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Mr H

UK handwound Pick-up makers list!

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A guitarist friend of mine likes to tinker. A year or so ago he fitted one or two Oil City pickups to his Telecaster, and has now ordered a set for his Fret King Corona - he rates them.

Oil City hand-wind their kit to order in Leyton, East London. They have a website - [url="http://oilcitypickups.co.uk"]http://oilcitypickups.co.uk[/url] - and the pickups are apparently very good value.

No bass models yet!

I have no connection except knowing a happy customer. If you're looking for UK-built replacements then they seem to be worth consideration.



EDIT: title changed to reflect replies - thanks gents!

EDIT II: title changed again, same reason.

Edited by Mr H

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Lots of UK handwinders nowadays - always good to add another.

http://www.adeson.co.uk/
[url="http://www.armstrongpickups.co.uk/"]http://www.armstrongpickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/"]https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/[/url]
[url="http://www.bulldogpickups.com/"]http://www.bulldogpickups.com/[/url]
[url="http://www.catswhiskerpickups.co.uk/"]http://www.catswhiskerpickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://www.creamery-pickups.co.uk/"]http://www.creamery-pickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://deacci.com/"]http://deacci.com/[/url] (formerly RD Pick-ups)
[url="http://www.geminipickups.co.uk/"]http://www.geminipickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://heavyairpickups.com/"]http://heavyairpickups.com/[/url]
[url="http://www.hotrodguitarparts.com/"]http://www.hotrodguitarparts.com/[/url] (formerly Wizard Pick-ups)
[url="http://www.houseoftonepickups.com/"]http://www.houseoftonepickups.com/[/url]
[url="http://www.irongear.co.uk/"]http://www.irongear.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://ironstone-guitar-pickups.co.uk/"]Ironstone[/url]
[url="http://www.kentarmstrong.com/"]http://www.kentarmstrong.com/[/url]
[url="http://www.melvynhiscock.com/pickups.html"]http://www.melvynhis...om/pickups.html[/url]
[url="http://www.mojopickups.co.uk/"]http://www.mojopickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://oilcitypickups.co.uk/index.html"]http://oilcitypickups.co.uk/index.html[/url]
[url="http://ox4pickups.co.uk/"]http://ox4pickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://www.radioshoppickups.com/"]http://www.radioshoppickups.com/[/url]
[url="http://www.regentonepickups.co.uk/"]http://www.regentonepickups.co.uk/[/url]
[url="http://www.thelittleguitarshop.com/hand-wound-pickups.html"]http://www.thelittle...nd-pickups.html[/url]
[url="http://www.voltageguitarpickups.com/"]http://www.voltageguitarpickups.com/[/url]


Of these I have used Bare Knuckle, Catswhisker and Mojo. I am finding Creamery and BK a bit expensive these days. I will certainly look at Oil City and others in the future.

Any more UK winders I have missed?

[edit]Added some more I found plus some mentioned later in this thread. Didn't realise there were so many to be honest.[/edit]

Edited by Mr Arkadin

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Off the top of my head:

[url=http://www.crashpickups.com]Crash Pickups[/url]

[url=http://www.adeson.co.uk]Adeson[/url]

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House Of Tone pickups, handwound in Chester - saw their stall at the Northwest Guitar Show last weekend.

http://www.houseoftonepickups.com

Guitar and bass.

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I use Armstrong PIckups and they custom wind. They also have massive experience in making for other manufacturers so if you are seeking a specific pickup they'll know how to replicate it.

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After a few days of review reading / watching I've just ordered a set of Bare Knuckle Painkillers for my Schecter C7... Hoping to add a bit more mid crunch through the ton of gain I'm using in my new metal band.

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The little guitar shop in Hockley, Birmingham do hand wound pickups. I had a set made by Martin to replace the Seymour Duncans that were in my Rob Williams CSM guitar.
http://www.thelittleguitarshop.com/hand-wound-pickups.html

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[quote name='MoonBassAlpha' timestamp='1426719317' post='2721341']
[url="http://www.hotrodguitarparts.com/"]http://www.hotrodguitarparts.com/[/url] claim to be hand wound too, formerly Wizard, which had a good rep for bass pickups.
[/quote]

Certainly are hand wound, By my hand funnily enough :)

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