This is a great choice for players looking for a nice twist on a classic
design. Named the Big Boy for its big, strong tone, this is a taller Tele
neck pickup. It uses taller Alnico V, .195 magnet slugs, and is handwound
with 42 gauge Heavy Formvar to around 6K. It also uses a pure
nickel/silver cover which is more "transparent” sounding than traditional
The tone of this pickup isn't necessarily hot, although it certainly has a
warmer midrange, woodier high end, and loses any anemic and muffled
properties Tele neck pickups can sometimes have. Overall, the tone is
clear, direct, and even – somewhat Strat'ty, somewhat Gretsch'y, and
somewhat Tele'ish. This is a great pickup for neck soloing and smooth
rhythm chord work.
Redd Volkaert uses this neck pickup exclusively, along with the Plank'ster
Big Boy Tele® Neck Pickup
Big Boy Tele® Neck Pickup - $110
Big Boy Tele® Neck Pickup aged - $125
(If you are ordering 2 Tele® neck pickups, add this twice to your cart, and so on.)
(If you are ordering 2 pickups, add this twice to your cart, and so on.)
If you have any additional notes, info, or options, please enter them into the "comments" section at checkout. The details of your order will be confirmed by me personally.
All pickups can be calibrated for no extra charge.