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These are very good pickups, great pickups for the price. Nov 09, 2011
By The Great Solderdini
I am giving these 5 stars because of the price. These are very good pickups. They hace a nice fat, warm Tele sound. Yet, they are still extremely articulate and pick sensitive. There is just enough Tele 'twang' to say Tele, without going overboard. These pickups are easily as good as twice their price. Well built from quality materials. On their own I would give them 4 stars. But, for the price, 5/
Perfect mod for a Mexi Standard. Feb 19, 2013
By Super ride inside my love thing
Wonderful Pickups! I installed this set in my 2000 MIM Standard tele, along with a Fender Pat Pend 3 brass saddle ashtray bridge, and vintage Kluson style tuners. These changes made an already great Guitar into something really special. The stock alnico V pickups in my Tele sounded fine, but I figured since I was going retro, might as well do up the whole Enchilada. Do the OV's completely blow away the stockers? No, not really, but they do have a bit more vintage jangle to them, a subtle, but very welcome change. I do think the OV's would probably make a much bigger difference in 2006, and newer Teles with the hot ceramic pickups. I'm very satisfied with the classic tones of this set, and I recommend them to any MIM Standard owner, especially if you have a newer post '05 one.
A word of caution: I've noticed the price of these Pickups tends to vary wildly online, and in shops. I've seen them listed anywhere from $50.00 on up to $200.00. Got mine here on Amazon for $53.00 w/free shipping, awesome!
Among the best Tele sets Feb 14, 2013
I'm a tinkerer, and so is my bandmate. We've easily had a dozen Tele sets between us in the last couple of years. These are great, and ridiculously affordable. The bridge is twangy yet full, a Broadcaster vibe, and the neck is rich, fat and honky. A million and one uses, my new go-to.
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Fender Needs To Pay Attention to Quality Control Jun 15, 2011
By Stinky K.
After having two sets of Tex-Mex pickups that were all over the place in the specs, I should have known better. I ordered a set of Original Vintage Telecaster pickups and when I metered them the neck pickup, which should be 7.7K ohms, it was 7.2K, and the bridge that should have been 7.2K ohms was 7.5K ohms. The exact opposite of what they they should be. The result is a lopsided set that works the opposite of what Fender sound engineers wanted. I put them in a Mexican Telecaster, and while they didn't sound bad, I am sure if they were wound the way they should have been, they would sound much better and work better together as a calibrated set. Fender can tell you it is normal to have pickups slightly different depending on who is winding them. A little different I can accept, not lopsided. Hey, guys ever hear of a rotation counter? And if they are off then match them so they still work together as a set. Put the weaker pickups together and the stronger pickups together. No, this is stupid idea. They would have to pay some poor guy in Mexico a few extra bucks to do this, the accountants would never go for it. The pickups are not bad sounding despite this, but I would buy Duncans until Fender can get its act together. But if you are considering GFS pickups and haven't read my other review, stay clear of them and get the Fenders instead.