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Big T and my transgender Esquire May 11, 2017
Reviewer: BR from Maine  
Hey there, Jim & Mike -

Here’s a big thank-you to you both for the Big T neck pickup.

I loved the Big T bridge I tried when it first came out, but I just wasn’t ready back then to do the “transgender” thing and add a neck p/u to my beloved Esquire.

Now I’m wondering why I waited as long as I did.

For one thing, there's plenty of big, full, fatness (somewhat Strat-ish, I guess you could say) - but it delivers the Tele bite we all know and love, as well.

Volume-wise, the Big T neck has some powerful sweetness that shows its manners when you need it to.  Geat dynamics (from smoky purr to nasty snarl if you dig in) and better elocution than Eliza Doolittle.  

I actually ended up tamping it down a hair more than I expected to on the height to let the strings ring free  – those magnets are fierce!  And it blends well with the bridge, giving me all kinds of sonic territory to roam now.

The operation was a success.  

Many thanks again, guys … you done good.

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um, yeah. December 8, 2015
Reviewer: p. vincent ryan from Texas  
I can't think of a more technically descriptive way to put it, so...
Thank you, very much, to all involved in the design, manufacture, and sale of the Big T neck pup. Thank you, for the alchemy resulting in a level of soul analogous to the exhaust pipe of a '63 Alfa-Romeo being f**ger-banged by Otis Redding's voice.

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Finally. September 23, 2015
Reviewer: SP from Bala Cynwyd, PA  
I've never been a big fan of telecasters, and always found them limiting, mostly due to mediocre front pickups. After some research I took a chance on the Big T, and it might be one of my favorite pickups of all time. The tone is insane, and I have not found it limiting in any way. It's so clear, crisp and with a fingers or a pick, it's insanely versatile. And the videos don't nearly do this pickup justice. I currently have it wired to a Emerson 4 way Switch paired with a Duncan Antiquity Bridge, and haven't touched another guitar in a month. Best guitar related purchase I've made in a long time.

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Tele pickup May 16, 2013
Reviewer: Ben from USA  
I installed the Analogman/Weider/Fralin telecaster neck pickup in one of my Cunetto era Nocasters and it is without a doubt the best neck pickup I have or have ever had on one of my guitars. I currently own 7 Custom Shop teles and 14 vintage teles and there is just no comparison... Thanks for the pick ups guys!!!!

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Big-T rocks May 5, 2013
Reviewer: Vince from CT  
I love the way my Tele sounds now. The new Big-T pickup is awesome. I love how chimey it can be. It works so well with my Don Mare bridge pickup.  I can't imagine ever changing a thing on my tele now. Also I like the 4-way.  I love playing on just the neck pickup now!

The Big-T makes my tele complete.  It's what I've been searching for... The tone quest is over.. The two pickups are so balanced that even the serial and parallel (both) position sound great.

Thanks for everything.  

You guys really rock.

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Tele P/U March 11, 2013
Reviewer: Mark from New York, United States  
Thanks so much for putting out Jim's pickup!  I put it in a '08 Am. Std. Tele and it just transformed the guitar.  It balances perfectly with the stock bridge pickup both in volume and tone.  The two pickups together sound much fuller than the original pair and don't have the nasal midrange that I usually hear.

I had a friend play this guitar and my '54 Tele through a '64 Vibrolux for a sort of blind test. (I bought the amp new in '64 with an EV 15 and bought the guitar used in '65 and had both pickups rewound at the Fender factory and replaced the neck with a rosewood board model.)  The result was that I couldn't tell which guitar was which!  I'm amazed at what a dramatic change this simple swap made.  I've certainly changed pickups before with good result (sometimes), but this is like nothing I've experienced.  You can tell Jim Weider thanks too, and tell him he's a genius!

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Big-T January 28, 2013
Reviewer: Dan S. from PA - United States  
Hey all... Wanted to write a little review on this.  Replaced my '72 Tele pup with the Big-T last week (shout out to Kevin @ Coyle's Music - Richboro, PA for the great retrofit work) and what an unbelievable improvement.  Used to have to switch guitars if I was going to play a predominately rythym tune but the Big-T really helps the tele shine in this dept now.  It's just as special as the bridge pup now IMO.  Can't recommend any higher.  Excellent work.  Hats off to Lindy, Jim & Mike for a job well done!

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Perfect for vintage wiring May 9, 2012
Reviewer: Robert Millette from Florence, MS United States  
I bought this pickup shortly after it was announced and installed it in my Mexican standard Tele.  I didn't get much perceived improvement , and I believe this is due to this Tele being wired modern.  

I recently bought an American Vintage '52 and installed this pickup with the vintage wiring intact.  OH YES!!!  I firmly believe this is the intended application for this pickup and it shines!!  This is a tremendous improvement over the tone from the stock neck pickup.

I wholeheartedly recommend this pickup.

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