New Products this Year.

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    Tone Specific Strat-Talk Member Vendor Member

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    Like many of you, we've been working at home these days. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to serve so many great musicians & we are humbled by the support of the guitarist community.

    We believe in giving back & are a proud supporter of these online guitar forums. We also are proud to support the great charity Guitars for Vets. Keep an eye out for our charity auctions over on eBay. 100% of the proceeds goes to Guitars for Vets.

    We also will have a few contests this year to give away free sets here on the forums. We have so much fun and success doing it last year, we just can't wait to do it again.

    Our pickups are made one at time by hand right here in the USA. We are in rural area outside of San Diego and everyone out here has a barn or workshop on their property. In these abnormal times, we've been able to put the extra space to good use. Hopefully we are nearing the end of this horrible pandemic but we hope everyone out there will take good care of themselves until this nasty chapter is behind us.

    We always have a half dozen designs in the works. Some make it to market, while others come up short. Our rule is simple, if we wouldn't use it in our guitars, then we won't offer it to our customers. Most designs take a few years to dial in just right & spend much time in the hands of working pros so we can get proper feedback from guys that rely on top-notch tone to make their living.

    We will post some information below about new products. Check out our behind the scenes video.



    If you've ever seen one of the Virgil Arlo Pickups review, then you know how the pros feel about him. If you've played a set of his pickups, then you know the answer to the question "are Virgil Arlo Pickups worth it?". The Virgil Arlo Pickups price has really shot up since he retired from winding. The Virgil Arlo 1954 price has increased along with the Virgil Arlo 59 set and the Virgil Arlo 52 set. The prices of his one-off sets like HSS, P90's and P.A.F. Tele's also taken off.
     
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    We don't do many "one-offs" but when a legendary luthier or guitarist asks for something special, we try to accommodate whenever possible. Legendary Luthier Stephen Marchione like to direct mount Humbuckers in many of his designs.

    This requires making a 12 screw Humbucker. 2 screw are longer than the other 10 and you use these two screws to mount the humbucker to the body. This set requires us to modify our P.A.F. backplate. You can see a picture of this modification below.



    Click here to learn about the New Virgil Arlo Collection from Tone Specific:

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/new-products-this-year.1059938/

     
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    The new product we are most excited about is not one of our designs. We are very humbled to announce that we will be making the Virgil Arlo Pickups Collection in 2021. We will be using the same tools and materials that the winder known as Virgil Arlo used in prior to retirement. The part supply will probably to last 6 months to a year so get them while you can.


    The Virgil Arlo collection of pickups are physically and sonically identical to the original "White Label" Virgil Arlo Pickups. Our packaging is a little different and we are using a Tan Label.


    Mr. Arlo's original's were always and signed and dated. The new Virgil Arlo Collection from Tone Specific are labeled with the model number and "Tone Spec" branding.


    For more information click here - Virgil Arlo Pickups by Tone Specific


    [URL unfurl="true"]https://www.tonespecific.com/collections/virgil-arlo-pickups-collection[/URL]
     
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    Very cool that you guys are donating to help the Vets!!!! I've built several that have raised money to help injured police officers and community policing programs. It's always nice to give back for sure.
     
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    Virgil Arlo 1954 Strat Review:



    "What happened to Virgil Arlo?" has been a common question lately. He struggled physically for awhile & had been considering walking away for awhile. A lot of work went into making the Virgil Arlo Tele Pickups, Virgil Arlo 1959 Pickups & Virgil Arlo 1954 Strat Pickups. Years of 6 day work weeks got to be too much and it was just time for him to hang it up. He's grateful for all of the support he's received over the years from his customers & happy to know his pickups will bring a lifetime of you to his customers.
     
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    All I know is, I want to try them. I'd like to judge for myself after hearing so much about them. :)
     
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    It's our great honor to do be a part of Guitars4Vets. One of our winders is a Vet & our other 2 main winders have very close relatives that are Veterans. A close relative of our founder recently completed the Guitar4Vets program & it brought him great joy.
     
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    "I've tried all of the more expensive pickups. The Arlo's sound amazing. I can't say enough good things about them. Now I'm wondering if there's not some proprietary technique that only Virgil Arlo knows to make pickups that sound this good"

    -Hadden Sayers, Blues Recording Artist. Also lends his chops to Ruthie Foster (Grammy Nominated Recording Artist).
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    “These pickups respond just like vintage pickups. What makes them better than vintage pickups is that each set is consistent. You don’t don’t get that with vintage pickups…some are great & some are duds. The Tone Specific’s always sound amazing. There's nothing else like these on the market.”

    -Dan Courtenay, owner of Chelsea Guitars in NYC
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    Another great new set is the Bloomcaster Strat Replacement Set. R&D took place with the same group of pros in Nashville that helped us design to Bloombuckers.

     
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