| Wanna Instantly Sound Like A Guitar God?
For almost 70 years, electric guitarists worldwide have been searching for their elusive "Holy Grail" a simple switching system to get all the possible guitar pickup tone combinations out of their guitar, bass or other instrument. The search is finally over! Now you can take your guitar or bass far beyond the whimpy and obsolete "Studio Grade" version. Why? Because our family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will instantly give you that "Holy Grail" of incredible Pure Analog pickup tone power that you cannot get anything else. More >
As you know, almost all 3-pickup coil guitars use a 5-way switch that only gives you 5 separate "stock" pickup tones. But this switch is also an obstacle because it "hides" the other 30 pickup tones that you can really get from this guitar.
Now you can get an incredibly vast range of 35 unique pickup tones from your 3-pickup coil guitar or bass with our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products. After you install these simple high performance upgrade products into your standard 3-pickup coil guitar, you will instantly get Seven Times More pure analog pickup tones than anything else on the planet.
And for a 2-pickup coil guitar, bass, or other instrument, our T2 Pickup Switch UpgradeTM product gives you 6 unique pickup tones. This is 20 percent more pure analog pickup tones than you can even get from a "standard" 3-pickup guitar.
And now our newly-released T4 Pickup Switch UpgradeTM product gives you an incredible 68 or 102 pickup tones from any instrument with four pickup coils.
It is physically impossible for you to get more than 35 pure analog pickup tones from a standard 3-pickup coil guitar. This switching system is so revolutionary, it was awarded a patent by the United States Patent Office. This is the greatest thing since Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar in 1941.
We have addressed what everyone else has overlooked by replacing the antique "traditional" switches used to control pickup coils. In doing so, we have solved your problem of being forced to sound like everybody else by giving you the Ultimate Ultra High Performance Improvement for your electric guitar or bass. Our products are remarkable enough to command your attention and respect.
Our T3-Switch gives you 35 pickup tones (including several TroikaBuckerTM pickup tones from instruments with three separate pickup coils. Our T4-Switch gives you 68 or 102 pickup tones (including several QuadraBuckerTM pickup tones from instruments with four separate pickup coils. Instruments with HSH pickup configurations can now get 276 pickup tones (including several PentaBuckerTM pickup tones that nobody else can provide to you. < Less
Now you can install our high performance upgrade to instantly give you total and maximum control of your instrument's sound. It lets you select and use any and all of the following pickup state combinations to get a whole lot more robust pure analog pickup tones: More >
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are the ULTIMATE in upgrade simplicity. All of the complex wiring and logic that gives you this incredible pickup tone power capability is in a multi-layer circuit board. This eliminates the 'rats nest' of wiring that can create broken-wire support issues. Our products also contain a solderless terminal strip that lets you connect your pickup and input wires in SECONDS to get this capability. Our incredible products are also populated with QUALITY mini toggle switches (we don't use poor quality switches made in China.)
WARNING: Now you can finally access all the pickup tones that have been silently hiding in your electric guitar or bass. After you install our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM product, you'll think that it is "powered" by a tone nuclear reactor! You will even get pickup tones you have NEVER heard before. We Guarantee It! < Less
In a word, YES! If it were not important, you would be buying 1-pickup guitars. You really want more choices and our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products not only lets you keep your analog pickup tones PURE, but it also gives you an incredible range of pickup tone choices giving you more pickup tone power than anything else on earth! More >
More than any other instrument, the guitar is about subtleties. It is undeniably the coolest instrument that was ever made. When it's played well, there is absolutely nothing that sounds like it. And when your electric guitar (or electric bass) is combined with our simple high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, it will give you up to Twenty Five Times More Pure Analog Pickup Tone Power Than Anything On Earth to let you sound uniquely better and will also inspire you to improve your playing skill.
And when your electric guitar or bass is equipped with one of our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM product, YOU can control what your guitar sounds like. YOU can select any of the numerous pickup tones that lets you precisely blend in with the group, or use a pickup tone that really lets you "stand out" and be noticed because you sound unique with your own Signature Sound.
When you have an instrument with several dozen pure analog pickup tones, a guitarist like you is better positioned to create a unique Signature Sound that lets you be noticed and rise above all the others. Our products gives you a huge advantage over your playing competitors because you will have dozens of additional pickup tones that lets you be noticed as distinctive -- and this special "edge" can increase your bookings, as well as be known as a player with amazing unique sounds.
Now you can upgrade your electric guitar or bass to get a huge "palette" of unique pickup tones to play absolutely everything: Rock, Country, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Surf, etc. and all this from using only one instrument. With 700 percent more pickup tones, you get a "Grand Canyon Wide" range of subtle and slightly different pickup tones ranging from Muddy/Dirty Blues -to- Jazz -to- Heavy Metal -to- Ring-in-a-bell Surf -to- Country Twang -to- even those elusive glass-shattering Tin-Canny and out-of-phase pickup tones.
After you upgrade your instrument with our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, You can pretty much duplicate the sound of virtually EVERY electric guitar ever made; including a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Les Paul Custom or Studio, Silvertone, National, Mosrite, Kramer, Airline, Guild, Danelectro, Harmony, Kay, Epiphone, Red Special, Maestro, Supro, Valco, Gretsch, PRS or sound like virtually any electric guitar (or bass) that has ever been manufactured with either single-coil or humbucker pickups!
