The solderless connector setup includes a circuit board loaded with all the favourite USA grade electronics (Switchcraft jack, Oak Grigsby switch, CTS potentiometers, Orange drop capacitor) along with the pickups. This circuit board simply drops into your Tele, then you plug in the connectors we've added to the end of the pickup leads into the circuit board. The Tele setup comes with default 250k potentiometers, 3 (or 4) way switch and 0.047uf capacitor. No soldering is required at all, making the installation job take about 10 minutes in total!
Soundclips kindly donated by Francesco Rosato
PLEASE NOTE TO ORDER YOU MUST CHOOSE AN OPTION FROM EVERY DROP DOWN BOX (THEY ARE NEVER UNAVAILABLE)
The bridge is wound to the maximum with 42 gauge wire. Normally a hotter pickup needs thinner wire for more coils to fit, sacrificing the twang and snap that a Telecaster® bridge pickup is known for. Maximising output and twang simultaneously with the wind pattern, wire gauge and the copper plated steel baseplate, this is the perfect pickup for someone who needs a little extra kick but does not wish to compromise on tone. Using modern wire with a more consistent insulation diameter means that this pickup retains so much more high end and clarity than the original Esquire's did.
Esquires did not have a neck pickup, but keeping this set contemporary - I designed one to complement the bridge. I had to be creative and make a neck pickup from the ground upwards that I feel is the most appropriate match. Wound, similarly to the bridge, utilising the same wire gauge (43) as vintage Telecaster pickups, and to the absolute maximum I could fit, the neck will not be drowned out by this more powerful bridge.
Resistance (ohms): 8.5k/8.5k
Magnets: alnico 5 rods
Copper plated steel bridge baseplate
Vintage push back wire
Polarity: north up/south up