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Kiesel HP12B Passive Greg Howe Parallax Humbucker

Written on May 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm, by Jon

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The Greg Howe Signature Parallax Bridge humbucker was made specifically to meet Greg’s musical needs. Here is what Greg Howe said about his new signature Parallax pickup: “A pickup is essentially an amplifier, which is why my assessment of a …

Sheptone Pickups 6T8 Humbucker For Hollow or Semi-hollow Guitars

Written on May 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm, by Jon

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The Sheptone 6T8 Humbucker set uses a long rough cast Alnico 5 magnet which helps give it a “gritty growl and clear balanced tone”. Wound with #42 poly wire on butyrate bobbins, the neck pickup averages 7.4k DC resistance and …

DiMarzio Black Angel Acoustic Soundhole Pickup

Written on May 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm, by Jon

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Press release
Responding to requests, DiMarzio, Inc. announces the release of The Black Angel™, a new passive magnetic soundhole pickup for acoustic guitars.

In keeping with its name, The Black Angel™ is matte black in color. Like The Angel™, The …

Wes Hauch Demonstrates The Seymour Duncan Dimebucker Set

Written on April 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm, by Jon


Probably the best demo of the Seymour Duncan Dimebucker pickup set you will see. Great job from Wes Hauch who is an exceptional guitar player.…

Dean Zelinsky Announces the SideKick Pickup

Written on March 3, 2015 at 10:04 pm, by Jon

Dean Zelinsky SideKick
I’m not sure what to think about this, on the one hand Dean Zelinsky has proven himself quite the innovator over the years but on the other hand I can’t help but think this sounds a bit gimmicky, surely he …

Sheptone Alnico Blues Single Coil Pickups

Written on February 24, 2015 at 8:00 am, by Jon

Sheptone Alnico Blues
Sheptone Pickups are builders of vintage and boutique electric guitar pickups and they have just unveiled the Alnico Blues single coil pickups. There are some samples of these new pickups in action on the Sheptone website and they sound great.…

Q-tuner Q2.0 SC Neodymium Single Coil Pickups

Written on February 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm, by Jon

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It’s been a while since I’ve seen any news from Q-tuner but I did post about the Q2.0 Neodymium magnet humbuckers back in May 2012 which look really cool. Now Q-tuner have announced a single coil sized version of the …

Suhr Thornbucker – Pete Thorn Signature Humbucker

Written on January 28, 2015 at 7:50 am, by Jon

Suhr ThornBucker
Suhr announced a myriad of new products prior to their open house and factory party that takes place at the same time as NAMM including the Thornbucker. Pete Thorn has been working with Suhr for a long time on his …

NAMM 2015: Seymour Duncan Mark Holcomb Signature Alpha/Omega Pickups

Written on January 26, 2015 at 11:18 am, by Jon


PRS Guitars and Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb have just announced Mark’s limited edition signature guitar, featuring Mark’s very own Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega humbucking pickups. Mark came to visit us for a few days to develop these pickups …

NAMM 2015: Schecter Apocalypse Pickups

Written on January 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm, by Jon

Schecter Custom Shop have announced a new set of high gain pickups called Apocalypse.

“A lethal convergence of aggressive looks and sound, the unique tri-field design of the Apocalypse pickups combine Alnico-V with dual flanking Ceramic-8s, thus yielding overwhelming power …