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Single Coils

All our pickups are fully customisable to the tone and look you need and usually at no extra cost, just ask. Overwound and underwound version of all models are also available. Everything we make comes with a lifetime warranty.

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* All DC resistances are approximate at 18°C. 

All single coil sets are RWRP as standard but available in non-RWRP on request.

 

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Single Coils

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S-Types:
All are available staggered (standard) or flat poles (on request).
Focusing inductance plates available with pickups or seperate from £5.00.
7 and 8 string models also available.
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1960 S-Types:
These pickups are made to the exact specs of the ealy 60's Strats. With a bright and biting bridge pickup, a defined middle and a full, creamy neck pickup perfect for early Hendrix, funk and blues of all kinds.  The vintage spec 42 awg formvar wire gives good attack on the front edge of the note and the staggered Alnico V poles complete the vintage sound. Optional Alnico II magnets for a very sweet and chimey tone with rounder low end. Comes with cloth covered hook up leads and choice of black, white, cream or parchment covers. DCR: 6.15K all three.* RWRP as standard.
£175 for set of 3
£80 for single
+£20 aged set
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Texas Tea S-Types:
The choice for Texas blues Strat tone with extra gain and growl and slightly more mids. Based off the 1960 S-Types, these have a fuller bridge pickup with more gain and a slight increase in the mid range. The Texas Teas have some serious grit and punch with full charged Alnico V staggered poles. The set is calibrated hot to cool from bridge to neck. Also good with a steel inductance plate added to the bridge pickup. Optional Alnico II magnets for a very sweet and chimey tone with rounder low end. Available in choice of black, white, cream or parchment covers. DCR: 7K bridge, 6.5K middle, 6.1K neck.* RWRP as standard.
£175 for set of 3
£80 for single
+£20 aged set
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'68 Special S-Types:
Hendrix's favourite was a 1968 Strat (which he owned several) and we've captured that tone in our '68 Specials. Made to period correct specs with plain enamel 42 awg wire, staggered or flat Alnico V magnets and grey bobbins. A bell like chime on the lows, crystal clear highs and slight mid scoop. With cloth covered hook up wires and choice of black, white, cream or parchment covers. DCR: 5.8K all 3.* RWRP as standard.
£185 for set of 3
£85 for single
+£20 aged set
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True Historic '54 S-Types
These are the real deal replicas of the original first run Strat pickups including 52.8mm string spacing, polystyrene/bakelite covers, NOS Heavy Formvar wire and custom cast Alnico III magnets. Fully aged and reliced and available in white, parchment or black. DCR: 5.7K all 3.* NO RWRP as standard.
£230 for set of 3
£110 for single
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Fully loaded Strat plates
Pickguards in every colour, material, configuration and wiring styles loaded with 9% tolerance vintage audio taper CTS pots, choice of Oaks Grigsby or CRL switch, Orange Drop or Centralab foil and oil capacitor, Switchcraft jack, shielding and choice of plastics. All this with just about any of our pickups, wired up!
 
From £260 
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T-Types
All T-Bridge pickups available in flat poles (standard) or staggered (on request).
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House Special T-Types:
These are a modern take on the mid/late 50's Tele pickups. All the twang you expect from the bridge with a decent amount of growl when cranked. The neck give a full rounded tone with none of the mud Tele neck pickups can be prone to. The polysol wire (42 awg bridge and 43 awg neck) and flat Alnico V poles give a smoothness to the overall tone especially when the 2 pickups are on together. With copper plated steel base plate on the bridge and choice of open or closed top neck cover in chrome, nickel, gold, burnt chrome, black or raw nickel. DCR: 6.8K bridge, 7.2neck.* RWRP as standard.
£160 for the set
£85 for single bridge
£85 for single neck
+£5 for gold, burnt and black
 
+£20 aged set
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Esquire/Broadcaster

 

The Esquires and Broadcasters started it all. These early pickups are a fair bit different than the Teles that came after. Using Alnico III pole magnets and a high wind with 43 awg plain enamel wire, the bridge has powerful mid range and can get aggressive when turned up. The neck is warm and full with a good bit of power behind it. The bridge sports a period correct, zinc plated steel base plate and black string wrap while the neck has plated brass cover in chrome, nickel, gold, burnt chrome, black and raw nickel. DCR: 9.3K bridge, 7.5K neck.* RWRP as standard.

