What Tone Capacitors Do I Need For My Guitar?

Your guitar’s tone capacitors (caps) are the most underrated component of your guitar. Tone caps are so underrated, many players never even utilize their tone knobs. Others still settle for the one that came in their guitar and don’t realize how easy they are to customize. The truth is, a simple swap of your tone…

5-String Jazz Bass Pickups & String Spacing: What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know to ensure you get the perfect pickups for your favorite 5-string. Not all 5-string Jazz Bass pickups are created equal. And we’re not talking about tone here. We’re talking about if they’ll even line up with the strings on your bass. And if you’ve ever bought replacement pickups for a…

Nashville Telecaster Pickups: What You Need to Know

The Telecaster has almost been synonymous with Nashville, Tennessee for decades. And there’s a reason a Tele can still found in every A-list session guitarist’s arsenal. But many of the town’s pros need a guitar with a broader range of voices. They need the tone of their Teles with the flexibility of a Strat. So,…

3 Popular Treble Bleed Mods: What You Need to Know

We’ve all heard guitar vets pine for the days of plugging straight into an amp and getting all the tones they ever needed. No need for pedals, switchers, multi-fx boards, or tap dancing. So what stops today’s players from embracing the rigs of old? Having to push old tube amps to volume-war levels is one….

How to Test Guitar Pickups with a Multimeter

Let’s talk about one of the most important subjects every guitarist needs to know in order to troubleshoot their electronics: testing pickups with a multimeter. These affordable hand-held devices are vital and helpful to have around. Whether diagnosing unwanted noises or verifying your pickups’ performance, a multimeter helps you get the most from your guitar...

What makes our vintage-style boutique guitar pickups so popular?

With 40 years of pickup design under our belt, we’re sharing a little history, what makes vintage so popular, and how our vintage-style, boutique guitar pickups have evolved over the years. It’s fascinating that most traditional boutique guitar pickups, after six-plus decades, are still the same design as the originals. Yes, today’s market features some…

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