1. A Few Of Our Favorite Boutique Guitar Pickup Brands

    When players hear the word "boutique," a single word always seems to come to mind -- expensive. And while it's true that boutique gear tends to retail at a higher price point than their mass-produced counterparts (though, not by much more these days), what is lost in the dollar amount is the unique, high-quality experiences they bring. If you've been ignoring these lesser known brands due to a few bucks, you're doing yourself and your sound a disservice as boutique pickups tend to be meticulously designed and feature a unique take that most of the big guys just don't offer. With that said, we'd like to share a few of our favorite boutique pickup brands that show their gear is well worth the price. Continue reading →
  2. Suhr Mike Landau Single Coil Pickups Review

    Suhr Mike Landau Single Coil Pickups Review
    Founded in 1997 by John Suhr, Suhr is responsible for creating some of the most highly regarded instruments, amps, effects and pickups in the business. And while they might not be as well known as Gibson or Fender, the quality of their gear can easily stand toe-to-toe with the best of them. Today, we're taking a closer look at one of the newer lines of Suhr's pickup business the Mike Landau Single-Coils. These Strat-styled single coils were tailor-made for tone aficionados. Continue reading →
  3. Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickup Set Review

    Fender Vintage 57/62 Stratocaster Pickup Set Review
      The Original 57/62 pickups set is Fender's in-house answer to single-coils that aim to deliver the vintage-Strat sound, feel and vibe in a relatively inexpensive package. Reversed engineered from a 1963 Stratocaster, these pickups can be found on the company's American Vintage Strat model. With so much competition in the realm of pickups that aim to deliver vintage Strat tone from big brands and boutique manufacturers alike, how does Fender's own set fair? Surprisingly well, actually! Continue reading →
  4. Best Replacement Pickups For Fender Stratocaster

    Best Replacement Pickups For Fender Stratocaster
    Love your Fender Stratocaster but want to upgraded the stock tone with the best replacement Strat pickups on the market? Not a problem! As one of the most influential guitars ever made, the Fender Stratocaster has a huge aftermarket pickup scene that offers nearly any Strat tone imaginable. Whether you're looking for something as close to vintage as possible, a set that's hotter than stock or maybe just single-coil pickups that can cancel the hum, we've ranked the very best Stratocaster pickups around.   Continue reading →
  5. A Few Of Our Favorite Punk Rock Guitar Pickups

    A Few Of Our Favorite Punk Rock Guitar Pickups
      Back when punk was still in its infancy, there wasn't any right combination of guitar, amp or pickups that you had to have in order to play  -- all you needed was a few friends and plenty of attitude. Since then, the genre that was birthed on the back going against the grain has matured and evolved into a versatile style with a wide range of sounds that are very different from one another. From the classic, single-coil tones of The Clash to the humbucker heaviness of The Misfits, if you have a certain style in mind you're going to need the right setup. While you still need plenty of attitude, these various pickups will help you get one step closer in your quest for that perfect punk tone in your head.   Continue reading →

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