guitartec.co.uk

guitartec are based
in the Scottish Borders
15 Stobshaw Place
Tweedbank
Galashiels
TD1 3RL
Phone 01896 752 581
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This is one of my customers picking up his brand new Telcaster fitted with my pickups, and below, his comments.

Big thanks to Bill Robertson Guitartec for this modified tele with hand wired P90's. A most spendid gentlemen with the biggest sounding pickups I've ever heard - executed quite beautifully in this guitar. If interested in braw guitar tones or perhaps even a cigar box guitar, I implore you to check out Bill's handiwork

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To the right is my other new pickup, twin coils with magnetic pole pieces. On single coil you get the sound of chunky Fender pickup, on both coils is a sound that takes on any Humbucker.
The pickup Data is very good with
Neck Inductance 1.8 / 3.94 / henries  6.93/16.54 kohms / Mag/Phase 56/58 degrees
Bridge Inductance 3.8 / 8.67 / henries 8.48/18.8 kohms / mag/phase 63/62 degrees

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Mark Knopfler reply

Dear Bill

Firstly an apology that it has taken me so long to try the pickups you kindly sent, I put the scratch plate onto one of our Stratocasters and tried them through two or three different amplifiers, we thought that they were very good tonally but did not offer enough of a difference for us to replace what we currently have.
Again thanks you for sending them
Regards
Glenn Saggers

I take this as a complement, for Mark Knopfler to have played with these pickups and say my pickups are very good tonally, and  don't offer enough of a difference to what he is using, I think this is great.
I have left the pickups at the same height he had them set at., see photo on the right 


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This is 1 of my trial guitars, Fender Stratocaster with one piece Maple neck fitted with guitartec zero fret, 2 guitartec stacked P90  pickups. This guitar came back from a client and was interested to try it with 3  pickups, its still out on trial, so could be good news.

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This is a very good looking guitar. Fender custom Telecaster fitted with guitartec P90 stacked pickups.

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Humbucker sized pickups
All the guitars on Sale are fitted with guitartec pickup.
Below is guitartecs twin coil pickup that fits inside a Humbucker cover. A Humbucker has one magnet between 2 bobbins, a guitartec pickup has 12 magnets.
P90 sized pickups
Below is guitartecs take on a P90 pickup. A P90 is a great pickup as it has 2 magnets  for only 6 pole pieces, so guitartec have added a second layer making it a twin coil which is noise canceling the same as a humbucker.


I contacted David Gilmour to see if he was interested in my pickups, read his reply.

Dear Bill,
Apologies for the delay in responding.
Your note at least makes a change from the daily requests for autographs, meetings and tour dates.
We contacted Davidís guitar tech Phil Taylor and forwarded your website + pickup info.
After some consideration, his response was much the same as Mark Knopflerís, ie that David has so many guitars that, while appreciating your kind offer, he probably canít currently find a place for your pickups. They sound very nice in the clip, though.
On the other hand, since we know various musicians with connections to the Scottish Borders, such as bassist XXXX XXXXX, we will keep your info on file and mention it to whoever might be interested.
Many thanks for thinking of David and the best of luck with all your guitars and pickups.
All the best,
One Fifteeny


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Bruce from South of Sanity using guitartec twin bobbin pickups, the bridge pickup has parallel series wiring the neck pickup has coil split, Bruce is using the Bridge Pickup in this video

See them on you tube
Below is Bill Coverdale who plays and endorses guitartec pickups
its being played by Larry with his newly finished Telecaster which was converted to take the P90s

Click this link to hear how the sound like

Above is my other new pickup, twin coils with magnetic pole pieces with coil split. On single coil you get the sound of chunky Fender pickup, on both coils is a sound that takes on any Humbucker. A good mod is to have the bridge pickup with parallel series wiring.
The pickup Data is very good with
Neck Inductance 1.8 / 3.94 / henries  6.93/16.54 kohms / Mag/Phase 56/58 degrees
Bridge Inductance 3.8 / 8.67 / henries 8.48/18.8 kohms / mag/phase 63/62 degrees
Stratocaster with 3 stacked P90s