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will even give you dozens of additional unique pickup tones that You have NEVER heard before We Guarantee It. And because nobody else has these pickup tones, You can use them as your Signature Sounds. Now you can get it all with just one guitar. < Less
Pay Close Attention because here's the real benefit to you. This family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you a totally AweSome instrument that has more tone power than any of your peers (read competition). After upgrading your instrument, you will listen to all of the pickup tones and write down what each tone sounds like to you personally. This will give you a "map" of all the pickup tones available on your instrument. More >
If you are a performing player, you will probably just use two or three tones of all the pickup tones available to you. One of these tones will be used to "blend in" with the band, the other(s) will be used as your Signature Sound to make you really "jump out at the audience" and sound incredible.
Compared to your competitors who only has "the same old 5 pickup tones", you will be light years ahead of them all. This will quickly lead to more bookings, more income and more recognition for you with people frequently saying, ("hey, there's that guitarist with that great unique sound.")
A New Discovery has customers using our upgrade products saying that those "hidden" pickup tones they get appear to have a seductive and erotic-like effect on female audience attendees. See our website Media page for more information about this discovery.
And if you are a session guitarist, you will probably be using more of the tones. Why? Because you can precisely zero in on that "mood" you want to create with a custom tone. Instead of just five pickup tones, you will have a wide spectrum of up to 68 pure analog pickup tones that you can select from to more precisely tailor your output to "mirror the sound" that the recording composition requires. Now you only need one guitar to play everything including Rock, Country, Pop, Blues, Surf, Grunge, Jazz, Metal, Folk and anything else you can name. Less guitars to drag along to a session, less guitars to tune up. Now you can get a "Grand Canyon Wide" varying range of subtle and unique pure analog pickup tones. You even get intensely Country Twang with guts and even experience those elusive "tin-canny" pickup tones (remember how Santana's guitar sounded like in "Winning"? How about that haunting guitar sound in J. Geils "I musta got lost"? Even that reverse-phase sound by Tom Petty in "I won't back down"?) Our AweSome products will give you "instant access" to these Signature Sounds plus several dozen additional pickup tones you have never heard before.
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products give you dozens of additional thinner and funkier tones that are great for a nice bitey backing rhythm, as well as many ultra fat, round and well-defined sustaining tones that will instantly add some "snarl" when you need it with just the flick of a switch. Now you can get all the "edgy" tones that you want to project but without being abrasive. Select the "custom tailored" tone that you want from a palette of 35 (or 68) unique pickup tones that will fill up all of your musical space with either fat or thin drive. These upgrade products will give your guitar a stout voice that doesn't sound cloudy. Finally, you can now be a truly unique musical artist.
Now you can get a performance factor for your guitar that is light years ahead of any other wimpy and obsolete "studio grade" model. So why would you want to consider using this Ultimate Pickup Switching System? Because it lets you really stand out and sound unique! < Less
And if you replace one pickup with another one that has a different magnet -and/or- coil impedance, you will create a completely different "palette" of pickup tones. Our products are designed to let you easily remove and replace pickups without the need for a soldering iron. This means that you can easily experiment with, and audition, an almost unlimited number of pickup tones. Are you looking for that elusive "best" pickup tone? Our family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM switching system products will let you find it. For the first time in history, you can affordably create one single "ultimate guitar" that can reproduce the sound of virtually every electric guitar ever made. More >
The best news of all is that our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products lets you keep your Analog pickup tones PURE! No digitally enhanced junk here. If you want a guitar that "quacks like a duck" or "laughs like a hyena"... get a WII. But if you're dead serious about your tone, these simple high performance products are for the SERIOUS guitarist that's You who wants to stop the audience "dead in their tracks" to HEAR and APPRECIATE your unique talent and ability. In other words, it lets You "stand out" above everyone else and be noticed. < Less
For the first time ever, you can have access to a huge abundance of tone possibilities. These upgrades will give you an analog "modeling" instrument without the complication of battery-powered electronics. More >
Your result may vary depending on your upgraded instrument's pickup coils.
Our products are so easy to understand and use that it's even operated by a 7-year-old budding guitarist. It is custom-designed for your electric guitar, bass, pedal steel, mandolin and other instruments that have either 4, 3 or 2 passive coil-wound magnetic pickups either single coil pickups, 4-wire humbucker pickups, 2-wire humbucker pickups.
Our upgrade products are not directly compatible with low impedance active (i.e, battery powered) pickups or piezeoelectric pickups. To use these pickup types, a "bypass" switch is needed.
|You Get The "Ultimate" easily Customizable Guitar
or Bass with Complete and Total Pickup Control!
We have focused on the smallest possible change to create the biggest possible long-term impact.
We routinely install our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products into inexpensive 3-pickup coil guitars for "demo" purposes. These low-cost beaters from China (we only paid $40 for the current one) are awesome because after the upgrade, they put out 30 more pickup tones than anything that is made in the U.S.A. None of the custom shop guitars can even come close either in Price or Performance. And this incredible tone power performance is with low-end pickups. More >
The typical $5,200 custom shop guitar is 130 times more costly than this $40 instrument, but has less than 15 percent of the tone power. And they can't even match the AweSome range of unique pure analog pickup tones that these Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products give you.
And now with the release of our T4-Switch, you are going to get a jaw-dropping experience when you use it to upgrade your current 4-pickup coil instrument and get 68 pickup tones. < Less
If you want "different" tones, you can spend up to $500 for a set of three custom pickups. This will give you slightly different pickup tones but you're still stuck with only five tones. It makes better sense to start by spending a lot less to leverage your existing pickups and get 35 (or 68) pickup sounds. The custom pickups can come later if you still think you need them. More >
Almost everyone who installs our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products abandons the idea of buying expensive custom pickups because they already get everything that they want (and more) from our products. These customers have decided that the slight pickup sound difference they may get from the more expensive pickups is just not worth the additional $500.
These Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are versatile too. We recently modified an electric bass with two single-coil pickups. By adding a third 4-wire humbucker pickup and installing our T4-Switch, we have created an electric bass that has 68 pickup tones. Even though this bass is a "cheap beater" it is also totally awesome because this instrument will even sound like an upright slap jazz bass. Bass musicians who try this instrument are left drooling and they want one badly!
Customers are now duplicating these innovations by installing a third pickup into their 2-pickup coil electric bass and are now creating an electric bass with more pickup tones and with it, this unique upright slap jazz bass sound. Other customers are upgrading their 2-pickup, 4-wire humbucker guitar (Big Apple Strat, Les Paul, etc.) to get 68 or 102 pure analog pickup tones. These products are truly a session musician's dream come true. < Less
Some people (i.e., the negative and degrading voices on those raggy chat boards of people who do NOT make their living playing guitar) say that having 6 switches on their 3-pickup coil instrument is "too complicated." I wonder how these challenged people tie their shoelaces. More >
Most serious players now use up to a dozen pedals mounted on a pedal board. Each pedal may have two or more foot switches for On/Off or Pass-through functions, as well as two to several control knobs. In addition, you have to know which pedal combinations need to be either On, Off, or have Pass-through selected for a particular effect you need. Oh, and this is simple?
It's so funny because these naysayers, who live in their mommies and daddies basement, will get into their parents car that has a radio with five bands (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, AM2) and 10 buttons to store and select specific radio stations. That's a total of 50 radio stations to program to these buttons (and also be excessively challenged to remember which station is assigned to which button DUH). These radios also have a programmable CD player, talking GPS, Bluetooth, MP3, internet radio, Sync, Sirius Satellite radio with hundreds of stations, voice recognition, OnStar, etc. And this is not complicated? But nary a complaint from these self-appointed "experts".
Do you use all these complex features? Some people do, and some don't. Would you settle for a radio with just 1 band, 3 buttons and nothing else? Of course not. You want MORE choices just in case you WANT to use them. None of these naysayer weenies seem to complain about the remote controls they will use to view their parents' T.V., DVD Player, and other electronic entertainment boxes most of which have 50 or more buttons. Where is their cry for "fewer buttons?" How about their daddy's computer they use with holy smoke... 94 mind-numbing keys on the keyboard! But oh, I forgot... there's no place where these pimply-faced cellar-dwellars can easily, and anonymously, disrupt others with their negative whining and complaining to get their "15 minutes of fame" at least not for radios, computers and remote controls. These "faux-critics" do not make their living playing guitar professionally so as two-finger guitar players, they're just not qualified to pass judgement on products they have not purchased or used.
Steve Jobs was questioned by Marc Andreessen about the original iPhone before it was unveiled. Marc said, "Steve, don't you think it's going to be a problem not having a physical keyboard?" Steve looked him right in the eye with that piercing gaze and said, "They'll get used to it."
The same can be said about six switches; you will get used to it. < Less
Although embracing "tradition" has it's place, it becomes an impediment to enhance and extend creativity. It's like having an artist who paints pictures decline to use up to 63 additional colors because they have always used the "traditional" five colors of red, blue, black, yellow and white. While not realizing it, their pictures are boring and uninteresting and less desired because their "traditional" bias has produced the exact same boring art as every other "traditionalist". How can you accurately paint a "forest" scene with only red, blue, black, yellow and white colors? More >
Also remember that Leo Fender's original Stratocaster only had a 3-way switch. It was only when perceptive players discovered they could get additional pickup tones when their 3-way switch was in between the 3 positions that the cry for these added tones caused Leo Fender to come out with a 5-way switch. How many "traditionalists" have removed that 5-way switch from their Stratocaster and installed the 3-way switch? < Less
Without exception, All the guitar gods (Les Paul, Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Roy Orbison, John Cipollina, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, etc.) heavily modified their guitars because it gave them a career boosting edge with unique pickup tones that no one else had. They didn't do this to look cool, they did it because it gave them unique pickup tones that nobody else had pickup tones that propelled them to fame. They also may have noticed a subtle seductive and aphrodisiac effect these new tones had on their audiences, an observation they understandably were not willing to share. More >
Having several dozen unique pickup tones is now a game-changing benefit because it gives you an incredible edge in today's fiercely competitive market. How can you distinguish yourself if you have the same three or five pickup tones as millions of wannabes? Put simply, you can't!
Our upgrades will give you access to those same Signature Sounds of those guitar gods of many headliner groups and with it by oblique inference, more recognition. These upgrades are not just AweSome, they're surprisingly AweSome. < Less
While looking at the catalog of Les Paul items auctioned off after his passing, it is clear that Les Paul heavily modified over 65 electric guitars (and several electric bass instruments). Many of these laboriously hand-modified instruments contained a plethora of More >
In fact, these heavily upgraded instruments brought some of the highest prices at auction. He didn't make these painstaking modifications to "look cool", he did it because he was able to SQUEEZE unique pickup tones from these instruments that NOBODY else had.
