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‘63 CS pickup equivalents?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by sir humphrey, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Just played a lovely Fender Custom Shop ‘63 Tele and absolutely loved the sound of the pickups, but apparently they aren’t available to buy separately.

    Does anyone know of an equivalent aftermarket pickup that I could buy? Or have any info on the spec for the CS pickups so I can have some made? They are Alnico II in the bridge and V in the neck apparently, but that’s as much as I know. Any advice much appreciated.
     
  2. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 Tele-Holic

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    What year was the Custom Shop? 2018?
     
  3. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah - it’s a new one
     
  4. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I believe the American Vintage '62 Custom pickups are very similar in all respects including looks. I've used them and I like them a lot, the bridge in particular. Inexpensive too .
     
  5. sir humphrey

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    I did look at them and they seem to have a good rep, but they have staggered pole pieces which I’m not a fan of.
     
  6. h4ck.b0x7

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    I realize the Pure Vintage 64's aren't quite the same but I like them. (EDITED)
     
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    So do the '63s - that I've seen at any rate.
     
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