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Fender Accessories





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Pickups are and have always been an industry leader.

Throughout the years, Fender has made more pickups than all
other pickup manufacturers combined. From Telecaster



coils, to five-string Precison Bass


pickups and high output

humbuckers, Fender has right pickup for you. Fender has over 60 years of manufacturing
experience and some of the best engineers and craftsmen in the industry.

Designed and produced with the same unsurpassed attention to detail and quality
components as their world-renowned instruments, Custom Shop pickups are uniquely Fender.
All Custom Shop pickups are constructed with cloth lead wires, fiber bobbins, and are wax
potted in our special potting machine to insure that your pickups will be free of microphonics.
No matter what tone you are looking for, the Fender Custom Shop can deliver.



Fat ‘50s

(set of 3)

[Sonic Characteristics] The sound of a ’50s Strat


, but with a

little bit more attitude, Fat ’50s deliver enhanced bass response

without the harsh mid-range.
[Construction] These calibrated pickups feature hand beveled,

staggered Alnico 5s and Formvar magnet wire. The middle pickup

is reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum canceling in positions

2 & 4.
[Bridge] DC Resistance: 6.2K, Inductance: 2.8 Henries
[Middle] DC Resistance: 6.3K, Inductance: 2.75 Henries
[Neck] DC Resistance 6.0K, Inductance: 2.4 Henries


Fat ‘50s Stratocaster—White


Custom ‘54

(set of 3)

[Sonic Characteristics] Custom ’54 pickups produce clean,

edgy Strat tone for classic bell-like sounds and clear harmonic

enhancement. The bridge pickup is calibrated for increased,

balanced output.
[Construction] These pickups are constructed with staggered,

hand beveled, Alnico 5 magnets and Formvar magnet wire.
[Bridge] DC Resistance: 6.5K, Inductance: 2.75 Henries
[Neck/Middle] DC Resistance: 5.9K, Inductance: 2.4 Henries


Custom ‘54 Stratocaster—White


Custom ‘69

(set of 3)

[Sonic Characteristics] Due to their unique construction, Custom

‘69s produce clear, transparent highs and thumping lows.
[Construction] Just like the originals, these pickups are built using

height-staggered Alnico 5s and a special grey bobbin. Each pickup

is created, dated, and initialed by Abigail Ybarra, who has been

winding pickups for Fender since the late ‘50s. DC Resistance:

5.8K, Inductance: 2.2 Henries


Custom ‘69 Stratocaster—White



Texas Special

(set of 3)

[Sonic Characteristics] This is the pickup that redefined the Texas

blues sound. Texas Specials boast plenty of midrange chirp, crystal

highs and tight bass, along with increased output.
[Construction] Texas Specials are overwound, calibrated, vintage

style Stratocaster pickups which feature Alnico 5 magnets and

enamel coated magnet wire. The middle pickup is reverse wound/

reverse polarity for hum canceling in positions 2 & 4.
[Bridge] DC Resistance: 6.7K, Inductance: 3.58 Henries
[Middle] DC Resistance: 6.5K, Inductance: 2.6 Henries
[Neck] DC Resistance: 6.2K, Inductance: 2.4 Henries


Texas Special™ Stratocaster—White



‘51 Nocaster


(set of 2)

[Sonic Characteristics] Redesigned to sound just like the

original, the Fender


NoCaster pickups are true to their heritage.

These pickups are the real deal with great Tele


twang and smooth

[Construction] The Fender NoCaster pickups are built with Alnico 3

magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and a zinc shielding plate.
[Bridge] DC Resistance: 7.3K, Inductance: 3.28 Henries
[Neck] DC Resistance: 7.1K, Inductance: 4.9 Henries


Nocaster Telecaster—Black/Chrome


Texas Special Tele


(set of 2)

[Sonic Characteristics] Texas Special Tele pickups are built to

produce increased output, presence and midrange, while the

nickel-silver cover on the neck pickup produces a clear warm tone

that only a true Custom Shop Tele pickup can do.
[Construction] These overwound Tele pickups are constructed

with Alnico 5 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire. The bridge

pickup features height-staggered magnets and a copper-plated

steel bottom plate.
[Bridge] DC Resistance: 10.5K, Inductance: 3.95 Henries
[Neck] DC Resistance: 9.5K, Inductance: 3.3 Henries


Texas Special Tele—Black/Chrome

Jazz Bass


Custom ‘60s

(sets of 2)

[Sonic Characteristics] Custom ‘60s Jazz Bass pickups are

patterned after vintage pickups but are overwound for more punch,

midrange, bass and output.
[Construction] These pickups are constructed with Special Alnico

5 magnets and Formvar magnet wire.
[Bridge] DC Resistance: 7.4K, Inductance: 3.25 Henries
[Neck] DC Resistance: 7.1K, Inductance: 3.18 Henries


Custom ‘60s Jazz Bass—Black