying they sound 'too perfect'..I can understand that in a way. I have read that guitar techs say they have removed as many as they have installed. I personally have found most reviews very positive, plus the fact they are hard to find used. My opinion is they are the best sounding pick-ups I have heard and I have been on a tone quest for 40 years. So much so I now have the S Deluxe set AND a set of the HB two tones. Yes they are expensive but if I consider how much I have spent on pick-ups over the years these become a bargin. It's kind of sad in a way as my tone quest is over but now I won't be spending any more cash on replacement pick-up. Just be sure to follow the wiring diagrams to get a good sound. Please note these pickups can get trebly so get used to using the tone control. Try them out first if you can, look up reviews, video's and determine for yourself. I give these a 5 for value, kind of like why divorces cost so much, because they are worth it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not worth it

I bought these pickups on sale and still paid too much. Yes they sound slightly different than the stock mexican pu's but not night and day, barely discernible sound difference. Not worth it.

I bought these pickups on sale and still paid too much. Yes they sound slightly different than the stock mexican pu's but not night and day, barely discernible sound difference. Not worth it.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Be prepared

By mike v-Qm4LP

from New Iberia, LA

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Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

I installed these in a Hwy One Tele over two years ago. They're never coming out. These are the ones for me. Be prepared to hear your guitar and your playing in a very different way. There will be no place to hide. Every nuance (good or bad) in your chops will be on display. A breeze to install, they are also dead silent. These pickups also enhance the efficiency of your tone control like no others. I can understand why these are not everyone's cup of tea. They are merciless. You'll either love em or hate em. For my money, these are the ultimate tele pickups.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique Pick-ups

By Jerkowitz

from St. Louis, Mo

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Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

Always wanted to try these but the price was a limiting factor. Got these in a trade, my 2008 American Strat for an American Designer Series Tele that had these installed by the previous owner. These pick-ups are indeed "different"....They are touted as 'Hi-Fi' and that is accurate. Hard to explain, but the highs are clear, not ice-picky, the mids are clear as well, and the lows are tight without being boomy. I have read reviews saying they sound 'too perfect'..I can understand that in a way. I have read that guitar techs say they have removed as many as they have installed. I personally have found most reviews very positive, plus the fact they are hard to find used. My opinion is they are the best sounding pick-ups I have heard and I have been on a tone quest for 40 years. So much so I now have the S Deluxe set AND a set of the HB two tones. Yes they are expensive but if I consider how much I have spent on pick-ups over the years these become a bargin. It's kind of sad in a way as my tone quest is over but now I won't be spending any more cash on replacement pick-up. Just be sure to follow the wiring diagrams to get a good sound. Please note these pickups can get trebly so get used to using the tone control. Try them out first if you can, look up reviews, video's and determine for yourself. I give these a 5 for value, kind of like why divorces cost so much, because they are worth it!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

T-STYLE + S-STYLE + SPLIT HUMBUCKER

By lil' dave

from Low Country Blues, SC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

    Can't explain the tones I get from these pick-ups. I had to use a special combination for my application.
    The choices are near endless when installed in a Fender Telecaser Modern Player Plus. I have a neck tele, middle strat, bridge humbucker with split coil pick-ups. Turned a low end guitar into a high end pro player. These pick-ups are very sensitive and very articulate. Be sure to change the pots. It will give you more tone and volume control. I would recommed these pick-ups. Expensive but well worth it. Great/excellent tone or sound is priceless. Thanks MF for offering these great pick-ups by Joe Barden. They are so versatile.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unbelievable.

    By Tdubs

    from Menlo Park, Ca

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

        Best tele pups you will ever buy. Worth every penny. Extraordinarily warm and full, tone. Neck pup gives you the twang you need for a tele but it doesn't sound cheap and thin. Think, chocolate twang. Bridge pup is rich, clear and well balanced. Iit gives me the growl I need when I dig in. Installed them in about 20 minutes--zero problems. Buy these. Seriously, you will not regret it.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best of the Best

        By KT

        from Dallas, TX

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        Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

        I've been a professional musician for over 20 years now (wow I"m getting old) and these are the best Tele pickups you can buy. The problem with most "replacement" pickups is that they color the sound so much it doesn't sound like a Tele, or a Strat, or a Les Paul anymore. These pickups keep that Tele Twang, Punch and Glassy sound but it has higher highs, lower lows, and really punchy mids. They simply make it sound like a better version of itself. I'll never have anything else in a tele but JB's from now on. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is one purchase you won't regret.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible!

        By Sir Charles

        from North Carolina

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        Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

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        Once you use these pickups in your Telecaster, you'll never look back!
        These

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        All Funk No Junk

        By 5string

        from Tucson AZ

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          Adds creaminess to your tele without noise or imbalance. Keeps the quack but loses the tin. All funk, no junk.

           
          3.0

          not worth it

          By gold wire

          from burlington, vt

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • nothing new here just costs a lot

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          I bought these pickups on sale and still paid too much. Yes they sound slightly different than the stock mexican pu's but not night and day, barely discernible sound difference. Not worth it.

           
          5.0

          Great tone and no more hum!

          By Billy

          from Carefree Az

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Great single coil sound with no hum, beautiful!
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Installed them on my main guitar
            • Practicing

            Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

            These pickups are great for shows and theater work. Great tone at low or high volume.

             
            1.0

            Don't buy Joe Barden pickups when you can buy the real thing

            By Mr. Crowley

            from NYC

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about JBE Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

                Bill Lawrence has been making these pickups for 30+ years and they are 1./Much better quality 2./Not as noisy 3./Much cheaper than these ridiculous rip offs.

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