So the question you should ask is "Why did he heavily modify these instruments? The simple answer is that these "upgrades" helped him to get closer to unique pickup tones that nobody else had and give him the career boosting edge that no one else had. These were unique Pickup tones that instantly put him on the Fast Track to success. (there's a moral to this story for those who have ears...) < Less
Jimmy Page (guitarist for Led Zeppelin, the Yardbirds and numerous other headliner groups) had his Les Paul guitar modified with four push-pull pots and a couple of push-push switches mounted under the pickguard. This gave him 21 pickup tones with a modification that is cumbersome to operate. In spite of this, he had access to pickup tones that were previously unavailable to anyone and it "fast-tracked" his career. It even launched an industry of folks making and selling "Jimmy Page Mod Kits" for about $100. More >
For those interested readers, we have the upgrades for you. Our T4-Premium Hyper Tone Lab upgrade will give you 102 pickup tones over five times the number of pickup tones and is much easier to use. It even gives you four QuadraBuckerTM pickup tones (i.e., all four pickup coils in series) that the Jimmy Page mod cannot give you. This benefit alone is important to the heavy metal crowd because it will give you pickup tones so "fat", they're... Obese!. Our product catalog also has long life Kill Switches that will last for 10 years. < Less
The Henry Diltz photograph of Neil Young (even back in 1969) shows a mind-boggling four mini toggle switches on the upper horn of his Gretsch guitar. I'm very sure that Neil didn't have those switches installed to make his guitar look cool. Those switches were used to give him MORE PICKUP TONES. And Why? If you said, "To Sound Unique" go to the head of the class.
A photo of Roy Orbison playing a black LP style guitar with four toggle switches on the upper horn of his guitar. This is another example of how the guitar gods attained this stature. These switches gave him a "secret weapon" that helped him to sound different that millions of other wannabes all of which had the exact same three pickup tones. Those switches gave him access to unique and different PICKUP TONES. And Why? Because those "hidden" pickup tones gave him a career-boosting advantage in the crowded player market.
The April 2011 issue of Vintage Guitar (page 17) had a picture of John Cipollina, the lead guitarist of Quicksilver Messenger Service. He created a certain sound that was his own. He was unique and distinctive because nobody else had that sound. In fact, he is considered one of the fathers of the San Francisco psychedelic rock sound. The picture (in the above-referenced issue) shows that he radically modified his guitar (it has four knobs and four switches.) More >
The question you should be asking yourself is this, "Did he know something you don't about using these four switches to create subtle pickup tones that no one else had?" Four knobs and four switches would definitely be "too complicated" for these cellar dweller trolls previously mentioned. In fact, some other examples of instruments with "more functionality and tonality" includes the Rickenbacker 360 with five knobs and a switch. Let us not forget the National Glenwood 98 guitar had seven knobs and a three-way switch. And the list goes on. All the headliner guitarists (at least the smart ones) have instruments that have been seriously upgraded with a forest of mini switches. Why? Because they want to sound distinctive. People want more choices. If you're still using that 5-way switch on your Strat, all you can do is sound exactly like Millions of other wannabes and sounding exactly like everyone else is NOT going to get you anywhere. Remember the advantage that John Cipollina had with those extra switches? There's a moral to this story. < Less
Even the newer guitar and bass models that the smarter companies are releasing have more mini toggle switches. In fact, they're starting to pop up everwhere like mushrooms after a spring shower. A recent Carvin catalog shows that most of their guitars now have oodles of mini switches to "give you 7 different pickup combinations", and "a 5-way pickup selector plus a mini switch allows all seven pickup combinations." More >
(but nowhere close to 35 pickup tones, and now with a much higher bar of 68, 102 and now 276 pure analog pickup tones) A WD Music Product catalog contains a Kent Armstrong prewired Strat pickguard. Their description states, "In place of the normal 5 position blade switch common to a Strat, Kent used three on/off/on switches. This is the key ingredient to getting that signature sound." If you are reading this, you already know that there are big changes in the way today's instruments are being made and wired specifically to produce more pure analog pickup tones than ever. Fender leveraged our product ideas to release a "Plus" version of their instrument with "personality" cards. The good news is that our products let you upgrade your instruments to get more pickup tone power than anything that will ever be available. We have always been, and will continue to be, the undisputed pure analog pickup tone power fountainhead. < Less
Here is the real reason you are "chained" to that silly 5-way (or 3-way) switch. Back in the early 50's, Leo Fender settled on this switching system as a compromise for pickers during "simpler" times. Today, we have grown up with computers, programmable cable and satellite TVs and other media devices. Almost all of them have a remote with 50+ buttons. You also routinely use multi-function cell phones, microwaves with 30+ programming buttons, whatever. In summary, this is the 21st century not the early 50's. Although adequate for less-creative pickers who don't have a desire to get ahead, today's 5-way switch on a guitar is... not very useful when you're struggling to stand out in the growingly crowded guitarist market. Having just the same old five pickup tones makes you sound exactly like millions of other wannabes. (now that's a great way to get noticed...) More >
In fact, having a 3-pickup coil guitar with only 5 pickup tones is quickly putting you at a disadvantage. It's a career-killer! It's like having a car with a one cylinder engine and a one-speed transmission. It's not very versatile. You can't cruise at highway speeds, peel out, climb steep hills, safely descend sharp inclines, attract attention from the pedestrian hotties, rapidly accelerate, etc. But when you have an instrument that gives you a whopping 35, 68, 102 (or now 276) pure analog pickup tones, it gives you more choices and options than anything else period. When you have an instrument with More Pickup Tone Power than anything on the planet, it lets you explore what you can really do with your musical creativity. When you look at what you can really get with these simple high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products for your 4-pickup coil, 3-pickup coil or 2-pickup coil instrument, are six switches (three switches on the 2-pickup coil instrument) that are easy to understand and use really that complex? That's for you and your career plans to decide. < Less
An even bigger problem is with the smarter manufacturers putting in more switches in their new models to give their customers "enhanced" pickup tones. There is no rhyme or reason where these switches are mounted or how they work. It looks like a forest of mushrooms popping up after a spring rain. Multiply this non-standard issue by several manufacturers doing this and you quickly have chaos. Even worse, these manufacturers are still using that same antique and inadequate 3-way or 5-way switch with their designs. They just don't get that those antique switches are really the obstacle to pickup tone freedom. More >
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are setting the new standard for the 21st century. Standards are a good thing. In this instance, manufacturers that embrace our standard switching products means that you do not have to re-learn how the other manufacturers pickup switching system works because it's the same. < Less
All of our upgrades for Fender Strats, Teles and Jazz Bass instruments (or similar instruments made by other companies) are non-destructive. This means you can return your instrument to its original condition with no ill effect. This is especially important if you have a vintage guitar or bass. Installing a non-destructive upgrade in your vintage instrument means that you can enjoy the incredible benefit from our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products and know that you can always return it to its "stock" condition if you decide to sell it. With non-standard "clone" instruments, our upgrades may require removal of applicable pickguard or body cavity material and drilling mounting holes.
