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Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set Black

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The Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set features dual blade T-Style pickups. It was inspired by Danny Gatton, one of best Tele guitarists to have lived. He wanted a new model of high-end replacement ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set features dual blade T-Style pickups. It was inspired by Danny Gatton, one of best Tele guitarists to have lived. He wanted 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 our 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 and mounting hardware to facilitate installation.

Features
  • Dual blade T-Style pickup
  • Vintage in character
  • Expanded fidelity
  • Authentic Tele twang and snap
  • Adjustable output
  • Eliminated noise
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Joe Barden Pickups(Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique Pick-ups

Always wanted to try these but the price was a limiting factor. Got these in a trade, my 2008 American Strat for an American Designer Series Tele that had these installed by the previous...Read complete review

Always wanted to try these but the price was a limiting factor. Got these in a trade, my 2008 American Strat for an American Designer Series Tele that had these installed by the previous owner. These pick-ups are indeed "different"....They are touted as 'Hi-Fi' and that is accurate. Hard to explain, but the highs are clear, not ice-picky, the mids are clear as well, and the lows are tight without being boomy. I have read reviews saying they sound 'too perfect'..I can understand that in a way. I have read that guitar techs say they have removed as many as they have installed. I personally have found most reviews very positive, plus the fact they are hard to find used. My opinion is they are the best sounding pick-ups I have heard and I have been on a tone quest for 40 years. So much so I now have the S Deluxe set AND a set of the HB two tones. Yes they are expensive but if I consider how much I have spent on pick-ups over the years these become a bargin. It's kind of sad in a way as my tone quest is over but now I won't be spending any more cash on replacement pick-up. Just be sure to follow the wiring diagrams to get a good sound. Please note these pickups can get trebly so get used to using the tone control. Try them out first if you can, look up reviews, video's and determine for yourself. I give these a 5 for value, kind of like why divorces cost so much, because they are worth it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't buy Joe Barden pickups when you can buy the real thing

Bill Lawrence has been making these pickups for 30+ years and they are 1./Much better quality 2./Not as noisy 3./Much cheaper than these ridiculous rip offs.

Bill Lawrence has been making these pickups for 30+ years and they are 1./Much better quality 2./Not as noisy 3./Much cheaper than these ridiculous rip offs.

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1.0

Don't buy Joe Barden pickups when you can buy the real thing

By Mr. Crowley

from NYC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

      Bill Lawrence has been making these pickups for 30+ years and they are 1./Much better quality 2./Not as noisy 3./Much cheaper than these ridiculous rip offs.

       
      5.0

      Two awords: absolutely stunning.

      By bluesboy jag

      from North Little Rock Ar

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Bright as all get out but that's a good thing
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Made my Squire Tele (that's right!) a new guitar

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

        I play 50's blues and rock with an original 1961 Fender Super. I use a booster pedal to get more crunch at low volumes. I need just a little distortion and these pickups sound amazing. At first the treble boost seems way too much but in the context of a band, it's perfect. It allows you tur turn down the volume without losing high end. I've never been able to dow that in my nearly 40 years of playing. They are also great for rock n roll, country, metal, you name it. I've played several gigs with them so far and I enjoy the sound so much I actually forget the song I'm playing becauze I'm so utterly flabbergasted and the incredible tone. HIGHLY HIGHLY *HIGHLY* recomended!

         
        5.0

        Highly recommend...

        By Wayne

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

        Great pickups bring out the best in my Tele...

         
        5.0

        Very Natural Sounding

        By Stanr3

        from Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Sound Between String
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ambient Sounds
          • Blending With Acoutics

          Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          Was looking for sounds to blend well with acoustic songs. Round sounds with great feedback. Neck pickup does not get too muddy and bridge is not piercing.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME Pickups

          By Tex

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Great Sound
          • Improves Sound
          • Zero Hum

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Gigs
          • Practicing

          Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          Installed these in my Custom Shop Tele. They sound AMAZING and there is ZERO HUM! Toss the originals!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Superior replacements

          By Den

          from Broadalbin, NY

          Site Member

          Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          Got these installed last night and they truly sound beautiful! the wiring diagram could have been a little clearer but nonetheless, figured it out eventually! The optional capacitor was not marked the way the instuction's claimed so didn't install it - there are 2 to choose from and neither one was marked correctly as shown in the diagram. Guess it didn't matter much 'cuz the Made in Mexico guitar I bought last year really sounds great - after I changed the string height and pickup height! What an improvement!! I can switch from the bridge pup to the neck pup without having to turn it up or turn it down or change the tone!! Beautiful! Danny sure developed a good set and glad I upgraded!Made a good guitar a great guitar!!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best of the Best

          By KT

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          I've been a professional musician for over 20 years now (wow I"m getting old) and these are the best Tele pickups you can buy. The problem with most "replacement" pickups is that they color the sound so much it doesn't sound like a Tele, or a Strat, or a Les Paul anymore. These pickups keep that Tele Twang, Punch and Glassy sound but it has higher highs, lower lows, and really punchy mids. They simply make it sound like a better version of itself. I'll never have anything else in a tele but JB's from now on. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is one purchase you won't regret.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Pickups

          By Thomas Morris

          from Long Beach, CA

          Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

          I bought a well built Mexican Tele, junked the stock pickups and added these, a fret dress and a setup for 10's using DDR pure nickel 10's... holy cow! The guitar sounds amazing. These pickups sound fantastic. The bridge pickup has a unique sound, it isn't all bass for jazz anymore and I enjoy playing all positions now. They handle rock and crunch very well but not as good as humbuckers on a Les Paul. The PUPs don't destroy the tele sound and have plenty of slap and pop... more so than stock PUPs. The tone is not the same as the N3 Noiseless or other single coil PUPs... these are both warm and crisp at the same time. They are not cheap, but I don't think I could have found better pickups for my guitar. I highly recommend spending the money and hearing what I get hear everyday.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          T-STYLE + S-STYLE + SPLIT HUMBUCKER

          By lil' dave

          from Low Country Blues, SC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

            Can't explain the tones I get from these pick-ups. I had to use a special combination for my application.
            The choices are near endless when installed in a Fender Telecaser Modern Player Plus. I have a neck tele, middle strat, bridge humbucker with split coil pick-ups. Turned a low end guitar into a high end pro player. These pick-ups are very sensitive and very articulate. Be sure to change the pots. It will give you more tone and volume control. I would recommed these pick-ups. Expensive but well worth it. Great/excellent tone or sound is priceless. Thanks MF for offering these great pick-ups by Joe Barden. They are so versatile.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unbelievable.

            By Tdubs

            from Menlo Park, Ca

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Joe Barden Pickups (Barden) Danny Gatton T-Style Tele Pickup Set:

                Best tele pups you will ever buy. Worth every penny. Extraordinarily warm and full, tone. Neck pup gives you the twang you need for a tele but it doesn't sound cheap and thin. Think, chocolate twang. Bridge pup is rich, clear and well balanced. Iit gives me the growl I need when I dig in. Installed them in about 20 minutes--zero problems. Buy these. Seriously, you will not regret it.

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