 

£175 for Broadcaster set

 

£90 for Broadcaster single/Esquire bridge

 

+£5 for gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

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Texas Tea T-Types:
These pickups are the king of twang! Using 43 awg heavy formvar wire to give maximum bite and an almost aggresive attack on the bridge. The neck uses an open top cover for a more open sound with more definition string to string and give a very Strat like tone. Both have flat Alnico V poles and cloth covered hook up wires. The bridge has a copper plated steel base plate and the neck cover comes in choice of chrome, nickel, gold, burnt chrome, black and raw nickel. DCR: 9K bridge, 7.2K neck.* RWRP as standard.
£160 for the set
£85 for single bridge
£85 for single neck
+£5 for gold, burnt and black
 
+£20 aged set
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TS-42 T-Neck
This tele neck pickup is the next evolution of our Texas Tea. Using 42 awg wire like a traditional strat it gives a true strat neck tone in a tele size. Available flat or staggered and with an open top cover in nickel, raw nickel, chrome, gold, black or burnt chrome. DCR: 5.8K.*
£85
+£5 for gold, burnt and black
+£20 aged set
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E-Types
Jag pickups specially calibrated for a full but clear neck and a bridge without the ice pick trebels. This set uses Alnico II magnets for the bridge and Alnico V in the neck and wound to the early 60's specs with Heavy Formvar wire. Cloth covered vintage hook up wires and plated steel claws. DCR: 6.8K bridge, 6.3K neck.* RWRP as standard.
£165 for set
£85 for single
+£20 aged set
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JazzHouse
Our take on the Jazzmaster pickups. These are made to the mid 60's specs with Heavy Formvar wire but, like our E-Types, they are claibrated with Alnico II bridge magnets and Alnico V neck. This gives the best balance and clarity in all positions. Cloth covered vintage style hook up leads and covers available in black, white or parchment. DCR: 8.2K bridge, 7K neck.*
RWRP as standard.
£140 for set
£75 for single
+£20 aged set
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JazzHouse J90
Proper P90 tone in a Jazz Master size. available in any wind or magnet choice with cloth covered hook up. Standard DCR: 8.2k bridge, 8k neck.* RWRP as standard.
£175 for set
£95 for single
+£20 aged set
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Broncos
Bronco Mustang pickups. Wound with plain enamel wire giving acrisp, clear bridge soud and a chimey, rounded neck pickup. Alnico II bridge and Alnico V neck with vintage cloth covered hook up leads and closed top covers available in white or black. DCR: 6K bridge, 5.8K neck.* RWRP as standard.
£140 for set
£75 for single
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House Special P90 (soap bar, dog ear and Casino Royale)
Our P90's are made to a mid 50's Gibson spec for that full single coil sound that still keeps clarity and balance with decent headroom on the cleans but will growl and get aggressive once cranked up. Alnico V magnets as standard and vintage braid hook up wire but also available in 2 conductor wiring and choice of Alnico II, III, IV or V as well as ceramic magnets. Covers for all types available in black or cream plastic or metal covers in chrome, nickel, black, gold, burnt chrome and raw nickel. DCR: 8.2K bridge, 8K neck.* RWRP as standard.
From £175 for set
(From +£15 for metal covers)
From £90 for single
From £210 for metal Casino Royale sets
(From £175 for plastic Casino Royale sets)
+£20 for aged set
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Heavy House P94 (humbucker sized P90)
Based on our House Special P90's but in a humbucker size and mount. All that P90 power and tone but fi)ts into any humbucker guitar. 3 conductor wiring and open top cover avaialble in chrome, nickel, raw nickel, gold, burnt chrome and black. DCR: 7.8K bridge, 7.4K neck.* RWRP as standard.
£190 for set
£100 for single
+£10 per gold, black or burnt chrome
+£5 per gold, silver and black foils
+£20 aged set
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RedHouse (available soap bar, P94 humbucker size and dog ear)
The RedHouse pickup is one seriously unique single coil. This variation on the P90 uses alnico 5 pole pieces instead of the 2 bar magnets found in standard P90s. These are especially interesting when 21mm long alnico 5 poles are used to help get a tone very close to the old staple P90s. They have a very defined, clear tone that has the hollow like mids and bell like bass of a strat neck pickup but the extra boost of a P90 and with all the single coil spank. Amazing as a neck pickup for that Red House sound! Available in black or cream plastic as well as chrome, nickel, black, raw nickel, gold and burnt chrome covers. DCR: 7.2K bridge, 7K neck.* RWRP as standard.
 
