Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reiland Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Join TDPRI Today

Just ordered: Bill Lawrence Keystone Set - do tell..?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by The Quasar-Kid, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. The Quasar-Kid

    The Quasar-Kid Tele-Meister

    275
    Aug 16, 2011
    Seattle
    Picked this guitar up used:
    It came with some special DiMarzio Yngwie Malmsteen razzle dazzle pick-ups but I think they sound gawd awful - so they're going up on eBay ASAP
    Also the scalloped neck is already sold and I managed to find a nice Fender Custom Shop Large Headstock neck...

    But my question is this:
    I just went onto the Bill Lawrence site (right up above from the ad banner) and ordered the Keystone Strat set of three... totally based on faith alone
    Who's heard these and what can I expect (I have a Fender super sonic head / and a Blues Junior)


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Tele-phone man

    Tele-phone man Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 11, 2006
    Asheville, NC
    I have Bill's Pickups in most of my guitar. I liked the Tele Keystones for tone, but I've since replaced those with the L280TN and L280TL due to noise. I tried the Strat Keystone set, but I didn't like them compared w/ the L280 Strat set. The Keystones were too bassy; they didn't have the bite of the L280, and then there was the noise of the Keystones. The L280 pups were just better in every respect.
     
  3. MonkeyKing

    MonkeyKing Tele-Meister

    422
    Jul 5, 2011
    Detroit
    you tube has demos of all of them.
     
  4. Forum Sponsor Sponsored posting

  5. WaylonFan76

    WaylonFan76 Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 22, 2008
    South Lousiana
    If you don't like them, I recommend Van Zandt True Vintage.
     
  6. The Quasar-Kid

    The Quasar-Kid Tele-Meister

    275
    Aug 16, 2011
    Seattle
    Hey thanks..!!!
    If these don't do the trick I'll try the L280's - It's amazing how inexpensive they are, it allows a guy to kind of "see what works"
    I appreciate the feedback
     
  7. Derek Kiernan

    Derek Kiernan Friend of Leo's

    Sep 7, 2008
    Princeton, NJ
    The Keystones are designed to capture the performance of the best early 60s Fender pickups, which they do rather well. The Strat pickups are more "straight-ahead" in that regard, as the Tele set uses a cover that doesn't affect the tone of the pickup as well as a lower inductance (better delivers sweet highs to the amp without harshness), which makes the Tele set fairly distinct from an attempt at an exact clone.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Share This Page