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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

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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

Tech Specs

Hot Classics Neck Hot Classics Bridge
Magnet Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod
DCR 7.5k 9.0k
Inductance 2.7H 4.2H
Stagger Flat TR Vintage Modified
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid Vintage Braid
Scatter Medium Medium
Baseplate Steel


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