“The best Tele tones I've ever had”: Rabea Massaad seeks to make the Telecaster more versatile than ever with new Bare Knuckle Nomad pickups

Bre Knuckle Nomads
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Three is the magic number for Bare Knuckle Pickups and Rabea Massaad, who have announced their third collaborative pickup project, the Nomads – a set of Telecaster single-coil electric guitar pickups.  

The release follows the success of the Silo humbuckers, which Massaad worked on with Bare Knuckle founder Tim Mills and production wizard Adam 'Nolly' Getgood, four years ago.  

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.