Unofficial Pickup Directory

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  1. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
    As many of you who are familiar with me from other forums know, I am somewhat of a pickup connoisseur (over a hundred sets in my little collection as of right now) and I've been compiling a list of guitar pickup companies/winders for several years. I thought I would post it here, with links to their sites, for those interested.

    With 328 entries, I believe it is the most inclusive list in existence, but in case there are any notable additions or corrections that I may have overlooked, please post them below and I will add them to subsequent lists as it is updated (I'm not sure how long I will be able to edit this one).

    I've asterisked the ones I currently have installed and am happy to entertain questions about any of those.

    Here you go...

    Adeson Pickups
    Aero Instrument Pickups
    AGL Pickups
    AJL Custom Shop USA
    A Little Thunder Pickups
    Allparts Pickups
    Amalfitano Pickups
    Amber Pickups
    Angeltone Electronics Pickups
    APC Pickups
    Arcane Pickups
    Armstrong Handwound Pickups
    Arnsparger Guitar Pickups
    Artec Pickups
    Artisan Guitar Electronics
    Avedissian Pickups
    Bacchus Handmade Guitars*
    Bare Knuckle Pickups*
    Barfuss Pickups
    Bartolini Pickups and Electronics
    Belcat Pickups
    Belltone Pickups
    Benedetto Jazz Pickups
    Benson Pickups
    BG Pickups
    Bill Lawrence USA
    Blackwater Guitar Co.
    BLK/TRI Hand-wound Scatter Coil Pickups
    Bloodline Pickups by John Page
    Bolt Electric Pickups
    Bootleg Guitars
    Borealis Guitars Pickups
    Brandoni Custom Guitars
    Brandonwound Pickups
    Brierley Guitar Pickups
    Budz Pickups
    Bulldog Pickups
    Bullock Guitar Pickups
    Burns of London Trisonic Pickups
    Cabrera Pickups
    Carl Bradychok Custom Pickups
    Catwhisker Pickups
    Cavalier Pickups
    Cellinos Handwound Pickups
    Chevalier Pickups
    Chris White Pickups
    C. M. Daugherty Hand Wound Pickups L.L.C.
    Corsa Guitars
    Crazyparts Customwound Pickups*
    Cream T Pickups*
    CreamTone Pickups
    Crocker Custom Guitars
    Curtis Novak Pickups
    Custom Guitar Workshop Pickups
    Custom Wound Pickups
    David Allen Pickups*
    Dawgtown Custom Shop
    Deacci Pickups*
    Dean Pickups
    Dean Markley Pickups
    DeLisle Pickups
    DeArmond Pickups
    DeGregorio Pickups
    DeJarnett Pickups
    DeTemple Pickups
    DGN Custom Guitars Pickups
    DiMarzio Pickups*
    Dominger Pickups
    Dommenget Pickups
    Don Mare Pickups
    Doyle Coils*
    Dragonfire Guitars
    Dragonfly Original Pickups
    DS Pickups
    Duvoisin Guitars Pickups
    Eastgrove Pickups
    Eastwood Guitars
    Echopark Pickups
    Edis Pickups
    Electric City Pickups*
    EMG Pickups
    Engine Pickups
    Entwistle Custom Pickups
    Epiphone Pickups*
    ESP Pickups*
    Estrela Pick-ups
    Eternal Guitars Hot-Rod Pickups
    Faber Pickups
    Fatboy Guitars*
    Fender Pickups*
    Feulie Pickups
    Fishman Pickups
    FJ Coyote Pickups
    Flying Mojo Pickups
    Fokin Pickups
    Foothill Pickups
    Fred Stuart Guitars Pickups
    Fujigen (FGN) Guitar Pickups
    G&L Musical Instruments
    Gadow Guitars Pickups
    Gemini Pickups
    Genesis Pickups
    George L's Pickups
    Geppetto Guitars Pickups
    GFS Guitar Pickups
    Gibson Pickups*
    Gil Yaron
    Godin Pickups*
    Golden Age Pickups
    Good Tone Pickups - Handmade Guitar Pickups
    Goran Guitars Pickups
    Gotoh Pickups*
    Granville Guitars Custom Pickups
    Grinning Dog Pickups
    Grosh Guitars
    Guitar Electronics Pickups
    Guitar Fetish Pickups
    Guitar Force Pickups
    GuitarHeads Pickups
    Guitar Logistics Pickups
    Haensler Electrics
    Habanero Pickups
    Hanson Pickups
    Harmonic Design Pickups
    Harpmaster Pickups
    Harrison Guitar Pickups
    Häussel Pickups
    Haywire Custom Guitars
    Heartland Tone
    Heavy Air Guitar Pickups
    Heckler Pickups
    Hepcat Pickups
    Heywood Pickups
    High Order Pickups
    Highline Guitars Pickups
    Hogland Brothers Guitar Shop Pickups
    HomeWrecker Pickups
    Honey Badger Pickups
    Hot Rod 6 Strings Custom Wound Pickups
    Howl Guitars Handwound Pickups
    Ian Anderson Pickups*
    Ibanez Pickups
    Instrumental Pickups
    Irongear Pickups
