A mix of alnico 2 & 5 rod magnets we specifically designed to deliver punchy lows and smooth, sweet highs for the Tele rhythm position.
The Five-Two was originally designed for Nashville studio players who wanted to soften the treble attack on their highest strings while retaining all of the articulate snap on the low strings. The result was a mixture of alnico 2 and alnico 5 rod magnets that delivers the best of both worlds. The alnico 2 rods are positioned under the G, B, & E strings to provide sweet treble response. The alnico 5 rods are positioned under the low E, A, & D, strings for a bright, snappy tone with enhanced midrange and articulation. The Five-Two neck pickup is RWRP, reverse wind reverse polarity, so when used with the bridge pickup you get hum free tone. Combine with our Five-Two Tele Lead for a perfectly matched set.We start with a hand built Forbon bobbin with standard .187 diameter magnets. We continue the vintage treatment with waxed cloth hookup wire, a deep drawn chrome plated brass cover and then wax pot it.