Unofficial Pickup Directory

duaneflowers

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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
DylanPickups
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*
Fernandes/Burny*
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
Tonerider
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
 
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TremoJem

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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?

Thanks
 

yucatown

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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.
 

duaneflowers

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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?

Thanks
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.
 

duaneflowers

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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.
Thanks! Motor City Pickups are already on there, but I've added Bolt Electrics...
 




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