April 20th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Thought I'd give this a try. I'd like to order a set Of Hamel strat pups. Please Email me when you get a chance. I'm sure you get a TON of them.
April 21st, 2005, 12:53 AM
April 21st, 2005, 11:23 AM
When I paid for my Hamels in early 2004, Alan's email address was:
April 21st, 2005, 11:32 AM
Good luck. I emailed him twice in November about a set, never got a reply.
April 21st, 2005, 06:39 PM
I've been waiting since October. It's too bad, I'd really like to try the Hamel pickups. I'm gonna move on and buy some other pickups, I can't wait any longer. I'm sure they're great products but how much better are they than Lollar, Fralin, Rolph or Antiquities?
April 21st, 2005, 08:58 PM
At this point, I wonder if Alan has stopped production of his pickups. This would be a shame. I would really like to order some. Perhaps Ron can give us the 4-1-1.
I'll give it a few weeks, and if nothing I'll move on.
April 21st, 2005, 09:36 PM
Well I emailed Alan and he replied fairly quickly saying he would forward my request to Ron, I never heard anything from Ron. Perhaps Ron is the bottleneck?
Or perhaps Alan never forwarded the email?
I was willing to throw a couple hunderd into it and just wait forever but if it takes months just to place an order then I think Im moving on. No judgement here if that the way it works then thats fine.
April 21st, 2005, 09:47 PM
jjh37854.....how long ago was it when Alan contacted you? I've emailed both Ron and Alan. I'm sure Alan is swamped and really don't expect to hear from him.
However, I thought for sure Ron would have contacted me by now. As I understand it, Ron handles all the orders. Well I'd love to put an order in.
April 22nd, 2005, 05:19 AM
Owen will return your mail within hours. He will make pickups to sound EXACTLY as you want.
April 22nd, 2005, 09:21 AM
Scotland, do you like your Duffs? lol. Seriously, someone here posted a clip of their new Strat set with Duffs and they sounded killer. I don't remember who it was, but they sure sounded great. Maybe I'll go that route. I would NEVER give somebody a few hundred dollars for a product to be shipped to me at their convenience. Maybe by all of us being ignored, it adds to the mystique.
Soon those pickups will be $700.00 on eBay like Bardens and we'll be lamenting about them.
April 22nd, 2005, 12:58 PM
I have a set of Duffs and I like them a lot. I put a clip in the Vaughn thread but the quality is kind of lousy (not to mention my playing).
April 22nd, 2005, 07:56 PM
I also really liked the soundfiles of the Duffs at allthingsguitar site. To be honest, I was blown away by the tone!
I'm sure part of the desire for the Hamels is their mystique and the opinion that they sound better than the Duffs. I really don't mind the wait for the Hamels since the guitar there going into won't even get started till later this year.
One things for sure......I often worry about reliablity issues with ANY product. If it's this much trouble just communicating, what if I needed a pup rewound due to warranty issues? I know Alan makes a great pup, but there's always that chance something could go wrong. Would I be "stuck out"?
Hopefully someone can clear this up.
April 23rd, 2005, 12:21 AM
The thing that irks me is that you're in business or you're not. Don't make me beg you for your product. If it's a marketing ploy, it works because we're all dumbfounded and still wanting to buy the stuff. All I gotta say is, if I told a dealer I wanted to buy a Toyota and he didn't return my call, I'd move on. I know it may be comparing apples to oranges, since the dealer won't hand craft your individual Toyota but in this day and age with the amount of top quality choices such as Lollar or Duff available to us, this is just silly. I still wish I got mine, though...
April 23rd, 2005, 12:27 PM
Do your homework first. A little reSEARCH goes a long way. Get where I'm coming from?
April 23rd, 2005, 04:03 PM
Not really, no. What does that even mean??
April 23rd, 2005, 04:48 PM
Never mind...I got it.