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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 r  

‘G’ Style

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

From £90.00 each +£7.50 P&P

I love this pickup …. Here’s my own, personal Ibanez Artcore (right)equipped with a pair.

See the upgrade in my blog

A brilliant demo solo by Julian Lewis … one of my customers … using a les Paul equipped with a pair of Cow-T-Rons. Nice playing mate and thanks!

The Cow-T-Ron is a modest 4.5/4.8k resistance with a vintage style alnico 5 magnet and is completely hand built in the East End like all our pickups. Don’t let the output fool you though, this beastie can overdrive a good valve amp with the best of them .. It’s party trick is doing so with superlative string definition and sparkle ... from early rock and roll tones to monster ACDC rhythm sounds.

The Cow-T-Ron is available potted or un-potted, and in 50mm spacing.

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From £80.00 each +£7.50 P&P

The Cow-T-Ron‘G’size

At long last I am able to offer ‘G’ size humbuckers to fit US made Gretsch instruments and newer far eastern ones.


It’s a matter of debate, but it may well have been Ray Butts of Gretsch who invented the Humbucker for Chet Atkins ... Even though Seth Lover working for Gibson was first to the patent office.

The distinctive scooped mids and sparkling definition have defined the Rockabilly sound, and are now finding new fans in many other genres of music.

This is the classic model in ‘US mount’ with 4.5/4.8k resistance, and fitted with my special ¼ inch thick magnets just like the original.  Stand by for more output options soon!

The Cow-T-Ron‘H’size

All the sound and goodness of my ‘G’ mount pickup … but the same size as a regular humbucker, so you can give that unique sound to practically any HB equipped guitar.

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