They were good pick ups, but if you want the tele tone, DON'T get these. Try the Texas Specials out, very good pickups, I would tell someone to get these. But they aren't my thing, ya dig?
Price: $129.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Pro Shop
I tried these and the Texas Specials out for my 1974 Tele. This is a review of the vintage noiseless pick ups.
They took out the hum, and the tele tone. I wanted the tele tone, so these weren't the best pick ups I coule of picked, but the noise was gone, so it was a plus.
I had them in for 5 days. They didn't break. So I can't really say I road tested them.
I wanted no hum, and got it. I looked at the virtual series from dimarzio, and the stacks and mini humbuckers from Duncan. Either of these 2 may be better, but i'm satisfied with the noiseless
Price: $130.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guzzardo Music
Used in a Fender Tele. Couldn't stand the hum or "icepick" sound that came out of stock pickups. These use a "dummy" coil to stop 60 cycle hum, and it works pretty good!
These will not give you "true" tele twang. They get rid of hum though, and if you set the p/u height just right, they come alive. When I first installed them i was less than impressed,(no sustain and bland) I had them set to the same height as my stock pickups, so i decided to lower them. I'd go half a turn of the screw and try it again, all of a sudden WHAM! the neck p/u sounded GREAT! a little more tweaking an WHAM! the bridge p/u was gorgeous! I am also using a 500k ohm pot for volume, and 250k ohm for tone. Mind you, they don't sound like classic tele, but they do have a great useable sound! They are slightly hotter than stock p/u's and i use the guitar they are in for most all styles of music. I won't give these p/u's a 5 for a rating because the aren't a true tele tone. But they still rate a very high 4!