Seymour Duncan STR52 Nashville Studio Tele Rhythm Pickup

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    Product Description

    The Nashville Studio™ replacement pickup for Telecaster® guitars started out in the Seymour Duncan® Custom Shop. Seymour designed it for some of Nashville's top studio guitarists like session-ace Brent Mason. Not merely a "Country" pickup, it's easily adaptable to any musical style. It achieved such phenomenal popularity, the pickup giant decided to release it to the public. This marks the debut of Seymour Duncan's Five-Two™ pickup series.

    Seymour uses alnico in so many of his pickups because its lower string pull and softer magnetic field improve sustain and help smooth out the tone. The Five-Two is the pickup guru's first product line to combine multiple alnico magnet types strategically placed to deliver a bright and springy bottom end and a full and smooth top end.

    Here's how the Five-Two pickup works: Seymour utilizes alnico 5 magnets on the three low strings. This adds more definition and punch to the bottom end. Seymour uses alnico 2 magnets on the three high strings. This gives the player a warm and smooth top end without sacrificing that great Tele® twang. Telecaster® players often complain that their low strings sound "mushy" and their high strings are too bright. The Five-Two concept counteracts this phenomenon. If you look closely at the photo, you can also see the difference between the two magnet types.

    The result is an all-around, extremely well-balanced, Tele pickup. The lead pickup has traditional output and vintage appointments such as black yarn wrapping and waxed cloth hookup cable. The chrome-covered neck version is reverse wound, reverse polarity to create a hum-canceling effect when used together with the bridge pickup.

    Like all Seymour Duncan pickups, all Five-Two pickups are entirely hand built in the company's Santa Barbara, California facility and include mounting hardware and wiring diagrams.

    Product Specifications

    Seymour Duncan STR52 Five Two Nashville Studio Tele (Rhythm) Specifications

    • Magnet: Alnico II & V Rods*
    • D.C. Resistance: 7.9K
    • Resonant Peak: 10.0KHz
    • E.Q.: 6/4/4 Low/Mid/High
    • Cable: Single Conductor Cloth
    • Output: Moderate

    *Alnico II on the high strings, Alnico V on the low strings.

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    Phone:  805-964-9610 Warranty:  1 Year (if not altered)
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    This i just an OK pickup
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    These are satisfactory pickups. They fit without modification. However the chrome case which surrounds the rythmn pickup was not properly grounded. This resulted in a random "ticking" sound when the instrument was played. Irriitating!!!!!!!! I fixed it by grounding the case and so far the random ticking sound is gone. No issue with the bridge pickup. Be aware that you should buy these pickups as a set. The instructions state that many stock Tele pickups are wired out of phase with the lead pickup. NOT GOOD!!!!!!! Supposedly, these pickups are wound with two different grades of ALNICO magnets. Damned if I can tell the difference between these and stock TELE pickups. There is so much hype and BS out there. Although they sound OK, I don't think there any better than stock Fenders.
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