DP172 - Twang King™ Neck
 
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Twang King™ Neck

DP172

When we decided to go for the vintage Tele® sound, we knew we had to do more than just copy a forty-year-old design. We wanted pickups that captured the best elements of our favorite Broadcaster® and Telecaster® sounds – and then some. The Twang King™ pickups have unequalled response to pick attack: light playing produces a soft, quiet tone and hard picking creates a harder, louder, and more dynamic sound than any comparable single-coil. We accomplished this with a combination of controlled-tension coil-winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated magnets. The neck pickup comes with a chrome cover, and the bridge model has a ferrous base plate. Both pickups are wax-potted twice for squeal-free performance.

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Recommended For

Standard Tele® neck position.

Tech Talk

We didn't model the Twang King™ neck pickup after a specific original because, honestly, we never found one we were 100% happy with. We were aiming for big, clean lows and highs, and we wanted the pickup to be able to handle a very wide dynamic range, so the sound would clean up with soft picking and really open up with a harder attack.

Specs

Wiring: 2 Conductor
Magnet: Alnico 5
Output mV: 89
DC Resistance: 6.22 Kohm
Year of Introduction: 1995
Patent: n/a

Tone Guide

Treble: 7.0
 
Mid: 7.0
 
Bass: 5.0
 

Color Options

Chrome
Gold Cover
Unplated Cover
Black Metal Cover
 
 

Richie Kotzen

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Song: 24 Hours
Album: 24 Hours
Band: Richie Kotzen
Guitar Used: Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster
Pickup Used: Twang King™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: The Chopper T™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 
Song: Elevate
Album: The Winery Dogs
Band: Richie Kotzen
Guitar Used: Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster
Pickup Used: Twang King™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: The Chopper T™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 
Song: Help Me
Album: 24 Hours
Band: Richie Kotzen
Guitar Used: Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster
Pickup Used: Twang King™ Neck - Neck
Pickup Used: The Chopper T™ Bridge - Bridge
 
 

Jayson Chance

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Song: Twang King Demo - Neck
Album:
Band:
Guitar Used: American Tele
Pickup Used: Twang King™ Neck - Neck
 
 

Tim Gibson

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Song: Together
Album: Unreleased
Band: Solo
Guitar Used: Fender Telecaster
Pickup Used: Twang King™ Neck - Neck
 
 

Howard Hart

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