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Don Mare Pickups - 100% vintage tone reproduction is found here, 16 years in Service! Its all about Vintage here, and nothing else, The entire focus is aimed at recapturing every detail of '50 to '64 Vintage!, 1000's of Vintage Purist Customers will agree!, Real 50's vintage magic happens here. Just, GOOGLE' "DON MARE Pickups"
just click their link, its on the left side = site map
WAIT TIMES / Lead Times, are aways between 12 to 20 weeks -and its always said to have been WELL WORTH THE WAIT.. 16 years!
these are all done by my hands only,
and by myself I WORK ALONE FOR your best TONE
16 years of solid proof is up on GOOGLE
The Hayride Set, Not just for Country! this is thee~ best 1955' to 64' T-Style set made!
(1955' to '63 Era) with Modern Staggered AlNiCo 5 magnets (= Lowered G) **This is My Best Balanced and Most Sought After Set with the best in-between positions.*NOT Just for Country-this-is why Teles® are such Tools!* So... Please don't let that name fool you! These are killer for all Rock, Blues and Jazz, with a rich tone,ballanced EQ, and vibe that's like no others!
Bridge: 6.4k, staggered A-5 magnets Neck:the in my 1955' model AlNiCo-5 magnets aprox 8000 turns 43 PE , Ohms are at aprox 6.6k The Neck Comes with the upgraded Nickel Silver Cover/Chrome for more "Transparency"!
Ok, after a few years of trying to nail down that Perfectly Balanced EQ, I finally got the quintessential sound all figured out. I'm 100% sure you'll love what these pickups do!
The Neck comes with the _More Transparent_ Nickel / Silver / Chromed T-style Cover. The Bridge is Al-5 staggered magnets and their slightly beveled on top. AlNiCo-5 magnets are used on the bridge, Comes with the _Black Cotton String_ over the coil is standard.
However the '59 to '63 era we did see the use of WHITE Cotton string, so please, note: That White Cotton String can be yours by requesting it, with your PayPal payment. or send a email with ((ORDER CHANGE)) in all CAP Letters in the Subject line,after the PAypal is made, please, send to: me at my [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] eMail
Great harmonics - alive and airy- no squeal, but still microphonic. No ice pick, no metallic harshness - thanks to the "1951' "Rosie Wind Pattern" - PURE bell tone!
Note:Also available in a _Flat magnet pole's_ as an option upon email request. send a email with ((ORDER CHANGE)) in all CAP Letters in the Subject line, please, send to: me at my [ email@example.com ] eMail THE Magnet Stagger is altered to be more modern. (lowered G) so even a 10" radius is no problem, and My "G" is slightly lowered. works fine -even up to 16" radius.
:Lastly All my STAGGERED pickup's use:
~SLIGHT STAGGERING- So it's Never Too Tall!
PRICE $324.00 Set
Shipping USA USPS = $7.50 = $331.50
Shipping INTERNATIONAL = $22.50 = $346.50
CALIFORNIA RES. Tax 10.25%
=$33.21 + Ship/USPS=$7.50 = $364.71 **OPTIONAL RELICING for $20.00 per set ($10.00 ea.) click the button at the bottom of this page!
The "S.T. BAKERSFIELD" = SUPER TWANGY / SUPER VINTAGE!
--The S.T. Bakersfield A-5 Staggered 5.86k , 1955 to 64' (Also can be requested in FLAT-POLE A5. Just attatch note in Paypal or send request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) --the neck is my 1955 style model, AlNiCo-5 magnets apox.-8000 turns 43 PE , Ohms float they are near 6.6k
Comes with the upgraded Nickel Silver Cover/Chrome (Not deep drawn brass like on my 1953' style type neck)
"Super Twangy!" "SUPER VINTAGE" "SUPER BAD!"
For the most TWANG and Vintage Vibe thats avalible on Planet Earth today!!!
