FDP Forum / Telecaster 52 Re-issue blonde/natural/ 13 messages in thread.

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Lmrg21



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Jan 23rd, 2018 01:39 PM        

Anyone have any idea what type of pickups are in this American made guitar?



Te 52



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Jan 23rd, 2018 04:12 PM        

If you're referring to the American Vintage '52 Telecaster (Fender part no. 0110202850), the genuine Fender pickups are sold as a set on the aftermarket as Original Vintage Telecaster pickups.



Lmrg21



usa

Jan 23rd, 2018 04:24 PM        

They are the ones...but do these have a different sound then say a Nocaster bridge P/U from 51?



Achase4u



U.S. - Virginia

Jan 23rd, 2018 04:38 PM        

All pickups have subtly different sounds from 1951 and the vintage days. The magnets and wire are just not made the same way anymore. They can serve the same purpose, though.



Te 52



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Jan 23rd, 2018 04:39 PM        

"...do these have a different sound then say a Nocaster bridge P/U from 51?.."<br /> <br /> I assume you're asking about the '51 Nocaster Reissue pickups and not actual 1951 pickups.<br /> <br /> The reissue OVTs and Nocasters are a little different, the Nocasters are slightly hotter, especially the neck pickup (7.1 Kohms vs. 6.6).



Lmrg21



usa

Jan 23rd, 2018 05:20 PM        

Thanks for the great replies to all...Te 52 yes the Reissue, this is what I really needed to know more so about the bridge then neck p/u



Lmrg21



usa

Jan 24th, 2018 09:29 AM        

Would the staggered poles be more of a vintage sound vs non staggered poles on a bridge pickup?



stratcowboy

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Jan 24th, 2018 05:40 PM        

I do believe the earliest Teles had flat-poles on the bridge pickup.



Lmrg21



usa

Jan 24th, 2018 07:16 PM        

No, I think it was the opposite.



stratcowboy

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Jan 24th, 2018 08:54 PM        

Well...for reference sake, some of the "vintage" Tele pups made for earliest Teles and still sold today...



stratcowboy

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Jan 24th, 2018 08:55 PM        

Or...



stratcowboy

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Jan 24th, 2018 08:57 PM        

Also...when they marketed a Broadcaster pickup (bridge), I recall those pole pieces were also flush across the poles.



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Jan 24th, 2018 09:18 PM        

Indeed. I have broads, no's and 52 all flat, my 64 ri are staggered.



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