Small company luthiers - who does their own pickups?

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  1. John Hurtt

    John Hurtt Supporting Member

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    So...who out there is rollin' their own? I know that my Thorns have both...WCR pickups in my Artisan and Ron's inhouse pickups in my others. Who is winding...who is buying...and who's ready to start?
     
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    Don Grosh has a whole line of pickups -strat, tele, humbuckers etc and they all sound great (at least the 3 styles I have).
     
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    Fibenare builds all theirs in house as well. Rosewood bobbins = awesome.
     
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    Ian Anderson. And they're really good.
     
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    Tyler (mainly uses his own, but also DiMarzio/Duncan)
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    bobbins change the sound???


    seems.... fishy.
     
  9. John Hurtt

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    Maybe not...but I think he means that they look pretty cool!
     
  10. John Hurtt

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    Maybe I should be asking who isn't?
     
  11. Ashe

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    most boutique small time builders manufacture their own pickups. it basically costs around the same as buying a sd/dimarzio off ebay, but they are using better materials and using their own little mixture of ingredients.


    surprisingly making pickups is a pretty inexpensive deal, if you have a power drill you can make your own on the cheap.
     
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    I doubt this is true.
     
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    I believe Uli Teuffel makes his own, though maybe it wasn't always the case.
     
  14. scott

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    Wolfetone winds a special set for me.
    P90s , humbuckers and teles pickups.
    I doubt I could wind them any better than him.
    Sometimes it's better to have someone else focus on things like that.
    I'll eventually wind my own but right now I'm working on making my own hardware.
     
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    I love the creative stuff Malinoski is doing and with a fishing reel!
     
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    We have been winding ours in house since 2006.
     
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    haha i've seen that before. such a freaking cool rig.

    over on ultimate guitar there was an israeli guy who made a guide to where you could link a power tool to your computer to calculate the windings, it was pretty awesome stuff.
     
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    Does Gerard do his own pickups now?
    used to be everything got Rio Grande's or Seymours.
     
  20. big mike

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    Wolfe's a great guy. I know he winds for a few folks, and I've heard several 'custom winds' verses his production stuff. Very cool he's able to work with builders so well for true custom sets.

    Good stuff Scott!
     

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