- Single Coil Telecaster Lead (Bridge) Pickup
- High Output, Increased Sustain
- Alnico 2 Rod Magnets
- Staggered Pole Pieces
- Made in USA
The Seymour Duncan APTL-3JD is a well-balanced true single-coil Telecaster pickup with boosted output. Recommended for traditional country, country pop, blues, and classic rock.
When Jerry Donahue, the "Bendmaster of the Telecaster" needed a touring guitar with the exact same sound as his prized '52, he turned to Seymour who accurately duplicated the warm, punchy tone of its lead pickup. Seymour used Alnico 2 rod magnets and a special wind for increased sustain and output. Symmetrically staggered pole pieces mirror the fingerboard radius and assure exceptionally balanced string-to-string response. The result is a traditional, sweet and balanced tone, with high-end detail combined with low-end fatness and punch, and tons o' twang.
Available in lead (bridge) position only. The APTR-1 is the closest match in the rhythm (neck) position; however Jerry uses an APS-2 Alnico II Pro for Strat in the neck position. For brighter toned instruments. Works especially well with maple fingerboards.
Players include Jerry Donahue, Dan Schafer / Shania Twain, Johnny Garcia / Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks, Todd Robinson / Luis Miguel, Tom Principato.