A louder coil wind pattern is also used on this set for volume boost!
Awesome "Rosie Wrap" vintage wind pattern,
Designed to be used with your guitar tone knob or wide open
Also; when though old-school 60's Fuzz effects,
this is still unmistakable a Vintage Tele® comming out of the speaker!
The 0038- Circa 1950*only -
"The 0038's" for Circa '50 Broadcaster® Sound! /Lap Steel. / Skinnier Magnet Coil Wire 43awg Vintage Enamel, 10K Ohms AlNiCo-3 found on the early Lap Steels.and the 1950' Broadcaster®
The Bridge uses correct smaller vintage enamel wire 43 and AlNiCo 3 magnets.
The Neck uses correct vintage enamel wire 43 and AlNiCo 5 magnets (as found on the original 1950' Broadcaster® Style Guitars)!
A very much-favored 1950- style era set of pickups!
(for those 1950' Style Guitar-Tones)
Available in sets! The neck is the 1954' model AlNiCo-5 magnets 8000 turns 43 PE , Ohms float they are 6.6k Comes with the upgraded Nickel Silver Cover/Chrome
Bridge is the 10k its the new*standard 0038 model,
Or you can request the HOTTER 11.5k via~ email after payment with PAYPAL is completed. Just Put ((ORDER CHANGES))In the emails Title bar (Please)
[Vintage correct 1950'_non-plated_ Cold Rolled .049 gauge Steel Base Plates are standard Equipment on all my T-Type Guitar Bridge pickups.]
heres how to request any changes that you disire-,
Just; send a email to me @ email@example.com in the emails SUBJECT: in Capitol's type in;_"ORDER CHANGES"_ 10k 0038 new* standard *TOP-SELLER!* sometimes called the aka~"Keefer" by users online; It's Loud with pushed mids. 10k or 11.5k 43 gauge wire pickups are Still fairly bright and has a nice cut in a big band mix.
Think of Stone's "K. R.'s -like" Rock and Roll tone . Very~Very popular! well loved! & VERY-VERY popular!
11.5 k:"0038 hotter"; ( By email request - or by paypal's add-a-note option) only if you seek a little more Gibson®=P-90-ish sound.
**OPTIONAL RELICING** done for $20.00 extra per set
($10.00 ea.) Click *RELIC YOUR PICKUP/SET* in the *UPPER SIDE MENU* of this page
I alter all my specs slightly (0.1k to 0.2k) to adjust and compensate for winding variances and chassis, in order to reach the goal results tonally. These special wraps are now in sets or singles.
1950-54' The "TWEED KONG" 8k + Al-3
"Tweed Kong" its made with Wire 42, and Alnico-3 magnets, its been maxed out @ 8+k ohms
(Formerly named: "Tweed Monster")
Special Rosie wind pattern, Designed to BARK and Crack/Clang. Vintage 1950 to 53' Circa-Black color pickguard= AlNiCo-3 era It's Loud and proud and very _vintage familiar to the ears_Blues Rocker to Classic Rocker, It has Increased Bass and Mids. Plenty of push, and the trebles are still plenty bright, too! a big sounding pickup!
Set also comes with the 1954 Neck Pickup model, Sport's The AlNiCo-5 magnets & 8000+ turns 43 PE , Ohms float they are near mid 7.k's Comes with the upgraded Nickel Silver Cover/Chrome
The Don0casters = Black-pick-Guard era = 1950 to '54
---------The Don0casters ---------
AlniCo-3, 6.4k Bridge,
The 1954 neck Pickup has 8000+ turns / 43 PE Ohm Specs will range from 6.6 to 7.1k) +Nickle Silver /Chrome cover' AlNiCo-5
Great Black-pick-Guard era sound,
Enough power to drive any preamp to full power,
Vintage greatness, early '51-'54 tones'
-----The HOT BAKELITE 'PICKUPS------- a Custom mix of both early years of T-Style Guitar's 1951' thru to 1964'
'51-to-64' Blues-to-Rock BADDNESS, One totally Customized Modded Set!, For the best of all eras!
