Tone Specific Pickups Guitar Forum Posts & Reviews:
Tone Specific makes the best pickups. The sustain and warmth is incredible. They are very dynamic, very tubey. They destroy all other pickups. They go in all of my guitars. It's kind of like plugging into and old Neve console.
-Mike Severson, Guitarist for Robert Glasper, Phillip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)
It sounds like the have Tubes in them...almost three dimensional. They just sound really sweet. I don’t how they do it but they even feel sweet. Just like vintage pickups but with more sustain and less noise. They are just amazing
-Mike Gallaher, Guitarist - Joe Cocker, Leon Russell
The guy behind Tone Specific is a Genius. Tone Specific Pickups make a solid state amp sound like it has Tubes in it. They have this 3-D thing going on. I’ve tried every important pickup upgrade since 1983 & the pickups are the best by far. I want these in all of my guitars.
-Mark Whitfield, Jazz Guitarist
Tone Specific Pickups sound amazing. There’s more depth to these than the stock pickups for sure. There’s a boat load of sustain too.
-Will Brahm, Jazz Guitarist
It's like plugging into a nice Studio Tube Compressor...you hear every nuance of every note. Tone Specific Pickups are more dynamic sounding, I'd say they're organic sounding. With other pickups you don’t get that. They sound very fat but very clear. When you hit it harder you hear the dynamics you want to hear. I’ve been trying for years and with other pickups you don’t get that. They sound like vintage pickups
-Leo Amuedo, Jazz Guitarist
They sound amazing. A big improvement over the other pickups I had. I use them in my #1 guitar for gigs and sessions.
-Aaron Lebos, Jazz Recording Artist
Amazing pickups. They really capture the harmonics of each instrument. I use them in as many of my builds as possible.
-Stephen Marchione, Legendary Luthier
I’ve had over 8 different sets of pickups in my guitar…I can honestly say without a doubt…these are the best sounding pickups I have ever heard... Well done Tone Specific…thanks for ending my tone search.
-Benjamin Fargen, Legendary Amp Builder
I noticed the difference right away. I’ve tried every pickup you can imagine and the these pickups exceed everything else. Hands down the best pickups on the market. Just pure tone…the only pickups I’ll ever use.
-Lefty Ferguson, Nashville Guitarist
You guys are Geniuses. I can’t put my guitar down...the response is very Tube like..very 3-D sounding. I just played a gig with the Tone Specific’s and I got so many compliments. It’s really amazing what you guys are doing over there. You've made all other pickups obsolete.
-Cali Freeman, Session Guitarist in NYC
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, Vintage Guitar Expert/Buyer in NYC
The sustain is really amazing. They’re really easy on the hands...they just feel right. They are so dynamic...I just love them.
-Mike Machado, Blues Guitarist
Just like vintage pickups only better. They have this dynamic thing going on kind of like a great tube amp. I imagine this is what new vintage pickups sounded like back in the 50's & 60's.
-Dani Robinson, Blues Guitarist Performs Jimi parts w/Billy Cox Experience
You are a Tone Wizard. My guitar has never sounded or felt so good. They respond to my playing in such an incredible way. It's just like playing an incredible tube amp. These pickups are so much better than everything else out there.
-Breck Phillip, Guitarist
They bloom just like a vintage tube amplifier. There are just really vintage sounding pickups. Super warm, dynamic & they sustain forever. They just agree with all of my amps. There's nothing else like them. I put them in all of my guitars, even my vintage guitars.
-Ford Thurston, Guitarist for Randy Houser based in Nashville, TN
Very present, warm & fat. Big improvement over thin sounding stock pickups. They just sound huge.
-Alexander Flock, Session Guitarist
They sound great & complement each other very well. They play just like butter & sustain forever. Other pickups seem very stiff compared to these.
-Rob Phillips, Guitarist
These are the quintessential sounding P.A.F. style pickups. They give you all of that warmth, bloom & sustain you’d expect in a vintage pickups without being overly wound.
-Jay Leonard, Session & Touring Pro
These pickups sound absolutely fantastic. Perfectly matched and more versatile than my vintage pickups”.
-Steve Ouimette, Session Guitarist - Alice Cooper, Guitar Hero, Public Enemy
Tone Specific always delivers a masterpiece. These responsive pickups catch the essence of my guitars & enables the musician to create the sounds he wants.
-Vincent Cleroux, Luthier
Super warm & articulate with great sustain. The best pickups you can get
-Pete Mroz, Nashville Musician
Your pickups sound superb….they sound great in every guitar I’ve put them in…lots of sustain…clear.
-Dean Gordon, Guitar Builder
Your pickups are killer. I've played a lot of guitar in my life but these pickups are the best I've played. I know you've worked hard at your craft but you should be very proud. You deserve all the kudos you get. Thank you very much".
-Lightnin Willie, Blues Recording Artist
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