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Hot Classics

Our most popular pickup set of all time, this telecaster set features a higher wind on Alnico III magnets, scatterwound for maximum tone!  We are now winding with our new Plain Enamel wire for even more vintage tone.

Please note all Hot Classics are now made with flat magnet polepieces (no stagger) on the bridge pickup for a early 50s correct look.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 9.0k, Alnico 3

(2 customer reviews)

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A higher wind on Alnico III magnets makes our Hot Classics a must for the rock and blues player who wants more edge from their Telecasters. Hot Classics have a stronger midrange, thicker bass response and a raunchy upper register. The Alnico III magnets offer great note separation, even for chord work using boost and overdrive pedals. The neck pickup features a Nickel-silver cover for incredible tonal transparency (no more muddy sounds) whilst the bridge pickup mimics some of the best hot Broadcaster pickups of yesteryear. These have been our best-selling pickup sets over the last few years, and now power thousands of Telecasters around the world. A grounded full size copper plated baseplate and black string wrap adds to the tone and completes the look and feel.

Installing this set with a four way switch? We are happy to install a separate ground wire for the neck – just check the box above the “Add to Cart” button above.   This will give you three wires – a coil start (yellow), a coil finish (black) and a ground wire (black wire from cover tab).


Telecaster Neck (Metric)
Telecaster Bridge (Metric)

Telecaster Neck (Imperial)
Telecaster Bridge (Imperial)


2 Single Coils / 1 Vol / 1 Tone / 3-Way Blade

Hot Classics NeckHot Classics Bridge
MagnetAlnico 3 RodAlnico 3 Rod
StaggerFlatTR Vintage Modified
Hookup WireVintage BraidVintage Braid
PolarityNorth Pole UpSouth Pole Up


2 reviews for Hot Classics

  1. Nick

    The neck pickup in particular has brought my Tele back to life. Louder, more responsive. Very pleased.

  2. Terry Johinke

    Got introduced to thee by Kelvin Ho n Sigapore years ago . I’m an Aussie musician.He made no doubt that the A111 pickups were good. So I bought a set and they shat all ver the Fenders in my 2004 Hwy. 1. Tuned to G and you are hearing Keith Richatds- guranteed. Better than my Seymour Duncans in another Telecaster.

  3. Jason (verified owner)

    These gave my second hand Squier classic vibe tele a new lease of life for under £75! I had never been happy with the sound of the guitar, but was intimidated by the idea of soldering and possibly messing my guitar up. The instructions for soldering were very easy to follow and – providing you take your time – there’s no reason it cannot be done by beginners.

    The pickups sound excellent compared to any stock ones I have heard, and easily put my guitar on par with the mim Fender models which cost much more. Amazing value for money, and I’ll definitely be looking at Tonerider again if I need more pickups!

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