Designed for and with guitar legend Danny Gatton.
The dual blade T-Style pickups, inspired by Danny Gatton, created a new model of high-end replacement pickups as opposed to those that were merely variations on established designs or basic repair parts. Originally designed for Danny (and with Danny testing every step of the way) they have become the first choice of professional Tele players worldwide. The tone of these pickups can be described as absolutely vintage in character, but with greatly expanded fidelity. The lows, mids, and highs are all equal in strength, eliminating the thin, or "tinny" sound that is often a problem with Tele-styled guitars.
The T-Neck is remarkable in that it can be adjusted so that its output is actually equal to the T-Bridge, thus solving the age-old Tele player's complaint: huge output differences between the bridge and neck pickups. While these pickups can be adjusted to greatly exceed the output level of stock pickups, the authentic Tele twang and snap is maintained, and any kind of noise, be it hum, hiss, or squeal, is completely eliminated.
The T-Bridge features the unique "staggered-blade" design, common to all Joe Barden single-coil-sized bridge pickups for Strats and Teles. The staggered dual blade ensures balanced response on the outer strings. These pickups are the best imaginable for the instrument that originally defined the solid body electric guitar.
T-Style pickups fit standard Tele body routs and require no modifications to the instrument. They utilize 4 conductor shielded cable to allow for any possible wiring combination and are supplied with wiring diagrams download and mounting hardware to facilitate installation.
A few words from Joe:
"Tthe T-Style, S-Style, HB and HBTwo/Tone models that you have known over the years are here, unchanged, and available once again. These innovative, first-of-their-kind, pickups will continue to be made the same way you play...by hand...with the same commitment to quality and consistency that has made them legendary since I started making them in 1982.
As our name implies, Joe Barden Engineering is more than just great pickups. Continued innovation will result in other new and exciting products which we will introduce as we continue to build our company and your trust.
The memory of my dearest friend and constant inspiration, Danny Gatton, remains ingrained in the spirit of the new company, Joe Barden Engineering. I will continue to to make Danny proud of what is being produced by Joe Barden Engineering, using all that he taught me, so I can continue to bring to you what Danny himself described as "the best pickups on the planet."