Vintage Broadcaster® Pickup Set
Put a little tradition and a lot of twang in your country, blues, surf, pop, or rockabilly with these vintage-correct reproductions of Fender Broadcaster® pickups, designed to directly replace Telecaster® pickups.
Introduced by Leo Fender at the tail end of the 1940s, the two-pickup Broadcaster was eventually renamed the Telecaster. However, compared to mid '50s Telecasters, the original Broadcaster lead pickup had larger .197" pieces in a flat orientation for a nicely nasal twang, a bit of midrange snarl, ample sustain, and a bit more output.
The Seymour Duncan STL-1b bridge pickup perfectly duplicates the Broadcaster lead pickup, from materials to production technique, producing that sought-after vintage twang ideal for traditional country and chicken-pickin' styles. The STR-1 rhythm pickup complements the twang with a smooth and open tone, warm lower-mids, and airy highs.
The rhythm pickup comes with a chrome-plated brass cover. Both pickups are equipped with vintage-correct, waxed cloth hookup cables.
Hot Rails™ for Telecaster® Set
Fire up your Tele® with these high-output "rails" humbuckers, sized to directly replace single-coil-size Telecaster pickups with no guitar modification.
Hot Rails™ deliver a fat, full sound—just like a full-size humbucker—turning your Tele® into a raw, chunky powerhouse perfect for classic rock, indie rock, garage, punk, thrash, and metal.
The Hot Rails™ for Telecaster® Set combines the STHR-1b bridge pickup and STHR-1n neck pickup. Each has a powerful ceramic magnet, two steel blades, and over-wound coils, all working together to provide a heavy, raw, distorted tone with incredible sustain.