November 2020

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10 "Wide Range"-Style Pickups for Plebs

March 6, 2020
Fender's hallowed vintage humbucker with CuNiFe-magnet pole pieces boasts one-of-a-kind tones. Problem is, it costs $500+ per pickup on the used market.
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Tools for the Task: J-Bass-Style Replacement Pickups

January 14, 2019
Reward yourself and your Jazz or J-style bass by conjuring up a new (or old) voice through a set of replacement pickups.
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First Look: Koll Super Cub

February 26, 2018
John Bohlinger gets his mitts on Portland, Oregon, luthier Saul Koll's mix of a mid-’60s Epiphone Coronet and a Gibson Melody Maker SG, complete with Guyatone gold-foil replica pickups by Curtis Novak.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Quick Hit: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Widerange Set Review

July 9, 2017
The former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and frequent Fender Custom Shop collaborator hits a homer with these must-try pickups for JM nuts.
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Tools for the Task: Gold Foil Pickups

March 19, 2017
Curious about modern gold foil pickups? Start your investigation by checking out these 10 options.
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