Designs don't always work out the way you think or hope, but this one did. Sounds pretty much exactly like what you're thinking right now -- a combination of a standard construction humbucker and a Fender-style single coil. Not for the Tele* player looking for the Keef sound (the Telebucker 2 or 3 is for you) but for the guy looking for some of that Fender-flavored snap and twang out of the neck while keeping some humbucker warmth and width. The A5 rods protrude a couple mm above the surface of the bobbin to get some of that single coil air in the tone.
It's designed so that the Alnico rod coil faces the neck so install it in the reverse orientation at your peril. (Okay, okay, it's easily reversed but "peril" is more dramatic.)
- A5 rods / A3 bar magnet
- 42 PE or Formvar