The 69R 'CBS era' Telecaster rhythm pickup
There are no
soundclips for this pickup, because the only change from
the 65R pickup is substituting
vinyl covered hookup wire for the 65Rs vintage style cloth
covered hookup wire. The pickups sound the same.
If you would like to hear this pickup, please refer to the
65R page for soundclip files.
rhythm pickup was used in Telecasters made from 1968 to 1982
First, we start out with a
pair of our own hand machined Forbon (vulcanized
fiber) 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 nitrocellulose lacquer
to protect the coil windings. Then we wind the
pickup's coil with period correct 43 gauge plain
enamel wire, install modern style vinyl covered
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.
pickup is normally sold with a nickeled pickup cover.
Add $5.00 USD for a gold plated pickup cover
Price $74.95 USD each