Recently, I have had the oppurtunity to get to know Mr. David Allen of D. Allen Pickups. David turned out to be a cool guy, and I asked if he would help me out with a project. Through a bit of luck and a network of friends, I acquired a genuine 1951 Fender Bridge pickup that sounded pretty freakin' cool! It seemed like such a waste to only put this pickup in a single guitar and send it down the road, so I asked David if he would be up to replicating this pickup for me. I am not a pickup mechanic/winder, so I can't give you all the specifics on stuff David had to do. Hopefully he will chime in, and let you know what sets this pickup apart. Anyway, the result is that David wound a killer pickup.
As many of you know, I am a pretty die hard Seymour Duncan fan, and I have fooled with a lot of boutique winders. A lot of the boutique guys can't deliver with their rhetoric, and their pickups are simply over priced. I've even made a couple of them mad when I sent their pickups back and told them they weren't nearly as great as they touted.
This Colt '51 bridge pup however, is a very nice pickup. Its hard to find a tele bridge pup that has twang and balls without that nasty ice pick. I like how even the tone is across the strings from Bass to Treble. The bass doesn't get too thumpy and the treble wont bite your head off. I can sit here all day and rattle off tonal cliches, but I'd rather just post some clips. Wish the audio was better, but I am still learning the nuances of recording with my new HD Camcorder.
Would just like to say, that I am not affilated with D.Allen pickups, and I don't get a comission for selling them or anything. I just wanted to share this pickup with yall.