The 65R 'CBS era' rhythm pickup
rhythm pickup was used in 'CBS' era Telecasters made from 1965 to
This pickup's amount of coil windings was reduced by
CBS to match the lead pickup.
First, we start out with a pair of our own hand
machined Forbon (vulcanized fiber) black top plates and
gray bottom bobbin plates made right in house.
Then we assemble the bobbin with the correct size Alnico
V magnets and insulate the bobbin with a coat of
to protect the coil windings. Then we wind the pickup's
coil with period correct 43 gauge plain enamel wire,
install vintage style cloth covered 'push back' hookup
wire, and pot the pickup in nitrocellulose lacquer 'just
like they used to'
to protect the coil and reduce microphonics. Once the
potting coat is dry, the cover is installed, the pickup
is tested for tone,
and a datasheet with the pickup's electrical
measurements are included with the pickup. This pickup is also
available in RW/RP
(reverse magnetic polarity and coil winding
direction) for a 'humcancelling' effect when used with a
matching Angeltone lead pickup at no extra cost.
This pickup is normally sold with a
pickup cover - add $5.00 USD for a gold plated pickup
Price $74.95 USD