    Jake Jones Classic Guitar Pickups
    James Tyler Guitars
    Jason Lollar Pickups*
    JBE Pickups
    JC Vintage Pickups
    Jeppson Guitars Pickups
    Jess Loureiro Handwound Pickups
    JGC Pickups
    Jimmy Wallace Pickups
    JM Rolph Pickups*
    Joe Barden Pickups
    JS Moore Pickups*
    Juicy Pickups
    K&T Modern Vintage Guitars*
    Kamel Chenaouy Products International - KCPI Pickups
    Kathy & Nicolas Pain Guitar & Bass Pickups
    Kami Pickups
    Kent Armstrong Handwounds
    Kiesel Carvin Guitar Pickups
    Killing Floor Pickups
    Kinman Pickups
    Klein Pickups*
    Kloppman Electric Pickups
    Kremona Pickups
    Lace Music Products
    Langcaster Pickups
    Larivee Guitars Pickups
    Lauzon Pickups
    Leddin Vintage Guitars
    LeoSounds Pickups
    Lindy Fralin Pickups*
    LR Baggs
    Lundgren Pickups
    Lust for Tone Pickups
    Luther Lee Pickups
    Mack Amps Pickups
    Mac's Electro-Magnetics
    Madhouse Designs
    Magnetics Pickups
    Magneto Design Lab
    Malagoli Pickups
    Manlius Pickups
    Manson Guitar Works
    Maxon Pickups*
    Maxsonic Pickups
    McNelly Pickups
    Mighty Mite Pickups
    Mike Turk Pickups
    MJS Pickups
    Mojo Pickups*
    Mojotone Custom Pickups
    Monstertone Guitar Pickups
    Montreux Guitar Pickups
    Monty's Guitars Pickups*
    Motor City Pickups
    Mr Fabulous Guitars
    Mullinax Guitar Pickups
    Nick Silver Pickups
    Nordstrand Pickups
    OC Duff Pickups
    Oil City Pickups
    Onamac Windery Custom Pickups
    Only Music USA Pickups
    Organic Electric Guitar Pickups
    Ormsby Guitars Pickups
    OTPG Pickups*
    Owen Duffy Pickups
    Ox4 Pickups*
    Patrick McDonald Handwound Pickups
    Paul Vo Pickups
    Perri Ink Custom Guitars
    Phil X Pickups by Arcane
    Pickupmakers di Massimo Serra
    Pickup Wizard
    P J Marx Pickups
    Poboy Pickups
    Porter Pickups
    Paul Reed Smith Pickups*
    Proto Guitars
    Puretone Pickups
    Q Pickups
    Q-Tuner Pickups
    Railhammer Pickups
    Rautia Guitars
    Raw Vintage Pickups
    RCI Guitar Pickups
    RD Pickups
    Reed James Custom Pickups
    Reilander Pickups
    Revel Pickups
    Rewind Electric Pickups*
    RH Factor Guitars
    Rice Custom Guitars Pickups
    Righteous Sound Pickups
    Rio Grande Pickups
    Roadhouse Pickups
    Robert Keeley Electronics Pickups
    Rock Monkey Pickups
    Rocketfire Pickups
    Rockfield Pickups
    Rogers Pickups
    Romaine Pickups
    Ron Ellis Pickups*
    Rose Pickups
    RPS Handwound Pickups
    Rumplestiltskin Pickups
    Sanford Magnetics Pickups
    Saytone Hand Winding Pickups
    Schecter Guitar Research
    Sentell Pickups
    Sergio Rosar Pickups
    Seymour Duncan Pickups*
    Shed Pickups*
    Sheptone Pickups*
    Sigil Pickups*
    Silver Hand Pickups
    Sin Pickups
    SK Guitar Pickups
    Skatterbrane Pickups*
    Sklar Guitars Pickups
    Slider's Vintage Pickups
    Smits Pickups
    Sonic Wrench Labs Pickups
    Sonnys Custom Shop
    Spalt Instruments
    SP Custom Pickups
    Stan Hinesly Pickups
    Steffsen Pickups Belgium
    Stephens Designs Pickups*
    Sublime Pickups Budapest
    Suhr Guitars Pickups
    Sullivan Music Equipment
    Surdo Pickups
    Sydewynder Pickups
    Telenator Pickups
    Tesla Pickups
    Texas Authentic Pickups
    The Creamery Pickups
    The Little Guitar Shop Guitar Research Pickups
    Thorn Guitars
    Throbak Electronics Pickups*
    Timpson Music Pickups
    TK Smith Pickups
    Tokai Pickups*
    Tom Anderson Guitar Works
    Tom Brantley Rewinds
    Tom Holmes Pickups*
    Tom Shorts Pickups
    Tone Emporium Pickups
    Tonehunter Handwound Pickups
    Tornade MS Pickups
    Torres Handwound Pickups
    TTS Pickups
    Tub Guitar Pickups
    TV Jones Pickups
    Tyson Tone Pickups
    Ubertar Hexaphonic Pickups
    Van Zandt Pickups
    Vaughn Skow Guitar Pickups
    Vineham Pickups
    Vintage Inspired Pickups
    Vintage Vibe Pickups
    Virgil Arlo Pickups
    Voltage Guitar Pickups
    Voodoo (Peter Florance) Pickups*
    Warman Guitars
    WCR Pickups*
    Webber Custom Pickups
    Wilde Pickups
    Wilkinson Guitar Parts
    Will Boggs
    Williams Pickups
    Witkowski Custom Pickups
    Wizard Pickups
    Wizz Pickups*
    Wolfetone Pickups*
    Zach Attack Guitar Pickup
    Zexcoil Pickups
    Zhangbucker Pickups
    Zivory Hand-Wound Pickups
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016

