The dual blade T-Style pickups, inspired by Danny Gatton, created a new model of high-end replacement pickups as opposed to those that were merely variations on established designs or basic repair parts. Originally designed for Danny (and with Danny testing every step of the way) they have become the first choice of professional Tele™ players worldwide. The tone of these pickups can be described as absolutely vintage in character, but with greatly expanded fidelity. The lows, mids, and highs are all equal in strength, eliminating the thin, or "tinny" sound that is often a problem with Tele-styled guitars.
The T-Neck is remarkable in that it can be adjusted so that its output is actually equal to the T-Bridge, thus solving the age-old Tele player's complaint: huge output differences between the bridge and neck pickups. While these pickups can be adjusted to greatly exceed the output level of stock pickups, the authentic Tele twang and snap is maintained, and any kind of noise, be it hum, hiss, or squeal, is completely eliminated.
The T-Bridge features our unique "staggered-blade" design, common to all Joe Barden single coil sized bridge pickups for Strats and Teles. The staggered dual blade ensures balanced response on the outer strings. These pickups are the best imaginable for the instrument that originally defined the solid body electric guitar.
T-Style pickups fit standard Tele body routs and require no modifications to the instrument. They utilize 4 conductor shielded cable to allow for any possible wiring combination and are supplied with wiring diagrams and mounting hardware to facilitate installation.
Now also available is the 3 pickup Nashville T-Style Set. Nashville Tele configurations use a Stratocaster pickup as a center pickup. Similarly, the JBE Nashville T-Style Set adds a center S-Deluxe Neck/Middle pickup to compliment the Gatton neck and bridge pickups to achieve balance and tone not possible with other pickup brands. The JBE Nashville T-Style set is value priced for additional savings.
The Modern T-Bridge is a bridge pickup variant of the Gatton T-Style. It was originally designed for a leading artist who wanted more beef in the bridge position of his Tele, but did not want to sacrifice the great tone already offered by the Gatton T-Styles. The Modern T-Style bridge pickup fits those needs with its heavier coil winding and more aggressive tone and performance.
The Modern T-Style bridge pickup is particularly suited for today's modern country and rock styles. For original twang and overall characteristic Tele tone and performance, the Gatton T-Styles remain the pickups of choice.
The Modern T-Style is similar in appearance to the Gatton T-Bridge pickup. The current Gatton T-Style neck pickup remains unchanged and performs flawlessly with the new Modern T-Style winding of the bridge position in a Modern T-Style Set.
Best of all, no upcharge has been added. So, now you have another choice that will not cost more yet still delivers all the Tone, Power, Punch and Response of all Joe Barden pickups.
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