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Guitar Workshop – Warrenpoint Blues Festival 2019

Whistledown  @ 2pm on Saturday 25th May. Win an electric  3 string Cigar box guitar built locally in Belfast by Boneyard Brian  All levels and ages from complete beginner to aspiring recording artist are welcome to come along to the workshop. Meet some of our local Guitar Tutors, Technical nerds, professional musicians and local recording studio owner. [...]

By |2019-05-13T22:07:32+01:00May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Adjusting Pickup Height

IMPROVE YOUR GUITAR TONE Time required 10-20 minutes Difficulty Level 1 Did your new guitars come from the factory with perfectly adjusted pickups? This is almost NEVER the case, yet spending 10  to 20 mins adjusting it can have a major impact on your tone. Tools required : Screwdriver , Amplifier , Your  ears. The closer [...]

By |2017-03-06T13:37:27+00:00February 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Mal OBrien & Teletone Mobster

Developed with and for Dublin based virtuoso Mal OBrien, the name Mobster seemed about right for this set of high output Telecaster Pickups. Roll back the volume on this set and they become almost charming, however  you always know there is something more sinister under the hood. Mal describes these as a “Wolf in [...]

By |2017-03-06T13:38:11+00:00February 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ariel Posen – Blackhat I Strat Single Coils

Our day with Ariel Posen covered a lot of ground, we hope you enjoy this latest video of Ariel playing a set of our vintage style Blackhat I strat pickups through a Ryan 100w Blues Reverb In this clip Ariel was using the following pedals and an open E tuning Strymon El Capistan, Mythos Daedalus, [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:44:37+00:00January 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ariel Posen – ST56 Strat Single Coils

Ariel is best known as one of a guitar duo that make up Brothers Landreth.  Along with Joey Landreth, David Landreth and Ryan Voth, the band won a Juno award in 2015 for their album Let It Lie. Ariel is currently based in Co Cork, Ireland, so we managed to catch up with him and see if he [...]

By |2017-01-29T22:54:41+00:00December 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Vintage III Humbuckers with Mickey Murphy

"The Deacci Vintage IIIs have totally transformed my LP with crisp and bright bridge tones and a beautifully warm neck." - Mickey Murphy, December 2016 MICKEY MURPHY is a contemporary finger style guitarist and composer from County Down, N. Ireland. He has released two solo instrumental albums 'Turais' in 2011 and his second Album  'Heartstrings',  which was produced [...]

By |2017-03-06T13:38:27+00:00December 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Blackhat I Stratocaster pickups with Kieran Smith

A massive thanks to Kieran Smith for a brilliant rootsy blues playing with our vintage hot set of strat pickups. Also a very special thanks to Dave Molloy for his recording wizardry, and the most fantastic setting for recording our Blackhats. Blackhat single coils are for the player who wants more output from their strat in [...]

By |2017-03-06T13:39:12+00:00November 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Pure Vintage Zeros in a Gibson 335 with James Mulvaney

Irish session guitarist James Mulvaney needed little introduction, so when he asked us which set of pickups we recommended for his Gibson 335 guitar, the answer on this occasion was simple. Pure Vintage Zeros. On occasion we will recommend the marginally hotter Pure Vintage Ones, but the goto set for an almost guaranteed win in [...]

By |2017-03-06T13:39:24+00:00October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Blackhat II HSS Strat set demo with Neil McCarthy

Every once in a while you simply have your socks blown off, and when I logged in to Facebook one morning and saw this video posted by Neil McCarthy, this was most definitely another of those times. Up until that point Neil was a series of lines of text in a Facebook Instant message. We discussed [...]

By |2017-03-06T13:39:37+00:00October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments