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True Custom Shop® (the brand) Pickups

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by stale facet, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. stale facet

    stale facet TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Anyone familiar with the offerings from this "True Custom Shop" company?

    Besides a name that is bad at best and misleading at worst, they do sell pickups at a cheap price.

    I'm looking for a cheap pair of pickups for a project. But there is "worthwhile cheap" and "garbage cheap".

    Here's their place on Reverb:
    https://reverb.com/shop/true-custom-shop

    Anyone have any experience with them?
     
  2. Esquier

    Esquier TDPRI Member

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    If they picture 6 magnet/pole pieces, then they look better than the pickups with the ceramic magnet across the bottom. It looks like the right stuff to me
     
  3. stale facet

    stale facet TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Thanks, that is a good observation.

    Im curious about their sourcing. They claim quality, have a lot of good reviews. Are these better than Artecs?

    Anyone here been brave enough to buy from True Custom Shop® before?
     
  4. stale facet

    stale facet TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    If more information helps: it's True Custom Shop's EB-0 pickups I'm looking at. I'm skeptical of these if they are actually Artecs due to @Manolete's experience:

    That was a while ago. Maybe things have changed. And yes, the mudbucker idea is driven by the idea of trying out the pickup placement talked about in this Boz Scaggs question:

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/gibson-eb-x-bass-pickup-in-guitar-boz-scaggs.1055075/
     
  5. yegbert

    yegbert Poster Extraordinaire

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    Interesting, just from seeing their products on fleaBay, I had searched in google for “true custom shop” and that’s how I discovered this thread! I was curious about the company in general, not specifically their pickups.

    I don’t have much other info, but I did find this.

    https://trademarks.justia.com/866/17/true-custom-86617182.html
     
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