Radioshop Pickups is a small, two man operation with a passion for all things guitar and a determination to do things right. We have a combined experience of over 50 years of playing and setting up guitars. Inspired by the past, but hoping to bring some originality to the future of guitar tone, we are determined to give our fellow guitarists the best tone possible for their guitars.
We have taken a scientific approach to all aspects of pickup winding and construction. The quality of tone that we have developed is the result of two inquisitive minds and hundreds of hours spent winding prototype pickups so we could understand every aspect of our winding. We have analysed what would have gone into classic pickups with the aim of giving ours the most authentic tone possible. At every stage, players’ opinions have been sought and their feedback has influenced the development of subsequent pickups. The praise from players of our pickups has meant that our services have been in constant demand locally and we are now offering our pickups to a wider audience.
We hope that you will agree with our current players and be delighted with the quality of tone that our pickups offer.
All of our Tone Clips were recorded by the superb Joey Pearson of South Wales based band JPThree. The tone clips were recorded with the aim of showing off the pure tone of our pickups and do not feature any effects whatsoever. In each tone clip, the first minute or so is through a clean, Vyse Amps’ Royale 20w Blackface recreation amp and the second minute shows off the pickups driven harder through an Orange Valve Head. In each instance, Joey began on the neck pickup and worked through the pickup selections to the bridge pickup. Please keep an eye on our Media page for a video series of Joey putting our pickups through their paces as well as some comparison videos which are coming soon.