Customer Testimonials:

Here is some feedback from some of my customers:

- Strat Pickups

Hi John put the pickups on yesterday very happy with the sound better than the toneriders thanks alot

I do hope others invest in them they give out a great sound they are very clear & alot sharper having great pleasure in playing my guitar now.The shadows I play sound alot different.Just great.Move over Hank Marvin HEE HEE
cheers bruce.

Bruce Molloy, New Zealand - Sept 2009

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Hi John,
I installed them them the other day in a Warmoth project that is now complete.  I must say your pickups are sensational.  Totally unexpected. I know it's a cliche, but "rings like a bell" comes to mind.  I guess the guitar helps too, swamp ash one piece body and rosewood neck, hard tail.
So thanks heaps for these.

Next question now.  Tele pickups and maybe another strat set with a different wind?  Hope you are still doing them!
Gary. Aug 2009

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Hi John,

After receiving the pickups from you, I spent the day turning my Fender into a FENDER. The sound has changed drastically and now the Shadows I play actually sounds like the Shadows. The notes are richer, clearer and clean and I am thrilled. I cannot thank you enough. The instructions you sent were spot on and easy to read. I can't brag about you enough to my friends. 

Many thanks,

Bob Edwards

South Australia

 

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"Recently I installed into my 57/62 RI Stratocaster which had Texas Specials in it, a set of P/ups that John made for me, these without doubt would be the cleanest sounds I have heard in many a year. As I said, John made them to my specs as to my playing I like the warm lows and crystal clear bell tone highs, I have that and more.
Thanks again John and keep winding the wires, your products are 1st class."

John Manley
Redcliffe Qld

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Hi John,

  I had no trouble in wiring this up per the PDF from Fender you mailed me, and the RWRP humbucking works perfectly. Great quality
wires too, I loved the cloth wrap, very easy to work with and the quality of the wire is excellent, strong and noiseless.  Now the sound. All you claimed and more. Much richer bottom end than I was expecting, especially on the neck pick up. Clean raw power right through the range on all pick ups, and quite
simply the best sounding strat I have ever played. I may get some more from you in the future. I will certainly recommend
your pickups, (already done so - Guitar Emporium in South Melb.)  Thanks again,

Geoff Irvin,

Melbourne

 

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 John,

Thanks for giving me back the real "Shadows" sounds of yesteryear. The pickups make my '57 Reissue Strat sound so vintage especially going through my EFTP Magicstomp and '66 Vox AC 30. I certainly will be giving them a big wrap to other guitarists I know.

Regards

Tom Darcy,  Clontarf ,  Qld

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"it has made this guitar so much brighter & stronger at the bottom & a not too shrill top [nice sound,,sweeter] & more clarity!!!!!!!,,,,,,,,,,"

Barry Davy,

 South Australia

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Hi John,

  I’ve been meaning to get back to you with a review of the pickups you made for me recently. I’ve been enjoying them very much.

Compared to the CS 54 pickups I previously had in my Stratocaster yours are less harsh. They have a pleasing high end perhaps due to the AlNiCo 2 magnets on the 1st 3 strings. They have slightly more authority; I guess you’d say ‘fuller’. The balance between the bridge pickup and the others is greatly improved with the over-winding and the bass plate giving it more ‘body’. I’m also pleased with the lower pole piece reducing the ‘jump-out’ factor on the G string.

  In short, I can easily find familiar vintage strat tones and now I actually use my bridge pickup. Thanks for your cooperation as I sought to achieve what I was after in a pickup.

  Regards,

  Kym

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Hi John

I put the pickups into a squire that I've had lying around and I have to say they are fantastic I was really surprised I've only brought Fender in the past but I wont be any more. cheers Luke

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Hi John,

Got the pick up yesterday and installed all the pots as well (couldn’t help myself)
I now have 3 matching pick ups thank you!
Its so good to have a decent middle pick up again it even sound good just by itself ( I rarely use just the middle pup)
The bridge pick up is wound the wrong way I am considering sending it to you to correct as it has original wire and hence short black and long white cable so it need to be extended to get to the switch.
But later at the moment I am just enjoying playing the guitar and the new nuances of positions 2, 3, & 4!

Thanks again
Excellent work

David
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Hi John

 

Installed the pick ups today without any troubles.
Sound - brilliant

My guitar sounds like superb. Honestly, i was expecting a lot less.

The neck pick up sounds so brilliant, mixed with the middle. It's got such a magnificent chime.

The sound clips on the site don't do these pick ups much justice I think.

Also, I think if you updated your website to a more modern look. These pick ups would sell like crazy

Thanks again!

Austin

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Hi John,

I just wanted say a big thankyou for the set of vintage pickups you made to go in my American Strat.
They are awesome. I like the way the pickups break up at just the right volume to get that great vintage tone.
I play through a Peavey Classic 30 tube amp and this guitar now sounds fantastic. It compliments the amp perfectly.
I will be telling everyone that I know who are passionate about guitars and getting a good sound to buy your pickups for sure.
You definitely rock

Greg, June 2010

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- Telecaster Pickups

Put the neck Tele pickup in and it sounds fantastic. Thank you. 
I was surprised, as the one I was removing was a nice 25 year old pickup that I was only, begrudgingly, removing to return to it's owner. But no comparison..... I use to only really use the neck in combination with the bridge. Now I use the neck heaps. Rich harmonics, clear and chimey. Thanks again -  really makes a difference! Guess I'll be getting a bridge one too
always was told that aged pickups sound better. Is this not the case?

Frank Roveta, Sydney- Oct 2009

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John,

I got my telecaster working with the new pickups last weekend. The pickups sound great. The bridge is nice; the neck pickup really sparkles.

Thanks,

Andrew Hennessy 22/10/09

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Hi John,
Just received my Tele back with your pickups in it.
They sound great. Clean clear, big and spanky sound. I “love em”  Very happy.

Thanks
Gary Feb 2010

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Hi John

Re the Telecaster that I put your pickups in, I must say I, and everyone else who has played the guitar, really like the fidelity and clarity of the sound. In fact of the five Teles I have, this one has now leapt to the top of the heap and several people have tried to buy it off me.
Ohad Rein aka Old Man River recently used the guitar at a gig, playing through my US-made Marsh 5E3 tweed Deluxe clone, and everyone was commenting on how great it sounded. He immediately wanted to buy the guitar too.

Clayton

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