July 12, 2018

Get into a jam session with this single coil in humbucker size! Capturing the jangly, cutting tones of the sixties and seventies this pickup can dish up new wave, punk and pop tones in bucket loads.  From the 'Fab Four' to power punk this can deliver bite all around th...

July 9, 2018

In early 1965 Leo Fender sold his company to CBS ... and we all know both the legend of pre CBS quality, and post CBS cost cutting.

Well here is a prime example of a pre CBS Fender pickup. A 1964 Jaguar bridge unit. Sadly this one has died and has come to us for a rewin...

July 8, 2018

Most of what I do all day is make new pickups ... Oil City Oil City Masterwound ... but sometimes something cool and old comes in to be restored ... and I like to share

This is a lovely old pickup made for Hofner between 1955 and 1957. Sadly, it had suffered major damp...

January 28, 2018

In this blog I shall be regularly taking you into my workshop to look at some of the interesting 'classic pickup' rebuilds and restorations we are asked to do.  

Above is the rather sad and messed about Tele pickup that arrived on my desk last week. It had no outpu...

January 1, 2018

Hello, Happy New Year! Welcome to the new Oil City Pickups blog, and indeed the new Oil city site. We have made it more dynamic, added much more content, and hopefully easier to navigate.

This blog will keep you up to date on all the latest from the Oil City, and hopefu...

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