Hey Guys,

I finished my first batch of Foil Pickups. Here is some info : 

Retro-Foils- New Guitar Pickups Aged to Perfection

Retro-Foil pickups capture the look and sound that many of us remember from our youth. Well, the look and sound is back and more popular than ever! They look great on an old project guitar that has already been stripped of its pickups or even on a cigar box guitar. Retro-Foils are also perfect when looking for a different sound from a guitar that you already have or you just want to open up new sonic possibilities.
Retro-Foil pickups are a flat magnet, surface mount single coil pickup. They can also be mounted underneath with modifications (please see an instrument repair shop if you do not feel proficient in this step.) There are no pole pieces so string spacing is not an issue.
Retro-Foils are approximately ¼” high making these easy to surface mount on many guitars. No routing means only one very small hole for the pickup wire only. Character was important when designing these pickups. Each pickup has been aged and pieces are shaped by hand meaning that there are perfect imperfections and no two are exactly alike.
Pickups are grounded to a steel base plate with shielded wire, giving a surprisingly quiet single coil sound while allowing for some microphonics (pickups are allowing the acoustic properties of the guitar to shine through. Thanks and feel free to contact with further questions.

Heres a pic of my first six pickups. They are just under $50 each. Please contact me personally if you interested in purchasing. Pickups #1-4 are all very similar and are considered a standard model. #5 is a basic black model-goes with anything. # 6 is more of a rat rod model-kinda seen its share of the road!

Check out some of my vids for samples of how they sound.

Thanks!

Wade

Views: 428

Replies to This Discussion

Fab looking pups.Would you ship to London,England?....

I think I could do that-I would have to add a bit of shipping across the pond.

Thanks,

Wade

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Guys,

I've received a lot interest in these pickups.

Here is the link if you are interested in purchasing:

Retro-Foil Pickups

Thanks and I promise not to make a pest of myself,

Wade

Those look sweet. Are you planning differenent cover designs...maybe some in brass?

I have more cover designs. The standard one is doing well. I love brass but it would push the price way up there. Trying to keep pups in a range people can afford.

Wade

They look fantastic. Can you please tell me how you aged #6. Im on a project now and need that kind of look for a neck plate. Thanks

Hey Tramp -

I used black laquer automotive paint and go over it with some fine wet/dry sandpaper. You can go even smoother with steel wool.

Wade

What are the covers made of? It looks like steel. Don't you want to use aluminum, brass, or stainless for the best flux pattern (least disturbed/detoured flux pattern)?

Stephan-glad you asked! These models are my first run and are blued steel.
I also offer polished steel covers on my pickups. They are also half the height of most reissue pickups - so easier to install. All new models available this weekend-
Stay Tuned!!!

Wade

Are you pressing the covers yourself? Have you tried aluminum? If you're recycling, I would think aluminum siding would be a good bet for a source of low cost material. I was surprised to read that the old pressed metal toys that dime stores used to carry, were often made from recycled tin cans. I've been saving a pile myself for different projects. Recycling rocks!

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building Basics

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Discussion Forum

Cutting pickguards / using vinyl

Started by Where's Uranus?. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 23, 2020. 7 Replies

Short Jacks

Started by Where's Uranus?. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 20, 2020. 10 Replies

64 Kiawa setup?

Started by mugs. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 31, 2020. 2 Replies

Do you want to build your own Teisco-Copy?

Started by Hudson Wolf. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 24, 2019. 14 Replies

3 Gold Foils can Sing!!!

Started by Wade. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 25, 2016. 9 Replies

My "new" Vantage vie10

Started by Hobo 63. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 19, 2016. 1 Reply

"Barn Find" Vintage Teisco Hoard!

Started by G.S. Monroe. Last reply by Wade Dec 21, 2015. 31 Replies

My new toy.

Started by Hobo 63. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 13, 2015. 2 Replies

Just Finished a Mini Photo shoot

Started by Wade. Last reply by Dave Lynas Oct 11, 2015. 2 Replies

Newest addition to the fleet

Started by JIm Trussler. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jul 4, 2015. 1 Reply

Photo journal of two Teisco guitar restorations

Started by Scott aka Farmer Ted. Last reply by the anonymous pick Apr 30, 2015. 16 Replies

teisco spectrum 5 re-issues vs vintage differences

Started by the anonymous pick Apr 29, 2015. 0 Replies

Teisco? Satelite? or other?

Started by GARY KNIGHT. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 28, 2015. 18 Replies

republic reso /gold foil

Started by darren brown. Last reply by Wade Nov 22, 2014. 3 Replies

Foil Pickups Are Here!!!!

Started by Wade. Last reply by Stephan Ziemba Nov 22, 2014. 11 Replies

Cloth covered pups for hollow bodies

Started by Wade. Last reply by the anonymous pick Oct 23, 2014. 1 Reply

Blog Posts

A Tribute

Posted by Ghostbuttons on January 15, 2023 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Let’s talk Aeolian…

Posted by BrianQ. on August 26, 2022 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Latest Activity

Robert Compton liked Lee Custom Shop's photo
16 minutes ago
Clark Huffman left a comment for BrianQ.
"Thank You!"
30 minutes ago
Damo updated their profile
1 hour ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Bob
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Clark Huffman
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Don Schoubye
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for David Hibbitts
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Marcel2cv
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Damo
2 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Marvin Sommerfeld
2 hours ago
RON NORTHCUTT commented on RON NORTHCUTT's photo
Thumbnail

neck shaping

"The spoke shave seems to work fast for me, I seem to have better control with it and it cuts so…"
2 hours ago
Marcel2cv posted a photo
3 hours ago

Music

© 2023   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->