If you were to begin with a vintage tele neck pickup, wind it hotter, mellow the highs and enhance the midrange response, the result would be the Hot Tele Rhythm. The treble response is still articulate, but it is smoothed out by the more aggressive low end. Great for full sounding chords and sweet solo work.
The Hot Tele Lead pickup uses flat, hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets and a special high output coil wind to give you enough midrange power to cut through like a humbucker. The absence of a steel bottom-plate gives you a fat, full punch in both the low and mid-range frequencies, yet it retains the muscular twang of a vintage style lead pickup. Great for Telecaster players who demand a more powerful lead tone, with extra presence and drive. The bridge model is also available in a tapped version, giving you access to vintage and high output tones in one pickup!
These are hand built in Santa Barbara, and use hand ground alnico 5 rod magnets, along with the traditional deep drawn chrome plated Telecaster cover and lacquer dipped bobbins. Wax potted for squeal free performance.
The Hot for Telecaster pickups deliver a bigger, fatter true single coil tone with greater low-end power.