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Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup

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Combine a Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Pickup with an STL-1 lead pickup for an overall improvement in your Telecaster guitar sound. T...Click To Read More About This Product

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For those who love vintage Tele sound.

Combine a Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Pickup with an STL-1 lead pickup for an overall improvement in your Telecaster guitar sound. This pickup faithfully re-creates vintage Tele tone.


If you have a '54 Tele, keep it original. If you have a more recent Tele, this is a great pickup for making it more vintage. Order today.

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Seymour DuncanSTR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

STR-1 pickup

Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

Five stars all the way. Seymour Duncan doesn't make any junk, just install one of their PUP's and, you'll most certainly agree...
The neck PUP in my American 70's Tele just wasn't cutting it anymore. Hum and buzz, reduced output, it really had become unusable at a gig. I thought I'd give this a try. Sounds Great!! A real improvement over the stock PUP. The tech staff at Seymour Duncan are really great if you have any questions or need a little help with the install. Very Satisfied!!
Very well made, a perfect fit and, very easy to install.
Everything could be less expensive, I think we all could agree on that but, you don't mind paying for something if it is good quality and, performance is all you could want.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vintage 54

By MS59386419

from Southern Ca.

Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

Overall I would have to say this pickup sounds awesome. I anticipated it being a little hotter in the output department but that can be remedied. Great pickup, good response, clean sound.
Very clean and almost a brown sound at times. Very vintage sounding to my ear.
Seems to be a hardy little pickup. No problems with any facet of this pickup thus far.
Very much worth the money. I would buy another in a minute.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Warm Clean Twaaangy Tone!

By TELEPLAYER-JJJlm

from Dominican Republic, D.N.

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Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

I bought this pickup as a mistake, because I wanted a stacked (noiseless humbucker) pickup, but I m glad anyway. I Installed this pickup in a Squier Stndard but it sounded too bassy rolling all the vol up and cut the treble when roll the vol down. I fixed this problem with 500k pots (they came stock in stndard squiers) and a TREBLE BLEED capacitor in the vol pot. I dont give credit to my ears after the instalation: the most pure, powerfull, clean biting sound in a tele neck. This pickup provides a very warm and clear sound with powerfull twang; a great vintage tone suitable for classic rock, roots stuff, etc. I have other 2 teles, and MIM with its stock neck pickup and a Affnty with a fender TexMex, they sound awesome! but the neck pickup sound I most love is the STR-1.If you try this pickup be sure to h

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

STR1 VINTAGE 54

By Juanpocopin

from Colombia

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Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

A really good complement to my tele custom 62, A real Twang King original 54 telecaster sound, more power and no noise...at all. i have recorded 2 albums using this pick up in my guitar, really excellent decision.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bassy and clear

By yohanuos braamz

from minnesota

Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

Neck position makes for the previously mentioned Bassy and clear noiseless sound. adjusting the tone knob/s can basically produce anything you want(paired with a compatible pickup in the bridge) it is also very pretty unless you get it full of your finger prints from touching it to much upon installation.

 
5.0

I would buy this again for a telecaster modification.

By Milkman

from Dover, Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

    I bought a new telecaster (squire ) and it sounded good. But once I put in the vintage pup it sounds like a fender telecaster. You cannot tell the difference between my modified cheap guitar and one that costs ten times more.

     
    5.0

    This is the sound you want.

    By JG

    from Tucson, AZ

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Vintage Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Seymour Duncan STR-1 Vintage '54 Tele Rhythm Electric Guitar Pickup:

      Installed this in an Indonesian made G&L ASAT Telecaster, replacing the dead sounding low cost pickup that came with the guitar. The STR-1 in the neck position provides the true vintage tele sound: ice pick clarity with decent low end at the neck. Don't be afraid to adjust it up close to the strings (1/16" high side and 1/8" low side) since factory pickup height settings are typicIly too low IMO, and I prefer the output of my neck and bridge pickups to sound close to each other. The magnet in the small sized tele neck pickups is not powerful enough to impact string performance (that's a good thing). The STR-1 WILL be out of phase with the bridge pickup if that bridge pup is an original Fender or (evidently) G&L. So you'll need to read, understand, and follow the instructions carefully if you want the two pickups to play together in phase (i.e. reverse the black & white wires on the STR-1 and cut the jumper on the underside of the STR-1) Don't be afraid. Do it. Finally, please don't defeat the purpose of having a Telecaster by putting a high output humbucker-sounding pickup in it. STR-1 is a worthy choice.

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