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

stratamania

Senior member
Messages
9,483
FredStarter said:
ragamuffin said:
FredStarter said:
So, I am getting closer to pulling the trigger on my first build, a stratocaster style build. I am now working on deciding what pre-loaded pickguard to get. I am looking for something that will prioritize in terms of sound the following: (1) Blues, Americana, Rock; not interested in grunge or metal at all. As to brands I am looking at the following: Lace, Dimarzio, Fralin, Mojotone, or Seymour Duncan. I have narrowed it down to those as they are the ones I am most familiar with through my research. For this first time through I am looking for minimal soldering.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what brand/item would work best for my desired sound? Thanks!

Are you going to use the regular strat S-S-S setup? Just based on your listed genres there's TONS of pickups that could fit the bill... Pretty much anything in the low to mid output category. Is there any particular guitarist/song you like the tone of? Any particular strat that you've played that you like the tone of? What guitars do you have now and do you want similar or different?
(1) Regular S-S-S
(2) Tab Benoit, Robin Trower, Mick Ralphs. Not sure about songs, I have really varied listening tastes. I like Daydream by Robin Trower, Nice and Warm by Tab Benoit, Born under a Bad Sign by Mick Ralphs. Not sure if that helps.
(3)Not really, no strat preference yet
(4) I actually used to play electric guitar, more American oriented at the time. Sadly I sold my 2, now vintage guitars. I had a late 1960's gold top Les Paul, and a late 50's Telecaster, and a Twin Reverb amp.
If I had the funds I would look at a Fender Custom shop Robin Trower model, but sadly it is out of my budget.
Thanks for your reponse, I hope mine helps.

Your question would be better in its own thread.
 

bostjan

Active member
Messages
33
My two main standard guitars are Oni's with Oni pickups.

My main microtonal guitar has Elysian pickups.

I know both of those are boutique brands, but they're reasonably popular for boutique brands.

I've gone through phases during which I was quite experimental with my pickups.  Most of the brands I've tried at some point or another are not on the list, but then again, I don't have those anymore, either.

But I highly recommend Oni guitars and pickups - their guitars are some of the most stunning guitars I've seen and they are super comfortable to play and sound spectacular.

For people in the USA who like novel technologies and a more unique tone, I highly recommend Elysian tuned aperture pickups.
 
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