Pickup Brand Central (list of pickups)

What pickups do you have in your guitar(s)?

  • A Little Thunder

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Aero Instruments

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Aguilar

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Allparts

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Bare Knuckle Pickups

    Votes: 18 14.1%
  • Bartolini

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Benedetti

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bill Lawrence (original)

    Votes: 13 10.2%
  • Bill Lawrence (USA)

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Blackwater

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brierley Guitar Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bulldog Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Burns

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cream T Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Creamery Pickups

    Votes: 6 4.7%
  • Crel

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Curtis Novak

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Danelectro

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Dean

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Dimarzio

    Votes: 51 39.8%
  • Dominger

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Don Mare Pickups

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Dragonfire

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • EMG

    Votes: 21 16.4%
  • Entwistle

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Epiphone

    Votes: 6 4.7%
  • ESP

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Fastback

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fender

    Votes: 43 33.6%
  • Fishman

    Votes: 11 8.6%
  • Fralin

    Votes: 16 12.5%
  • Gibson

    Votes: 37 28.9%
  • GraphTech

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Guild

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • GuitarFetish

    Votes: 10 7.8%
  • Honey Badger

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • House of Tone

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Ibanez

    Votes: 7 5.5%
  • Irongear

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Jim Wagner Pickups

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Joe Barden

    Votes: 7 5.5%
  • Kent Armstrong

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Kiesel/Carvin

    Votes: 7 5.5%
  • Kinman

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Klein

    Votes: 7 5.5%
  • Lace

    Votes: 17 13.3%
  • Langcaster

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lollar

    Votes: 21 16.4%
  • Lundgren

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Luther Lee Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Monty’s Guitars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Oil City Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • PRS

    Votes: 12 9.4%
  • Railhammer

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Rebel Relic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Reilander

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Reverend

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rio Grande

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • RMC Pickup

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Roadhouse

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • Rocketfire

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rockfield Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Schecter

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Seymour Duncan

    Votes: 73 57.0%
  • Shadow

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Sheptone

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Suhr

    Votes: 7 5.5%
  • Tesla

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Throbak

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Tonerider

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Tornade MS Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • TV Jones

    Votes: 12 9.4%
  • Vintage Vibe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wolfetone

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • Zexcoil

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Zhangbucker Pickups

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Tim White Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • OX4 Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • J. M. Rolph Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Nordstrand Pickups

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • Iconix Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Righteous Sound Pickups

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • AnalogMan Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Rumpelstiltskin Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Gretsch

    Votes: 5 3.9%
  • Rautia

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Catswhisker Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Telenator

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • MAMA pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Shoreline

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Organic pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Leddin vintage Guitars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Artec

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Smitty guitars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sanford Magnetics

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mighty Mite

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Armstrong Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Ron Ellis pickups

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • McNelly Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Alembic

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wiggins Brand

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Virgil Arlo Vintage Guitar Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Harmonic Design Custom Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • ReWind Electric

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nick Silver Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Motor City Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Pork Roll Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Revel Custom Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Alexander Pribora Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vineham Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Bootstrap Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Darkmoon Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Golden Age Pickups (Stew Mac)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mojotone Pickups

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Häussel Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Cavalier Pickups

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Blackfire Pickups

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    128

TBurst Std

Senior member
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Logrinn said:
TBurst Std said:
Well some pickups I have that I do not see listed are:

Tim White
OX4
Zhangbucker
JM Rolph

Added!
(Although I couldn't find a link to Tim White Pickups. I did see some mentions about his pickups no longer being available though. Please correct me if I'm wrong.)
That is correct. You can only find them now used on Reverb and eBay. Last time I checked, a pair sold for $600. And yes, they are that good. Not saying $600 good, but they really are that good. The OX4 are close.
 

AutoBat

Senior member
Messages
3,589
I have:
Fender Vintage Noiseless (1st gen) in my Strat
Fender Squier 60s Vibe in my Jazz bass (stock pups)
EMG 81x/85x in my VIP
 

TBurst Std

Senior member
Messages
2,668
Probably should add Gretsch for the Gretsch owners who haven't replace or gotten from the factory with TV Jones.
 

Logrinn

Senior member
Messages
3,597
TBurst Std said:
Probably should add Gretsch for the Gretsch owners who haven't replace or gotten from the factory with TV Jones.

Good idea. I've now added Gretsch as well as Rautia, a finnish manufacturer I had forgotten.

 

Verne Bunsen

Senior member
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2,473
I don't have a set of these yet, but building a guitar around a set of Telenator WRHBs has long been on my list. And probably there will remain for a time...

Telenator
http://www.telenator.com/pickups/
 

ghotiphry

Senior member
Messages
1,537
Very interesting.  I'm surprised to find Dimarzio so popular.  Hmmm...  Dimarzio was on my short list, I went with the Nordstrands instead.  Lemme think about this for a bit.
 

Logrinn

Senior member
Messages
3,597
Well, to be honest, Dimarzio and Seymour Duncan has to be two of the biggest pickup brands out there.
But I know what you mean.

Another thing - this "infogram" will be much more interesting in, let's say, a year from now. If people continue to add to it, I mean. Then we would really see more representative results. Could be fun!

 

musicispeace

Senior member
Messages
997
Awesome project on these lists. many thanks. I watched an episode of the Doug and Pat show on youtube today and one maker they demo'd was Wizz Pickups and I have to say those were mighty good sounding PAFs. Had never heard of them but Doug and Pat have been trotting out humbuckers in demo's that were news to me. I have not tried Wolfetone yet but have spoken to the man himself and would like to try something of his. I have to chime in on Bill Lawrence, would love to try them also. Presently very happy with Kleins in a couple of my guitars.  :headbang4:
 
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weezingthejuicebodhi

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Hate to play necromancer on an older thread but I just wanted to toss my hat in.

Lindy Fralin P90s (Standard) - I use a standard set of his P90s in my ES-339. No matter what else I try or grabs my attention for a few hours/weeks, I keep coming back. I think these are my favorite overall pickups and are absolutely worth every penny. Can't recommend Lindy and his character+quality enough.

Shoreline Pickups USS NJ http://shorelineie.com/- Val is a local maker near me in NJ. He makes incredible pickups. I have his USS NJ vintage PAF style set and they are beautiful. They are lightly potted and absolutely thrive in clean or over drive tones. They respond to volume control and picking dynamics incredibly.
 

Logrinn

Senior member
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3,597
Thanks for the tip about the Shoreline's. I'll add those shortly together with some other brands that are not yet on the list.
You did tick the ones you've got in the list, didn't you?
 
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weezingthejuicebodhi

Guest
Logrinn said:
Thanks for the tip about the Shoreline's. I'll add those shortly together with some other brands that are not yet on the list.
You did tick the ones you've got in the list, didn't you?

Sure did!
 

musicispeace

Senior member
Messages
997
Just got a set of P90's from Sanford Magnetics in Eastern Canada after hearing them on the Doug and Pat Show. Waiting for a set of Tone Specific tele pickups that appears to come from San Diego.
 

Logrinn

Senior member
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3,597
I added seven new pickup brands in the list and poll thingy. Thanks to everyone that contributed to these tips.
 

AirCap

Senior member
Messages
1,003
How about some blasts from the past?

SuperRock
PJ Marx
Mighty-Mite
Dan Armstrong
Kent Armstrong

 

rgand

Senior member
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That list is getting quite complete. It's fun to see I have the most, and almost least, popular ones. :icon_thumright:
 

Steve_Karl

Senior member
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1,626
no option for Alembic? (too uncommon I suspect)
I have 2 Warmoth strats with Alembic systems in them.
 
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