DiMarzio Twang King Guitar Pickup Set for Tele (Discontinued)

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The DiMarzio Twang King Tele Set appeared on our recommended list for Budget Guitar Pickup Sets Under $150 in 2 consecutive editions from December 2019 until November 2021.


The DiMarzio Twang King is a true “drop-in” pickup set that includes the neck and bridge pickups, as well as a pre-wired control plate complete with knobs and wiring harness.

It essentially replaces the entire electronics and related hardware of your Tele style guitar, ensuring compatibility between components. It also helps that the wiring harness features easy solder-less installation.

DiMarzio describes the sound as a cross between the Broadcaster and Telecaster sound, with emphasis on good dynamic response.

They utilized controlled-tension coil-winding, hand calibrated magnets, and wax pots to allow each pickup to reproduce a wide range of picking styles, from the lightest nuances to hard picking.


  • Position: Neck and Bridge for Telecaster
  • Magnet Material: Alnico 5
  • Dimensions: Not Stated
  • String Spacing: Not Specified (Telecaster Standard)
  • Available Colors/Covers: Nickel (Neck) and Black (Bridge)
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Budget Guitar Pickups.

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