Tone Specific Pickups

1952 Twang Telecaster® Pickup Set

  • 1952 Twang Telecaster® Pickup Set

Tone Specific Pickups

1952 Twang Telecaster® Pickup Set

Usually Ships Within 1 Week.

  • Vintage Tone - Modern Innovation.

    This set was inspired by a really terrific 1952 set. Our painstaking design and testing process has yielded pickups that that sound great with tube amps, pedals, solid state amps, digital devices and even software. 

    Tonal Details:

    • Bridge Pickup is made to emphasize sweet Twang without any hint of harshness.
    • Neck pickup is round but still has a nice “glassy-ness”.
    • These pickups are clean TONE MONSTERS but also sound great when overdriven. American amps can sound mushy when pushed too hard but these pickups keep the highs transparent together all the way up to 10.  Now the player can crank the amp and play clean with the guitars volume on 5, overdriven at 8, or “all out” at 10.     
    • Pickups are designed to cut the mix without being cranked. A big problem for Country players is by the time the turn the amp up enough to cut the mix, the amp starts to break up.  With these pickups you don’t need to crank your amp to be heard.

    Pro Tested – Pro Approved

    We’ve heard a lot of people say that you can’t get vintage tone from new pickups. Everyday our pickups prove the nay-sayers wrong.  Don’t take our word for it, just listen to what the Pro’s say….

    Steve Ouimette is an extremely versatile and talented musician that cut his teeth in the San Francisco scene. Steve later went on to be a major contributor for the Guitar Hero series, his credits range from the likes of Alice Cooper to Public Enemy.  Steve dropped a set of our 1952 Twang Set in his Tele.  Steve also owns a set of real vintage 1953 Telecaster and says “The Twang set sound absolutely fantastic” he went on to tell us that our Twang set is “Perfectly matched and more versatile than the vintage 1953 Tele Pickups”. 

    Clear, Cutting & Warm - Twangy Tone

    Are your Telecaster® Pickups just not Cutting or Twangy enough for you? Continuing to use the wrong pickups for your style can be extremely frustrating. This frustration can limit your ability to create the tones and the music you’ve been hearing in your head. We feel your pain. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Your search for your perfect Tele® tone ends today.

    Beyond Country - Get Inspired.

    When comparing our pickup to other pickups, the great players hear the difference right away.  It seems the better the player, the more excited they get after hearing our pickups in their guitar.

    We’ve created the best vintage voiced Tele pickups for terrific Twangy tone.  Just because your guitar is equipped with the best pickups for Cutting Twangy tone doesn't mean you can venture into the realm of other styles.  The Tone Specific Twang Tele set will sound great for just about any type of music.

    Huge Tone. Huge Sweet Spot.

    Our pickups are designed to sound great in the guitar in which they are installed. Whether you like to put them closer to the strings our further away, your tone will remain dynamic, warm and touch-sensitive.  These pickups let the sounds in your head shine through the speaker with sweet tone and singing sustain. 

    They make a good guitar sound great and a great guitar sound amazing. More than a few top pro's have reported a huge improvement by dropping these into their vintage guitars.  


    A set of pickups that capture every nuance of your playing style is rare find these days. Most pickups are made by big corporations in factories. Our pickups are made by guitar players for other guitar players. We care about your tone. 

    These pickups are designed to musically respond to you. They are directly between you and your amp and interact in a very musical way.  You can produce an endless amount of tone by changing your pick-attack and picking location. Adjusting your volume and tone knobs opens up all kinds of doors in exploring the tonal pallet of these pickups. There is no need for tricky wiring gimmicks when you have a set of pickups of this caliber. 

    Certified Organic.

    Our Pickups are made by hand, one at a time, right here in the U.S.A.  Our goal is to make the most Dynamic, Warm & Sweetest sounding pickups in the world.  

    Now every Guitarist can experience the joy of having vintage voiced pickups tailored for their preferred tonal style without breaking the bank. Unlike the rest of the herd of boutique winders that just wrap wire around a bobbin to achieve a certain Ohm reading, we've taken painstaking path to tonal perfection. We welcome you to join us on this path. If you are thinking about Great Twangy Tones………….Think Tone Specific! 

    How to Buy/Pricing


    Tele Pickups cost $350 - Due to overwhelming demand, the current wait is 4 to 8 weeks. To order click the "Add to Cart" at the top of the page.

    Our building process takes a little longer than most pickup winders and we have rigorous testing that is performed on all pickups before they ship. This includes sound test. The goal is to make pickups that will not only inspire you when you get them but also 20 or 30 years down the road. We want these to be the last pickups you get. 

    Players with good ears seem to hear the difference right away. In fact, just about every pro we've dealt with has ordered multiple sets altering hearing how these pickups transform the feel & the tone of their instrument. We are sure you will appreciate the attention to detail when you hear your new pickups.

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