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Joe Barden Pickups Danny Gatton T-Neck Tele Pickup Black 

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  • Dual blade T-Style pickup
  • Vintage in character
  • Expanded fidelity
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Vintage in character with expanded fidelity.

The Danny Gatton T-Neck Tele Pickup is a dual blade T-Style pickup. It was inspired by Danny Gatton, one of best tele guitarists to have lived. Danny 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.

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.


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

Share the sound that inspired Danny Gatton. Order today.

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By lil' dave

from Low Country Blues, SC

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  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Has A Mini Humbucker Tone


  • Lacks Tele Twang Snap

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Like The Tone
  • Practicing

Comments about Joe Barden Pickups Danny Gatton T-Neck Tele Pickup:

Pick up is not what I expected. Expected more bite. Reminds me of a mini humbucker. I still like the tone. I can go from jazz, county to rock. I also changed the POTs to increase the tone range and sensitivity of the tone knob. I feel the Barden PUP has more tone dimension. I am pleased with the change and would recommend it. Not a classic 50's sound. More modern tone.

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By Bad Rapp

from Oak Park, Il.

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  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality


  • Doesn't sound like a Tele
  • Lost midrange emphasis
  • Stylistically limiting

Best Uses

  • Gatton fans ONLY
  • None for me

Comments about Joe Barden Pickups Danny Gatton T-Neck Tele Pickup:

This is a high fidelity full range pickup. The voicing however is limiting. No longer can you get that smokey warm midrange that even stock pickups provide. I also like a Tele for Jazz. This pickup is NOT capable of a pleasing Jazz tone. I would not use it for Jazz, Blues, or Classic Rock. Perhaps a country player would like it, but I found it to be lacking in Tele vibe...sterile and too nasal sounding to achieve that real Tele warmth in the neck position. Be warned that the hi fi aspect emphasizes any inperfections in frets, the slightest buzz becomes glaringly apparant.

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