From £175 for set
From £90 for single
+£20 aged set
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TruGold - Foil inspired pickups (available in humbucker size and soapbar size)
After over a year of research into the original Teisco gold foils loved by blues and indie guitartist, we're happy to now offer the TruGolds! These fit any standard humbucker space and are made to original specs of some of the best loved Teisco's with double ceramic magnets and 44 awg wire. These are full and warm with a good bit of bite when driven. Clean up great and will go very dirty with some gain.
We can also make these with a rubberised ferrite magnet for a more DeArmond tone which is more bell like and have more articulate cleans.
Available in gold, silver, or black foil or mesh with an open top cover in chrome, nickel, raw nickel, black, gold or burnt chrome and vintage braid hook up or 2 conductor. DCR: 7k bridge, 6.6k neck.* RWRP as standard.
£205 for set
 
£100 for single
+£10 per gold, black or burnt open top cover 
+£20 for aged set
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Humbuckers

All our humbuckers can be mixed and matched in pairs and with single coils, HSS and HSH sets. Please enquire for a price.

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All our humbuckers come in F spaced 52mm bridge and 50mm neck pole spacing with choice of black, double cream or zebra bobbins. TruPAFs are made in the original 49.2mm spacing for both bridge and neck.

Multi scale versions of many models also available. 

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House Special Humbuckers-

(6, 7 and 8 string)

Our main range of humbuckers. Vintage voiced and available in a choice of Alnico II, III, IV, VIII or ceramic magnets depending on the tone you're after. 4 conductor wiring as standard with vintage braid on request. These use the highest quality material to produce a humbucker with unparalleled clarity and string to string balance with zero mud on the neck pickup and sensitive dynamics. Choice of uncovered in most any colours or any of our humbucker covers (H, 11, 6 hole, no hole, open top and foils) in choice of nickel, chrome, raw nickel, gold, black or burnt chrome. Popular matched sets are the 3-5 set which is great for a vintage voiced jazz and blues style with plenty of clarity but good bite on the bridge and mids on the neck without any mud. Also the classic 5-5 set for more aggressive blues and classic rock tones. Available in 7 and 8 string too. Magnet choice and DCR depends on voicing and tone desired.

 

£165 for uncovered set

From £185 for covered set

 

£85 for uncovered single

From £100 for covered single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black 

+£20 aged set

+£5 for gold, silver and black foil

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SteelHouse 

The Steel House was designed to be a versatile humbucker for when you need your guitar to run through many different styles. Wound to 12.5K with 43 awg wire and using a powerful Alnico VIII magnet for high gain, screaming trebs when cranked but cools down to a more vintage tone with plenty of headroom on the cleans. This is mix of the best qualities of both Alnico and ceramic magnets. Comes with 4 conductor wire to offer even more versatility and choice of uncovered or covered in all styles in all finishes. We recommend using an Alnico V House Special neck (the 5-8 set) for a matched set that creates that does everything from mellow jazz to blues, classic rock and 80's metal. Available in 7 and 8 string too. DCR: 12.5K (SteelHouse bridge), 8K (House Special Alnico V neck).*

£180 for uncovered 5-8 set

From £200 for covered set

 

£95 for uncovered single

From £105 for covered single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

+£5 per gold, silver and black foil

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MachineHouse

The Machine House is a high gain humbucker available in 12.5K to 18K (depending on the tone/gain you require) and using 3 magnets; a large Alnico V for the main central magnet and 2 ceramic flanks for full thick tone with plenty of gain and fantastic mids. The trebs will sustain all day while the bass is full without being muddy or overpowering. 4 conductor wiring for all the options with your choice of uncovered or covered in nickel, chrome, raw nickel, gold or burnt chrome. Available in 7 and 8 string too. DCR: 12.5-18K.* 

