In the mid 90’s I bought a MIJ Tele Custom - I was going through a string breaking phase and needed a spare, and being lefty there wasn’t a lot of choice locally. It was OK, but remained a backup. Perusing eBay a couple of years later, I came across an original set of CS Nocasters, bought and fitted them - Wow! At the next gig, I plugged it in after a string break, played a cowboy A, and the other guitarists jaw just dropped!I was always a sceptic of Fender Custom Shop guitars in a price/value kind of way. I recently was able to acquire a used limited CS Broadcaster reissue and love the guitar because of the pickups that are in it. Supposedly 1950 CS hand round Broadcaster single coil set. I have purchased other Fender CS pickup sets but have not had the same satisfaction as the ones that came in this CS Broadcaster. The CS Nocaster set was ok but not great. I am a fan of the Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II tele pickups.
Fender's Wide Range Humbucker. The original ones from the 70's.
I was so impressed with them, I founded a company that reproduced the ONLY true vintage repro for 10 years. 2008 to 2018.
The sound lives in amp settings that are clean, or just mildly driven. This is NOT a high gain pickup!
Great tone. Unique sound for those who play it in zone.
I’m an EMG homer. I notice variances of less than 3 cents off 440 hz. So using standard pickups drive me insane as the magnets affect the tuning. EMGs don’t do that. My favorite are the tele x pickups (modded).