The Cumberland River is located about half a mile from where these pickups are made. After passing my workshop, the Cumberland continues to flow right into the heart of Music City. This is the inspiration for the Cumberland Set of pickups. They draw upon the heritage of amazing Telecaster® sounds that Nashville is famous for, yet they are slightly refined in order to be more well-rounded and more usable.
The Cumberland neck pickup is crafted to add some needed clarity to the Tele neck position...and it sounds amazing! Lows are full and warm, and the highs are clear and airy. It actually sounds very similar to a really sweet sounding Strat neck pickup. Telecaster blues have never sounded better than they sound with the Cumberland neck pickup!
The bridge pickup sounds like an exceptional example of a vintage pickup, but with a smoothed out high end to avoid any shrillness. It is amazing clean, but really shines when overdriven!
Both pickups feature Alnico magnets, Formvar wire, fiber flatwork, cloth-covered lead wire, wax potting. Neck pickup comes standard with chrome cover. Bridge pickup includes copper baseplate.