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    Calling all pickup makers: anyone willing to give me their thoughts?

    This is a difficult question to answer. There are too many variables to give you a black & white answer. When talking about wax some winders might use different ratios of paraffin and beeswax. Same goes for lacquer, you'll have different ratios of lacquer to thinner. If one person made both...
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    Calling all pickup makers: anyone willing to give me their thoughts?

    It's difficult to speculate the exact motives and desired outcome of the winder that made that pickup. In our experience if it sounds good, then it is good. It's even better if you don't get any unwanted feedback. In the R&D of our various designs we experimented with potting finished coils...
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Check out Mark Whitfield with his Tone Specific equipped Marchione:
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    Reverb Listing

    54 Virgil Arlo Strat Pickups: https://www.tonespecific.com/collections/virgil-arlo-pickups-collection/products/virgil-arlo-1954-stratocaster-replacement-pickups-by-tone-specific
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    Reverb Listing

    For those of you interested in a new set of the Virgil Arlo Reissue Collection by Tone Specific, click this link: https://www.tonespecific.com/collections/virgil-arlo-pickups-collection
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    Reverb Listing

    Here is a Virgil Arlo Pickups review:
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    Reverb Listing

    The seller is from New York area so it's possible that this set was originally purchased from Rudy Pensa. Both of the Rudy's Music locations were dealers of Mr. Arlo's pickups. Rudy's Music is a must see for any visitor to the NYC area.
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    Reverb Listing

    We've received about a dozen e-mails inquiring about the authenticity of Virgil Arlo 1954 Strat Pickups in this Reverb.com listing. The price the seller is asking is a little below other recent "White Label" Virgil Arlo Pickups. The Virgil Arlo Stratocaster Pickups in the photos appear to be...
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    Skeehan Guitars. Tribute to John Lackner. Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Builder.

    Here is a Skeehan S Style with the Tone Specific 1959 Blues Strat Pickups: https://hollowood.com/skeehan-custom-s-style-guitar/
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    Skeehan Guitars. Tribute to John Lackner. Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Builder.

    Here is a Skeehan S-Style: https://hollowood.com/sold-skeehan-double-cutaway/
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    Skeehan Guitars. Tribute to John Lackner. Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Builder.

    Here is a pretty interesting Skeehan Tele for sale. Mr. Lackner was always swapping pickup in and out of his builds so there is no telling what is in any of these guitars. He had planned on using our pickups for all of his future builds but his initial run of instrument had a variety of of...
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    Skeehan Guitars. Tribute to John Lackner. Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Builder.

    Mr. Lackner still had pretty good chops all the way to the end. He was a beta tester for our flagship Tele set, the Tone Specific Pickups 1950 Deluxe Tele. In the video below he used his 1964 Custom Deluxe Reverb. He said it something special in the feel department that the 65 reissue didn't...
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    Skeehan Guitars. Tribute to John Lackner. Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Builder.

    John Lackner played lead guitar for the Walnut Band back in the 1970's. They were based in Boston and had a pretty good run. They played shows all over the east coast. Mr. Lackner was very talented and understood many topics. In his final years he launched Skeehan Guitars. He had big plans...
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    1965 Deluxe Strat Pickup by Tone Specific. Our Best Replacement Pickups for Fender Strat.

    The winner was announced in the comment section of this page: https://tsguitarforum.com/category/strat-reviews/
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Here is another great musician named Will Brahm playing his Marchione 59 Burst loaded with the Tone Specific Virtuoso Humbuckers. For more information on the Marchione 59 Burst, click this link: www.marchione.com/instruments/premium-models/
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Check this Marchione Semi-Hollow Standard Model loaded with the Virtuoso Humbuckers played by the amazing Mike Moreno. It's an honor that musician as great at Mr. Moreno uses Tone Specific Pickups in his main working guitars. For more information on the Marchione Semi-Hollow Standard Model...
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Here is another great Marchione VT with the Tone Specific 1965 Deluxe Strat Pickups: For more information on the 1965 Deluxe Strat Pickups by Tone Specific, please visit this page...
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Check out Marchione Guitars Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/marchioneguitars/?hl=en
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Here is the great Leo Amuedo playing his Marchione VT which is basically the best HH S-type ever made. It has the Tone Specific Virtuoso Humbuckers. It's an honor such a fine musician as Leonardo Amuedo chooses to use our pickups in his incredible Marchione Guitar. For more information on...
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Here is a short documentary about the great luthier Stephen Marchione:
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Here is a Marchione Set Neck Electric loaded with the Tone Specific HSS 57/65 Set. For more information on the Marchione Set Neck, click here www.marchione.com/instruments/set-neck-electric-guitar/
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    Stephen Marchione Guitars Featuring Tone Specific Pickups. Marchione semi-hollow, Marchione 59 Burst

    Stephen Marchione is a one of the most talented luthiers on the planet. He has been at his craft for over 30 years now & has made some of the most incredible instruments known to man. It's an honor that such a talented artisan chooses to use Tone Specific Pickups in many of his builds. The...
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    1965 Deluxe Strat Pickup by Tone Specific. Our Best Replacement Pickups for Fender Strat.

    Here is another great video of these pickups in action:
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    1965 Deluxe Strat Pickup by Tone Specific. Our Best Replacement Pickups for Fender Strat.

    End of the month, as stated on the contest page. To enter, click this link: https://tsguitarforum.com/2021/01/13/best-strat-pickups-best-stratocaster-replacement-pickups/
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    1965 Deluxe Strat Pickup by Tone Specific. Our Best Replacement Pickups for Fender Strat.

    Great guitars. Not too many guys know about them. Playability is off the charts.


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