Clones of the original '52 Tele® "blackguard" pickups, using flat Alnico 3 magnets, vintage-spec plain enamel wire, a deep drawn chrome brass cover for the neck pickup, and a copper plated baseplate for the bridge pickup.
All original manufacturing methods are the same with handwound coils, and wax potted coils.
We voiced these around the best examples we encountered from the blackguard era. The neck pickup is so clear and soft with lots of articulation. The bridge pickup has just the right amount of mids with clear wide open twang and snap. These pickups really let you dial your amp in for the best possible tone.
Vintage Cloth Leads
Vintage Cloth Leads
Name: kurt marion Rating: 5
null So...I know there is alot of 'talk' out there about what one can actually hear between pickups. But...I had great luck buying a pair of PAF humbuckers years ago from Mojotone, so I took a chance on their '52 Clones. Mostly since they are one of the only pickup builders using AlNiCo 3 magnets.
I am absolutely thrilled I got these. Hands down GREAT pickups. Great articulation between notes. I think the fact that these are lower ohm pickups really help make these sound clear and great. Even with some overdrive on the amp. But...the AlNiCo 3 magnets I think are the secret.
Name: Larry Laurenzi Rating: 5
null I just installed a set of '52 Clone Tele pickups in a friend's Cozart 12-string Tele Clone, along with upgraded electronics, and the MojoTone pickups sound fantastic. Jangly, glassy, and yet still smooth from top to bottom. A perfect match. I'd put the sound of this guitar up against any 12-string electric now. These pickups are wonderful.
Name: Tommy W. Rating: 5
null I have owned a Fender Am. Standard Tele since 1993, it was made in '92. In around '96 I changed out the bridge PU, and it was a fine replacement. In 2014 I invested in a set of your 52' clones, after hearing them from, if I'm allowed to say "My Twangy Guitar". I can't tell you what your PU have done to the tone on my Tele!! It's something I never expected, the depth, the clarity, the width of the tone in all positions has brought this fine guitar to another place.