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Our most popular pickup set of all time, this telecaster set features a higher wind on Alnico III magnets, scatterwound for maximum tone!

All Hot Classics are now made with flat magnet polepieces (no stagger) on the bridge pickup for a early 50s correct look.

The bridge pickup is wound on a black fibreboard bobbin and wrapped with black string, and a copper-plated ferrous baseplate. All Hot Classics are now made with flat magnet polepieces (no stagger) on the bridge pickup for a early 50s correct look.

The neck pickup features our in-house Nickel-Silver cover for tonal transparency, and we include wood screws for direct mounting to the body, and two #4/40 pan head screws for use when mounting the pickup to a pickguard.

Each pickup is fully wax potted to reduce any microphonic feedback, and comes supplied with screws, latex height adjustment tubing and an installation guide.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 9.0k, Alnico 3


Tech Specs

Hot Classics Neck Hot Classics Bridge
Model T2N T2B
Magnet Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod
DCR 7.5k 9.0k
Inductance 2.7H 4.2H
Stagger Flat Flat
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid Vintage Braid
Polarity North Pole Up South Pole Up
Winding Direction Counter-Clockwise Clockwise

Hot Classics

Hot Classics

Our most popular pickup set of all time, this telecaster set features a higher wind on Alnico III magnets, scatterwound for maximum tone!

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 9.0k, Alnico 3

Regular price $68.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $68.00 USD
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Our most popular pickup set of all time, this telecaster set features a higher wind on Alnico III magnets, scatterwound for maximum tone!

All Hot Classics are now made with flat magnet polepieces (no stagger) on the bridge pickup for a early 50s correct look.

The bridge pickup is wound on a black fibreboard bobbin and wrapped with black string, and a copper-plated ferrous baseplate. All Hot Classics are now made with flat magnet polepieces (no stagger) on the bridge pickup for a early 50s correct look.

The neck pickup features our in-house Nickel-Silver cover for tonal transparency, and we include wood screws for direct mounting to the body, and two #4/40 pan head screws for use when mounting the pickup to a pickguard.

Each pickup is fully wax potted to reduce any microphonic feedback, and comes supplied with screws, latex height adjustment tubing and an installation guide.

Neck 7.5k / Bridge 9.0k, Alnico 3


Tech Specs

Hot Classics Neck Hot Classics Bridge
Model T2N T2B
Magnet Alnico 3 Rod Alnico 3 Rod
DCR 7.5k 9.0k
Inductance 2.7H 4.2H
Stagger Flat Flat
Hookup Wire Vintage Braid Vintage Braid
Polarity North Pole Up South Pole Up
Winding Direction Counter-Clockwise Clockwise

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Daisy
My favourite tele bridge pickup...

.....and I have tried a few. I have the Hot Classic in both my Telecasters and they are superb. Just enough extra poke without becoming muddy or too middy.
Just a great pickup
Been using Toneriders for the last few years and can't see a reason to change any time soon.

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Wayne Hollon
It's all about the sound!

Have used Tonerider pickups in many tele builds over many years and always been pleased with results/never had any quality issues...what more could one ask for...and a reasonable cost!

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Simone Arienti
Definitely Recommend!

The Hot Classic are pickups of incredible value, I have mounted them on my latest telecaster relic project with spectacular results. In my opinion the best telecaster set at a price that would be an understatement to define as honest. The customer service from this company is the best I have had in many years. I can only recommend them.

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neeko
great sounding

These are great sounding pickups. Put it in my tele with treble bleed and grease bucket wirings and it blows my mind. It’s my 3rd set of Tonerider and it never disappoint. Don’t hesitate! Try them!

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Jonathan
very impressive

These pickups really impressed me. I was gonna go down the route of “these are really great for the money…” but they’re actually just really great full stop.

Considering how much you’d fork out for a single one of some other brands pickups let alone a set it’s bonkers what you get from these. They feel extremely well made and the braided wire is nice to work with. I dropped these into a Squier Classic Vibe as I wanted something a bit hotter and more full bodied and these were exactly what I was after.

I’m also very impressed with how quiet they are. I like to play with a solid helping of gain and they absolutely thrive on it. They’re perfect for playing post rock big riffs but with that nice single coil string articulation without making a fuss.

They also react really nicely to big reverbs and delays and don’t get lost, they chime through very well and sound rich and lush playing cleans.

I can’t wait to get these into a recording, they’re going to sound excellent.

If you want a pickup set that goes just hard enough for you to get some big riffs from it but don’t want to feel like things are out of control or unrefined then these should absolutely be on your buying list.