View Full Version : Need Help Identifying Fender Tele Bridge Pickup
11-15-2008, 08:08 AM
I have a used tele bridge pickup with black and white cloth covered lead wires. They are waxed. The pickup has a copper colored baseplate. It measures 10.72 on my multimeter.
I understand that the original Cunetto nocasters had high output bridge pickups. Did these pickups have copper baseplates or were they silver colored like the new nocaster bridge pickups?
Any help identifying this pickup would be appreciated.
11-15-2008, 09:15 AM
pic would help identify it -- that's fairly hot though, but Fender doesn't publish output specs, AFAIK
11-15-2008, 09:25 AM
I'll try to get a photo posted leter today. Thanks for your reply.
11-15-2008, 10:40 AM
I've got some 52 Reissue pickups that have a yellow positive connector...so you can rule that out.
11-15-2008, 12:10 PM
Thanks. I think this may be a Cunetto. Does anyone know if the early Cunettos had a zink rather than a copper bridge plate?
11-15-2008, 03:15 PM
I don't know. And I also don't know if the No-Caster base plate has always been zinc plated or if the No-Caster pup may've had a white lead in earlier forms. They're certainly zinc with yellow cloth lead now, just under 8 K.
Can we say for sure it is Fender in origin?
11-15-2008, 03:51 PM
I believe the Nocaster pickups are in that range.
11-15-2008, 04:43 PM
flat poles? relic'd? if so, then yeah, i would guess first generation nocaster relic; they were wound up to texas tele range, 10k or so.
11-15-2008, 06:27 PM
The pickup at issue has flat poles but is not reliced.
11-16-2008, 06:45 AM
It could be, wound with 43 gauge wire like the neck pickup. This was how the earliest "Broadcaster" pickups were made. I think Cunetto copied them correctly.
11-24-2008, 02:55 PM
nocaster 10k has a zinc plate. if it's copper, it's a newer "broadcaster" pup, as found in the 52 heavy relic/baja/ge smith
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