Kent Armstrong Twanger / Rebel Tele

Twangy & Rebellious 

Kent Armstrong is the second generation of guitar wizards the Armstrong family has produced, indeed Kent’s own son Aaron now famously creates pickups too and Kent’s father Dan ran a great guitar repair shop in New York City. With such a lineage its unsurprising to learn that their pickups are some of the best in the world and have been used by great such as Jimmy Page, Rory Gallagher, Matt Bellamy and even members of the TonePedia team have them in some of their own favourite guitars. Kent himself work alongside the world famous pickup designer Bill Lawrence before moving to the UK. 

The Rebel is a Hot rhythm pick-up which is reverse wound compliment to the Twanger bridge Tele pickup. It features the original alnico V magnets and either a chrome, black or gold cover, slightly hotter than a standard Tele pick-up, yet still retains the traditional Tele tone.
The Twanger is a beefed up bridge pick-up that transcends the balance between sweet vintage sing and high output punch. Big, snappy low end, striking mids, and biting highs make this one of the best Tele replacements on the market.

Kent Armstrong Twanger / Rebel Tele technical specifications

Manufacturer Kent Armstrong
Pickup Configuration S-S
Guitar Style Tele
String Number 6
Output Higher
Active? No
Potted? No
DC Resistance 8.7
DC Resistance 7.2
Alloy Type Alnico 5
Wire Type Mix
Signal Leads Stranded Pushback Cloth
Insulation Type Plain Enamel
Plastic Material ABS
Based on an era? 60s
Made In Korea
Manufacturer Part Number TCHF-1, TCHR-1

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