This family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products can be used in every 4-pickup coil, 3-pickup coil and 2-pickup coil electric guitar, bass, mandolin, pedal steel or other instruments that use coil-wound magnetic pickups, for both right-hand and left-hand instruments, including (but not limited to) the following manufacturers.
You now have a way to stop lugging around several guitars because each one has its own "special" tone. If you already bring several guitars with you to perform or record because each has its own unique sound, why not create one guitar that can sound like them all? Tuning just one instrument (rather than several) is a more efficient use of your (and the producer's) time. This family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products also makes it easy to swap pickups to get a different spectrum of pickup tones. More >
If you (or someone you know) can follow the incredibly simple step-by-step installation instructions (freely available in our "Document Library" on the menu bar) and use hand tools, these high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are definitely for you. And if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, your local music store can recommend a guitar repair person (luthier) who can do it for you. < Less
This switching system is "green" and completely passive, so there are no batteries or expensive electronics to fail when recording or performing. It takes a minute to learn how to use and it also keeps your Analog pickup tones pure! More >
You should know that this family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products is the ultimate in simplicity. Our products are also ecologically sound because we only use RoHS 2 compliant components from industries that are already certified as "green".
Although there are some battery-powered electronic circuit board products being marketed that can give you a "gazillion tones", the question you should be asking yourself is this: "Do I really need more than 35 (or 68) pickup tones?"
Imagine how unwieldy it will be to access just 35 (or 68) of your "gazillion tones!" Some of these products have a 16 page user's manual and only give you a wimpy few tones for a specific configuration. And almost all of these products need you to disassemble your instrument to reconfigure them. Not very practical when you're on stage or in the studio especially when you need a different pickup tone that isn't part of the current configuration. With our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, all the switches are completely accessible to you. After you install our products, you have the full functionality of all pickup tones totally accessible to you at your fingertips. We have a superior product that doesn't expect you to disassemble your instrument to reconfigure it. We also give you more (a lot more) pure analog pickup tone power than anyone on the planet.
These expensive and exotic circuit board solutions appear to be "versatile" (at least that's what their printed literature says.) But the truth is they just don't perform well in the real world. Do you really want to trust your reputation to a fragile product that can suddenly stop working? Bang your guitar against a solid wall or metal support and the shock wave can easily fracture sensitive electronics on the circuit board making it useless. Did you ever have a battery go dead in the middle of a performance or recording session? How embarrasing is that?
Even worse, when you (or your equipment) let other people down, THEY STOP CALLING YOU FOR FUTURE BOOKINGS.
Our family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are designed to let you easily access all 68 unique pure analog pickup tones from a 4-pickup coil instrument (or 35 tones from a 3-pickup coil instrument, or 6 tones from a 2-pickup coil instrument) with just the "flick of a switch." And because it's "bomb proof", there are no expensive electronics or batteries to fail while recording or performing. To quote Bill Lawrence, "Batteries belong in flashlights." < Less
When you have MORE pickup tones, you have Total Control over what You will sound like. Even more important, having more (and different) pickup tones lets you sound unique in the growing fiercely competitive market. Do you really want the same pickup tones as millions of wannabes?
Why should you settle for 3 or 5 pickup tones? You can't get Total Control when you're saddled with an antique 3-way or 5-way switch that hasn't changed in 100 years. It's like settling for a job that pays you "three" hundred or "five" hundred a week. Wouldn't you rather have more? Like a job that pays you "six" hundred, "thirty five" hundred or "sixty eight" hundred a week?
So why are You settling for just three or five pickup tones?
Now You can Upgrade your electric guitar or bass and join the Pickup Tone Nation.
We are the original creator of AweSome upgrades for your electric guitar and bass. Our EZ-Install upgrade products give you a HUGE edge in the already overcrowded and fiercely competitive player market. When you compare the incredible performance of our upgrade products with all the copycat wannabes, you can see that only our products will give you ALL the possible pickup tones, are LESS EXPENSIVE and work with the widest range of electric guitar and bass instruments.
