Are You Shaw?
Acclaimed pickup guru Tim Shaw slightly overwound these tele pickups for a girthy tone which is still vintage-informed. Crafted specifically for each position and designed for tone for modern players, the pickups in this set are calibrated for the best possible performance whether used individually or as a pair.
The bridge pickup uses a copper base plate for traditional tele tones, along with flush-mounted alnico 5 magnets and Formvar wire; the neck pickup uses the same alnico 5 magnets, but incorporates plain enamel wire.
Alnico 5 magnets have a tighter, more-focused sound than the alnico 3 counterparts used in the earliest Fender pickups, and their fast, bright attack is perfect for players who use pedals to shape their tone. Staying true to materials used during the original era of Fender, the leads are cloth-wrapped.
|Alloy Type||Alnico 5|
|Wire Type||AWG 42|
|Signal Leads||Stranded Pushback Cloth|
|Insulation Type||Plain Enamel - Bridge | Heavy Formvar - Neck|
|Based on an era?||'50s|
|Manufacturer Part Number||099-2289-000|