    EADGBE Member

    Sep 23, 2005
    What's your favorite pickup of all?
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  3. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
    Kinda partial to original PAFs...
  4. mrpinter

    mrpinter Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2011
    Los Angeles
    You left out Righteous Sound Pickups (owned by a TGP member).
  5. Poseidal

    Poseidal Member

    Feb 8, 2016
    Which of them do Lipstick Tube (Danelectro size) pickups?

    Also, GFS links to Goran at the moment.
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  6. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
    Added... thanks!!!

    Fixed... thanks!!!

    I'm pretty much only into Humbuckers and P-90s... so I have no idea about lipsticks other than the one in my Tele sounds pretty good for stock.
  7. Kostas

    Kostas Member

    Aug 9, 2009
    Athens, GR
  8. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
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  9. bismark

    bismark Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    Some serious competition in this industry, especially the booteek makers.
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  10. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
    Indeed! When I first started compiling the list I thought there were about 50 tops... I had no idea how deep the rabbit hole really went...
  11. TremoJem

    TremoJem Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    I have a PRS S2 Singlecut.

    It is a 2015.

    I am not really happy with those pickups, as I am looking for a tone closer to what Nuno gets with his Bill Lawrence and SD59.

    I know this make no sense, but his tone sounds very throwback and vintage to me, although he can push it into hi-gain.

    Alternately, I really dig the Les Paul vintage tone.

    I have two Tremoverbs and I have a Ceriatone Super Lead 100W on it's way.

    I do NOT play with metal tones or even hi-gain, but am a little hotter on the gain side than vintage.

    So where does that put me, or what can you suggest?

    crazyboutguitars likes this.
  12. yucatown

    yucatown Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    I've had Motor City Pickups and Bolt Electric pickups, neither of which is on your list.

    Good to see Shed on your list. Had a Supernatural set that was outstanding.
  13. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
    My experience with PRS Pickups is pretty limited. I really hated the stock pickups (made in Korea) that came on my '14 Santana SE, so I popped in a set of Santana IIIs (USA made) and I couldn't be happier with them. Pretty much the same with my '11 Ltd. Ed. SE Custom Semi-Hollow... I hated the stock pickups (also made in Korea) and replaced them with a set of Ian Andersons. Those sound really awesome. That is pretty much the extent of my PRS experience.

    If you like the way NB's sound I would start with that exact combo... a Bill Lawrence L-500L in the bridge (or an XL if you want something hotter) and a Seymour Duncan 59n in the neck. That sounds like it would be a really nice combination.
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  14. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
    Thanks! Motor City Pickups are already on there, but I've added Bolt Electrics...
  15. yucatown

    yucatown Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    Right on
  16. songtalk

    songtalk Member

    Sep 13, 2014
    Wilde Keystones or Alnico Microcoils FTW
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  17. TremoJem

    TremoJem Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Thanks for the list and advise.
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  18. duaneflowers

    duaneflowers Member

    Nov 9, 2013
    Behind a Killer Les Paul Somewhere in Japan
  19. JeffK

    JeffK Member

    Sep 4, 2014
    T-Town WA
    Wow...that's quite the list.

    What would you say are your top five-ish P90's?
    Andygee likes this.

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