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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Another year over ... and a new one's just begun ...

Well another year has come and gone and Oil city pickups has weathered all , and gone from strength to strength. There is now a whole diverse range with a bit of something for everyone … from high output ‘metal’ pickups to Gretsch style Cow-T-Rons … and oodles of Telecaster pickups. Thanks to all those who’ve e mailed me with kind words about the pickups I’ve wound for you … and for all the piccies you’ve sent of your guitars … I’m just an old gear-head at heart, and as soon as I have time they’ll all find their way to the OCP ‘Customers’ Guitars page.
Since September I have been working flat out, seven days a week to meet increased demand, and then the Christmas rush … this has meant that development work on new models slowed a mite! Hopefully now I will be dusting off several new models that have been on the back burner, and putting the finishing touches to them ready for their launch. 

I'm allowing myself some time to start gigging (hopefully) ... and even song writing again ... so you may get some gig news and general shameless self promotion on here soon ... ignore me and I'll come play on your lawn! 

I've decided to start a FAQ and info section here: not only to answer pickup and wiring questions I get asked about my own products, but also to help demystify and cut some of misconceptions out of the whole pickup spec/choice thing.
I also want to cover the history of the electromagnetic guitar pickup in a series of articles; mostly  for your entertainment and information, ... but also to show how so many design choices we get nowadays are rooted in the very early days of pickup making.
Watch this space