Finally- THE definitive tone, instantly recognizable across the globe, now avaiable without spending thousands of dollars on a pickup wound half a century ago. After years of being asked, "What pickups do you use?", after trying dozens of mass-produced and boutique pickups on the market over the past 25 years, we decided to undertake the mission of winding a world-class pickup that truly has the gorgeous clarity and articulation found in the definitive T-Top pickups of that golden era of music.
This is an obsessively authentic 1:1 clone of a set of T-Top pickups, circa 1968 to 1971. Fortunately, Fil SoloDallas has over two dozen of these fine vintage instruments in the SD studio, which we were able to use in exhaustive testing and analysis. We carefully sampled our best-sounding units, then proceeded to handmade prototypes. Only a few pickups sound correct if you want a particular type of sound: this is one of them.
We are currently offering a bridge pickup. We can supply both bridge and neck pickups (a complete set), but the price refers to a single bridge pickup. Pickup covers available are aged nickel (shown).
In these days of vertical integration, some companies are trying to build every era of every type and brand of pickup. The result is a glut of generic units with uninspiring, pedestrian tone. We have taken years to carefully develop & fine-tune our approach, in order to nail the precise tonal characteristics and physical properties of this one specific, unique design.
The proof is in the tone: no words can describe a T-Top. Plug in and find out why.