I chose these pickups because the demos convinced me that not only would they be a better choice than branded Texas Specials.
I was also looking for a blend of twangy, chiming Stratocaster tones that could be punchy and strong when playing at higher gain settings.
Result:- I’m almost in disbelief at how much the Tuis’ deliver on both counts. “Beauty” as the say in the eye of the beholder and all guitar players have our own preferences. When you find gear that not only delivers on its promotional claims but opens up new dimensions in your own playing and soundscape, you want to tell others about it.
Kia ora Glyn – just thought I’d flick you a note to say I’m very happy with the pickups. In combination with my Princeton Reverb, it’s exactly the tele sound I’ve always been chasing. The bridge in particular has really surprised me, as I’ve always found tele bridges a bit much, but yours has the perfect 60s country twang and I find I’m actually staying on the bridge most of the time now. Probably should have gone with vintage output pickups a long time ago!
Anyway, thanks again for the great service. Kind regards,Matt
A couple of weeks back I installed a set of your ‘attitude’ Pickups (18k bridge etc). I was really impressed ..for such hi gain they sounded nice and open and with a great singing type tone, harmonics jumping out on any note played …and this was on a thin neck floyd rose equipped ibanez …turned this normally toneless guitar into a decent instrument ….happy customer [October 2020]
Suffice it to say it’s exceeded expectations. Every single tonal dynamic has been enriched and enhanced. It delivers on everything you promised. Tight, punchy bottom end with soaring singing highs. Well done sir, it’s truly superb. As soon as I can I’ll order a second. [1 September 2020]
Oh brother. I can’t get over the sound. P90 is so beefy and just growls and the tone on that tele pup… Totally awesome. The only thing that sucks is my playing… I need to practice harder. With those pickups there is nowhere to hide [2 September 2020]
Glyn wound me a new single coil bridge pickup for my Strat, some time around 2000 and I still have the pickup in the guitar now. I was after a very particular sound, more like a hum-bucker really and after listening carefully to my comments, he took the pickup back no less than three times and rewound it in order to get it just right!
It’s one of the very best pickups on any guitar I own and I would highly recommend MrGlyn’s pickups to anyone. Glyn has an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of pickup design along with an incredible eye for detail and always makes sure everything is done to the highest standard. He’s also a really nice bloke!
I recently finished a guitar project putting together a heavily reliced Fender Strat. I was looking for some real classic sounding pickups and settled on Mr Glyn’s ‘Tui’ pickup set. I couldn’t be happier…they have got some serious tone!
I’ve installed Mr Glyn’s pickups in four guitars…so far. It’s obvious the years of fine tuning that has gone into each model. They hit that perfect sweet spot which will take your tone to the next level. And, made in NZ!!!! https://www.hamuranaguitarworks.co.nz/
High quality, hand built scatter wound pickups. Fab tone, dynamically responsive, hugely versatile. Stuck an orange drop cap on the Tele set and you’ll get everything from an ear splitting Country twang to a warm caramel Jazz. Hot enough to push those valves for a fat overdrive too. Couldn’t recommend enough. https://www.davesguitar.co.uk/
Mr Glyn’s pickups brought my James Tyler Strat to life. I never felt the original pickups did it justice, and spent a long time searching for pickups that would bring it to its full potential. I tried a number of the best-known manufacturers, but none of them really did it. Glyn listened, made suggestions and got it right first time. His Tui pickups have brought out the woodiness and airiness in the sound that I was looking for, whilst also having the right amount of bite. Glyn’s care and attention to detail, his passion and wealth of knowledge have made these my pickups of choice. To my knowledge, the only NZ pickup manufacturer, and in my experience these are up there with the best in the world. They’ve been a closely guarded secret for a good while, delighted to see these reaching a wider audience! https://www.aucklandguitarschool.co.nz/