£190 for uncovered set

£210 for covered set

 

£100 for uncovered single

£110 for covered single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

+£5 per gold, silver and black foil

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House 4-5 Special Humbucker

With our award winning unique design using both Alnico IV and V magnets and dual coils that control the bass 3 strings and treb 3 strings separately. Under the 3x3 cover are "focuser" slugs that push the magnetic field back onto itself. All this creates a humbucker with the clarity and articulation of a single coil, especially on the trebel strings. The string to string balance is unrivalled in a humbucker. Turn it down a little on the guitar and it sounds like a single coil with no hum. Covers come in nickel, chrome, raw nickel, gold or burnt chrome. Available as a hotter 8-5 Special Humbucker as well for more gain and presence. DCR: 4-5 8K bridge, 7.6K neck. 8-5 12.5K.*

£185 for set

£95 for single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black 

+£20 aged set

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Tronbuckers

Exact reproductions of the original Gretsch type Filtertron pickups but in a full sized humbucker housing. These have the same lower impedence wind but with a very strong magnetic field due to an oversized Alnico V magnet, just like the originals. These have all the jangle you want when clean but will give an aggressive growl cranked up while keeping all its trebs. Available as 4 conductor or vintage braid hook up and H or 11 style covers in nickel, chrome, raw nickel, gold or burnt chrome. DCR: 4.5K bridge, 4K neck.*

£205 for set

£105 for single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

 

+£5 per gold, silver or black foils

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FilterHouse

True reproductions of the original mid 50's design with that authentic Gretsch jangle and growl. A pwerful magnetic field with low impedance is the name of the game with Filtertron type pickups. These are made in the original size and available in surface mount or surround mount and traditional or Blacktop style covers in nickel, chrome, gold, raw nickel or burnt chrome. DCR: 4.5K bridge, 4K neck.*

£205 for set

£105 for single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

+£5 per gold, silver or black foils

+£20 aged set

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TruPAFs

Our bestselling and award winning humbuckers! Described as the most authentic PAF tone available. 2 years of research went into developing these after having repaired, measured and listened to dozens of original PAF pickups. Matched as a set of Alnico II bridge and Alnico V neck (we can also recommend Alnico III neck for a slightly mellow output) and 42 awg plain enamel wire to give the best quintessential sounds of PAFs in each position. Butyrate bobbins and wood spacers with 50's type, low carbon steel parts work together to give that unique PAF sound which is often described as a P90 tone without the hum. These come with vintage braid hook up wire and unpotted just like the originals. TruPAFs are the most lively and dynamic humbuckers we make. Available in all bobbin colours as well as covered in nickel, chrome, gold, raw nickel, cosmo black or burnt chrome.

We also make these in the Peter Green style with out of phase middle position. The TruPAF Verdi set has a regular TruPAF in the bridge and an Alnico V neck that is reverse polarity and wound with formvar wire just like the botched repair on Peter's original burst. DCR: 7.8K bridge, 7.4K neck.*    

£200 uncovered set

£220 covered set

£105 uncovered single

£115 covered single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

 

+£20 aged set

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The WideOnes

Built as direct drop in replacements for the Fender wide range our WideOnes can be made in several different voicings. The '72 style uses threaded magnet poles and the higher wind for both the bridge and neck, just like the originals. These pack a big punch with a very full, fat bottom end and punchy mid range peak but the clarity and string balance closer to a single coil. These can also be made like any of our other humbuckers in any output or magnet choice. Available in chrome, nickel, gold, raw nickel or burnt chrome covers. DCR: 10.5K bridge, 8K neck .*

From £250 for magnet pole '72 set

£185 for set

£95 for single

+£5 per gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

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LittleHouse mini humbucker

Just like the old Les Paul Deluxe models. These mini humbuckers give that more mid range and clear tone thhat comes frome the smaller, cooler coils. Available in Alnico II, III, IV, VIII and ceramic with covers in chrome, nickel, raw nickel, gold and burnt chrome. DCR: 6.5K.*

