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Allen 53
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This set will surprise you with how well it plays not just cleans but when pushed. Based on a 1953 Tele set It takes OD pedals very well and holds tight. The neck is made with alnico III magnets and wound to 6.88 with 43 GA PE wire for a crisp clean hot tone that will still play dirty well and a very thin polished Nickle Silver cover.
The Bridge is alnico 5's for a full tone that will still have snap and spank wound with 42GA PE to 7k
the set is reverse wound. As with all my Vintage Inspired sets I change things in the vintage specs to make them more playable for todays Strings, Guitar, gear and players using what has been learned over the last 70 years to improve the tone where I can and make the set more playable for today's artists.
Artist Playing: Brad Paisley (Black 68), Justin Derrico (PINK, The Voice),
Andy Andersson (FUEL), Paul Jackson (Blackberry Smoke),
Jeb Holmes (The Band Perry),
Francesca Battistelli,
Mark Trussell. This set was formerly called theHotVintage Here is a Review by ProGuitar Shop in the Tone Report page 47
Tone Report Issue 20
Greg Koch Allen 53 RocknRollRelics and Milkman Sound
Allen '53 Tele set by Phil Traina
Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Great all around Tele set May 27, 2016
Reviewer: Brian Highkin from United States  
I ordered a set of Allen 53 pickups for the telecaster that I was building. I have NEVER felt the need to replace them. The neck pickup has a very natural frequency range, almost if it's got a flat EQ. It balances picking attack with reduced harshness quite well. I like using it for when I want a sound that is almost acoustic. With a bit of gain it's a monster when I want to get a bit bluesy.
The middle position gives me all of the twang that you would expect from the middle position of a tele. It's mellow, but also bright somehow (Those two things seem contradictory) with more emphasis on the mid-low and mid-high frequencies.
The bridge position is the one we really want to hear when we hear the tele, and this set doesn't disappoint. It's hot, it's got bite, it's bright, it's got the defined bottom end, and sounds AMAZING with an overdrive.

Also, these pickups are super quiet.

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