Tapped pickup for Telecaster (click
for more info what a tapped pickup is, opens in new window), custom built by Germanies top pick-up specialist Harry Haeussel. This is an authentic reproduction of the Schecter F520T - the pickup in Schecter Telecaster Dream Machines like the red Tele that Mark Knopfler plays on Walk of Life, or the black one on Solid Rock.
Ideal replacement for a dead F520T pickup (see
why these die so often, opens in new window)
Schecter pickups have much bigger magnet pole pieces and for this reason sound different from a Fender pickup. When you switch (with a push/pull poti - available
) the pickup to the inner coil, the sound is thinner and lower in volume - Walk of Life. When switched to the full coil, the sound is fatter, warmer, and louder Solid Rock.
Comes with copper coil for shielding, and for that magic look. Note that standard pickup covers will not fit.
Is the sound of these pickups similar to a Schecter Dream Machine?
This blog article includes videos which side-by-side compare a Strat with our Schecter-style pickups to Mark Knopfler's (!!!) sunburst Schecter Strat, the guitar of Telegraph Road, Tunnel of Love, Ride across the river (opens in new window)
Also available for the
You need a
(one for each pickup) to switch the coils.
This video explains and demos these pickups: