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#21 lojo

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

I was just going to order a P/J big set , ahhh , anyone got one?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:50 AM

Kicking myself that I was too lazy to get my Shergold Marathon pickup to him for the re-wind we discussed.
The Thumper in my Precision is still the best for me of all the many pups I tried.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

View PostLow End Bee, on 20 August 2013 - 10:50 AM, said:

Kicking myself that I was too lazy to get my Shergold Marathon pickup to him for the re-wind we discussed.
The Thumper in my Precision is still the best for me of all the many pups I tried.

You could always try Aaron Armstrong for your rewind. I'm going to ask him to clone my Ripper pickup - cheaper than getting a Seymour Duncan replacement over from the States.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:05 AM

View Postneepheid, on 20 August 2013 - 10:56 AM, said:

You could always try Aaron Armstrong for your rewind. I'm going to ask him to clone my Ripper pickup - cheaper than getting a Seymour Duncan replacement over from the States.

http://www.armstrong...ewind-services/

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:35 PM

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:31 PM

View PostLow End Bee, on 20 August 2013 - 10:50 AM, said:

Kicking myself that I was too lazy to get my Shergold Marathon pickup to him for the re-wind we discussed.
The Thumper in my Precision is still the best for me of all the many pups I tried.

He remagnetised my Shergold pickup a few years ago, and I bought a J 84 to put on in a bridge position slot that a DiMarzio had previously occupied. Transformed the sound.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

View Postwateroftyne, on 12 August 2013 - 12:37 PM, said:

Arrr man - what a shame. Great pickups for silly money. All the best to him.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

I have a set of his PJ pups (the big version) in my fretless and they sound great to me.

Wizard couldn't help when I was looking for a set of dual coils for my latest bass build so I got Catswhiskers Pickups to make them, they look really great, are UK made and were a good price but I haven't heard them yet as the bass isn't finished so can't comment on the sound, I have a feeling they will be good though.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

It's always such a shame when someone like Andy retires without someone to pass it all on to. All that knowledge and experience, all gone :(

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

View PostMoJo, on 20 August 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

It's always such a shame when someone like Andy retires without someone to pass it all on to. All that knowledge and experience, all gone :(

Very much what I was thinking too. Has he sold all his pickup winding equipment?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

Very sad, but at least they've finished for the right reasons :)
I must have had one of the last sets of 84's perhaps, ordered a couple of weeks ago

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:09 PM

View PostBigRedX, on 20 August 2013 - 06:29 PM, said:

Very much what I was thinking too. Has he sold all his pickup winding equipment?

Wot, this..?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:02 AM

View PostMoJo, on 20 August 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

It's always such a shame when someone like Andy retires without someone to pass it all on to. All that knowledge and experience, all gone :(

Andy's magic live on in our basses, we are the privileged ones :-)
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:59 AM

Wishing I hadn't sold my Thumper now

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Drat. I bought a set of 64s and thought they were great at capturing that 62 Jazz Bass sound and at a really great price. Hope he manages to sail his boat around the uk..
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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

The Thumper and 84 in my trusty old Squier certainly won't be going anywhere. Hope he enjoys a well earned retirement!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:06 AM

View PostMuzz, on 12 August 2013 - 03:52 PM, said:

I have a Ryder with a Wizard Thumper pickup in...that's my retirement fund sorted then! :D

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:39 AM

I expet my 74's will even more rare now, not that they are going anyway either.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

I just heard about these things earlier today. Raging. The GAFfer pickups sound like the perfect thing to turn a Mexican Jazz Bass into a howling monster.

Any idea if there's a similar alternative? A split-coil humbucker in a J enclosure, preferably British-made, and, y'know, good.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

Utterly utterly gutting. I honestly think Wizard made the best guitar pickups I'd ever had. Really sad he is no longer making them.

That said, he is now out of the rat race, which is definitely a win for him! - best of luck to him!
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:37 PM

Where was Wizard Pickups based, out of curiosity?
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:32 PM

I have a set of 84s in my Jazz and I since installing them the tone of the bass is as good as anything I've played.

I'm a bit gutted I didn't get to order any guitar pickups.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:52 PM

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Wales, I think...?
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:04 PM

View PostKiwi, on 31 August 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:47 AM

What a shame!

I must have bought one of his last pickups (a Trad P), and unfortunately for me it's the best that I've ever owned!

Best of luck to him in retirement, a very nice man.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:06 AM

View Postjabrantl, on 22 August 2013 - 02:06 PM, said:

I just heard about these things earlier today. Raging. The GAFfer pickups sound like the perfect thing to turn a Mexican Jazz Bass into a howling monster.

Any idea if there's a similar alternative? A split-coil humbucker in a J enclosure, preferably British-made, and, y'know, good.

I found these guys recently. Anybody on here bought anything?

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

View Postead, on 06 September 2013 - 11:06 AM, said:

I found these guys recently. Anybody on here bought anything?

http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/

Pair of guitar pups just came up for sale.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

I've just finished a 6 string with one of Wizard's 'Novatron' pickups in. Man that thing snarls and bites when you stick it into an overdrive. Such a shame I wont be able to repeat it, but happy the man is following his dream. Best wishes Andy - you'll be missed.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

View Postead, on 06 September 2013 - 11:06 AM, said:

I found these guys recently. Anybody on here bought anything?

http://www.at-the-creamery.co.uk/

They look nice - but a lot more expensive than Wizards... :(

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