Mr Glyns Pickups
Mr Glyns Pickups are individually made near Auckland, New Zealand. From low powered Vintage to powerful ROCK pickups. Designed combining experience, intuition and science. Road-tested by players on stage and in studios. Packaged with care for you and the planet. Food for amplifiers.
At Mr Glyns Pickups we manufacture a wide range of electric guitar pickups
From Strat pickups with that sought after vintage vibe for Hendrix or Frusciante tones to a more powerful SRV feel.
We make a range of Tele pickups from low powered sets with smooth country twang to hot full bodied Telecaster pickups. There’s the Duchess set for a Springsteen or Keith Richards feel or the Pandora for Esquires.
There is a range of humbuckers from vintage voices PAF types to more powerful rock humbuckers to drive your amp over the edge to more contemporary pickups for the modern player.
We make a range of P90 pickups from the woody 50’s sound to smoother clean P90’s as well as humbucker size P90’s.
There are Bass pickups, Jazzmaster pickups, Filtertrons and plenty more besides.
At Mr Glyns Pickups we are constantly working on new designs and sounds, have a look around the website and let us know if you don’t find what you need.
Mr Glyns Pickups Story
My name is Glyn Evans. I have been a full-time pickup winder and luthier since 1995. I wound my first pickup under the guidance of legendary guitar repairer Ted Lee while studying guitar making/repair under him at City of Leeds College of Music in the North of England. There’s something about the physics that really appealed to me.
I went straight home, built my own winding machine, bought some wire and started experimenting. In those pre-internet days there just wasn’t any information available on how to make good pickups. I made pickup after pickup, I wound, and I listened. I made notes of every variation both good and bad so I could learn what was happening.
Looking back, I think that time was invaluable for developing an intuition for making pickups. Whenever I came across a result I didn’t understand, I swatted up on the physics; there’s a lot to learn. I wrote all the experiments down in a notebook; I still have the notebook and I’m still adding to it. I love hearing my pickups played live or on recordings; it feels good to have played a very small part in that sound.
I’ve been privileged to be able to study firsthand some of the great vintage (and modern) pickups. I have re-wound and repaired countless faulty pickups. Either to restore them to their original state or to improve them. This is how you learn, and I think I will always be learning.