£195 for set

£100 for single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

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ToneSmith

The perfect jazz pickup based on the Johnny Smith floating mini humbucker. The perfect warm, rounded, hum-free tone for jazz and blues. No mud and healthy mid range with an Alnico V bar magnet (also great in Alnico II for a more rounded and smooth tone). Built very differently from a normal mini humbucker as it uses a bar magnet inside the inner coil with an inductance plate inside to extend the magnetic field making for a very unique sound used by many of the jazz greats. Available as neck mount or pickgaurd mount in nickel or gold. DCR: 6.3K.*

£125 neck bracket or scratchplate mount

+£10 for gold

+£10 aged

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FireHouse

Classic Firebird sound. Clear and punchy with sparkly trebs and a nicely rounded low end. They snarl when cranked up but great head room on the cleans. Using a mix of Alnico II and V bar magnets in each pickup, we also offer these in Alnico III, IV, V, ceramic or any mix for a unique sound. With 42 awg coil wire, 4 conductor hook up and choice of closed top covers in chrome, nickel, gold, raw nickel and burnt chrome. DCR: 6.2K bridge, 6K neck.*

 

£195 for set

£100 for single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

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The Pheonix

This is a full, standard humbuckers sized version of our FireHouse Firebird pickups. Direct fit into any normal humbucker space these can also be customised more than their little brothers due to their larger bobbins. Using the same specs and cover options as the FireHouse as standard including 4 conductor hook up. 

DCR: 6.2K bridge, 6K neck.*

£240 for set

£125 for single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black

+£20 aged set

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HybridBucker

 

A special humbucker design that mixes the best of both Fender like single coils and Gibson like humbuckers. The slug coil uses Alnico pole slugs for very Fender single coil like tone while the screw coil work more like a standard humbucker coil with a narrower than usual bar magnet so it doesn't interfere much with the slug coil. This still works great as a full humbucker but can also be split to the slug coil for the best split humbucker sound around! magnet choice and DCR depneds on voicing and tone desired.

 

£180 for uncovered set

From £210 for covered set

£95 for uncovered single

From £105 for covered single

+£10 per gold, burnt or black 

+£20 aged set

+£5 for gold, silver and black foil

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Blade Runners

Single coil and full sized blade humbuckers. All our humbucker options are available in these blade pickkups and all come with 4conductor hook up for all wiring options. Single coil sized Blades Runners are available in Tele bridge and Strat sizes.

From £90 for single

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Bass

J-Bass

'62 and 70's style J-bass pickups use flat Alnico V magnets with original spacing for the bridge and neck positions. Plenty of spank and more forward mids on the bridge and a big yet clear neck. As with all our pickups its all about the articulation and balance between the strings. The '62s have a touch more mids and gain while the 70's is a bit less aggressive with more presence and upper mids due to the lower resistance. Cloth covered hook up for '62 or vintage correct plastic for 70's. Available in black or white covers. 5 string models available as well. DCR: '62 8.2K bridge, 7.8K neck, 70's 7.6k bridge, 7.2K neck.*RWRP

£155 for set

£85 for single

5 String J Bass from £95

+£20 aged set

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P-Bass

'62 and 70's style P-bass pickup use flat Alnico V magnets with original spacing for the bridge and neck positions. Very full and with a bit of a peak in the mids. The '62s have a touch more mids and gain while the 70's is a bit less aggressive with more presence and upper mids due to the lower resistance. 5 string version available as well. Cloth covered hook up for '62 or vintage correct plastic for 70's. Available in black or white covers. DCR: '62 10.5K bridge, 70's 9.8K.*

£85 P-bass

5 String P Bass from £95

+£20 aged

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P/J sets from £150

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Custom soap bar style humbucking bass pickups also available on request for 4, 5 and 6 string basses.

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Re-winds and Services

We undertake all types of re-wind, repair and modification work on any pickup. From wax potting to new hook up leads, magnets or covers. All rewinds are carried out using period correct wire and winding.

Wax potting from £20

4 conductor conversion from £30

Re-winds from £40 for single coil, £75 for full humbucker (both coils). Includes wax potting.

New covers installed from £25 incl. re-waxing and cover.

