The Alnico II Pro Tele Lead uses a vintage coil wind, and sand-cast Alnico 2 rod magnets for a vintage Telecaster pickup sound and vibe, but with a smoky sweetness on the high end. You’ll still feel the Tele snap and twang, but with a nice, round warmth added in. Your pick attack will feel slightly mellower, and chords will have a spongy, bouncy quality. This pickup pairs perfectly with our Alnico II Pro Tele neck, which sports a deep drawn chrome-plated brass cover for a sweet, hollow tone that sounds great both clean and dirty. The authentic look and sound are brought together by waxed cloth hookup wire, standard .187 diameter Alnico 2 rod magnets, and a copper-plated steel bottom plate. Like all of our pickups, it’s potted in our wax formulation for squeal-free performance.
These vintage-style Tele pickups use Alnico 2 rod magnets to provide a softer treble attack for players who want Telecaster lead tone without excess bite and classic Tele rhythm tone with a sweeter, smoother treble response.
Alnico II Pro Tel