When DiMarzio decided to go for the vintage Tele sound, DiMarzio knew had to do more than just copy a forty-year-old design. DiMarzio wanted pickups that captured the best elements of the favorite Broadcaster and Telecaster sounds – and then some. The Twang King pickups have unequalled response to pick attack: light playing produces a soft, quiet tone and hard picking creates a harder, louder, and more dynamic sound than any comparable single-coil. DiMarzio accomplished this with a combination of controlled-tension coil-winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated magnets. The neck pickup comes with a chrome cover, and the bridge model has a ferrous base plate. Both pickups are wax-potted twice for squeal-free performance.