The Bridge is '51 to '53 Era AlNiCo-3, however the set has been modded with an Set with the 1954 Neck Pickup model, Sport's The AlNiCo-5 magnets & 8000+ turns 43 PE , Ohms float they are near mid 7.k's Comes with the upgraded Nickel Silver Cover/ChromeKiller Playability! 6.7k Bridge! Hot enough to push the amp a little better, but never overdoes it!!! 1950's AlNiCo 3 tone- great for rock, blues , country! Seems like current trends in music like, Hot Country guitar solos, Hot Dirty Blues, and Hard Classic Rock has created a huge demand for this 50's modified Bakelite-era set. This set will get you there and also to places you have never been! Here's the Mods: The Neck is my normal 1953 model, 6.6k is AlNiCo 5 nickel-silver cover The Bridge is fat and full yet cutting. Its a 6.7k AlNiCo 3 flat pole.
(Artists currently using this set include Kirk "Eli" Fletcher, Rick Holmstrom ( this set has been his main stay in the butterscotch T-style guitar) & many more top players.) :Its also my _GO - 2 _set whenever Im gigging in a blues band" DM
-----THE SUPER SPORTS------- 1955 to 64' era.
7.3k Flat Pole Al-5's For: T-Style Guitars
THE NEW YORK ROCK SECRET'S OUT! Lou Reed himself; referd to these as: "The Supers"
Other NY Artist: ARAM BAJAKIAN, G.E. Smith, RICK KELLY GUITARS
Rock's best pickup is The Super Sports
Also; try it in a super popular, "EL'Black Krow" 7.4k version! (These El Black Krows are easily available, just email a request after payment is made)
The Big T-style Guitar Sound - a blast from the past! Our most demanded tone in a set for T-style guitars. When you think of T-style guitars, this is the sound most people think of.
--Bridge pickup is 7.3k Al-5 - or by email request the7.4k Al-5 --Flat pole pieces --Neck pickup is our regular Set also comes with the 1954 Neck Pickup model, Sport's The AlNiCo-5 magnets & 8000+ turns 43 PE , Ohms 6.6k' Comes with the upgraded Nickel Silver Cover/Chrome
This set is also featured in G.E. Smiths "Bowery T-style guitar" from builder Rick Kelly in New York. It's been the recipient of many compliments for its ear-pleasing tone. Lou Reed once owned two Rick Kelly Pinecasters with "Super Sports". RELICING: Can be done for $19.00 extra per set, ($10.00 ea.) click the button at the bottom of this page to order relicing.
Here is a live demonstration of this pickup:
Into Roy Buchanan?
The Real Nancy CLONE!!!
(a.k.a. *New* "2324's")
~Calling all Roy Buchanan fans~ ... Please Read:
My LIFETIME GOAL, was to actually make a bridge pickup identical in every way to
Roy Buchanan's 53 T-style guitar he nicknamed Nancy.
The pickup in his Nancy never would give up a ohm reading. This baffled us for years
and years... But it’s not uncommon for a pickup to fail and suddenly lose its entire bass.
I used to get calls about pickups doing that in the field and we would offer replacements
. The common complaint was this: "All the bass is gone and now it sounds treble-y
~ and now I can’t get any ohm readings ~ yet it’s still working, but it’s a total treble bomb"
In 2007, when I was allowed to play Nancy and go "under her hood" to take readings,
etc., I found there was no ohm reading from the bridge.
So I recorded some clips www.roybuchanan.org click on :( Music)
That’s me testing Nancy with the owner because he thought something was wrong and
it needed to be fixed... LOL. By the way, Nancy's Christy Auction House value is currently
at $600K. The majority of the interest in obtaining her is that sound of hers.
Just listen to my clip. She was unique. There’s no way to debunk that!