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Sounds

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Reviews
Artist/Friends List

Reviews

Guitar Magazine August 2015-1960 S-Types review.

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Guitar Magazine 2016-Heavy HouseP94 review.

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Guitar Magazine November 2016-The 4-5 Humbucker review.

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Guitar Magazine 2017-E-Type Jags and JazzHouse review.

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Guitar Magazine January 2018-TruPAFS review.

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Guitar Magazine-Interview with House Of Tone.

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Guitar Magazine July 2018-Texas Tea T-Types review.

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Guitar Player Magazine March 2018-1960 S-Types review.

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Guitarist Magazine Nov. 2018 Interview with Matt about the history of Tele pickups

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Guitar Magazine Filter'Tron Shootout.

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Artist/Friends List

Mick Anker-Bassist for UK band The Blow Monkeys. Mick uses a custom high wind set of J-Bass pickups.

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Jon Coley-Manchester based singer/songwriter with a fantastic, unique sound with a mix of folk, blues and Americana. Jon uses a HSS set with House Special Alnico V bridge and 1960 S-Types

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Crimson Guitars-UK Guitar company making custom guitars, luthier tools as well as one of the worlds largest guitar making school. We are very happy to supply all pickups for their guitar making students as well as making all the Hooker humbucker sets made to their specs. Through their work with Robert Fripp of King Crimson, we have also put the 4-5 humbucker in the bridge position of two of his guitars.

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Gallops-Welsh experimental/electronic band that take our pickups to a whole new level. Both Brad Whyte and Mark Huckridge use House Of Tone. Mick has a set of JazzHouse while Brad has just about one of everything!

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Dan Donnelly-Guitarist for The Wonderstuff as well as work with the Levellers, Oysterband and his solo work. Dan has a set of Steel House 5-8 humbuckers.

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The Kentucky Headhunters-Grammy and CMA award winning country rock band from the states. Lead guitarist Greg Martin has played with them all and has a hell of a collection of vintage guitars as well as his own signature Collectors Choice Gibson Les Paul. He uses a custom set of Texas Tea S-Types with reverse stagger. Doug Phelps the bassist uses our '62 P-bass pickup. 

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Jim Kirkpatrick-Guitarist for UK rock band FM, Bernie Marsden Band, Rhino's Revenge (Status Quo) and Heavy Weather. Jim also takes on guitar students and has performed loads of session work. Jim uses the Steel House 5-8 set as well as a custom Nighthawk pickup.

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Jon Fellowes-Chester based session guitarist and music journalist. Jon uses the Steel House 5-8 set, 1960 S-Types and custom P/J bass set.

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Ian Prowse-Liverpool singer/songwriter with the band Amsterdam and previous band Pele. Ian uses a set of '66 style T-Types.

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british indie rock band The Courteeners. Joe Cross uses a custom modified set of Starcaster Bass pickups to give a sound closer to his favourite P bass and Daniel "Conan" Moores plays a hot set of Blacktop Style FilterHouses.

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Dr. Robert-Guitarist/Singer for UK band The Blow Monkeys. Dr. Robert main guitar uses a set of Texas Tea S-Types.

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Luis Santos-Guitarist for Liverpool based band All We Are. Luis uses the Heavy House P94 set and House Special humbuckers.

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San Lorenz-Northwest UK indie rock band. Pete Harrison has a unique sound and writing style. Pete uses the 4-5 humbucker.

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Sustinere-Chester based rock duo. Rob Jones uses the SteelHouse 5-8 set.

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Adam Webb of Alive-A Tribute to Pearl Jam and Heartbreak-Tom Petty Shows plays a set of Texas Tea T-Types in his Fender Tele, a set of TruPAFs in his Gibson 335 and a SteelHouse 5-8 set in his gold top Les Paul.

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Jack Taylor-UK guitarist and guitar tutor. Jack uses our TruPAFs, House Special T-Types and Heavy House P94's.

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Neil Taylor-Neil has been on some amazing records over his career as touring and session player. He was the original guitarist for Tears For Fears as well as guitarist for Robbie Williams, Chris de Burgh, Natalie Imbruglia, Peter Gabriel, Rod Stewart, Morrissey, Tina Turner, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, Holly Johnson, Paul Young, Climie Fisher, and more. Neil uses a custom set of Texas Tea S-Types.

