1950 Vintage Style Broadcaster Bridge Pickup
- AlNiCo 3 Flush Pole Magnets with South Polarity
- Handcrafted Lacquer Dipped Bobbins
- 50s Style Single Plain Enamel #43 Magnet Wire
- Hand Wound to 1950 Broadcaster Specs with a Medium Scatter
- 9.9K Ohms (+/- 3% @ 68 Degrees F)
- Lightly Wax Potted
- Aged Steel Base Plate, Cloth Leads, Mounting Screws & Height Spacers
The early Broadcaster bridge pickups used in 1950 were unique as they used #43 gauge wire and a non copper plated steel bottom plate. The #43 wire used was the same as the wire used on the Broadcaster/Tele neck pickups and many other Fender lap steel pickups during the same period. Being thinner than the usual #42 wire, Broadcaster pickups were wound in the 9+K ohms range which may seem high but is roughly equivalent to about 6K of #42 wire. However, the output from the #43 wire has unique tone characteristics which make it sound a little darker than the later Tele pickups which used the heavier #42 wire.
Tone wise the 9+K ohm Broadcaster pickup has excellent output while still delivering that clear and classic early 1950s Broadcaster twang.
"Hi Output" Version also available