Don Mare Pickups - Imagine going back in time to the 1950s and being able to get a set of pickups wound to suit your style and gear, then zoom back to today -- Don Mare's Pickups has done it!
Don Mare Pickups - 100% vintage tone reproduction is found here, Its all about Vintage here, and nothing else, our entire focus is aimed at recapturing every detail. 1000's of Vintage Purist /Customers will agree!, Real 50's vintage magic happens here.
Alnico 5 Magnificent Seven Neck: 6.8k, A5 magnets Bridge: 7.0k, A5 (FLAT POLE) magnets The Al-5 magnets adds power and bark, big bell tone and twang. For those who want a little more Boldness without Muddyness! Awesome for Blues, Rock or Country.
Taller magnets are used to extend the coil height. This creates a cleaner neck tone and allows us to add more windings for more power!
Nickel Silver cover is used for a transparent tone.
**ADD the Stretch to any pre-paid set just use paypal's send-money $15.00 upcharge. pay to firstname.lastname@example.org
"S-Telly" Neck Pickup
And just like the Strat®, my S-Telly uses Taller Alnico 5 Magnets!
Wire 42 S-style wire is used, in place of wire 43 (that is foundin all Tele® necks). Add with any bridge above 6.4k. Killer neck sound for Stratocaster® style tone, yet it's in a stock Telecaster® style chrome-covered neck Telecaster® style pickup. Switch any set's neck to a S-telly by using the PayPal button to add the upcharge of $15.00. The transaction will be all its own on Pay Pal, so attatch a note to your original pickup order. **See button below**
Here's the first review to come back on an S-telly! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A recent letter sent to us about this neck pickup: "Dear SIR, OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! Oh MY GOD! I can't put my guitar down. What planet are you from? The neck pickup is the smoothest, glassiest, warmest, richest, most vintage sounding hunk of tone I have ever heard. My tele® sounds like a strat® at the flip of a switch. Not just a strat®, but THE perfect strat® tone. The one I could never find in a strat®. Seriously! Oh, but the bridge. THE BRIDGE! The bridge is just nasty. Dirtier than a 4 dollar tijuana hooker. No pick. No shrill. Harmonic as all hell. She growls and bites and snarls more than any humbucker I've ever played and it just keeps getting better. The more I play, the more I love you. Two little pickups. 3 little positions. Yet, sooooooooo many tonal possibilities. I took it down to my local luthier genius (he said it sounded, better than most real vintage teles® he's had come through his doors)and all the guys in the shop gathered round and refused to believe the specs. These things can go from a whisper to a scream effortlessly. I might have to order another set for the next life in case we don't end up in the same realm. OK, enough of that. Thank you very, very much. I will sing praises of your name to every Fender® player I ever encounter throughout all my days. I couldn't be happier. Keep on keepin' on. It is comforting to know there are guys like you out there. Great product, great customer service. Thank you! "
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1954 to '64 Era Neck
Nickel Silver Cover
54' to 64' era Neck pickup for Tele® 6.6k
This is our Standard 54'-to-64' Vintage sound Neck Pickup for Tele®
This is the same pickup that's found on all my sets (except the 2324 and Donocasters - those sets use the 1953).
Clean - Clear - Bell Tones - cover; transparent Nickel Silver cover $119.50 each
"Big Box-Arch Top" for TELE® neck
This is a very special design.
It use's a Taller version Alnico 5 magnets with wire 43 and 42 wrapped all on one coil making it sound; "like a Big Box Arch Top / Hollow Body", :says Rick Holmstrom - whoe currently using one with Mavis Staples.
A big Gibson® Humbucker-like sound, but with all the cut, bell tones, and high end treble of Famous Fender single coils left in.