Tone Specific

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Check out the Tone Specific 1955 Blues Telecaster Pickups Set. These pickups give you classic Tele tone with a little more on the bottom and mids than what you might expect from an early 50's set.

This set was inspired by a really terrific mid 1950’s set slightly tweaked for great Blues tone. During 1954 snd 1955, changes were made to the Tele pickups that shifted the tone slightly from Twangy to Bluesy. One of the main shifts was switching from Grade III to Grade V Alnico Magnets. The tonal result was a bigger and tighter bottom and more overall more dynamic response across the frequencies.

We used this mid-50's Tele set as a tonal starting point. Using our proprietary techniques we've added increase sustain & enhanced dynamics. This will also enable you to hear the previously hidden harmonics from your guitar. You'll notice these tonal differences immediately.

These are the Best Tele Pickups for Blues but they also work great for any Tele that is lacking warmth or if you want an enhanced dynamic response. Many Blues Musicians own this set but lot's of other guitarists have livened their dull Tele with these.

There is reason you almost never see these pop up for sale on the used market. Most self-respecting guitarist would rather cut off their hands than sell their Tone Specific's. If you are like most of our customers, you'll order multiple sets upon hearing these.

Our painstaking design and testing process has yielded pickups that that sound great with tube amps, pedals, solid state amps, digital devices and even software. The Pro's tell us they are very tube-like in their response.

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Tone Specific

Tele-Meister
Vendor Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2018
Posts
217
Location
Back Country, Southern California
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“It sounds like the have Tubes in them...almost three dimensional. They just sound really sweet. I don’t how they do it but they even feel sweet. Just like vintage pickups but with more sustain and less noise. They are just amazing”

-Mike Gallaher
Guitarist - Joe Cocker, Leon Russell


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“You guys are Geniuses. I can’t put my guitar down...the response is very Tube like..very 3-D sounding. I just played a gig with the Tone Specific’s and I got so many compliments. It’s really amazing what you guys are doing over there. You've made all other pickups obsolete."

-Cali Freeman
Session Guitarist in NYC


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“These pickups respond just like vintage pickups. What makes them better than vintage pickups is that each set is consistent. You don’t don’t get that with vintage pickups…some are great & some are duds. The Tone Specific’s always sound amazing. There's nothing else like these on the market.”

-Dan Courtenay
Vintage Guitar Expert/Buyer in NYC


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“The sustain is really amazing. They’re really easy on the hands...they just feel right. They are so dynamic...I just love them.”

-Mike Machado
Blues Guitarist


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"Just like vintage pickups only better. They have this dynamic thing going on kind of like a great tube amp. I imagine this is what new vintage pickups sounded like back in the 50's & 60's"

-Dani Robinson
Blues Guitarist (Performs Jimi parts w/Billy Cox Experience)

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“The guy behind Tone Specific is a Genius. These things make a solid state amp sound like it has Tubes in it. They have this 3-D thing going on. I’ve tried every important pickup upgrade since 1983 & the pickups are the best by far. I want these in all of my guitars.”

-Mark Whitfield
Jazz Guitarist


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“Tone Specific Pickups sound amazing. There’s more depth to these than the stock pickups for sure. There’s a boat load of sustain too.”

-Will Brahm
Virtuoso Jazz Guitarist


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“It's like plugging into a nice Studio Tube Compressor...you hear every nuance of every note. Tone Specific pickups are more dynamic sounding, I'd say they're organic sounding. With other pickups you don’t get that. They sound very fat but very clear. When you hit it harder you hear the dynamics you want to hear. I’ve been trying for years and with other pickups you don’t get that. They sound like vintage pickups”

-Leo Amuedo
Jazz Guitarist


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“They sound amazing. A big improvement over the other pickups I had. I use them in my #1 guitar for gigs and sessions.”

-Aaron Leos
Jazz Recording Artist

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“Amazing pickups. They really capture the harmonics of each instrument. I use them in as many of my builds as possible.”

-Stephen Marchione
Luthier


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“I’ve had over 8 different sets of pickups in my guitar…I can honestly say without a doubt…these are the best sounding pickups I have ever heard... Well done gentleman…thanks for ending my tone search.”

-Benjamin Fargen
Amp Builder


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“I noticed the difference right away. I’ve tried every pickup you can imagine and the these pickups exceed everything else. Hands down the best pickups on the market. Just pure tone…the only pickups I’ll ever use”

-Lefty Ferguson
Nashville Guitarist



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“You are a Tone Wizard. My guitar has never sounded or felt so good. They respond to my playing in such an incredible way. It's just like playing an incredible tube amp. These pickups are so much better than everything else out there.”

-Breck Phillip
Guitarist


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“They bloom just like a vintage tube amplifier. There are just really vintage sounding pickups. Super warm, dynamic & they sustain forever. They just agree with all of my amps. There's nothing else like them. I put them in all of my guitars, even my vintage guitars.

-Ford Thurston
Guitarist for Randy Houser based in Nashville, TN


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“Very present, warm & fat. Big improvement over thin sounding stock pickups. They just sound huge”

-Alexander Flock
Session Guitarist


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“They sound great & complement each other very well. They play just like butter & sustain forever. Other pickups seem very stiff compared to these.”

-Rob Phillips
Guitarist


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“These are the quintessential sounding P.A.F. style pickups. They give you all of that warmth, bloom & sustain you’d expect in a vintage pickups without being overly wound.”

-Jay Leonard
Session & Touring Pro


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“These pickups sound absolutely fantastic. Perfectly matched and more versatile than my vintage pickups”.

-Steve Ouimette
Session Guitarist - Alice Cooper, Guitar Hero, Public Enemy


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“Tone Specific always delivers a masterpiece. These responsive pickups catch the essence of my guitars & enables the musician to create the sounds he wants”

-Vincent Cleroux
Luthier


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“Super warm & articulate with great sustain. The best pickups you can get”

-Pete Mroz
Nashville Musician


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“Your pickups sound superb…they sound great in every guitar I’ve put them in…lots of sustain…clear”

-Dean Gordon
Guitar Builder

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“Tone Specific makes the best pickups. The sustain and warmth is incredible. They are very dynamic, very tubey. They destroy all other pickups. They go in all of my guitars. It's kind of like plugging into and old Neve console”

-Mike Severson
Guitarist for Robert Glasper, Phillip Bailey


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"Your pickups are killer. I've played a lot of guitar in my life but these pickups are the best I've played. I know you've worked hard at your craft but you should be very proud. You deserve all the kudos you get. Thank you very much".

-Lightnin Willie
Blues Recording Artist

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Here is the video demo featuring the super talented @JayLeonardJ and a MIM Fender Telecaster with our Best Telecaster Pickups for Blues.



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