BC 49

Broader Caster

Adreas Kloppmann began working on guitars in the mid ‘80’s, during that time Andreas collected data from every pickup which passed his workbench. In the ‘90’s Andreas improved the analysis methods to further understand pickups and with the assistance of artists such as Thomas Blug, Jürgen Attig and Peter Weihe he discovered which frequencies found in specific pickup tones corresponded with which famous guitar tones he loved such as Hendrix, Hank Marvin and Pastorius.

Based on this ever developing knowledge, Kloppmann can now analyse the sound of a pickup from its data and decide what its ideal purpose is as well as replicate our favourite tones from musical history.

The first pickups Leo Fender made for the Broadcaster were wound with AWG 43 wiring and were a close relative of the Lap-Steel pickups of the time. The NC49 Set brings that “Mother of all Telecaster Sounds” back to life. The neck pickup has a historically authentic brass cover and has all the original sounds: powerful but somehow more jass intoned than modern Tele pickups. The BCB 49 bridge pickup sounds fuller in the mids thatn the TLB 50 bridge pickup and has that fascinating caramel covering: sweet highs and a sliver of “Brown Sugar” to the bass. The BC 49 Set manages to sweeten the authoritative Fender Blackface Amp with a shot of Tweed

BC 49 technical specifications

Manufacturer Kloppmann Electrics
Pickup Configuration S-S
Guitar Style Tele
String Number 6
Output Standard
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 10.9
DC Resistance 7.3
Alloy Type Alnico 3
Wire Type 43 AWG
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material Forbon
Based on an era? 40s
Based on famous model? 1949 Fender Broadcaster Pickups
Made In Germany

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