It’s because of that failing pickup, and the neck was nicely spec-ed from the factory.
But for 4 years steady I’ve chased that sound. Got close using alternative
components, etc., and have made revisions to my product with every new break-thru.
But deep down inside I wanted to know just what happened inside Nancy’s
pickup and duplicate it perfectly without adding a thing. I just wanted to
recreate it perfectly- Clone it, or make a Twin Sister! That was my
Life-Time Goal that I wanted to achieve in this life!
WHY?.... just because Nancy is often thought of as the best sounding
T-Style Guitar that there ever was... need I say more? She’s super important,
that voice of hers needed to be recreated, and it was my mission to hopefully
do just that and then offer it to those who wanted it dearly. Just like I once
needed it dearly when I decided to sport a band that just did Roy’s tunes. BUCK CANNON BAND.
There was no other way to get that sound, i.e. this sound!
The Guitar's 3-way switch will work the same as Nancy's did:
you get great Beatles and Petty in the Middle posistion! The celebration sale price is
$324.00 + $7.50 USPS=$331.50 It also includes: - (1) schematics for Modern 3-Way- - (1) .1 polyfilm Filter Cap
Pickups are AlNiCo III neck & bridge -
neck has the same Cover in Chrome as found on most all 53's.
The Nancy's Bridge Dc's, while using an
ohm meter, will not actually read ohms
on that tap - Just like Roy's Nancy does
today and did all along! However you
can get a Cap read of .0035 if you'd
like to test things. The Neck is my 1953' Deep Drawn Brass/
wire 43 PE target 7700 turns spec
6.1 to 6.4k please NOTE: I do not EVER reccomend this 2324 set
NUMBER ONE AXE, for that we suggest the 4709 set aka
JOEL FOY's -
they share allot incommon the 4709's react normal,
the 2324's are
not normal at all the bridge tone acts like a volme, the
two pickup on
posistion is not recognizible like we
setting control plates volume from
to other does not work well. it takes
getting used too. the bridge pickup is shy on the Bass. DM
The 4709's a.k.a. Joel Foy's ( The most favored by my repete Customers!)
Available in sets or single bridge. "Early Blues & Rock-abilly":
Twangy, Steely & Bright, but theres never any ice pick =same with all my winds (No-Ice Pick ever!). Good for Rock or especially Blues. These are the greatest specs ever!
Set: Neck: target ohms run from 6.1k to 6.4k AlNiCo 3
+Deep Drawn Brass/Chrome plated Vintage correct covers! Bridge: 6.00k flat pole AlNiCo 3 Said to be the best sounding set in the world thats avalible today!
**OPTIONAL RELICING**done for $20.00 extra per set ($10.00/ea.) Click the button at the bottom of this page to order relicing.
Note: I alter all my specs slightly (.1k to .5k) to adjust and compensate for coil shape-age / layering type variances, in order to reach the end-goal results "tonally", these special wraps are now in sets or single bridge.
GREEN ONIONS AKA "4041's" used by BILL KIRCHEN / on his Rick Kelly Guitar's PineCaster!
Available in sets or singles. Power and punch, with plenty of good ole' USA born TWANG! and ear-candy-pleasing treble, tight bass with that great twangy bass string sound! The Green Onion Bridge pickup ohms are at 6.8k this is considered a rare overwind by original 50's target specs which were 5.6k to 6.2k at Leos factory.. this pickups is a favorite of BILL KIRCHEN! and is favored by guys wanting a little more punch and pleasing trebles! GREEN ONIONS are a great choice!
Set: Neck: 1954 Neck with alnico-5 magnets Bridge: 6.80k with staggered alnico-5 magnets, ( Avalible in FLAT POLES by request after any payment)
This set's said to be slightly brighter than your basic modern 7.2K pickup. There is no ice pick ( actually none of my sets ice pick- my Rosie*wind pattern cures that!) Country and rock players- this is a very, very dynamic set!
