The Tex-Mex from Fender are found in many Mexican Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars. They can even be found on some special edition Mexican Fenders such as the Jimmie Vaughan Tex Mex Strat. Since these are made in Mexico they’re cheaper than the Texas Special sets.
These Tele pickups are designed to produce the Texas Blues tones best recognised by SRV fans.
Finding these tones in a Tele makes them very special for Tele players.
The Tex-Mex’s are reasonably high output pickups with the bridge measuring at 8K and the Neck at 5.8k. This results in a very chunky tone which also has some great chime.
These have been around for a while now and are the choice of many beginners. This isn’t to suggest they aren’t every bit as good as the Texas Specials. The fact is they have less bass but more chime than the Texas Specials. Neither is better but they’re definitely punching in the same direction.
|Alloy Type Family||Alnico 5|
|Signal Leads||Stranded Pushback Cloth|
|Manufacturer Part Number||099-2263-000|