Tex-Mex Telecaster Pickups


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.

Mex Style

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.

Tex Output

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.

Tex-Mex Telecaster Pickups technical specifications

Manufacturer Fender
Pickup Configuration S-S
Guitar Style Tele
String Number 6
Output Higher
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 8
DC Resistance 5.8
Alloy Type Family Alnico 5
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Colour Black, Silver
Made In Mexico
Manufacturer Part Number 099-2263-000
GTIN 14 00885978793068

Tex-Mex Telecaster Pickups reviews & comparison videos

Tex-Mex Telecaster Pickups reviews & comparison

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