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Telecaster Pickups for Tele® > Vintage Output > Alnico II Pro for Tele (lead & rhythm) APTL-1 and APTR-1

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application Warm, moderate-output single-coil for Tele®. Great for country, pop, jazz, blues and classic rock.
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description The sand cast Alnico 2 magnets and moderate windings yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the Alnico II Pro. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the Vintage ’54, the Alnico II Pro has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response making it well suited to brighter instruments. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable. Rhythm version comes with a chrome-plated brass cover.

complete setup Available for both rhythm (neck) and lead (bridge) positions. Often used in the rhythm position and matched with a higher output lead pickup like the STL-2 Hot. Rhythm pickup is RW/RP relative to the lead pickup for hum canceling when both pickups are used together.

guitars For brighter toned instruments. Works especially well with maple fingerboards.

players
Kent Wells / Reba McEntire, Nick Lashley / Alanis Morissette & Mick Jagger, Todd Robinson / Luis Miguel, Marc Ford / Ben Harper & Black Crowes.

Alnico II™ Pro Tele – bridge APTL-1

Summary

This Vintage Tele lead pickup uses alnico 2 rod magnets to provide a softer treble attack for players who want Telecaster tone without excess bite.

Descriptionaptl-1 EQ

The Alnico Pro Tele Lead uses a vintage coil wind, and sand cast alnico 2 rod magnets for a vintage sound and vibe, but with a smoky sweetness on the high end. You will still feel the Telecaster snap and twang, but with nice round warmth added in. Your pick attack will feel mellower, and chords will have a spongy bounciness. Pair with our Alnico II Pro Tele – neck The authentic look and sweet sound are brought together by waxed cloth hookup wire, standard .187″ diameter alnico 2 rod magnets, and a copper plated steel bottom plate. Like all of our pickups, its then potted in our wax formulation for squeal free performance.

Alnico II™ Pro Tele – neck APTR-1

Summary

Vintage output Telecaster rhythm tone but with alnico 2 rod magnets for a sweeter, smoother treble response.

Descriptionaptr-1 EQ

The Alnico Pro Tele Rhythm uses a vintage style coil wind, and sand cast alnico 2 rod magnets, along with a deep drawn chrome plated brass cover for a sweet, hollow tone that sounds great both clean and dirty. For players who dont use a pick, you’ll notice the response feels more balanced compared with pickups that use alnico 5 magnets. The Alnico Pro Tele Rhythm is RWRP to provide a hum cancelling middle position. Pair with our Alnico II Pro Tele – bridge Jerry Donahue Lead Tele Keeping to that authentic Tele feel, we hand assemble this pickup with alnico 2 rod magnets, the period correct color and thickness of Forbon, a deep drawn chrome plated brass cover, and cloth pushback lead wires. These are all lacquered and wax potted like the originals.

APTR-1 sounds

APTR-1_CLEAN_BAND_SM
APTR-1_CLEAN_SOLO_SM
APTR-1_CRUNCH_BAND_SM
APTR-1_CRUNCH_SOLO_SM
APTR-1_DIRTY_BAND_SM
APTR-1_DIRTY_SOLO_SM

APTL-1 sounds

APTL-1_CLEAN_BAND_SM
APTL-1_CLEAN_SOLO_SM
APTL-1_CRUNCH_BAND_SM
APTL-1_CRUNCH_SOLO_SM
APTL-1_DIRTY_BAND_SM
APTL-1_DIRTY_SOLO_SM

Anilco II Telecaster demo

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