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Vivian Varghese-Guitar builder based in Karala, India. Vivian uses House Of Tone for all mods and upgrades he performs as well as his custom guitars.

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Simon Campbell of Starlite&Campbell. We teamed up with Simon for a very interesting project revamping a Japanese Mosrite double neck. We re-built the 4 P90's on this rare guitar to the specific sounds that Simon was looking for. He also a Duesenberg is also now sporting a set of Heavy House P94s and a custom made Springer guitar with our Alnico II FireHouse set.

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Fretronics Audio- based in Glasgow offering custom engineering repairs and solutions to all audio equipment as well as designing and making custom effects. All pickup repairs and mods for Fretronics come to House Of Tone.

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Peaness, Chester based indie-rock band with a fantastic indie sound with an edge of punk. Balla currently uses a Wide One neck humbucker with a House Special T bridge in a modified Telecaster Thinline Deluxe.

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Martin Byrne-Liverpool based bass player extraordinaire! Martin has played all over the world with some fantastic musicians. Currently with Zeppelin tribute Mothership as well as Pink Floyd tribute Eclipse Floyd. Martin plays a custom set of our House Special J-Bass pickups.

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Al Vosper-Al has been sharing the stage with some amazing musicians all over the world. Al has been guitarist with a large variety of artists including Anastacia, Paul Young, David Essex, Joe Cocker, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Mike Rutherford, Sarah Brightman and Lulu among many others. He plays a customised set of our Texas Tea S-Types.

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Neil Jones and Neil Sheasby of Stone Foundation. Midlands based soul, funk and overall groove band. Jones has a custom set with an Alnico II Texas Tea T-Bridge and a WideOne 4-5 Special Humbucker neck in his Tele Custom. Sheasby uses our 70's P-Bass pickup in one of his Frankenbasses.

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Mark Harding, guitarist for UK based Bon Jovi tribute Wrong Jovi has a custom Sambora style HSS strat set. These guys are one the top Bon Jovi tributes and throw one hell of a fun show!

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Luis Bird, a talented guitarist working at Anderton's Music and proud endorsee of our 4-5 Special Humbuckers and the MachineHouse, custom HSS loaded pickguard and a clone set of the EJ Strats.

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Asif Asgar, guitarist, composer and lyricist for rock bands Arbovirus and Offend My Ego. Asif has custom made guitars by Beshi Joss Custom Guitars with both the TruPAFs and one of our soap bar P90s.

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Paul Kappa, the Liverpool guitar legend know for the band Cat Scratch Fever and, most recently, The Amazing Kappa Band. Paul has been resident at the famous Cavern Club and Pub for over 18 years. Paul has a set of 1960 S-Types in a custom Strat, a House Special T-Set in a Tele thinline and a set of FilterHouse in a custom Cabronita type build.

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Aaron Keylock, who fronts the rock and roll band Silveroller, has a set of our Texas Tea T-Types in his Tele. Aaron is a highly energetic and talented guitarist keeping alive some proper old school rock guitar sounds. These guys are a fantastic UK band with a great sound that's not to be missed.

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Pat Faherty, guitarist and singer with the raw, electric, Chicago style blues band GA-20, one of the top blues acts going right now. Pat has a 70's Aria 1202T archtop with our custom humbucking take on the old Matsumoku trapezoid pickups. He also has a custom MachineHouse made in a Jazzmaster mount for his other metal work.

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Matt Stubbs, also with the blues band GA-20, is currently test driving his own custom set of T-Types made speacially for him.

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McKinley James is an fantastic Nashville based blues, soul and r n b guitarist and singer with afantastic sound and feel. His fantastic partscaster made from an early prototype 1954 Strat body using our very first True Historic Series '54 S-Type clones as well as a set of TruPAF Verdi Peter Greens.

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Dom Martin, the Irish bluesman with his own intense take on the blues and a little Rory Gallagher influence thrown in, Dom is rising through the ranks of the modern blues world and winner for the 2024 UK Blues Award for Best Album of The Year. He's playing his customised burnt chrome TruPAF Verdi set, HybridBucker set, and TruPAF Alnico III set.

