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Don Mare Pickups - 100% vintage tone reproduction is found here, 14 years in Service! Its all about Vintage here, and nothing else, our entire focus is aimed at recapturing every detail. 1000's of Vintage Purist /Customers will agree!, Real 50's vintage magic happens here.
Alnico 5 Magnificent Seven Neck: 6.8k, A5 magnets Bridge: 7.0k, A5 (FLAT POLE) magnets The Al-5 magnets adds power and bark, big bell tone and twang. For those who want a little more Boldness without Muddyness! Awesome for Blues, Rock or Country.
Taller magnets are used to extend the coil height. This creates a cleaner neck tone and allows us to add more windings for more power!
Nickel Silver cover is used for a transparent tone.
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"S-Telly" Neck Pickup
And just like the S-style Double Cutaway guitar's this neck pickup is for T-style, and uses Taller Alnico 5 Magnets!, like we see on the S-style staggerd pickup
Wire 42 S-style wire is used, in place of wire 43 (that is foundin all T-stylenecks). Add with any bridge above 6.4k. Killer neck sound for S-style guitars tone, yet it's in a stock T-style chrome-covered neck T-style pickup. Switch any set's neck to a S-telly by using the PayPal button to add the upcharge of $15.00. The transaction will be all its own on Pay Pal, so attatch a note to your original pickup order. **See button below**
Here's the first review to come back on an S-telly! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A recent letter sent to us about this neck pickup: "Dear SIR, OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! Oh MY GOD! I can't put my guitar down. What planet are you from? The neck pickup is the smoothest, glassiest, warmest, richest, most vintage sounding hunk of tone I have ever heard. My [t-style] sounds like a strat® at the flip of a switch. Not just a strat®, but THE perfect strat® tone. The one I could never find in a strat®. Seriously! Oh, but the bridge. THE BRIDGE! The bridge is just nasty. Dirtier than a 4 dollar tijuana hooker. No pick. No shrill. Harmonic as all hell. She growls and bites and snarls more than any humbucker I've ever played and it just keeps getting better. The more I play, the more I love you. Two little pickups. 3 little positions. Yet, sooooooooo many tonal possibilities. I took it down to my local luthier genius (he said it sounded, better than most real vintage [T-style guitar]he's had come through his doors)and all the guys in the shop gathered round and refused to believe the specs. These things can go from a whisper to a scream effortlessly. I might have to order another set for the next life in case we don't end up in the same realm. OK, enough of that. Thank you very, very much. I will sing praises of your name to every Fender® player I ever encounter throughout all my days. I couldn't be happier. Keep on keepin' on. It is comforting to know there are guys like you out there. Great product, great customer service. Thank you! "
John Sturgill Simpson uses, (Stelly Neck --&--Custom under-wound TWEED KONG 7 .5k Alnico 3 bridge = (normally 8k)
$134.50 single coil chrome stock T-style neck pickup A S-style pickup® That in a T-style style chrome plated Nickel Silver cover.
1950 to '53 Style Neck
"The 53" Also featured on the Don0caster or "2324" R. Buch. set. This is Our 1950 to 1953 Neck Pickup Clone for T-style guitar
Brass covers were common on 53's. They help add that cool rolled off warmer, honky tone! AlNiCo-3 Magnets - 6.1k (Don Mares favorite neck pickup)
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1954 to '64 Era Neck
Nickel Silver Cover
54' to 64' era Neck pickup 6.6k
This is our Standard 54'-to-64' Vintage sound Neck Pickup
This is the same pickup that's found on all my sets (except the 2324 and Donocasters - those sets use the 1953).
Clean - Clear - Bell Tones - cover; transparent Nickel Silver cover $119.50 each
"Big Box-Arch Top" neck pickup
This is a very special design. ( Does not require any type of a switch, As its not tapped. )
It use's a Taller version Alnico 5 magnets with wire 43 and 42 wrapped all on one coil making it sound; "like a Big Box Arch Top / Hollow Body", :says Rick Holmstrom - whoe currently using one with Mavis Staples.
A big Gibson® Humbucker-like sound, but with all the cut, bell tones, and high end treble of Famous Fender single coils left in.