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Bare Knuckle Piledriver Tele Pickup Set

UK specialist pickup manufacturer


The Telecaster is one of the most loved guitars across a wide range of styles. Its unique twang and tone have made it the choice workhorse for a large amount of musicians. Bare Knuckle saw something missing though and that was the option of high gain, high output pickups that still keep the same classic twang. The Piledriver single coil set is here to take the tweed and turn it up past 11.

High Power Madness

When you hear high output single coils you might coil back in fear about the loss of the tone that once made these guitars great. Bare Knuckle know that no one wants to lose that so these pickups still have the same twang and treble focused voicing that we all love but with enough power to handle hard rock and metal. Just install these in your T style guitar of choice and you can really dig in to your high gain amp.

Handmade In The UK

One of the best things about Bare Knuckle pickups is the build quality. There are very few pickup companies that can claim to have the same level of build quality and consistency as these guys. All of their pickups are handmade in the UK using only the best parts possible meaning this won't be failing on you in a few years time.

Here's what Bare Knuckle say about Piledriver Telecaster Pickups

High output sledgehammer performance and impact; masses of full, fat drive with true slab-bodied grunt. The output of a hot humbucker and all the frequency response of a true single coil, perfect for the modern player looking for the ultimate hot Tele® coil set.

The Piledriver Tele® set sacrifices none of the original Tele® character in the pursuit of well-defined power. Rich and deep bottom end combine with fat single coil clarity for a truly versatile set of high output pickups.

Designed with the modern Tele® player in mind, the Piledriver set has a throaty mid range and fuller, sweeter highs so that fast riffing has a real edge and single note work really punches through. Although the Piledriver output will give any humbucker a run for its money, the voice is pure Telecaster® with a rounder, darker twang and a fatter snap in the bass. Clean playing has plenty of depth and a warmer treble response compared to lower output vintage coils while overdriven tones are strong, capable of controlled harmonic feedback and tremendously tight crunch tones. The bridge coil uses a slightly thicker zinc plated steel baseplate for extra definition and punch while the calibrated neck coil is available in traditional neck cover or open coil as required.


  • Output: Vintage Hot
  • Bridge DC: 13.1K ohms
  • Magnet: Alnico V
  • Neck DC: 7.4K ohms
  • Magnet: Alnico V
  • Type: Telecaster Set
  • Covers: Mixed
  • Spacing: Standard
  • Strings: 6 String
  • Wiring: 2-Conductor
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