This is my go-to pickup. I built a Tele for the guitarist of Bang Tango. He loved the Planet Tones and made me a promo video. 10 minutes after posting the video I sold another to a man who wanted one "just like it." The pickups are the magic! 51 Original bridge and 69 Hot neck. Twang of Tele, but capable of much more!
You can't hide a weak pickup on an E-Type! The '51 Original shows off its amazing attributes all by its lonesome. Strong Tele twang mixed with as much growl as you care to add. The "Eldred Cocked Wah" wiring mod on this particular guitar is too much fun with this powerful gem of a pickup. I'll keep buying '51 Originals for as long as Jose feels like winding them. Hopefully that will be a long time! My favorite pickup, easily.
As a T-type builder I trust Planet Tone as my source for pickups. I send my guitars out confident that the pickups will impress my clients. Of all the single coil pickups I've purchased from Planet Tone, the '51 original is my favorite. If I crash landed on a deserted island— it's the pickup I'd want in my magical, solar powered Esquire. The Tele twang is very present but with a throaty smooth bite. I like the high output. . . 9? 9.5? and I love it paired with the '55 hot neck pickup. I feel fortunate to have found this company. Jose provides amazing customer service, and I appreciate that. Sincerely, TumbleweedGuitar.com