The 1948 pre-Telecaster® pickup had an exceptional twangy, "nasal" sound with tremendous sustain. Leo Fender called it the Broadcaster®. The Seymour Duncan STL-1b Pickup duplicates this sought-after vintage sound with larger-diameter (.197") pole pieces in a flat pole piece orientation. Compared to the Seymour Duncan Vintage '54, this Seymour Duncan pickup has slightly more output and more snarl in the mids. The Seymour Duncan STL-1B Vintage Lead Pickup comes with waxed cloth hookup cable.