In the first of a series looking at the chord shapes and sequences used by the Beatles, we get inside the head of John Lennon and find a solid rhythm guitarist with an ear for original chord changes. However, the neck pickup alone is slightly weaker than the bridge position. Despite several vaccines on the horizon, is it still apocalypse right now for the UK live music industry? Fender’s own solution to getting Strat-like clarity from a Telecaster neck pickup involves a taller bobbin, alnico V magnets, 42 AWG wire and a nickel silver cover. Instead, Fender came up with a much smaller pickup with a narrower coil and a plated metal cover. Country music superstar Brad Paisley has a new signature Fender guitar - an Esquire with a secret weapon. This new compilation from Jack White’s Third Man Records is a treasure trove of 90s shoegaze and space-rock rarities from a set of Michigan bands indebted to the UK scene. If you feel your guitar sounds too bright, the overwound coils of Blues Special will bring some warmth and balance to the mix. It has an instantly identifiable sound – especially in the bridge and middle positions. This one’s wound to 7.6K and it’s designed to work with regular Fender pots and caps. From teenage ‘indie’ beginnings, Johnny Marr has flourished into one of the finest guitar stylists in rock music. In our final part of our look at the stylings of the legendary Three Kings, we tackle the searing style of Freddie King. If you’re in the mood for some heft, then the Quarter Pound ought to satisfy that craving. Lists for £179 per set (with bridge pickup). We provide insight and opinion about gear, artists, technique and the guitar industry for all genres and skill levels. The Australian guitarist on her Gibson signature model, Flying Vs, fuzz and why she didn’t sweat the small stuff on new album, O. Check out our review here. You can always unsubscribe (so you won't receive any more e-mails) by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each e-mail. The latest guitar news, reviews and features delivered to your inbox. This pickup will give you that signature tele twang with edge and warmth. The December 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! The most dangerous time of year for your wallets is here. These pickups are perfect for those who don’t want to stray too far from the classic Tele twang, but want just a tad more heat. They are wound five per cent hotter than the brand’s stock T pups, and the result is a thicker tone with the same amount of Tele sparkle. Check out our review here. Here’s a Part 1 guide to the man jokingly dubbed Slowhand. It’s a popular choice on Custom Shop guitars, though it’s only available as a set with the bridge pickup. The November 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! We take a look back at Elephant – the duo’s heavy-hitting 2003 garage-rock masterpiece that unleashed rock’s last truly world-conquering riff. Tone-wise, this alnico II unit emphasises clarity and those sparkling Tele trebles, with a subdued bass character that won’t overload your amp. The result is a fantastic, Strat-ish level of clarity and twang that’s a different kind of Tele neck. No bigger than a chunky stompbox, Orange’s latest Terror is a fully fledged 20-watt amplifier complete with valve preamp and (sort of) channel switching. Time to remind ourselves of just 20 of his countless great guitar moments. The August 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now. Fender Vintage Reissue ’62 Telecaster Neck Pickup If you’re interested in swapping out your Tele’s neck pickup, you might want to check out the Fender Vintage Reissue ’62. Whatever tone you’re after, the Tele can be as versatile as you need it to be. FLEOR Tele Pickups Alnico 5 Single Coil Tele Neck Pickup Black Fit Fender Telecaster Pickups Part In part two of our look at the chord shapes and sequences which define Paul Simon’s sound, we focus on his early years as a solo artist. Following three releases from Van Morrison railing against the restrictions. The September 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! Even chopped-down Charlie Christian pickups require some routing work. This scatterwound CC sound-alike has a blade polepiece and large magnet assembly, but it fits into a regular Tele body and pickguard. For seven decades, Fender’s Telecaster has been a stone-cold classic. Lollar Tele ’52 Neck. One of Corgan’s requests was for the amplifier to have an “unheard-of amount of gain”. Part of Kinman’s popular Broadcaster set, the AVn-48n brings to the table a Fender-like chime with zero hum, according to the brand. The latter is responsible for a “non-aged sound” that the boutique company describes as “more alive, open and louder”. Tele Neck Pickup Options The Telecaster is without question a classic instrument. It probably sounded pretty fantastic. The Los Angeles singer-songwriter has been nominated for four categories. By checking the boxes you agree to receive the following from us via e-mail. Guitar.com is the world’s leading authority and resource for all things guitar. But as aggressive as this single-coil gets, it never sounds too harsh. Judging by the wide coil and the exposed slugs, the neck pickup on the famous red prototype looks more like a lap steel pickup than the unit Fender eventually designed for the Broadcaster. We do, however, recommend pairing it with a bridge pup of a similar output for a cohesive configuration. Sounding fat and loud, it’s also clear, exceptionally smooth, woody and jazzy. Pickup guru TV Jones is more commonly associated with his legendary Gretsch pickups, and so it’s perfectly fitting that this pickup is a hybrid of Tele and 50s-style DeArmond single coils. Combining compression, boost and a powerful EQ section, could this unassuming grey box from Croatia be the ultimate tone-enhancer? He’s famously driven and single-minded, constantly seeking out great instruments and unique sounds to build a unique catalogue of stellar guitar music. The Vintage Reissues come with Alnico 3 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire. This pickup captures much of the P-90’s rounded and flutey quality and chords chime without sounding trebly. Rather than opt for an exact copy of the vintage Tele sound, the alnico V Twang King uses that tone as a launching pad. Continuing our journey through the guitar styles of the legendary Three Kings, this time it’s the turn of Flying V-toting blue icon Albert. The October 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now! It's a collaboration with keyboard player David Garfield. The Gen-2 version differs from its predecessor in a few aspects: it has taller coils, longer magnets, and Kinman’s patented magnetic focusing device. We caught up with the man himself to talk tone, finding beauty in corners, and why there’s something very special about a black sparkle finish…, The mysterious multi-instrumentalist, producer and guitar-builder discusses his recently released EP, why guitars should look cooler than they sound, and being a body double for Sacha Baron Cohen.