Choosing the right pickup for your guitar can be a challenge, we understand that. The right pickup will make your guitar come to life and provide you with the inspiration to create your music, your way, with your signature sound. Helping you make great music is our goal.
The Tone Wizard
By using the most essential parameters that determine the way a pickup will sound in your guitar, we have created a data base that will help you in your selection.
These choices are based on 25 years experience and tried and proven pickup combinations.The goal in each suggestion is to give you a starting point for a well balanced guitar.
It is important to remember that this is only a guide and we all have our own periceved idea of great tone.The Tone Wizard combined with the Tonechart, SD User Group FORUM, Audio Samples, Schematics and Product pages will offer you the biggest personal data base and support system on the entire web! Consider it your personal 24 hour online tech support!
Ash, Alder, Poplar, Mahagony, Basswood, Maple, Rosewood and Ebony woods are found on over 95% of all production guitars for thier tonal qualities. These are the woods that we decided upon for this very reason. There are many other wood combinations found on guitars and you may not find your type in the Wizard. No need to worry, you can leave that space blank or use the chart below to find a reasonable comparison and the Wizard will find the closest match for you! We wish you the best in your quest for tone!
|Wood Comparison / Subsitute Chart|
|Ash / Alder-Walnut, Pao Ferro|
|Basswood-Walnut, Korina, Koa|
Concept, design and development by HeadTool Studios