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July 5, 2017

Diagnosing Guitar Hum

Imagine this… You plug in your nice new guitar and fire up your amp. As you wait for your tubes to start glowing you hear the […]
April 25, 2017
1953 Esquire Tele Pickup

1953 Esquire Tele Pickup Repair

The other day, I got a call from Nicole Alosinac, a very talented local luthier, about a dead pickup from a 1953 Esquire. It’s not very […]
January 26, 2017

How Guitar Pickups Work Part 1: The Science

The Basic Concept You’ve pondered the question before, but haven’t quite put your finger on the answer. How, exactly, do guitar pickups work? What goes on […]
January 17, 2017
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Repairing a Hofner ‘Type 511’ Humbucker Pickup

The beauty and intrigue of Hofner pickups is that they are like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes […]
January 16, 2017
Reilander Humbuckers

Bench Test of Reilander RH1 Muckbuckers

This is a re-post of a review done by Jay Leonard Juatco that has been scavenged from the archives of our old website BENCH TEST REILANDER […]
December 19, 2016

My Custom Made Kinal Tele

With today’s market flooded with guitars, it is getting harder and harder to walk into a store and find ‘The One’. Once you find it, you […]
November 22, 2016

Optimizing your Pickup’s Tone, Part 1: Strat Style Guitars