DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup

DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge PickupThe DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup is high-gain, adding more sustain to your tone, and driving the amp harder for more crunch.

The DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup is a high-output pickup that was specially designed to play the blues way back in 1978. It’s a passive pickup with no cover, and it’s a direct replacement for the stock Tele pickup, requiring no guitar modifications and just a few tools. Continue reading “DiMarzio Pre B-1 Telecaster Bridge Pickup”

Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup

Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge PickupThe extra gain produced by the Seymour Duncan STL-3 can help the guitar cut through the mix when you’re playing lead.

The Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup is the company’s highest output pickup available for the Telecaster. It gets its name from its over-sized quarter-inch ALNICO 5 magnets, which are responsible for the great gain that these pickups produce. The hand-polished large-diameter magnets also allow for a special coil winding. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan STL-3 Quarter Pound Telecaster Bridge Pickup”

Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge from Lindy Fralin

split steel poledThere are two versions of the Split Steel Poled pickup: a high output stock design, and a -5% output version that's clearer and more articulate

The Lindy Fralin Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge pickup is a direct replacement for the stock pickups in your Telecaster, so you won’t have to make any modifications to the guitar itself. This is a split steel poled pickup, i.e., two coils sitting side by side. The two coil design gives this pickup humbucking qualities that cancel out the noise and leaves you with a crystal clear P90 sound. Continue reading “Split Steel Poled Tele Bridge from Lindy Fralin”

Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup

Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge PickupThe Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup has plenty of shimmer in the highs, and lots of almost piano-like snap in the lows.

The Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup, as the name suggests, is a stacked pickup. A stacked pickup is one pickup physically placed on top of another, giving it humbucking qualities such as noise canceling, while still fitting into a single coil spot. This pickup is designed to maintain all of the twang of the original Telecaster, but in a noise-free pickup. Continue reading “Seymour Duncan STK-T3b Vintage Stack Telecaster Bridge Pickup”

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster

Lindy Fralin Blues Special TelecasterLindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster Pickups are hand wound, and their bobbins are fiberboard, in the exact style of vintage pickups from the '50s.

Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster pickups are a great choice for upgrading your Telecaster guitar. They give the bridge pickup a thicker, more full-bodied sound while reducing the treble just a little. These pickups use a beveled ALNICO V magnet for a tighter low end and smoother highs. Each one is 5% over-wound, for a slightly hotter signal that drives the amp a bit harder and gets more crunch. Continue reading “Lindy Fralin Blues Special Telecaster”

Keeley Aurora Digital Reverb Pedal

Keeley Aurora Digital Reverb PedalThe Aurora features true bypass, 100% analog dry through, and a 24-bit, high-fidelity reverb processor.

The Aurora Digital Reverb is Keeley’s first digital reverb pedal. There are three types of reverb built into the pedal and they include Hall, Plate, and Room. The three types are selectable by using a center-mounted three-way toggle switch. The sound of each type of the Keeley Aurora Digital Reverb Pedal can be dialed in by using the four control knobs.

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Fender Blues Junior 15W 1×12 Combo

Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1x12 ComboThe Fender Blues Junior 15W 1x12 Combo has a three-band EQ and a footswitchable 'FAT' button that fattens up the midrange and helps you on that big solo.

The Fender Blues Junior Lacquered Tweed 15W 1×12 Combo is a perfect example of a big thing in a small package. It packs a serious punch (sometimes it’s hard to believe that this amp is only 15 watts). Using three 12AX7 tubes in the preamp stage and two EL84 tubes in the powers stage, the Fender Blues Junior keeps it simple and delivers a warm and buttery tone, with lots of sustain. Breaking up easily at low volumes, this amp is great for the apartment while still holding its own out on the stage.  Continue reading “Fender Blues Junior 15W 1×12 Combo”

Fender 68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2×12

Fender 68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2x12The two channels of the Fender 68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2x12 make use of four 12AX7, two 12AT7, and four 6L6 tubes, to deliver that familiarly creamy Fender Twin sound.

The 68 Custom Twin Reverb Amp is a tribute to the legendary late ’60s Fender Twin Reverb featuring that retro “silver face” design. Two Celestion G12V-70 speakers are driven by 85 watts of tube power, perfect for any small to medium venue. The Fender 68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt is a little bit heavy at 64 pounds, but that is to be expected, with the two 12-inch speakers and added bracing. Continue reading “Fender 68 Custom Twin Reverb 85-watt 2×12”

Rivera 68 Deluxe with Stage 2 Modifications

Rivera 68 Deluxe with Stage 2 ModificationsThe Rivera 68 Deluxe with Stage 2 Modifications delivers nice, quiet Gain in the pre-amp, and an amazingly warm and even Tone in the power section.

The Rivera 68 Deluxe is a wonderful example of something already great being improved further by the “community.” The “community,” in this case, is a reference to Paul Rivera, Sr., who has modified amplifiers for the likes of Chet Atkins, Steve Lukather, Vince Gill, and many others. Continue reading “Rivera 68 Deluxe with Stage 2 Modifications”