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Teisco and vintage Japanese Lovers group.


Teisco and vintage Japanese Lovers group.

For all things Teisco. AND those sweet vintage japanese guitars with those vintage pickups made by Teisco that no guitar on the planet can match. if you have never heard em, you wouldnt understand. share,buy, sell, beg, whatever, have fun. 

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Discussion Forum

Photo journal of two Teisco guitar restorations

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by Wade Jan 31. 6 Replies

Ever since our resident Teisco guru "the Anonymous Pick" began turning us on to these vintage sleepers, I have been wanting to get my hands on one. But I didn't want to find one "ready to play".…Continue

Teisco? Satelite? or other?

Started by GARY KNIGHT. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 28. 18 Replies


republic reso /gold foil

Started by darren brown. Last reply by Wade Nov 22, 2014. 3 Replies

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Foil Pickups Are Here!!!!

Started by Wade. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 22, 2014. 11 Replies

Hey Guys,I finished my first batch of Foil Pickups. Here is some info : Retro-Foils- New Guitar Pickups Aged to PerfectionRetro-Foil pickups capture the look and sound that many of us remember from…Continue

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Comment by Where's Uranus? on Monday
Yours look like they have bigger polepiece screws, mine are tiny little roundheads, I wouldn't dare try and adjust them.
Comment by Dave Lynas on Monday
Thanks Pick, Blind Lemon, nice old Teiscos. I like their low profile. No big hole necessary. My black foils have low readings. 3.5 to 5.2 or so. I like clean sound and these have it. Getting harder to find cheap. I see there are new retro Teisco style pups that are reasonable. I have two but haven,t tried them yet.
Comment by the anonymous pick on Sunday

i  got   a couple  of  white  ones  on   my  jd  tin 

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on Sunday


Comment by Where's Uranus? on Sunday

BLC's Kingston pickup is kind of reminiscent of this one on my noname. Not surface mounted like a gold foil, but sounds great.

Comment by the anonymous pick on Sunday

reds are sweet  too  , and  look   sexy  as  hell.  ;-)

Comment by the anonymous pick on Sunday

i  like the  black  foils  in  the same  style  too  .  ironicly   ,  they are     more  rare  than the   golds  , yet  cheaper  . but  golds  have the ss4l   ,  houndoug  , and cooder    fame attached  . and some  say are  "  prettier  ".

sound wise  ,   some  blacks   seem on  par   with  the  golds ,  some  other  skinny  versions  , not so  much  ,,  but  still a distinct  vintage sound .

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on Sunday

Hey Dave, I'm curious, what kind of ohm readings do you get for the black foils? I had a gold foil axe & they read about 6K each. The new axe pictured below is about 3K, but very vibrant.

Comment by Dave Lynas on Sunday
Hi folks. I,ve been using "black foil" Teisco mag pickups in my last 3 box guitars. I love their sound. Gold foils are much more expensive. I think the black foils are about the same sound, without individual pole screws, but still vintage good. Pick, what,s your thoughts?
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