Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Hottie Amps Introduces Their Own Line of Hottie Pickups

Asheville, N.C. (December 4, 2008) -- The company known for its "Hottie" amps has just released its own line of pickups; Hottie Guitar Pickups. According to the company, the pickups were designed

Asheville, N.C. (December 4, 2008) -- The company known for its "Hottie" amps has just released its own line of pickups; Hottie Guitar Pickups. According to the company, the pickups were designed with the help of friends at Seymour Duncan. They capture the creamy distortion and harmonic complexity of Hottie Amps. The company describes Hottie pups as having honey-sweet tone, touch sensitivity and a blend of warmth and presence. They are sold as singles or sets and have custom options available per request.

  • Late '50s style Humbuckers burnt around the edges
  • Nickel or Chrome Covers
  • Alnico II Magnets
  • Wax Potted
  • Vintage Correct Enamel-Coated Wire
  • Single Conductor Braided Cable (4-Conductor available)
  • DC Resistance: Neck - 7.3k, Bridge - 8.5k
  • Resonant Peak: Neck - 7.1khz, Bridge - 6.5khz
Available now with a Street price $99-$149

For more info and some sound samples, go to Hottie Pickups

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.

Photo by Alex Da Corte

On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

“Did you grow up Unitarian?” Annie Clark asks me. We’re sitting in a control room at Electric Lady Studios in New York’s West Village, and I’ve just explained my personal belief system to her, to see if Clark, aka St. Vincent, might relate and return the favor. After all, does she not possess a kind of sainthood worth inquiring about?

Read MoreShow less

Frank’s Guyatone LG-60 features an old Bigsby and alternate headstock shape, along with single-coil pickups that look sort of like humbuckers.

In the midst of his explorations of Japanese guitar culture, our columnist stumbled upon a vintage collector who also happens to be part of the Pokémon design team.

So, how many of you know about Pokémon, the popular video-game and card series? I missed out on the initial Pokémon craze of the ’90s, and its continuation while I later was toiling my way through college, but when my son was in kindergarten around 2016, we started to play Pokémon Go—another game in the Pokémon series—on my smartphone.

Read MoreShow less

As he approaches his 80th year, Chris Smither remains a potent songwriter and guitarist whose work is truly timeless—carved from experience and a deep perspective into the human condition.

Photo by Jo Chattman

The veteran fingerstylist and songwriter—who’s had his songs covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and others—ponders the existential while celebrating the earthly. He also talks about the trajectory of his six-decades-long career, and how he learned to stop doing what’s unnecessary.

Now well into his sixth decade as a performer, with more than 20 albums behind him, singer-songwriter Chris Smither is doing some of his finest work. His vivid lyrics and resonant baritone on his new recording, All About the Bones, are elevated by his inimitable guitar style.

Read MoreShow less

Name: Steve Bloom

Hometown: New York, NY

Guitar: The Pinecaster P-90

Reader and NYC musician Steve Bloom wanted a pine-bodied Tele with P-90s and 4-way switching, so he built the Pinecaster.

With a yen for a pine-bodied 6-string with a diverse array of tones, Steve Bloom built a parts guitar that‘s more than the sum of its parts.

Read MoreShow less