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Back in the seventies Japanese technology came up with a new sort of humbucker, a pickup that has become a legend, and sought after for its cutting power, it’s subtlety and it’s unexpected power. The original was named after the ‘super’ decade it was conceived in, and this pickup has been transplanted into many an American LP style guitar for it’s clarity and bite, especially in the neck position.

My homage to that pickup is the ‘Tokaido Bullet’

Powered by a rough cast alnico 8 magnet for raw power, it has a slightly beefed up symmetrical PAF style wind for subtlety combined with ‘grunt’.


neck 7.7k   bridge 8.5k (average)


Sold individually as Neck or Bridge. Other bobbin or cover options may be available, please see the custom shop or contact us with your requirements. 


Oil City ‘Masterwound’ range

Our premium series: these pickups take on the top boutique makers worldwide, and set a new standard for tone.

‘Using the finest materials and with the most exacting assembly each Masterwound pickup is hand made, serial numbered and signed, by me alone’.

~ Ash

As fitted to Feline Guitars, Carillion Guitars, The Blackmachine B6 and many quality UK made custom instruments.


  • We wind pickups to order, please allow 21 days for build and dispatch.

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