Deacci meets James Mulvaney
With a huge amount of live performance experience, Irish based guitarist James Mulvaney needs little introduction to many. An early starter on the guitar, James did his first gig with Irish act ‘Slightly Imperfect at
Deacci meets Kieran Smith
Deacci wouldn't be the company that it has become if it wasn't for the "ears" of some of so many artists - many of who have been instrumental in the development of our pickups in
Sometimes being single is hard / The birth of the Hofmond
Like everything in guitar, and most things in life, we all stand on someone's shoulders. No one really is inventing anything from scratch. Music, guitar pedals, amps – they all owe their existence to
Deacci – The daily wind
Winding pickups has always been seen as a bit of a dark art – shrouded in mystery and on some occasions blown out of all proportion. From the legendary status of the young women who
Deacci meets Wayne McManmon
From time to time we get players who come to the workshop and blow us away with their approach to guitar. Armed with a passion for playing (and providing us with a bit of a
Driven by madness – inspired by tone
When asked why he decided to set up Deacci, company owner (and chief winder) Declan Larkin’s first response was “Madness … definitely madness!” What’s evident however is that he’s driven by the ongoing mission to
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
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
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
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
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
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
You Want it When ?
A Marshall DSL and a Trainwreck Express clone have been the stable workhorse test amps for Deacci guitar pickups for many years. Recently, it became clear that something different was needed to record the
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
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. Vintage Zeros. On occasion,
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
Ragh Guitar – Deacci Custom Vintage PAF style Humbucker & P90 combo Set
We are delighted that Ragh Guitar are using Deacci Pickups in their guitars, we are also just as pleased to say that Grant MacKay (owner of Ragh Guitar) is the kind of guy who will
Making a Deacci Humbucker
Deacci pickups are wound on a precision CNC winder using our own winding algorithm, and assembled and tested in our workshop in Ireland. We hope you enjoy the following photo descriptions of building a Vintage
Vintage I’s in a real 1959 Les Paul
Deacci Vintage humbucking pickups make it into all sorts of guitars from the cheap and cheerful to one-off luthier builds. Even Gibson's own custom shop Reissues regularly get our pickups as an upgrade, but to
ST I & II Stratocaster Single Coil sets
We proudly add to our product range, two new sets of Stratocaster Single coils. Available in both Alnico V & II , both sets are vintage voiced to produce the sounds and tones associated with
Kieran Smith Demos our Vintage-II Humbuckers
Kieran Smith called to the workshop the other day to have a pickups wiring checked, and he ended up doing a demo of our Vintage II Humbuckers. This set always works very well with Les
Johnny Fean reviews GreenFaze
It was a fingers-crossed moment for us as Celtic Rock Guitar Legend Mr Johnny Fean tried out our Pure Legend - GreenFaze humbuckers...
How they sound – Vintage-One
A massive thank you goes out to Gerald for letting us share this video of him playing his Les Paul Classic fitted-out with his new set of Deacci Pure Vintage Ones
Time for some Friday afternoon guitar goodness courtesy of Duane and his Deacci-equipped Lesters. After buying a set of GreenFaze pickups Duane was hooked and has now added...
Enamoured with enamel
For the purist tone seeker, Plain Enamel will shortly become standard on all Pure Vintage humbucker. We have to admit it does look nice too, it's almost a shame to tape these bobbins...
Ole’s Gibson R8
Another of our recent customer's has taken the time to share their first impressions together with some sweet pics of their new Deacci pickups installed in a Gibson R8 - enjoy!
Mario Percudani recently had a chance to try out a set of Pure Vintage pickups and shared this video with us (thanks Mario!). They clearly went down well and as you can see from the post below Mario has now taken delivery of his very own sets of Deacci pickups.
Music to our ears
It's been a busy couple of weeks here at Deacci HQ burning the midnight oil preparing pickups and pursuing some new ideas, so it's a real pleasure to hear back from our customers and to know that the effort has all been worthwhile. We'll do our best to share these comments here on the website (with your kind permission of course) and the first shout-out goes to Lukas...
“Best I’ve ever heard…” – Mitch Malloy
We've never believed in paying for endorsements because we'd rather get the kind of honest, unbiased feedback that lets us know when we've got it right (or wrong!), but that doesn't mean we don't get a little bit anxious when we send out a set of our pride & joys out to a pro like Mitch Malloy...
The guys over at GuitarGear recently reviewed our new GreenFaze humbuckers and it seems they liked what they heard! The difference in tone between the Burst Buckers and these pickups was like night and day. Where