DON MARE PICKUPS 17-Years of making Vintage Purist Happy! If you need a good set of Vintage Clones, I just may be your Brand ok the reviews are very Positive! - Goggle me, "Don Mare Pickups" 17-years of reviews
Don Mare Pickups is only (one man) I am only able to ACCEPT 25 SALES EVERY 20th of the MONTH otherwise WAITS get too long for all of us involved - set an ALARM FOR FEBUARY 2022 at Midnight on the 19th Pactime Ok
I make Vintage Clones of 1950 to 1964 Fender® style 'Vintage Single Coil Pickups Only' to fit the: T-caster and S-caster guitars. just two types ok (No Gibson's or other Designs / Nor are there any type of rewinding services I can offer here at all - sorry) ALSO: I Have not* any LIST to sign up on to get a set in the future made - its always just first come - first serve happens on the 20th of every new month starting 2022 Febuary 19th at Midnight ok (set an alarm only 25 Sales accepeted each month ) these 25 Slots have SOLD OUT in 40 min. in the past -
Menus for pickups remain OFF - out of View until the day of sale-(20th Febuary 2022) unless I can find some spare time to make a extra Menu Page - but I'm a tad busy for now (next few months ) - sorry ok
iF your already in my QUEUE - this new SELL - does not effect your pole posistion in my QUEUE whatsoever! it is for next year - all sales from 2020 finally completed on the 11/8th/2021 and they all shipped out ( forward progress was made)- so all the sales I am taking in now started from january 2021 and then I took 42 pickups more in during October - I have only added orders to fullfill LATER-on in time - this means after yours are DONE - not before ( I got some emails last time I took more orders that were of this consern)
WHATS NEW? I'm so sorry - I have had to step away from doing emails and consuting or help with selecting your pickups - being a ONE MAN shop with the Flow of email Traffic I get - something had to GO - so all these emails and Help desk have now went to the waysiide -HOWEVER there is YOUTUBE and Gear forums & GOOGLE chuck- full of 17 years of my product's info that may be great help to your discisions ok - insert: "don mare Pickups" it brings all this up on Google and youtube - I chose to stay in Production and shipping - and keep OPEN that-a-way - hope you understand - I also am retiried Age 64 - only working enough to cover cost of living now ok ( PS emails are so hard to do as my Typing skills are NIL~~ and My Spelling is so bad! - now lately - hands are getting stiff and missing the right keys - so I have to stop as many emails as i can - its just dreadfull - and I just want to make your pickups and ship them - and cut down the footwook - hope you see it my way ok? thanks DM
Always true to Recreating my special Vintage hand Wind Pattern These were the special guitars, that always sounded better then others of the same vintage! "known as the keepers" its a well known fact that some of those old guitars, sounded much better then others just like them!, it was those special guitars pickups that i've worked so hard to clone their sound. The fine coil wire is always "Finger-Guided" onto each coil. the coils wind pattern I selected, is always used and my coils are wrapped the same on each and every pickup I have ever wound here, 16 years of providing Vintage Tone
Phone Number# 562 331 9042
Some artists who enjoy Don Mare Pickups...
DEKE DICKERSON: Customized 6k S-style set, Tapped for Single bridge Pickup T-.Style JIM WEIDER: Joel Foy Set WALTER BECKER of Steely Dan: 60's S-style, 50's S-style, 60's S-style Formvars, 0038 for T-style @10K,
( RIP Walter - We Miss Walter Dearly! )
BOB SEGER BAND Rob McNeely : 0038s@10k and the Hot Bakelites and Super Sport S-style
JOHN FOGERTY: Don Mare 3-Speed StangRay on 2 of his stage guitars. 3-Speed StangRay specs are: Alnico 5 @ 5.5k / 6.5k / 7.7k (Thanks, John! -DM) LOU REED:( RIP We Miss Lou Dearly here!)
He used The Super Sports for T-Style. ( Called them "The Supers" )
also in Lou's band was ARAM BAJAKIAN, on T-style guitar Hot Bakelite set
MARK RIBOT TRIO: T-Style Guitar, Super Sports BILL KIRCHEN: Green Onion Set, Hot Bakelite set, Hayrides and a Custom "Coal Burner" set HAL LINDES (formerly of DIRE STRAITS):Custom S-type sets
ASK: About the SECRET DIRE_TONE set For S-style
Also, Top Blues artists...
RICK HOLMSTROM: Hot Bakelites and the S.T. Bakersfields in the AlNiCo-3 Magnet version 1954 Neck
HENRY CARVAJAL, w/ ROD PIAZZA: The Night Flyers S-style
LA JONES and the BLUES MESSENGERS: Formvar 50's, Joel Foy set
NICK MOSS Hot Bakelites + Zepotones studio (To hear the pickups check out Nicks latest LP om Alligator Records, 2018)
BROPHEY DALE: Joel Foy Bridge JUNIOR WATSON: Custom Set for S-style: Neck and Middle, Enamel,,, But with a extra Hot Formvar 50s Bridge; 7.2k
newly added ,
Just added 2019,
RICK KELLY GUITARS NYC
Billy Gibbons with Fogerty (Youtube - Billy has the Red tele)
Over 16,000 of my pickups are out there today - 16 years worth!
1950-to-'64 is my thing, I have back-engineered some of the best of those old hand-wound pickups and settled on one special style of winding my coils. I use it on all my pickups.
All my DON MARE pickups: - Have great organics & Breath / Air - A really amazing player's touch - helps you to play! - They are Pick-attack sensitive and have very rich harmonics - have perfect volume and note bloom
- NEVER Ice-Picky's or Treble heavy - always Ear Candy and sweet on the top-end. They really seem like they breathe and feel alive.
They are replicas of what I feel was the best vintage pickup tone to be found.
They can really inspire, making the strings sound better and thicker. Your amp's tubes suddenly sound better. They'll never hit dead ends or road blocks. And they do not limit your playing in any way shape or form. Instead they can really inspire you to develop further than you could dream was possible.
My true vintage purist customers will verify this stuff on GOOGLE Search of "Don Mare Pickups" 16 years of reviews can be found.
- No metallic harshness - No ice pick at all - No bright ear snap - No meshing or loss of single notes
Thanks for looking at my site! Don Mare
Note from Don:
The best way to compare my pickups is at a Vintage Guitar Show or a store that sells loads of vintage. That's how we did our testing here for many years, until we were 100% confident that I had unlocked Fender's® best ever Vintage pickups.
Put any pickup I make up against an equal vintage counterpart and let it speak for itself. Take the other maker's with you and do the same comparisons. Otherwise its all "he said she said"- I like oranges, you like apples...etc. But that was never my quest. I was out to nail vintage tone or nothing. I never wanted to sell a thing. My quest was a personal one for me and a few artists I was tech-in for.
vintage purist those guys are the toughest pickup customers on earth! Ive made almost every single one happy to date!
If you ever think you have a partsocaster with real vintage tone, do yourself a favor and do what we did- get out there and do a few A & B test comparisons with real vintage guitars. Preferably with lots of them. Now, if you can walk away happy, prior to my winding these pickups we did these test and felt; -- "Hey, it seems were always only 85% max in reaching vintage tone on the 100% mark , because it's that 10% or 15% that will drive us all nuts. we did the same test to my pickups untill we flat out nailed it!
When you have owners of vintage guitars telling you they hear everything in yours that's in that vintage (Some even saing they like yours a little more) then its mission accomplished! At least it was for the artist and myself here. And that's the day I opened to the public- not one day earlier. I was dead set on getting this tone or die trying. -Don Mare
PS.. youtube "10k keefer"
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