Why Tele Pickups Die - Ask Zac 130

April 17, 2020

I played a show in Norman, Oklahoma, on a Saturday, and everything sounded fantastic with my Esquire. I picked her up on Tuesday, and there was no sound when I went to the neck pickup. I checked solder joints and metered it, and sure enough, the Esquire's neck pickup was dead. This episode is about how Tele pickups die, and how to a degree it is a bit inevitable to the gigging Tele player.

Gear Used: 1957 Fender Esquire with "New Tall" Ron Ellis neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Rewind of bridge pickup by Ron Ellis.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46 Amazon affiliate link https://amzn.to/3uD1WnZ

Pick: D'Andrea Medium-Heavy

Amp:2021 Fender Vibro Champ Reverb

Effects used: amp verb

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