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Oil City pickups have no connection with Fender Musical Instruments Gibson or Gretsch.

We make up our pickups in small batches and don’t carry large stocks, so please allow 7-10 working days for dispatch,  we may well have to wind your pickup for you. If you are in a rush please contact us ... we just might have your pickup in stock. Postage and packing quoted is for UK and is calculated on the value of the order at the checkout ... We’re happy to post worldwide ... Just ask for a quote.

Humbucker classic output

Based on one of the  pickups that started it all back in the nineteen fifties, the Blitz Spirit is smooth and open sounding,  deep and plummy with big, fat mids in the neck position, and woody with a dirty edge in the bridge. Made with Nickel silver base-plates, hard wood spacers, and un-matched asymmetrical coils, the Blitz Spirit takes the ‘Patent Applied For’ idea into the new millennium. A wonderful blues/rock or classic rock pickup with fat, singing mids’

“Your Blitz Spirit pickups arrived in rocket ship speed, and so I fitted them just as quick to my SG 61RI!  I have got to say, they're fantastic!!!  Better than I was hoping in fact, and certainly better to my ears than similar pickups spec wise that I've tried - both off the shelf and other custom wind companies.  The SG's now come alive, and I can't put bit down...I'll be wearing out my 18w and my AC30 at this rate!  Haha!!!  Only problem now is that I'm hankering after some more of your pickups (maybe something along the alnico V line, but balanced coils and similar output?) for a project guitar of mine.  The missus and the bank manager will be after me!
 
Thanks again,

Jim”

The classic formula that started it all: modest output, soft alnico 4 magnet, vintage style nickel cover, vintage style hookup wire. This is the Oil City take on those famous ‘59’ pickups.

Well balanced and smooth, with bags of sustain available at all gain levels: full mids, flute like highs, and well controlled bottom end. Nickel silver base-plates, hard wood spacers, and un-matched asymmetrical coils.

A great match for a classic ‘single cut’ or a semi acoustic.

Available potted or un-potted.

Neck 7.5k, bridge 8.2k (figures are averaged over several examples).

Hi Ash, just fitted a set of your blitz spirit pick-ups to my good friend Tony from Elephant Stopper’s guitar and have to say the difference is nothing short of a miracle!  What a sound!  I have just learnt a valuable lesson...Its all down to the pick-ups, and yours sir, are the best I have heard in 25 years of this business! I shall be recommending nothing else in the future....Oil City is indeed the place to be!

Damian Short

Shorts Creative Services.



The Scrapyard Dog is a vintage output, asymmetrically wound pickup with a four conductor output. With alnico 5 magnets, it offers a little more bite than a standard PAF design ... More like a sixties T-Top.

Singing sustain with a crisp raw edge is the order of the day ...

Neck 7.6k, bridge 8.5k (figures are averaged over several examples).

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FORCES SWEETHEART Alnico IV

BLITZ SPIRIT Alnico II

SCRAPYARD DOG Alnico V

Inspired by a certain classic 60s/70s British rock band and their Les Paul wielding guitarist, for whom we, at Oil City have a whole lot of love … and respect.

A beefy and snarling yet classic voiced pickup that takes the ‘PAF’ concept and boosts it slightly without losing the clarity. Punchy bass, growling mids and a smooth clear top end characterise the tones available here.

Perfect for classic rock or heavier blues … this versatile pickup will happily ‘metal it up’ too.


Neck 7.8k, bridge 9.8k (figures are averaged over several examples).

Airship Trooper Alnico V

 

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