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All our pickups are fully customisable to the tone and look you need and usually at no extra cost. Everything we make comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Single Coils

 
 
 
 
 
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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. TruPAFs are in the original 49.2mm spacing for both bridge and neck.

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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 any of our humbucker covers (H, 11, 6 hole, no hole, open top and foils) in choice of nickel, chrome, raw nickel, gold, cosmo 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. DCR: 8K bridge, 7.6K neck.*

 

£150 for uncovered set

£170 for covered set

 

£80 for uncovered single

£90 for covered single

+£5 per gold and black

+£5 for gold, silver black foils

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Steel House 

The Steel House was designed to be a versatile humbucker for when you need you 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 chice of all cover styles in most 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.*

£150 for uncovered set

£170 for covered set

 

£80 for uncovered single

£90 for covered single

+£5 per gold and black

+£5 per gold foil

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Machine House

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 nickel, chrome, raw nickel, gold or burnt chrome. Available in 7 and 8 string too. DCR: 12.5-18K.*

£155 for uncovered set

£175 for covered set

 

£85 for uncovered single

£95 for covered single

+£5 per gold and black

+£5 per gold 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 7.8K bridge, 7.4K neck. 8-5, 12.5K.*

£170 for set

£90 for single

+£5 per gold 

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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 low impedence wind but with a high inductance. using an oversized Alnico V magnet for a strong magnetic field, these have all the jangle you want when clean but will give an aggressive growl cranked up while keeeping 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.*

£170 for set

£90 for single

+£5 per gold

+£5 per gold, silver black foils

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FilterHouse

True reproductions of the original mid 50's design with that authentic Gretsch Jangle and Growl. High inductance with low impedance is the name of the game with Filtertron type pickups. In the original size and available in surface or English mount and covers in nickel, chrome, gold, raw nickel or burnt chrome. DCR: 4.5K bridge, 4K neck.*

£170 for set

£90 for single

+£5 per gold cover

+£5 per gold, silver or black foils

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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 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 uncovered in black,zebra or double creram bobbins and covered in nickel, chrome, gold, raw nickel, cosmo black or burnt chrome.

We also make these in the Peter Green style. The TruPAF Verdi set has a regular TruPAF in the bridge and a neck that is reverse wound (for the out of phase effect) with formvar wire just like the botched repair on Peter's original burst. DCR: 7.8K bridge, 7.3K neck.*    

£185 uncovered set

£205 covered set

£95 uncovered single

£105 covered single

+£5 per gold or black

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The Wide Ones

Built as a modern take on the 70's Wide Range pickups. These pack a big punch with a very full bottom end and punchy mid range peak. the bridge will give a good amount of gain for your lead tones while the neck is underwound for a smoother rhythm tone that keeps the clarity. Available in chrome, nickel, gold, raw nickel or burnt chrome covers and Alnico II, III, IV, V, VIII or ceramic magnets. DCR: 10.5K bridge, 8K neck.*

£170 for set

£90 for single

+£5 per gold cover

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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.*

£170 for set

£90 for single

+£5 per gold cover

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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. 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: 6.4K.*

£90

+£5 for gold

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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 2 Alnico II bar magnets like the early ones, we also offer these in Alnico III, IV, V, ceramic or a 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: 6.5K bridge, 6.3K neck.*

 

£170 for set

£90 for single

+£5 per gold cover

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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.

£240 for set of 3 Strat style

£85 for single

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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 mids on the bridge and a big yet clear neck. As with all our pickups its all about the articualtion and balance between the strings. The '62s have abit more attack on the upper mids due to the heavy formvar wire while the 70's is a bit less aggressive with the plain enamel wire and lower resistance. Cloth covered hook up leads available in black or white covers. Made in 4 and 5 string models. DCR: '62 8.2K bridge, 7.9K neck, 70's 6.8K bridge, 6.5K neck.*RWRP

£135 '62 set

£70 '62 single

£140 70's set

£70 70's single

Add £15 for Double Decker stacked version

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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.  Plenty of spank and mids on the bridge and a big yet clear neck. As with all our pickups its all about the articualtion and balance between the strings. The '62s have abit more attack on the upper mids due to the heavy formvar wire while the 70's is a bit less aggressive with the plain enamel wire and lower resistance.Cloth covered hook up leads available in black or white covers. DCR: '62 10.7K bridge, 70's 10.2K.*

£65 '62 P-bass

£70 70's P-bass

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P/J sets from £130

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

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Bass

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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 £15

4 conductor conversion £40 incl. re-waxing if necessary

Re-winds £35 for single coil, £60 for full humbucker

New covers installed from £25 incl. re-waxing

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RWRP means Reverse Wind Reverse Polarity. When2 pickups are in RWRP and on at the same time they cancel out the single coil hum.

