A faithful tribute to the originals, our Vintage Broadcaster pickups are the perfect choice for discerning players who demand something a little more from their Tele. The lead pickup’s slightly larger hand-ground alnico 5 magnets, with increased diameter of .197”, and higher output coax biting treble and snarly mids for raucous riffs and stinging lead runs from any Telecaster. The STR-1 Vintage Tele rhythm pickup is designed for a smooth, open tone with warm lower mids and airy highs. With its hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets, this neck pickup will deliver big full sounding chords. Warm enough for most types of rhythm playing, but percussive enough for chicken pickin’ as well. Since 1978, we’ve been building all our vintage Fender-style single coil pickups with the right color and thickness of Forbon flatwork, along with the period correct magnet stagger. Each pickup comes complete with waxed and tinned cloth pushback hook-up wires and traditional keyed bottom plate. We hand file the flatwork, assemble, and lacquer the bobbin just as it was done during Fender’s Golden Age. Each pickup is potted in our wax formulation for squeal free performance.
Our Vintage Broadcaster pickups deliver that classic 50s Telecaster tone with extra punch and twang.
USA Designed and Made
Part No. 11208-04