Review the below "Feature Comparison" chart to convince yourself that our upgrades are the Best that you can get, give you the Most pickup tones, and Cost Less. More... >
|Instruments You Can Upgrade||AweSome||Ambrosonics||Dragonfire||Triple Shot||Turnstyle||Toneshaper|
| SSS Stratocaster:
(compare upgrade price)
| 35 tones
|23 tones ($249.99)||7 tones ($154.95)||N/A||15 tones ($325.00)||5 tones4 ($129.99)|
| HSS Stratocaster:
|35/68/102 tones2 ($lowest)||80 tones2 ($349.99)||N/A1||N/A1||N/A1||5 tones4 ($129.99)|
|HSH Stratocaster:||35/68/102/276 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
| HH Stratocaster:
|6/68/102 tones2 ($lowest)||80 tones2 ($349.99)||N/A||24 tones3 ($55.90)||N/A||N/A|
| SS Stock Telecaster:
| 6 tones
|N/A||N/A||N/A||6 tones ($230.00)||3 tones4 ($129.99)|
| SSS Nashville Telecaster:
| 35 tones
|N/A||N/A||N/A||6 tones ($240.00)||5 tones4 ($129.99)|
|HSS Modern Player Telecaster:||35/68/102 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
| SS Jazz Bass:
| 6 tones
|N/A||N/A||N/A||6 tones ($240.00)||N/A|
|SSS Jazz Bass:||35 tones||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|HSS Jazz Bass:||35/68 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||HH Jazz Bass 2.0:||6/68/102 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
| Precision Bass:
| 4 tones
|N/A||N/A||N/A||4 tones ($240.00)||N/A|
|PJ Bass:||6 tones||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Dimension Bass:||35 tones||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
| Les Paul style guitar:
| 6/35/68/102 tones2
|N/A||N/A||24 tones3 ($55.90)||N/A||3 tones4 ($159.99)|
|Ibanez GEM HSH guitar:||35/68/102 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ibanez RG350 HSH guitar:||35/68/102 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Peavey Raptor guitar:||35/68 tones2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mosrite Ventures guitar:||6 tones||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mosrite Celebrity guitar:||6 tones||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mosrite Celebrity bass:||6 tones||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
| Brian May Red Special
| Universal upgrade for
two pickup coil instruments:
| Universal upgrade for
three pickup coil instruments:
| Universal upgrade for
four pickup coil instruments:
| Universal upgrade for
five pickup coil instruments:
|Special cable needed:||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|All tones directly accessible:||Yes||No||N/A||No||N/A||No4|
Other products like ToneStyler, Stellartone, Veritone, etc. are merely "tone contour" products and do not offer direct control of each pickup coil. No comparison is possible between our AweSome upgrades and these limited capability products. < Less
What did Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, John Cipollina, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May and many other legendary players have in common? They were all SMART players who knew that if they wanted to rise to prominence, they had to be "unique." More... >
And the way they became unique (back then, as well as today) was by having their guitars upgraded (some with a "forest" of mini toggle switches) to give them access to unique pure analog pickup tones that nobody else had. And these unique pickup tones were the decisive "edge" that propelled them to fame.
These switches were their "secret weapon" that helped them to sound different than everyone else by giving them WAY MORE unique pickup tones than just the same boring 3 or 5 pickup tones as millions of other wannabes. And it was those "hidden" pickup tones that gave them a huge career-boosting advantage. < Less
Our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you all the pickup tones that are silently "hiding" in your electric guitar or bass.
Now you can Get Amazing Tones Without Changing Your Pickups. This is like an artist finding more colors of paint to work with. Our upgrades will let you break out of "pickup tone prison" and Free You from those puny few pickup tones you get from your stock instrument. More... >
You can get an edge with the greatest upgrades ever to be created in the last 100 years. Wanna stop sounding exactly like millions of wannabes? Wanna get incredible pickup tones that NOBODY has ever heard before? Wanna Get Signature Tones that you own??
Our incredible upgrades will give you a Grand Canyon Wide range of pickup tones on your guitar or bass:
muddy Blues, classic Jazz, fat Metal, pristine Surf, intense Country Twang, Glass-Shattering pickup tones - and everything in between. < Less
Our high performance electric guitar and bass Upgrade products Give You Amazing Tones Without Changing Your Pickups. This is like an artist finding dozens of additional colors of paint to work with. You can have every analog pickup tone ever created in one upgraded guitar:
Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Country, Glass-Shattering Tin-Canny, and dozens of subtle pickup tones in between.
In the past, all great guitarists have created their unique identity by having their own incredible Signature Sounds and making the path to these tones so obscure that very few people could replicate those unique sounds. More... >
But this is no longer true. Did you know that your seriously upgraded instrument will give you the Signature Sound all the Guitar Gods of literally every headliner group since the 1940s? Think of groups like Rush, AC-DC, Boston, The Ventures, Clapton, Gilmore, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Shadows, Dire Straits, classic Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, SRV, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, The Eagles and pretty much everyone else. For the first time ever, your upgraded instrument can have all those "unique" sounds they are known for.
Do you see the value of having dozens of unique guitar sound profiles all rolled into one upgraded instrument?
After you install one of our amazing Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products into your electric guitar or bass, you can pretty much duplicate the sound of every electric guitar ever made. Your guitar will sound like a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Les Paul, PRS, Ibanez, as well as every electric guitar ever made with either single-coil or humbucker pickups! Our simple high performance upgrade products will give you dozens of new pickup tones that you have NEVER heard before. We Guarantee It.
And why would you want a complete toolbox of unique pickup tones? Because you can Sound Different. When you constantly use the same 3 or 5 pickup tones everyone else is using, all of your results start sounding the same and Boring. Look at the over 400 songs that the Beatles recorded. Each one was DIFFERENT because it had a different mood, a different beat, and most of all a different Sound. And all those Different Sounds also caused the public to listen more closely, giving them their legendary fame. Sounding unique and different is now a Huge factor to your success.
Why should you settle for the potential career-killing wimpy three or five pickup tones that all the manufacturers offer you?
Do you really think your career is going to blossom with the same puny 3 or 5 pickup tones that millions of wannabes are also using? < Less
Our growing family of over 100 high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give your electric guitar and bass an incredible increase in the number of pickup tones. More... >
A little-known fact is that the average human ear can only distinguish about 62 unique pickup tones from the complete spectrum of all possible pickup tones from "muddy" blues tones to glass-shattering tin-canny tones.
