Some of the more patient amongst you will have been following the work I’ve been doing on developing a humbucker for “Extreme Metal” with help from Raj Singarajah from Dynamic Rage Studio. So far there have been 3 prototypes, each one has gone to the studio for testing. Raj gives me feedback (arf arf), IContinue reading “New “Extreme Metal” pickup in development”
Old Höfner pickups are common visitors at the workshop for re-winds. The insulation breaks down on the winding wire they used and they become open circuit and simply stop working. Although these are built like humbuckers magnetically with 2 rows of pole pieces powered by a single bar magnet they have a single coil insideContinue reading “Höfner 510 Pickups re-wind”
Just made a short promo video for the “Tui” pickup. Thanks so much to Warren Mendonsa for his fantastic playing. I’m going to use it for a Facebook/Instagram ad but just thought I’d preview it on the blog first. Here’s the full version with a real human playing:
Thanks to Warren Mendonsa for this fantastic demo
Great to see my old mate Warren the other day and a huge privilege to have him using one of my pickups. If you don’t know his music yet: I’ve fitted one of my ‘Black Sand’ humbucker size P90s in the neck position of his es335. Here’s how it sounds: View this post on InstagramContinue reading “Black Sand neck pickup”
I was sent an interesting faulty pickup the other day. It’s a bridge pickup from a 1983 Fender Telecaster Elite. Fender did a few unconventional things around that time and this is one of them. It’s an unusual shape which means that it’s not an easy pickup to replace so I really needed to saveContinue reading “Telecaster Elite ‘83 bridge pickup”
Seymour Duncan JB humbuckers are such a classic pickup, loud and aggressive with no shortage of high end attack. This one had stopped working altogether. With the tape off the hook up wires are exposed and it’s possible to identify which coil has the problem. It’s usually just one coil. It turned out to beContinue reading “Seymour Duncan JB – Re-Wind”
Just updated the website – the “Black Sand” P90 is now available in Soapbar, Dogear and Humbucker Sized. Even if you’ve got a humbucker guitar you can treat yourself to some clarity with snarl P90 goodness.