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Q Pickups - if you haven't tried them, you should...

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Ajab, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Ajab

    Ajab TDPRI Member

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    Just want to give Tiho and all at Q Pickups in Croatia the highest of recommendations - not just for the quality of their pickups but for customer service as well.
    Having tried many alternatives (Seymour Duncans, Fenders, Lollars - all of which are great), but not finding exactly what I was after, I asked them to custom-build a set of pickups for my Telecaster, looking to get a vintage style sound like the Peter Florance Voodoo TE 59's - they duly arrived and all i can say is that they are truly AWESOME! Fantastic sound quality and tonal clarity, with all the twang and snap you could need, but no "tinny" jangling.
    Turn-around time from order to delivery (in UK) was impressive, too.
    Even if you think you have good pickups in your Telecaster already, just give these guys a try!! Absolutely worth it and incredible value, priced well under the above...
    Anyone else tried them?
     
  2. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I agree I have two from them both excellent abs superb value for money. I hate to say it because of the brilliant but more expensive UK winders.
     
  3. jj69

    jj69 Tele-Meister

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    Another vote of recommendation for Q pickups here
    I have a 55 esquire bridge pick up which is fantastic. For my needs, better than any bare knuckle ( 50, 52. 55 blackguard), seymour Duncan (antiquity) fender ( NOCASTER, 62) pickup I've tried in my teles
    Great customer service and pricing also
     
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  4. AJBaker

    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    I saw they made a cool looking firebird pickup, I was tempted.
    I was also thinking of getting a set of strat pickups from him, but in the end I got some from Pribora in Russia (also quite good).

    If I ever finally spring for a firebird neck pickup, I'll definitely have another look at Q-pickups.
     
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    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

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    Too bad they dont have an online store or I would definitely try a set. Looks like they sell on Ebay.
     
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    AJBaker Friend of Leo's

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    Ok, why does that make a difference for you?
     
  7. Gaz_

    Gaz_ Tele-Meister

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    I've got a Q pickups, A3 bridge pickups, 42awg wire, wound to about 7.3 and it just SINGS. Buy a q pickup. Just buy some.

    Oh, and they were really helpful, and really made the order to my specifications as well as helping me choose my specification!
     
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    willholt92 Tele-Meister

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    Agree 1000%, I got a Q pickups Flat pole A3 bridge pup in my micawber style tele.

    Sounds so good, and the price was really incredible for the quality and the range of options they make, you can have anything you could possibly want as a custom order, magnet type, staggered or not, mixed magnets, wire gauge and output.
    Couldn't recommend them more.
     
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  9. acVox

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    Spooky.. I just started a thread on The Les Paul Forum hoping for user reviews/feedback on their humbuckers , but nothing so far..

    Its encouraging to hear independent views on these pickups.

    If your happy to give more detailed comparisons with Duncan, Florence,
    Bare Knuckle, ThroBak or whoever it may be .. I'd be very grateful.
     
  10. Ajab

    Ajab TDPRI Member

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    Go direct to Tiho at Q Pickups - as they say on their site, they don't have a shelf-full of stock to sell online as they handmake to order/chosen spec. In my case, it took them only a couple of days or so to make and then ship...
     
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  11. acVox

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    Guys, you've made my day! I've been looking for real world reviews of these things for weeks now. An enquiry on the Les Paul Forum came up with nothing on their PAF humbuckers.

    I'd love more detail between Duncan and ANY other makes compared with Q Tele pickups ?
     
  12. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Call me a fan, I adore the color options on bridge pickups

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    hamerfan Tele-Meister

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    Tiho also does a subtle relic on his pickups IMG_1601211069229_37624.jpg
     
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  14. sugarinthegourd

    sugarinthegourd Tele-Meister

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    Can I ask what specs you provided, to get them close to the TE59s?

    Thanks.
     
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