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Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set

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The Seymour Duncan Vintage for Broadcaster set is a vintage-correct reproduction of Broadcaster pickups. Recommended for traditional country, country...Click To Read More About This Product

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An authentic recreation of those legendary pickups.

The Seymour Duncan Vintage for Broadcaster set is a vintage-correct reproduction of Broadcaster pickups. Recommended for traditional country, country pop, chicken pickin', rockabilly, blues, and blues-rock.

Bridge position
The 1948 pre-Telecaster pickup had an exceptional twangy, "nasal" sound with tremendous sustain. Leo Fender called it the Broadcaster. The STL-1b duplicates this sought-after vintage sound with larger-diameter (.197") pole pieces in a flat pole piece orientation. Compared to the Vintage '54, this pickup has slightly more output and more snarl in the mids. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable.

Neck position
The STR-1 is the correct match in the rhythm (neck) position. The rhythm (neck) pickup in a well-balanced vintage Telecaster compliments the bright twang of the lead pickup with a smooth and open tone, warm lower-mids and airy highs. Comes with a chrome-plated brass cover and waxed cloth hookup cable and works equally well with maple and rosewood fingerboards.

FEATURES
STL-1B
Cable: Single Con. Cloth
DC resistance: 7.6 k
Resonant peak: 8.5 KHz
Magnet: Alnico V Rods
EQ B/M/T: 3 / 7 / 8

STR-1
Cable: Single Con. Cloth
DC resistance: 7.3 k
Resonant peak: 8 KHz
Magnet: Alnico V Rods
EQ B/M/T: 5 / 3 / 4

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Seymour DuncanVintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set
 
4.7

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great deal

By bluesboy38

from Orange County, CA

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Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

Put this set in a 2011 American Special Tele, huge improvement in tone. Stock Texas Specials sounded good but not vintage tone at all. These pickups sound great as good as many boutique pickups out there for half the price. Neck pickup is a little on the warm side but that is how a vintage Tele neck is, bridge is spot on for twang and grit. The only down side is that the neck is not rwrp for hum cancelling in center position. These are a great upgrade to stock modern pickups.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Complaints Here

By Nutty_Engineering_Professor

from Portland, Oregon

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Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

Greetings Reader,

I purchased these pickups to complete my "Project-Tele" in Dec 2012. I wanted a vintage Tele sound on this particular guitar which has a Fender "PAT. PEND." 3-brass saddle bridge to help achieve a vintage tone.
The nice price and the great reputation of Seymour Duncan helped me to decide to select these pickups.
I am not disappointed with the nice balanced, warm but with detail, "true-fidelity" sound I hear with these pickups.
In addition I selected the best, industry-standard electronic parts: CRL 3-way selector switch, Switchcraft output jack, CTS 250k audiotaper volume and tone pots, and Sprague "orange drop" tone caps.
I have a very unique "Project-Tele" since it has a Warmoth STRAT all-maple neck with 22-medium jumbo frets with a "flattish" 10-12 inch fretboard radius.

Thanks for reading!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

New life for an 80's Telecaster

By Mike

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      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

      I agonized over this choice - replacing the original Fenders pickups in my late 80s American Standard Telecaster, considering everything from Texas specials, quarter pounders to blade-type humbuckers. Deciding I wanted to keep the Tele twang, but add some more bite and being pointed in the direction of vintage broadcasters for the Keith Richards sound, I opted for these, worrying they might be too close to what I was replacing. Similar, yes, but to my ear these offer much more bite and output the the originals. On the clean channel, you still have the icepick tone of the bridge pickup and the neck pup seems less muddy, and offers a warmer tone. Add some overdrive and these bad boys can produce some very dirty hard rock tones I did not expect from single coils. In the end I am glad I opted for a more traditional Tele set, perfect for the blues and blues rock I favor. Since this was on an American Standard, I would expect a relatively greater level of sonic improvement on a MIM or Squier Tele.
      The only negative was the screws for the neck pup were the wrong type - instead of flat ended machine screws, they were pointed wood-type screws (I think) with totally the wrong thread. No biggy, I thought I'd just reuse the old ones and use the provided tubing spacer, but it rued out the space was too short, so the pickup height could not be set, so I had to dig through the trash and retrieve the old ones. Of course by this time I had restrung the guitar, which added to the hassle factor - irritating for sure, but not a deal breaker., and quickly forgotten as soon i plugged in.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Phenominal!

      By Charlie

      from Louisville, KY

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        • Backup
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        Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

        I love the sound of these pickups. If you want Keith Richards tone this is it. I also have the Seymour 54 pickups in another guitar. Those are good and more twangy, but I think I like the Broadcaster bridge more. Warm and dripping wet tone. I find myself picking strings just to hear this tone. I never realized what I was missing until I upgraded to Seymour pickups. Stock pickups are so dry and lifeless. This set is tone bliss.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Vintage Tone...Vintage Mojo

        By CCOG

        from West Virginia

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

        Installed these in an American Standard Tele. The tone is exceptional. I actually love the neck pickup, and I'm not a big fan of Tele neck pups. There is a nice full tone from both pups. I'm a big fan of Seymour Duncan. They've got a winner here.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bold and punchy

        By Lobeat

        from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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        Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

        I am only giving an overall rating of "8" because the true test, a live outdoor performance, has yet to happen. The SD Broadcastres replace an anemic set of mexi pups in a new mexi Tele. The Broadcasters sound bold, well-rounded, and strong. As a fingerstyle player, I rely on pickups that have clarity and response.

         
        5.0

        Seymour Duncan Broadcaster set

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            Comments about Seymour Duncan Vintage For Broadcaster Pickup Set:

            Great vintage tele tone for the money.

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