Pickups

PRS/LR Baggs Piezo Pickup System: The result of a partnership with L.R. Baggs, one of the leading experts in piezo transducer technology, and an option on our McCarty Hollowbody model or a standard feature on our Archtop. Our unique patented circuitry balances and equalizes each string separately to replicate the sound of a great flat-top acoustic. Dual output jacks offer a mix of both pickups or separate outputs for the magnetic and piezo pickups. *Please note that this system is not available as an after-market accessory. You may also refer to our DVD for an in depth explanation and sound sample of this patented system.

Electric Bass Pickups: We took a modern/vintage route with our Electric Bass pickups. The tone is fat and clear, and because of the wide "blade" design, string balance is even. The blade and the bobbin follow the radius of the fingerboard and there is also a comfortable thumb rest built into the rounded ends of the bobbin.

Treble Position Pickups

HFS: Stock on Custom 24s, CE 24s and Standard 24s. Originally meaning Hot, Fat and Screams, the HFS features a powerful ceramic magnet and hot coils for an aggressive tone when cranked, clear highs, searing midrange and thumping bass.

*This pickup is compatible with our 5 position rotary pickup selector.

Dragon II Treble: Stock on Custom 22s, CE 22s and Standard 22s. The nickel silver cover and months of tweaking have resulted in an alnico pickup with McCarty like tones and a little more output.

*This pickup is compatible with our 5 position rotary pickup selector.

McCarty Treble: Stock on the McCarty Model and McCarty Standard. Using a unique manufacturing process inspired by Ted McCarty, combined with a vintage alnico magnet and special nickel silver cover, give the McCarty its silvery vintage tone. This pickup contains a few more turns on the coils to balance it with the bass position pickup.

Archtop Treble: Stock on the Archtop and Hollowbodies. This is a clearer, less powerful version of our McCarty bass pickup. This pickup was specifically designed to match well with the PRS Piezo system and is good for many styles of music.

PRS #6 Treble: Stock on the Singlecut Trem. This is similar in sound to our PRS #7 but without the cover and is again a result of our tweaking. Clear and well balanced across the entire tonal spectrum, this pickup is very alive and sounds excellent distorted.

PRS #7 Treble: Stock on the Singlecut. This may be one of the best treble pickups we make. It’s powerful and clear with vintage alive characteristics. It is also used on stage by many touring bands.

Dragon Treble: Not currently stock on any model. This pickup is fat with lots of clarity and sounds great clean or at high gain. A powerful ceramic magnet combined with a high number of turns produces a huge sound; good for driving high gain type amps.

*This pickup is compatible with our 5 position rotary pickup selector.

Santana Treble: Stock on the Santana II. On many occasions, Carlos Santana has taken guitars out of our shipping room and used them in concert that evening. This is the pickup he originally came to rely upon.

Santana III Treble: Stock on the Santana III. This is the pickup Carlos is currently using - Similar to Dragon II’s but tweaked for Carlos. This pickup will give you smooth tones for all styles of music.

Tremonti Treble: Stock on the Mark Tremonti Signature model. The Tremonti Treble pickup is specifically wound to Mark's specifications with powerful custom magnets. This is the hottest, most aggressive pickup we currently offer.

Bass Position Pickups

Vintage Bass: Stock on Custom 24s, CE 24s and Standard 24s. This alnico pickup provides a round, clear tone to complement the HFS and also works well when coil tapped.

*This pickup is compatible with our 5 position rotary pickup selector.

Dragon II Bass: Stock on Custom 22s, CE 22s and Standard 22s. The nickel silver cover and our tweaking have resulted in a rich bass position humbucker with enough output and clarity for any style of playing.

*This pickup is compatible with our 5 position rotary pickup selector.

McCarty Bass: Stock on the McCarty Model and McCarty Standard. Using a unique manufacturing process inspired by Ted McCarty, combined with a vintage alnico magnet and special nickel silver cover, give this McCarty pickup a nice vintage tone.

Archtop Bass: Stock on the Archtop and Hollowbodies. This is also a clearer, less powerful version of our McCarty bass pickup. The pickup was specifically designed to match well with the PRS Piezo system and is good for many styles of music including jazz and rhythm guitar.

PRS #6 Bass: Stock on the Singlecut Trem. Clear, warm and extremely well balanced across the entire tonal spectrum.

PRS #7 Bass: Stock on the Singlecut. It is a full range pickup with vintage alive characteristics. It is also highly recommended and used on stage by many touring bands.

Dragon Bass: Not currently stock on any model. This pickup has a great combination of rich, warm bass with sweet "angelic" high end. The vintage alnico magnet and winding process result in a pickup that is beautiful for solos and rhythm.

*This pickup is compatible with our 5 position rotary pickup selector.

Santana Bass: Stock on the Santana II. On many occasions, Carlos Santana has taken guitars out of our shipping room and used them in concert that evening. This is the pickup he originally came to rely upon and continues to be one of his favorite bass pickups.

Santana III Bass: Stock on the Santana III. Again Carlos’ pickup of choice - this pickup is essentially a Santana bass pickup with a cover. It has less output than the Santana III treble pickup resulting in the perfect combination.

Tremonti Bass: Stock on the Mark Tremonti Signature model. The Tremonti Bass pickup features an alnico magnet and is the perfect compliment to the Tremonti Treble pickup. This is the same pickup Mark uses in concert and in the studio for is rhythm sounds.

Discontinued Pickups

Chainsaw: Dark low end, Chainsaw high end.

Deep Dish Treble II: The alnico driven coils of this pickup are wound deeper and with more turns than a vintage humbucking pickup. Similar in sound to an old P-90 single coil - big and warm with clear high end. The Deep Dish II is the perfect bridge pickup for fattening up the tone without losing clarity or adding unwanted grind and harshness. Mississippi Queen to jazz.

DH Treble: DH stands for Dann Huff - studio guitarist from the band Giant. Dann's tone is "giant" - a wide, modern sound, grinding and powerful while retaining the clarity and audibility of each note. Hot alnico for modern rock.

David Grissom: David gets a tone all his own. This pickup combines alnico magnet types for a big Texas sound. With a vintage Marshall and a 4x12 cabinet and the gain on 6, look out!

Vintage Treble: This is our Artist Bass pickup built for the treble position. A clean, clear treble pickup for the discerning guitarist. Vintage alnico and vintage winding. As close to the famous "Patent Applied For" pickups as you can get. Country to rock.

Hot Vintage Treble: Hot and sweet.

HFS Treble II: Powerful humbucker with "metal" bass, solid mids and smooth highs.

Standard Treble: Classic sounding humbucker with extra bite.

Standard Bass: Classic sounding humbucker with extra bite.

The Artist Treble: Sounds clear and full with tons of tone. This bridge pickup is built similar to the Artist Bass with extra turns for added warmth. Blues, rock, and jazz.

The Artist Bass: Driven by vintage alnico, this neck pickup has a unique and beautiful tone. The winding is a little hotter than our Vintage Bass. A favorite of Paul's. Blues, rock, jazz.