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Blackguard Tele® Series - 68 Stagger tele

Based on player requests for Telecaster® tones from specific eras and backed up by meticulous research, the Blackguard Tele® Series is a collection of four classic Tele® sets ranging from the original 'blackguard' Teles® of 1950 through to later 1968 models.

Grey bottomed flatwork, smaller diameter magnets and a much lighter wind characterise this early CBS era Tele® set. The brightest and most focused of the four sets in the series, the '68 Stagger coils have serious bite in the high-end with an extremely percussive tone and lively dynamic. The matched wind of 42AWG bridge and 43AWG plain enamel neck is absolutely perfect for rosewood board Teles®, producing a tight and ferocious tone.

 

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Talking Boot Camp With Rabea Afro

2nd May 2018

Boot Camp Ambassador, Rabea Massaad (also known as Rabea Afro) chats to us about his work, his rig and how he got involved with Bare Knuckle.

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Applications

    Blues, Country, Jazz, Funk, Indie, Pop, Britpop, Classic Rock.

Suitability

The Flat '50 and Flat '52 set are well suited to maple boards or any application that requires extra output and a fatter tone. The '55 and '68 Stagger sets are best suited rosewood board Teles or any Tele that would benefit extra cut in the highs.

Specification

  • Position: Bridge
  • DC Resistance: 5.8 kΩ
  • Magnet: Alnico 5
  • Position: Neck
  • DC Resistance: 6.9 kΩ
  • Magnet: Alnico 5

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Treble

Blackguard Tele® Series - 68 Stagger tele options

  • Stock wound or RWRP neck coil.
  • Chrome, nickel or gold neck covers.
  • Separate ground wire on the neck cover for use with 4 way Tele switch.

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