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Kelpie Pickup


SKU KEA5/2S2 Category Tags ,
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Kelpie telecaster pickups are designed to stand out from the bunch. Like our popular Angel strat pickups, Kelpies use a combination of alnico 5 and alnico 2 rod magnets for tight bass response and smoother highs. Alnico 5 pole pieces are used for the wound strings, whereas the plain strings use Alnico 2. Made with traditional fiberboard bobbins and wound by hand with 42 AWG Polyurethane magnet wire for the bridge and 43 AWG wire for the neck, the combination of scatter winding and extra turns in the coils gives these pickups a powerful punch whilst retaining classic telecaster voicing.

• Alnico 5 and alnico 2 magnet pole pieces arranged in flat stagger
• Traditional fibreboard bobbins
• Scatter-wound using 42 AWG and 43 AWG Polyurethane magnet wire
• RW/RP bridge pickup for hum-canceling operation in position 2
• Wax potted to suppress microphonics
• Traditional 22 AWG cloth push-back wire
• Copper plated steel baseplate for bridge pickup
• USA made thinner nickel silver neck pickup cover for more tonal transparency

  • Neck pickup: DC Resistance ~7.8 kΩ, Inductance ~2.9 H
  • Bridge pickup: DC Resistance ~8.3 kΩ, Inductance ~5.4 H

1 review for Kelpie Pickup

  1. LilxPigg (verified owner)

    Phenomenal pickups. Took some of that “twang” off and now the high end isn’t quite so harsh. Will never swap them out, unless Octave Doctor makes some new ones for the Tele!

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