Leddin Handwound “B-Caster” Telecaster pickup set – Vintage ’50s brightness


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  • I build these pickups to order with a 4 week turnaround after receipt of full payment. 
  • Items listed in stock means I have the parts to build them. 
  • To order please purchase via the website cart and within 4 weeks I will post out your pickups. 
  • I will contact you within 3 business days to confirm the build specs. 
  • Tone cannot be rushed my friends and I won’t rush to cater for the hasty. 
  • Please contact me prior to purchase for an accurate ETA.

A calibrated set of Vintage ’50s Broadcaster style Tele pickups wound to ’50s specs with Plain enamel wire and alnico 3 magnets.  These pickups nail the early ’50s Tele tone with a bright bridge with plenty of volume and a slightly edgy neck pickup that is a combo of both warmth and brightness.

Neck pickup “B-Caster”

I wind my B-Caster neck pickups to the original ’50s Broadcaster/Nocaster specs and I use the same pickup in my N-caster set.  I use ’50s spec 43 AWG Plain enamel wire and larger .195 inch alnico 3 magnets.   The alnico 3’s give this pickup a little more of a sharper attack  and bite on the highs than the CBS but still retains that warmth and vintage vibe.


  • Available in right and lefthanded
  • Alnico 3 magnets
  • Period correct 43 AWG Plain enamel wire
  • Wound to 7.65k with custom winds available
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Choice of bare nickel, nickel or chrome covers (Please specify)
  • Choice of pickguard or body mount screws  (Please specify)
  • Rubber mounts
  • Wax potted for feedback

Bridge “B-Caster”

This is my take on the original ’50s Broadcaster pickup. I wind these with 43 AWG Plain enamel and alnico 3 magnets to produce an 8.85k pickup. The coil is slightly more condensed with this wire producing a slim coil with high DC resistance. The result is a tight bottom end and a nicely rounded top end that is not too bright. I use a zinc plated baseplate just like the originals.


  • Available in right and lefthanded
  • Alnico 3 .195 inch magnets ’50s flat no stagger
  • 43 AWG dark plain enamel wire
  • Wound to 8.85k
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Choice of black or white string wrap (Please specify at checkout)
  • Zinc plated steel baseplate
  • Stainless screws and rubber mounts
  • Wax potted to prevent feedback

A nice vid of the B-casters in action by Kentucky based Tele master Mike Nix,

Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 20 x 10 x 5 cm


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