**OPTIONAL RELICING** done for $20.00 extra per set ($10.00 ea.)
Click the button at the bottom of this page to order relicing.
Note:Also available with flat pole magnets - or Lefty please leave a note with your paypal order or via e-mail if you want your set with flat pole magnets!
Note: Also available in flat pole option upon email request.
I'll sometimes alter all my specs slightly (.2k) to adjust and compensate for winding and coil shape variances and chassis, in order to reach the goal results tonally. These special wraps are now in sets or singles.
:These 5.7k bridges were found to KILLER!~WITH PINE WOOD bodies~
as used by, Rick Kelly "Carmine Street Guitars" NY, NY. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (2)"Zep0tone 2"Live Version,
ROCKERS or BLUES PLAYERS, this is the,"go to set up!" (Bridge is hotterthan studio set,the story goes the bridge was rewound for Live work and became 6.6k) With: 6.6 Bridge/6.9neck + Nickel Silver Cover- So on the Neck we usedAlNiCo 3 "this was is used in place of A-5 to simulate a highly degaussed AlNiCo 5 that was found on the original."
(But the Bridge is Alnico 5 Staggered)
(3)"Tapped Zep0tone" Set
1st Tap: 5.7 Studio
2nd Tap: 6.6 Live
Suggested additional purchases with set:
250k Push Pull Pot
**SAME AWESOME_NECK PICKUP AS ABOVE SETS**
*Optional Relic on these*
Reliced, aged +rust+crackled Laquered, *Relic work is $20.00 extra per set.
Order your "Zep0tone 1"-Studio 5.7k Bridge Versions here:
Order your "Zep0tone 2"Live Version here: with 6.6k Bridge!
Order your "Tapped Zep0tone" here:
"The 2-Speed Tapped StangRay"
(Also with A5 Magnets) Tapped two times:
1st tap 6.6k 2nd tap 7.8k ( secret's out- have it your way too "u-call-it" choose magnets and specs. NOTE wire 42 stops at 8k, wire 43 stops at 15k lower tap must leave room for upper tap, theres no 8k wire 42 with a 12k 43 wire tap, as 8k alone took away all the bobbins coil space. )
Any hotter tap is always optional, but it and will need to be made with the thinnerwire 43'awg plain enamel coated (a.k.a. T-type=B-Style 1950 guitar)to get more wire on the bobbin because 8k with wire 42 is maxed out. Any more wire 42 after 8k makes the coil too big and fat so it will not stay on the bobbin nor will it be able to slide through the metal bridge slot of the bridge plate itself with the protective cotton string or pressure tape on.
by email request after Pay Pal order is complete or with any written order) 2-speed- taps- requires a Push pull pot switch or a micro switch I do sale both , the good ones! They are available, just click the Parts Page for parts or Wiring page for schematic/drawings
OPTIONAL RELICING $20.00 per set (T-style guitars ONLY) $10.00 per single pickup (T-style Guitars only)
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MICROPHONIC Quality is already been- pre built- right In, the cause of squeal has been removed!'
A microphonic quality is built right in to these pickups - I do things to insure the good ones stay and the bad ones are gone, You can still hear clicks and talk into my pickups 'because we're after that true Old School tone!
The degree is moderate to avoid unwanted squeal.Currently, we take out the squeal and leave in the good microphonics.
DO YOU USE HIGH METAL-ish GAIN? Please let us know this when you order - (email us) or use "send a note" window at PayPalthen we will wax pot the pickups, a few more minutes longer so they will handle higher gain,as is Tube-Scream pedal's are fine - it's the heavier Gain/Metal-ish pedals that will cause unwanted higher gain squeal -
TIP; Squeel is caused from air gaps that run along two flat surfaces, I machine the two flat T-Bridge's surfaces to create a airless seal, then allow just enough Wax between the two to create a Bond.
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