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Guitar Pickup Replacement

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Haywire Custom Shop

Guitar Pickup Replacement

So, You Want Guitar Pickup Replacement ?

No Problem, we’ll put them in for you-$35 per pickup labor. We’ll add any pickups that you want! We’ve got them-all-Bartolini, EMG, Lollar, DiMarzio, Fender, Duncan, Bare Knuckle, TV Jones, Fishman, Frahlin and many more including our own Simulated Retro Vintage Style (SRV) pickup. Whatever you want or we can suggest something!  

What is a Guitar Pickup?

Guitar pickups are simply microphones (transducers for you,”educated players”) that “pick up” or “sense” the vibrations of the strings of your electric guitar. They convert the vibrations into sound that can be boosted with an amplifier. The “quality” of the sound produced depends on how well they are made.

The reason we have more than one guitar “Pickup Manufacturer” is because each one claims to be able to do it better. Some do and some don’t.

How Does it Work?

A guitar pickup contains one or more magnets inserted into a bobbin. The bobbin is made of magnetic poles, cutout paper stand-offs and wound with conductive wire. The device is able to transform the mechanical energy (string vibrations over each magnetic pole-piece) into electrical energy. The energy goes through the selector switch, the volume control then out to your amp. A guitar amp transforms the electrical energy back into mechanical energy and sends the newly transformed signal through your speaker as sound waves.

Ceramic Pickups

Ceramic pickups are sometimes marginalized by some alnico users. However, ceramic magnets are just as important for tone-seekers as any alnico magnet version . Metal, prog-rock, hard-rock, blues and other players will often choose the DiMarzio Super Distortion for example.

Just about all of EMG‘s active pickups utilize high-output ceramic magnets in the circuit. Ceramic magnet pickups provide a great punchy bass response, loud solid mid-range, and a very hot output. The next step up would be active. So play your ceramic pickups with pride and don’t be swayed by anyone else.

Design, build, repair, customize

We not only sell guitars, but we also design them, build them, repair, customize, modify and test them. Instead of traveling from store to store looking for just the right combination of features for your ideal guitar pickup replacement, it makes sense to let the experts take all of your favorite features of all of your favorite custom guitar and combine them all into the instrument that you’ve always dreamed of having. Always ready to perform guitar repairs, guitar builds and modifications. Simply put, it’s the best place for a serious guitarist to buy or have their instrument setup and repaired.

At  Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. we combine the best technology from the past mixed down and tempered with quality parts, knowledge, experience, skill and innovative custom guitar building techniques of the present.  We then condense and distill it into a pure guitar. We believe that there is always room at the top for a great playing, great feeling, high quality, reasonably priced guitar for all professional guitarists around the world. 

image Haywire Custom Guitars special SRV guitar pickups
                                           Haywire Custom Guitars special SRV guitar pickups,”they hear you”

SRV Pickups

Our own proprietary SRV  ceramic pickups (Simulated Vintage Retro) provide excellent mid-range and punchy bass notes with noiseless clarity and a great signal to your amp. SRV’s deliver vintage tone, optimum output, balanced string response, and microphonic suppression. They’re specially voiced select custom guitar pickups that deliver masterful tone, overdrive, clarity, dynamics, transparency, versatility & a balanced tonal response.  These come standard with our guitars and loaded bodies at no extra charge. So, you get to try a free set of some of the best sounding pickups you’ll ever experience available only at Haywire Custom Guitars in a re-build or new build. They are brighter, punchier and more focused compared to other single coils. The top end is smooth, and bottom end a perfect match. Excellent on funk, disco, soul, and R&B tracks, these SRV single-coil pickups are ideal. You will love them for soloing. They have been used successfully by players for their power, tone, and clear gritty response on guitars for the last 25 years. Try them! 

Our value to guitar players World-wide is that we use the best parts from the best makers. We’re not beholden to a particular company and stuck having to use their parts. We simply use everyone’s pickups. And that is the best news for guitar players. So, whatever your parts need, let us know, and we’ll use it in your guitar!  If you need it, we’ll get it. 

Any pickups you require, we’ll use for you. At Haywire Custom Shop we always want to help you be your best.

        We hear you!  “We’re Musicians working for Musicians”. Let us work for you! 

We’ll use any brand pickups that you need to help you get the sound you’re looking for!

image DiMarzio Telecaster neck pickup for custom installation at Haywire Custom Guitars
DiMarzio, Duncan, Frahlin, Lollar, EMG, Haywire Custom Shop and many more pickups are used at Haywire Custom Guitars-Custom Shop. We use the BEST of all Worlds!
image EMG active guitar pickups at Haywire Custom Guitars
EMG active guitar pickups at Haywire Custom Guitars
image Humbucking Lollar Imperial Guitar Pickups at Haywire Custom Guitars
Humbucking Lollar Imperial Guitar Pickups at Haywire Custom Guitars
image of Seymour Duncan Invader Humbucker Pickup from the Haywire Custom Guitars Custom Shop
Seymour Duncan Invader Humbucker Pickup from the Haywire Custom Guitars Custom Shop
Haywire Custom Shop SRV P-90

The real value that Haywire Custom Guitars offers you is our small-scale luthery, guitar repairs,  guitar builds and modifications. With greatly individualized attention to pots, hardware, functionality, ease of use, longevity, tone and play-ability, pros can own a custom guitar packed with lots of attention and details of what they really need and want, rather than, say, settling for trying to play an unready guitar “off the rack” in a music store.  A luthier (/ˈluːtiər/ LOO-ti-ər) is someone who builds or repairs string instruments generally consisting of a neck and a sound box. The word “luthier” comes from the French word luth, which means lute.

Instead of just using “one manufacturers products” in our guitars we use the best of all manufacturers including, but not limited to just our own parts. You’ll get what YOU want in your guitar.

Haywire Custom Guitar repairs, home of the “Gig-Ready” guitar!

Image: Haywire Custom Guitars Custom Vanilla Deluxe Mini-Hum Nashville Blonde + Amber neck
We use the best of all pickups!
Gibson Guitar Pickups!

Haywire Custom Shop uses any pickups our customers want!