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    Vaughn Skow boutique "Velvet Tele" hand wound pickups

    Just installed a set of Vaughn Skow "Velvet Tele" pickups in my American Standard Telecaster and really, really like 'em!
    I'm a tone aficionado and always trying to get a killer tone that the stock gear doesn't quite have. I have a 30W Peavey Classic tube amp that was modded by Ben Fargen that I like a lot too.
    The amp and guitar are really singin' now! The Velvet Tele pickups are different than most of Vaughn's offerings- most are faithful recreations of classic Fender and Gibson pickups- hand wired, of course. But these Tele pickups are kind of a hybrid and so it's like 'going for the ultimate' sound on a Tele.
    The bridge pickup is real solid with a nice smooth edge instead of the in-your-face treble that the stock pickup has. An the neck has a really nice throaty sound that has a beautiful tone envelope- way, way classier than the stock one. When both pickups are selected there is a really complex sound that just sparkles. It's way cool!
    By now you must have realized that I like these custom made single coils a lot! I would certainly recommend that you take a look at Vaughn Skow's pickup offerings. He makes boutique amps as well (in Nashville). I bought mine on the tonestar website (Nashville too).

    Well, keep a rockin' and don't let your fingers bleed, your spouse won't like it. I know.

    -kweggs

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    Re: Vaughn Skow boutique "Velvet Tele" hand wound pickups

    Welcome to the BGT!

    Lots of tele love around here!

    Quote Originally Posted by kweggs View Post
    Just installed a set of Vaughn Skow "Velvet Tele" pickups in my American Standard Telecaster and really, really like 'em!
    I'm a tone aficionado and always trying to get a killer tone that the stock gear doesn't quite have. I have a 30W Peavey Classic tube amp that was modded by Ben Fargen that I like a lot too.
    The amp and guitar are really singin' now! The Velvet Tele pickups are different than most of Vaughn's offerings- most are faithful recreations of classic Fender and Gibson pickups- hand wired, of course. But these Tele pickups are kind of a hybrid and so it's like 'going for the ultimate' sound on a Tele.
    The bridge pickup is real solid with a nice smooth edge instead of the in-your-face treble that the stock pickup has. An the neck has a really nice throaty sound that has a beautiful tone envelope- way, way classier than the stock one. When both pickups are selected there is a really complex sound that just sparkles. It's way cool!
    By now you must have realized that I like these custom made single coils a lot! I would certainly recommend that you take a look at Vaughn Skow's pickup offerings. He makes boutique amps as well (in Nashville). I bought mine on the tonestar website (Nashville too).

    Well, keep a rockin' and don't let your fingers bleed, your spouse won't like it. I know.

    -kweggs
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