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Telecaster Pickups (Single Coil)

Not long after it hit the music scene in 1950, the Telecaster was the go-to choice of countless 6-string slingers from around the world. In fact, legendary players like Buck Owens, Keith Richards, Waylon Jennings and Bruce Springsteen have all made names for themselves with Telecasters. Over the years, the Telecaster appeared with many different pickup configurations, and respected companies like DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan and EMG have all contributed to their own single-coil pickup designs. If you're looking to personalize your Telecaster with a new set of single-coil pickups, you've just arrived to Telecaster pickup heaven. This catalog is loaded with one killer pickup set after another and starting your search with the best sellers is an excellent way to narrow down your options. Still can't decide where to begin? You can always kick things off with the brand that started it all. The Fender Original Telecaster Pickup is exactly what it sounds like - an accurate representation of the vintage twang that made the Tele a favorite right out of the gates. Built with Alnico 3 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire (just like they were in the early 1950s), this pickup set will take you and your audience back to the days when rock'n'roll was still trying to find its voice - and its name. Keeping in tradition with the popular sellers, another pickup combo to check out is the EMG EMG-1 Single-Coil Telecaster Active Pickup Set. Ideal for guitarists who want a fatter sound, these pickups are fully noiseless without any hums and buzzes. And while the tone they create is unmistakably full, they still manage to preserve the familiar bite and clarity that Teles are so admired for. No doubt, the EMG-1s are proof that even the heaviest of headbangers can deliver a bone-crushing performance with a Telecaster. As you've probably realized by now, customizing your Tele with a new set of single coils starts with this section. Arguably, there is no other guitar that represents the bright, cutting tone of a single coil pickup better than the Telecaster, and any of the choices here will be sure to thrill you.