Another twist on a classic design. This pickup is modeled after some of the earliest Plank’casters. It can go from smooth and dignified to rude and unrefined, depending on your mood. .195 Alnico III flat pole magnets, wound to 9.5K with 43 gauge Plain Enamel wire. The output of this pickup isn’t as high as the resistance numbers would suggest, although it is on the hot side of things. The result is a tone that is distinctly edgier, more vibrant, and a tad darker than stock Telecaster bridge pickups.
Great for thicker, sharper leads and cutting rhythms – this pickup really has a pleasant “edge” to the treble frequencies, and offers new harmonic dimensions for lead work. Cleans up nicely though for more sophisticated settings. Mates up nicely with the Big Boy neck pickup.
Redd Volkaert uses this model exclusively along with the Big Boy neck pickup.