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【製作事例】X100 #011 ステルスTLピックアップ

[Production Example] X100 #011 Stealth TL Pickup

This is production example #011 of the featured project [X100] currently being held at Nekodamari Kobo.

For more information on the X100 project, please click here.

[Development Short Story] X-series Pickup 100-type Creation Challenge [X100] – Nekodamari Kobo Direct Online Store (

Overview of #011

First off, here is the exterior.

This is a TL pickup made to the same specifications as #004.

Equipped with neodymium magnets

This is a duplicate of article #004, so please see article #004.

[Production Example] X100 #004 Stealth ST Pickup – Nekodamari Kobo Direct Online Store (

Differences from #004

This time, it is for the neck position of the TL. In fact, it is slightly narrower than the ST, and since the effective width of the winding is limited, we used the ultra-thin red enamel that appeared in #002.

As a result, the resistance value is slightly high, so we decided to keep the number of turns to a minimum.

[Production Example] X100 #002 Transparent JB Pickup – Nekodamari Kobo Direct Online Store (

Usage Situation

This time too, the question is "Where would I use this?", but let's think about it from a romantic and practical perspective.

Romantic viewpoint

First, from a romantic perspective, there is a situation where you could hide it behind the pickguard and use it as a STEALTH pickup.

The downside is that a new pickguard will need to be made.

However, in the case of TL, due to the fact that the earliest Telecaster models, such as the Broadcaster, were only equipped with a single bridge, pickguards without pickup mounting holes are sometimes sold.

By using this, it seems possible to use it without having to create a new pickguard.

A practical perspective

In the case of ST, practical reasons such as avoiding contact come to mind, but in the case of TL, there may not be any practical situations...

Its practicality seems to be limited to the extent that it might not get in the way for those who pick directly above the neck pickup.

Please consider this with romance in mind.

Digression and Summary #011 Spec Introduction

Now, #0011 has a special specification.

There are almost no reference examples, so only those who have tried it know what kind of sound it produces. I think it's interesting, so if you're interested, please consider it.

This is a single item and does not come with a stand or packaging.

Please note that the item will be sold in simple packaging.

#011 Specs

*Simple packaging will be used.

Compatible models TL type for neck position, single item
Hobin Material Vulcanized Fiber
magnet Neodymium magnets
Copper wire Red enamel 0.040mm
Lead Cross Wire
Potting Treatment

Low noise, mid-reinforced potting

Additional potting for noise reduction and mid-strength

Special Craftsmanship Diagonal pole piece arrangement
specification Pickup coverless stealth specification
Resistance value



Spec sheet, simple packaging

Warranty details

Free repairs for breakdowns caused by normal use

Other features are the same as regular commercially available products.


-There may be unavoidable scratches and scuffs due to the manufacturing process.

-The dimensions are based on general standards, but please check the dimensions listed on the sales page before purchasing.

・Pickups are delicate parts and require specialized knowledge to handle. Please ask a professional to modify or install them, or do so at your own risk.

・If you have any questions regarding installation, please contact us using the inquiry form.

・As this is a prototype, the specifications, such as packaging, appearance, and engraved information on the back, may differ from those of the officially sold product.

・In principle, we can only accept one item, but if you would like a similar pickup, we may be able to accommodate your request as a semi-order. Please contact us for details.

Sales Information

Available at Nekodamari Kobo's online store

[X100 Challenge] X Series TL Single Item #011 Only 1 item – Nekodamari Kobo Direct Online Store (

Sales price: 12,100 yen (tax and shipping included)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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