Did you know that your electric guitar and bass instruments with our upgrade products immediately makes everything else sound anemic? This is because our upgrade products give you a lot more pickup tones and also give you pickup tones so "fat", they're... OBESE.
Our switch upgrade products are now the New Pickup Switch Standard because they give you access to ALL the electrical pickup coil combinations for your instruments. For the first time in history, you can now upgrade all your instruments to get all of the "hidden" pickup tones in your instrument. None of the manufacturers can give you this kind of incredible pickup tone power.
All of the product that we create are designed to make it easy for you to upgrade your instruments to get New Magical Pickup Voices without using batteries or complicated electronic boards (both of which can let you down when you're performing or recording).
We design all of our Made in U.S.A. upgrade products to give you a vast range of pure analog pickup tones on your electric guitar or bass. This means that our upgrades will give you the maximum number of pickup tones possible from your instrument elevating it to an entirely new dimension. After you upgrade your instruments with our products, you will think that they are "powered" by a tone nuclear reactor.
Your jaw will drop the very first time you hear all of the unique "hidden" pickup tones your seriously upgraded instrument will be producing tones that nobody has ever heard before. These are tones that you can use to your advantage by sounding completely unique.
"In the studio, selecting the right guitar for the part is more than half the battle. Having a palette of sounds to choose from helps you play to your particular strengths, and the marriage of creative ideas to appropriate instruments is hard to beat." Rich Tozzoli - Music Producer/Composer < Less
All of our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM upgrades use one of our four core switch products... More... >
1 May require one or more 4-wire humbucker pickups. One or more 4-wire humbucker pickups may need to be configured as 2-wire humbucker pickups.
You also get a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all our core Pickup Switch UpgradeTM (T2, T3, and T4-Switch) products as the original purchaser for as long as you own the product. If our assembled and tested switch products ever fail during normal use, we will repair or replace it free. See our FAQ page for more detail.
When you click the Products selection, you will see numerous upgrades, ranging from complete drop-in no-soldering-needed products for many popular instruments, Assembled and Tested Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, and even easy-to-assemble KIT versions for the Do-It-Yourself crowd and their needs. We also now have complete electric guitars that give you more pickup tones than you ever thought possible. < Less
Do You Know These Secret Facts? More... >
- Almost every component on today's electric guitar and bass has been significantly improved and engineered to give you greater value than ever before.
- The single exception to all this innovation are the "antique" 3-way or 5-way pickup switches. For almost 100 years, these switches have had ZERO improvement but are still being used by manufacturers, even though we're now in the 21st century. The woefully inadequate linear design of these antique switches prevents you from getting ALL of those hidden pickup tones that your instrument contains. These primitive pickup switches will only give you 3 pickup tones or 5 pickup tones instead of the 6, 35, 68, 102 and now 276 pure analog pickup tones you can really get when you upgrade your instruments with our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products.
- We are the only company with upgrades that will give your instruments with four pickup coils (e.g., HSS, HH, SSSS) 102 pickup tones. You will also get several QuadraBuckerTM pickup tones from your upgraded instrument. And now, our new upgrades for your HSH instrument will give you up to 276 pickup tones. These upgrades will let you put all five pickup coils into series to give you the world's only PentaBuckerTM pickup tones from your upgraded instrument.
- A few smarter manufacturers are slowly starting to listen to customers who want more pickup tones than the stock instrument can offer. However, their new instruments have a chaotic forest of mini toggle switches to give customers access to more pickup tones. But the use and placement of these added switches is random at best. Worst of all, they are still using that old style pickup switch obstacle by designing their "enhancements" around it. Further, these instruments are increasingly becoming a "rats nest" of wiring that is a potential support nightmare. Our upgrade products eliminate these problems with ease and consistency in installation and use.
"Simplicity Is The Key To Brilliance." Bruce Lee
- Standards benefit every industry because they offer consistency, ease of use and simplicity to all participants. A superior "standard" pickup switch product means that regardless of the manufacturer using them, the switch operation remains consistent. You don't have to learn how to use each manufacturer's switching system because the standard is the same for everyone. Our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are the the musical instrument industry's new and superior standard for the 21st century.
- Our Mission is to introduce a new Pickup Switch Standard that gives you the maximum number of pure analog pickup tones possible on your electric guitar or bass. A new pickup switch standard that works the same on all manufacturers' instruments makes sense.
Industry statistics say that you have 5.7 instruments. Now you can get more enjoyment from your instruments with the single most important upgrade in the last 100 years. These upgrades will enhance your creativity, increase your playing enjoyment and can put your career in orbit. It makes good sense for you to take a closer look at these products. Don't you agree? < Less
Heard on the street: "Business has taken off with customers hearing how your Telecaster upgrades improve their instrument. I have been swamped with orders and keep running out of parts. Because you ship fast, my customers are very happy players!" Nashville's BEST Guitar Tech.
Are You a guitar and bass technician who does extensive upgrades? We know that you will love our products because of the huge number of additional pickup tones our upgrades let you give to your customers. Best of all, what used to be a days-long wiring job for you to get this kind of result is now a simple one-minute task. All the complex wiring and logic is "baked" into a multi-layer printed circuit board that has a solderless terminal strip. It only takes a few seconds to connect your pickup and input wires to upgrade any instrument to give your customers the most incredible pickup tone power available on earth. More... >
In fact, our upgrade products are vastly superior to the "Jimmy Page" wiring modification. Not only are they simpler because there is no need to deal with the "pull the neck tone control out, push the neck volume control in, pull the bridge volume control out, push the bridge tone control in, flip the 3-way toggle switch to the middle position" time-wasting insanity just to get a pickup tone. With our upgrades, a simple and quick "flick, flick, flick" is faster and easier.