*= DC resistance values are approximate due to the nature of hand winding and temperature variation.

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Sounds

Click here to visit our Soundcloud page with play list with loads of sound clips of our pickups.

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Videos

S-Types:
All are available staggered or flat poles.
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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: 6.25K all three.* RWRP
£160 for set of 3
£65 for single
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Texas Tea S-Types:
The choice for Texas blues and SRV tone. 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. 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, 6.25K neck.* RWRP
£160 for set of 3
£65 for single
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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 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
£170 for set of 3
£70 for single
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T-Types
All are available staggered or flat poles.
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House Special T-Types:
These are a modern take on the original 1952-54 Tele pickups. All the twang you expect from the bridge witha decent amount of growl when crancked. 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 especiall when the 2 pickkups 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, black or raw nickel. DCR: 7.3K bridge, 7K neck.* RWRP
£135 for the set
£65 for single bridge
£70 for single neck
+£5 for gold and black
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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 or black. DCR: 9K bridge, 8.5K neck.*

 

£145 for Broadcaster set

 

£75 for Broadcaster single/Esquire bridge

 

+£5 for gold or black

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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 and raw nickel. DCR: 9K bridge, 7.2K neck.* RWRP
£140 for the set
£70 for single bridge
£70 for single neck
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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, 6.5K neck.* RWRP
£145 for set
£75 for single
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JazzHouse
Our take on the Jazzmaster pickups. These are made to the early 60's specs with a formvar wire and, 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: 7K bridge, 6.5K neck.* RWRP
£125 for set
£65 for single
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Broncos 
Bronco Mustang pickups. Formvar wire gives that Strat like attack on the bridge with a chimey and round neck pickup. Alnico II bridge and Alnico V neck with vintage cloth covered hook up leads and closed top covers in white or black. DCR: 6K bridge, 5.8K neck.* RWRP
£120 for set
£65 for single
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House Special P90 (soap bar and dog ear)
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 3 conductor wiring and choice of Alnico II, III or IV as well. Dog ear covers in black or cream and soap bar covers in black, cream or metal covers (chrome, nickel, black, gold or burnt chrome). Dog ears avaialable in metal covered Casino style. DCR: 8.2K bridge, 8K neck.* RWRP
£145 for set
£75 for single
+£15 per metal cover
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Heavy House P94
Based on our House Special P90's but in a humbucker size and mount. All that P90 power and tone but fits into any humbucker guitar. 3 conductor wiring and open top cover avaialble in chrome, nickel, raw nickel, gold and burnt chrome. DCR: 7.8K bridge, 7.4K neck.* RWRP
£170 for set
 
£90 for single
+£5 per gold and black
+£5 per gold, silver black foils
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RedHouse P94
The RedHouse P94 pickup is one seriously unique single coil. This humbucker sized P90 uses special alnico 5 pole pieces at 21mm long to help get a tone between the old staple P90's and Dynasonics (especially when ordered with fat 1/4" magnets. 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! 3 conductor wire and available in Chrome, nickel, raw nickel, gold and burnt chrome covers. DCR: 7.2K bridge, 7K neck.* RWRP
 
£180 for set
 
£95 for single
+£5 per gold
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Double Deckers
Our vintage voiced, stacked single coils. Bucks the hum and retains most of that single coil tone and keeping the classic look in your guitar. 4 conductor hook up leads and available in Strat, Tele, Jag, Jazzmaster and J Bass.
+£15 to the pickup you want stacked
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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 fo Tele pickups

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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-Chester 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 and luthier tools. Through their work with Robert Fripp of King Crimson, we have 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 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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Joe Cross of The Courteeners uses a custom modified set of Starcaster Bass pickups to give tones closer to favourite P bass.

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Ragh Guitars-Scottish based guitar builders making some very original designs as well as tools and kit guitars. Ragh exclusively uses House Of Tone in their builds.

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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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Six String Supplies-Makers of top quality wiring looms. They now stock and sell House Of Tone through their site and also have Strat scratchplates loaded with our 1960 S-Types.

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

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

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Adam Webb of Pearl Jam UK plays a set of Texas Tea T-Types in his Fender Tele and set of TruPAFs in his Gibson 335.

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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 the Starlite Campbell band. This Isle of Man 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.

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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.

News

We are pleased to announce that Six String Supplies Ltd. are now stockist and dealer for House Of Tone Pickups!

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We will next be exhibiting in the UK at The Northwest Guitar Show at Haydock Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows on Sunday the 19th of May 2019.

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Contact and Ordering

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