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Fender SCN Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Telecaster Pickup Set
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Stick a set of Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in your Telecaster guitar and shake hands with destiny. The Fender mod shop designed these Telecaste...Click To Read More About This Product
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It's your Telecaster with a noise filter and tone injection.
Stick a set of Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups in your Telecaster guitar and shake hands with destiny. The Fender mod shop designed these Telecaster Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) pickups to deliver tried-and-true Telecaster sound with huge bite and no noise. The bridge pickup has a DC resistance of 13.8K with inductance of 4.9 Henries. The neck pickup has a DC resistance of 12.0K and inductance of 2.6 Henries.
A special combination of traditional magnets and Samarium Cobalt magnetic material delivers incredible dynamic and magnetic response. These pickups pack more than 50 years of Fender tone heritage while giving you absolutely authentic, noise-free Fender Telecaster sound and feel. This guitar pickup set comes as standard equipment in the Fender American Deluxe Telecasters.
Noise-free Telecaster pickup set
Samarium Cobalt Noiseless (SCN) pickups
Bridge pickup: 13.8K DC resistance; 4.9 Henries inductance
Neck pickup: 12.0K DC resistance; 2.6 Henries inductance
Uses traditional magnets and samarium cobalt magnetic material
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I installed these pickups in a telecaster I built for myself about a year ago. All I can say is WOW! Perfect tones for a wide range of music. I tried them out on Blues, classic rock, punk, country and they sounded great every time. I wired them up in a sort of unconventional way. I added a 5 way switch and made circuits for neck and bridge in series and neck and bridge in series, out of phase. Some very sweet tones were achieced by the two extra circuits. The first one has an almost Humbucker type sound and the other an odd edgy quality to it. I plan on building another telecaster and I already know exactly which pickups I'm using when I do!
These have a classic tele sound without the annoying hum of a normal single coil. The problem some reviewers are having with the bridge pickup exhibiting microphonic issues is a result of incorrect/incomplete installation. For SCN pups (or any noiseless pups for that matter) to work in a Tele, a non-metallic non-ferrous bridge must be installed. Stainless steel, brass, or aluminum all work. Gotoh and Glendale both sell bridges that will match the screw orientation of a MIM or MIJ tele bridge.
These pickups sound very good. I say "very good" and not "great" because they are somewhat flat. I wouldn't say lifeless but they lack the punch and character of alnico pickups. I put these in a thinline 69 RI that did not have an issue with microphonic feedback. They were fine at low to mid-range volume levels. However, when I turned the volume up the bridge pickup really squealed. I'm not even talking excessively loud volume levels, just average rehearsal levels in the garage. The neck pickup is fine and has no issue with feedback but the bridge is a problem. Beware!
I do a lot of recording and was tired of my noisy stock pickups finding their way in to the mix. I put a set of these in my American Standard Tele and was VERY pleased with how quiet they are. All while retaining the sound of the original Tele pickups. Maybe even a bit more responsive. Sound great clean or distorted! Highly recommended!
Got so tired of the noise my Squier Tele makes when I turn up the amp, so I tried shielding the cavities and pickguard with copper tape with no success what so ever. So I said "screw it!" and got myself a set of these Fender SCN Tele pickups. I was like WOW!!! What a difference!!! Not only was the annoying noise reduced to almost nil, but the tone got so amazing that now I would not want to trade my "used-to-be-cheap-sounding" Squier Tele for anything ;) ... just be careful installing these babies in a "Squier" Tele as the body cavities are not the same as the "Fender" ones and the dimensions are not a "perfect fit" during installation so you will have to be creative and do some improvisation... all worth the effort though. It's really true what they say that your axe is only as good as your pickups. So do yourself a favor and get these pickups NOW!
I tossed a set of these into my Tele Antigua 2 weeks ago and MAN what a difference. They are not anywhere the same as the vintage noiseless models I had in there before. They sound very clear, clean and HOT!!! I love them and I'll be putting 'em in my strat and my thinline as well. Don't waste time with other pickups, these are the ones you need.
I have a Squier Tele that I've been playing for a year and I liked the feel but the Squier pickups were very bad. Being a poor college student I couldn't afford to buy a fender guitar so I bought these guys and put them in my Tele.I tried doing it myself which wasn't a good idea and now I have to get a ground wire fixed because for some reason I;m getting an annoying hum, but the pickups are amazing!!! Everyone remarks on how good they sound and they pick up ten times more than my old pickups did. I'm playing a show on Saturday and I'm super excited to play my Tele.
These pickups worked out great on my custom-wired 97 American Deluxe. Paired with quality pots and wiring, these pickups finally gave me that tone that I had always heard in my head but never been able to emulate. Sound great out of my Fender blues junior amp. These are top of the line.
I like these pickups, but save yourself a few bucks and buy the Vintage Noiseless instead. I have the SCN and the Vintage Noiseless pickups installed in two separate Teles and I can?t tell the difference.
I recently had the SCN installed in my tele along with the 4 way switch with both pickups in series for the option of a fatter sound than is typical for a tele. I played a friend's tele with vintage noiseless pickups, and they were also nice, but in my opinion, the SCN are brighter, preserving more of that classic tele tone. They may not be quite as twangy as some of the true vintage pickups, but are a good compromise of tone with no hum.