I'm new to this forum, but a long-time Tommy fan. I'm based in Adelaide, South Australia and first saw him on The Journey tour, in 93.
My question is about TE's old tele pickups, if anyone may be able to shed some light on the subject? I bought my first tele last year, an AM deluxe, and would like to install a set of 3 Bartolinis, like TE used. I've been in touch with Aus distributor (Rick Miruzzi, who was involved with TE's guitars), and was told that he used the 3X single coil series, which are still available.
These are strat pickups, yet TE seems to have a slightly larger Tele version in the bridge. I've examined the close-ups of his guitars from the Guitar Talk DVD, and it definitely looks like 2 strat-sized Barts, with a full-sized "tele" bridge version... yet information about such a pickup is not available on the Bartolini website... I found it a little difficult to get specific information from Rick, so would anyone happen to know how TE achieved this? I've attached a couple of stills from the video.
Sorry for my rather convoluted first post, any comments appreciated