Unofficial Pickup Directory

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by duaneflowers, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. AzleBlooz

    AzleBlooz Member

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    I have used the WCR Fillmores on my PRS McCarty (rosewood neck) for years. Great southern rock tones. Jim Wagner is a great guy and very helpful.
     
  2. AzleBlooz

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    Thorn P-90 staples (GT 90s) live in my McCarty Korina and make it sing or get nasty. New Ron Thorn years ago from BaM getogethers in Concord, ca., nice guy, too.
     
  3. Henry_Bandini

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    Gotta add Darkmoon to the list. Those guys have some gorgeous humbuggies and the custom set that I ordered from them was on point.
    Great list by the way, now I just have to extend my credit limit.:D
     
  4. chandra

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    Can anyone recommend me a winder who'll be able to make a custom set of Jaguar pickups? I have a particular sound in mind, and would rather have them hand-wound to my specs than approximate them with what's currently in production.

    PS, any Canadian winders who do custom orders? Or good Canadian winders in general, lol.
     
  5. Ferrous_Wheel

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    Reilander has a limited inventory of stock options but might do a custom Jaguar set if asked. Not too many options in Canada, at least not Western Canada. MJS Custom advertises a lot of options but I have no clue how good they are.

    For a specific Jaguar set you might be better off with a US-based Fender specialist like Curtis Novak.
     
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  6. buddachile

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    I didn't see RC Pickups on the list.

    Also, Telenator is no more.
     
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  7. satchmodog

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    http://www.domingerpickups.com/index2.html

    New link for Dominger.

    Great pickups and service. I ordered my first set a few years ago for a Jazz bass I built and love them. Put a set of Hippie and Stingers in my favorite strat and the Raw set of humbucksrs in a Dean.
    Just ordered the Raw and Flaming pepper with a split in the neck for an SG.

    Oh and a set of P94 for a les paul. Humbucker sized P90s just rock

    I had them split the Raw set and they have an excellent clean twangy sound and still do single coil metal well. These folks just do things right
     
  8. mlkIII

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    I am,getting ready to get Eastman's take on a 175 and want to upgrade pickup and guessing I should go for a PAF style for the most vintage voiced? Just using it for straight ahead jazz gigs and want to get as close as possible to old jazz sound. My fafavorite PAF I have played is the OX4 and Throbak stuff but looking to stay 200 or less. Any suggestions are appreciated and welcomed! Thanks!
     
  9. eddie knuckles

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    I've tried all these sites, and no one STILL wants to go out with me.
     
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  10. Slevin

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    Ive got a gt-90 in the neck of my tele and its so damn boomy i have to turn my guitar volume down almost half way to get it playable. I think its me though, and I need to play around with the pickup height more than anything. It is set kinda high
     
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  11. Frankenstratocaster

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    Has anyone tried the Fender Deluxe Drive pickups for Strats?
     
  12. Slartibartfarst

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    I used to love Bare Knuckle pickups but these days I only use pickups from Jaime at The Creamery. He knows his stuff and will build anything for me, either from scratch or by tweaking one of his existing models. So far I've had Creamery '59 neck pickups in both alnico 2 and alnico 5, a few Classic '83 bridge and neck pickups with alnico 5 (absolutely godly bridge pickup this one), a Double Six bridge pickup and a set of Strat90's. At the moment he's making me a Creamery '87 neck pickup with alnico 2 and a Creamery '87 bridge pickup in alnico 4 that will be overwound to between 10k and 12K. The quality is superb, his approach is very flexible and the price is very reasonable so I simply won't use anything else.
     
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  13. Bodeanicus

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    GFS are really good for the very little money, especially the Mean and Dream 90's and Alnico 2's.
     
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  14. Bodeanicus

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    The fact that he paid porn cam girls to intro his videos may have something to do with it. Most reputable businesses donu want to be associated with that.

    Will is a very, very smart guy who gave tons of great practical guitar advice for free, but man is he socially inept. Between the cam girls and the petty, vindictive, juvenile YouTube drama, he killed his own business. It's sad.
     
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  15. Bodeanicus

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    You just stated the problem. Lower it, especially the bass side.
     
  16. Droliver

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    Well that is all true about the weird way he acts at times, but really doesn't have much to do with whether his PUP design patent is worthy of licensing as a viable technology.
     
  17. scott-colorado2016

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    I've been using GFS pickups for years (6 or 7) now. I've used the '59s, original Redactive (without the switches), strat style, Tele style, FatPats, alnico 2s and 5s, vintage wound and overwound. Recently, I've gotten some of the Professional series. Currently I have a set of Professional series humbuckers in a 2013 Gibson LPJ... An overwound (around 9.5k) bridge and a vintage wound (7.8k) neck and I really like them, allot! I've wanted to try some of the P90s in a humbucker case... Maybe soon.
    I've got a couple of Seymour Duncans in another guitar, they are great as well, but I don't gig, so I don't know if they are 2 plus times greater. I have a set of chrome covered Pros, ready to replace the Duncans (when I get around to it), and I'll see how they stack up in the same guitar...
    Anyway, just my $0.02 worth. Cheers.
     
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  18. Bodeanicus

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    I've been thinking about trying their Professional PAF for a while. Now I might just pull the trigger after your comments. Thanks.

    Also, I may try their Firebird minis.
     
  19. 98G2PRU

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    +1 on Jim Wagner. I have Dark Bursts in my 96 Classic Premium Plus, Crossroads in my 335, and also had Jim build me a set of Tele pups for a Custom Shop Tele that I sold long ago. Jim is a nice guy and the pups sound great. IMO the Dark Burst neck pup is just awesome. Highly recommended.

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