Leddin Handwound “CBS” – ’60s inspired Telecaster pickup set

$225.00

1 in stock

Description

  • 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 Leddin “Vintage CBS” Telecaster pickups.  Modelled along the line of mid ’60s – late ’70s Telecaster pickups with a little more in the bridge.  Featuring two of my classic pickups.

Neck: “CBS”

I wind my CBS Telecaster neck pickups with 43 AWG Plain enamel wire and alnico 5 magnets. Plain enamel wire and alnico 5 magnets made their way into CBS Fender guitars from the mid ’60s until the late ’70s. This neck pickup brings a little brightness into the tone but still retains a vintage vibe.

Features,

  • Available in right and lefthanded
  • Alnico 5 .187 inch magnets
  • Period correct 43 AWG Plain enamel wire
  • Wound to 7.65k with custom winds available
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Choice of nickel, bare nickel or chrome covers  (Please specify)
  • Choice of pickguard or body mount screws  (Please specify)
  • Rubber mounts
  • Wax potted for feedback

Bridge: “CBS”

These pickups are designed to be a drop in replacement for ’68 -’82 Teles. I have included all of the distinct features from this period including grey bottom fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The D and G magnets are slightly taller for a brighter tone as per CBS specs. The taller middle magnets also make the Leddin CBS the perfect pickup for vintage radius necks.  I wind my CBS to 8.85k which is hotter than the original ’60s – ’70s pickups which can be a little too thin and bright.  This pickup has more body to the tone but still retains that bite that a Tele should have.  Have a listen to the sound clips below to hear that my CBS can go from Twang to Rock and everthing else in between.  By far my best Tele pickup seller!

Features,

  • Available in right and lefthanded
  • Alnico 5 .187 inch magnets in late ’60s stagger
  • Period correct 42 AWG dark plain enamel wire
  • Wound to 8.85k with custom winds available
  • Cloth pull back vintage style wire
  • Black string standard (Please specify at checkout for white)
  • Copper plated steel baseplate
  • Stainless screws and rubber mounts
  • Wax potted for feedback

Sound clips for the CBS Tele bridge courtesy of Gord Smithers

Country Steel

Clean Twang

Jazz Country

Biting Blues

Swamp Blues

Rock

The CBS and Classic Bridge pickups in action with Gord Smithers,

 

Additional information

Weight .150 kg
Dimensions 20 x 20 x 5 cm

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