Our upgrades also let you give your clients over 3 times MORE pickup tones than the Jimmy Page mod from their upgraded instrument. You can also offer them an option to put all four pickup coils in series to get an incredibly "Fat" 102 pickup tones; something that nobody else offers! Now you can offer your customers QuadraBuckerTM pickup tones from their upgraded LP guitars! This will give them pickup tones so "fat", they're Obese. Our upgrade products will save you a ton of TIME and you can give your customers MORE incredible pickup tones than they ever thought possible.
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give your clients more pickup tones they have NEVER heard before We Guarantee It. And they can use these unique pickup tones as their Signature Sounds that nobody else has. Without our high performance upgrades, your customers are at the mercy of the manufacturer and are stuck with the puny few pickup tones they get from that antique pickup switch. Our products let your clients break out of that pickup tone prison and get dozens of additional pickup tones that none of the manufacturers can offer.
You should know that all of our classic switch products are completely passive and green, so there are no batteries or complicated digital electronics to fail while you are performing or recording. This also means you can Keep your Analog Pickup Tones PURE.
Even Fender embraces parallel/series pickup configurations with their S1 switch. But their S1 switch only gives you up to 8 pickup tones, compared to our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products that will give you as many as 276 pickup tones. Our products will give your customers performance that is light years ahead of any "custom shop" instrument. Their recent American Deluxe Strat Plus release with a few personality cards is a poor implementation of our elegant and vastly superior products.
So why would you want to upgrade your instruments with our products?
Put Simply: Our EZ-Install upgrade products give your clients a HUGE edge in the already overcrowded and fiercely competitive player market.
We invite you to contact us and become an authorized AweSome Installer. < Less
Are you one of those really smart players who sees the value of standing out from everyone else and sounding Truly UNIQUE?
Here's your new reality. In the last decade, the guitar and bass player market has become very crowded with more players (and wannabes) than ever before. Several new music genres have emerged (rap, electronica, hip-hop, etc.) increasing the intensity of competition for dollars that consumers spend for music CDs, concert tickets, t-shirts, hats, etc. You already know it.
These are hard times, with everyone struggling with shrinking gigs, lower pay rates and fewer recording contracts. More... >
How can you stand out and be different if you have the exact same 3 or 5 boring pickup tones as millions of other people?
To survive and thrive in this challenging environment, you absolutely must have something that makes you "different" in an increasingly crowded guitar player market. And now more than ever, that "something" needs to be an incredible secret weapon that will help you rise above the crowd to sound BETTER, sound UNIQUE, sound DIFFERENT.
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you this game-changing and attention-getting difference in spades. < Less
Session Musicians are now installing and using our products for the following very smart reasons: More... >
Don't let some other player get your next session job because they have our upgrade products and you don't!
Our career-boosting high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you the ultimate "jaw-dropping" experience!
We invite you to check us out now and learn more about what we can do for you. < Less
If you are on stage for one to several nights a week, you are not going to be using all 35 or 68 pickup tones while Performing. Here's why: More... >
It's just not practical to "fiddle" with all the switch patterns while you are performing. What you will do is "audition" (i.e., listen to) all the pickup tones available to you and jot down what each tone sounds like you you. We even have a worksheet that is on our Document Library page to help you. After creating this "Map" of all the pickup tones, you will select 2 or 3 pickup tones that you like the best. One of the pickup tones will be used to "blend in with the group" and the other one or two pickup tones will be your Signature Sound(s) used to let you "Stand out" and sound really unique. Having just two or three switch patterns to remember makes it easy for you to manage this incredible advantage. Now you can project your amazing talent out into the audience with a unique Signature Sound that makes you truly different.
With more pickup tones to select from, you can easily find a unique "Signature Sound" that rises above all the others. Why would you want this? Because when you install our simple high performance upgrade products, you will instantly have a huge advantage over your competitors. When you have 35 (or 68, or even 102) unique pickup tones, it's easier for you to "break through" to be noticed, to get more bookings, etc.
How can you stand out with the exact same tired and worn-out 3 or 5 pickup tones that millions of other wannabes have?
Oh, and one more thing...
Customers are reporting that some of the "hidden" pickup tones (that you can access when you install our upgrades) seem to have a seductive and erotic-like effect on women in the audience. These "hidden" pickup tones can help you convert half the audience into loyal fans and buyers. If you are interested in this topic, you can learn more by going to our website's Media page. See the 2013-04-01 News Release.
Our career-boosting high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you the ultimate "jaw-dropping" experience!
We invite you to check us out now and learn more about what we can do for you. < Less
|You Get The "Ultimate" easily Customizable Guitar
with Complete and Total Pickup Control!
Here are a few ways to look at how this family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will benefit you.
Note: All products come with a 30-day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If for ANY reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a refund or replacement (see our FAQs for details.) Purchaser assumes all risk of liability with respect to the installation and use of these products.
Sorry, this switching system does not work with low impedance active (i.e, battery powered) pickups or piezeoelectric pickups.
Exceptional Guitar and Bass Player's Choice bringing You incredible High Performance upgrade products. Now You can get MORE Incredibly PURE Analog Pickup Tones that You have never heard before. Proudly handcrafted in the U.S.A. Our products are designed to give You Unique and Distinctive Signature Sounds. Our High Quality Pickup Switch UpgradeTM Products Are Made in the U.S.A. So You Can Buy American!