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We've made many pickups, all of unique design, in collaboration with Gino Wong at the Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project in Philadelphia, PA USA. Please check these guys out.

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Nineteen67 Guitars, a Kent, UK based boutique guitar company, making unique designs with a great retro look and feel. We've made loads of P90s and many custom builds for most all of their range. 

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Dave O'Grady, guitarist of Irish Americana/blues band Seafoam Green plays a custom matched set of Heavy House Alnico II bridge and TruPAF neck in custom aluminium diamond cage covers.

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Cameron Kimbrough, of hill country blues band Memphissippi Sounds and grandson of the great bluesman Junior Kimbrough, plays an aged black Alnico II FireHouse pickup in one of his Teles.

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Chris Turpin of Ida Mae and Mirador, UK/Nashville based blues-folk rock guitarist, has one of our loaded Strat guards with a custom set of S-Types using a hot '59 bridge, '68 Special middle and '59 clone neck in his 1966 Fender Strat.

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Zachary and Andy Gabbard of The Gabbard Brothers, The Buffalo Killers and The Black Keys. These brother are fantastic musicians and song writer in ther own right as well as being the regular touring and senssion band with The Black Keys. Zach has a custom P-Bass set with a mix of '62 and 70's style coils along with a Blade Runner bridge and Bronco neck in his custom made Jagstang by Retroroc Guitar while Andy has a custom mixed magnet FireHouse set.

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The Cinelli Brothers, the fantastic London based blues and soul band, winners of the 2024 UK Blues Award for Best Blues Band of The Year. Marco Cinelli uses a custom set of House Special P90s in his Airline Guitar, Tom Julian Jones has hot LittleHouse mini humbucker and the guys all take turns on a P-Bass loaded with our '62 style pickup.

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Ben Graham, session bassist as well bass player for Dom Martin uses a custom '51 style P-Bass and a '62 style P-Bass pickups.

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We are very honoured to have given some super special humbuckers to Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. These were made like a HybridBucker with one coil having individual Alnico poles adn the other coil was wound like a Teisco gold foil with a rubber ferrite magnet underneath.

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Murat Aktürk, guitarist for New York city rock band Daddy Long Legs has a custom built Tele from Gabs Guitars with a set of our reproduction of the Silvertone 1446 mini humbuckers specially made for Murat.

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The Last Dinner Party, British alternative rock band with an amazingly unique sound. Guitarist Emily Roberts has a custom triple gold foil minin humbucker set in one of her St. Vincent Music Man guitar and bassist Georgia has long pole P/J bass set.

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Steve Fox Harris, long time guitarist for Gary Numan, uses a matched set of our TruPAF bridge and RedHouse P90 soap bar neck.

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Tim Slade, bassist with Gary Numan, uses a set of '62 style J-Bass pickups in his Fender '62 reissue bass.

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Barry Burns, guitarists with Mogwai, the pioneering Scottish post-rock band, uses a set of our Texas Tea T-Types in one of his Telecasters.

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Our new HybridBucker, the best pickup for getting a mix of Fender like tones and a traditional humbucker with the best split tone of any of our pickups.

The new T-90 Tele bridge pickup gives P90 like tones for your Tele.

The True Historic Series is our most accurate clones of historic pickups from specific years.

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All our pickups are hand made to order and delivery times vary depending on the workload at the time. please enquire for current build time.

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Payment is made through PayPal invoice which we send to your email and  can easily be used with or without a PayPal account. BACS transfer is also available.

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House Of Tone Pickups

96 Northgate St.

Chester

CH1 2HT  United Kingdom

 

houseoftonepickups@gmail.com


Tel: +44 (0)779 169 1251

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All sales final, cancellations and  returns are not accepted outside of warranty terms. All pickups are all custom made one at a time and come with a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser that covers defects in material or craftsmanship. In the case of faults House Of Tone Pickups reserves the right to replace or repair. Does not cover natural wear and tear, accidental damage including from installation or modification. Customers outside the UK are responsible for any customs, import, duty or handling fees that may be incurred.

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