SALES are shut off for 30 days now* hidden: "HIDE STATUS" -- ON OCT 20th in just 26 Hours all the avalible 42 pickups were ORDERED due out FEB 2022 - I allowed just room for 42 pickup orders to be accepted then ORDER pages are now oFF again - (sorry) but it is just until 12:01am Pactime on this comming 20th November-2021 I will GREEN LIGHT the Ordering again pages turing them back on with room for 42 pickup sales- then these 42 new orders from Nov. 2021 will NOT actuallt be made till March 2022 then ships at that months end.(MARCH 31st>) -
Try if ya can to ORDER any set that's close when The Green ordering Pafes light goes ON (ordering pages will again be ON and working Nov 20th.@ 12:01-AM - NOTE:PACTIME!!) - and order the set and make that QUEUE of 42! - as - the sales slots go very-very - fast - sorry its just the way it goes, ok sorry - as Dealers are now grabbing multibles so be a "Quick Draw Mc Craw" HERES THE TRICK: if you get the wrong set - well then - you can always drop me a email with "Order Change" in the Title' and lets switch it to the one you needed to think about harder ok etc.. - emailing back and forth with questions when the order page's are ON has caused a few Players to miss getting their Order in the Queue~ This was the case for a few unlucky Players on Oct the first round with the OCT 20th's sales - as in just 26 hours all 42 pickup order slot were gone - I'm so sorry guys for hassle - but I have to use this "Flood Gate system" or more orders come in then I can dish out and waits would go into 2 years waits -- I'm moving into a 4 week or less wait system by using these new* FLOOD GATES - I estimate that come APRIL in 2022 . any new order from then on / starting in April -will process QUICK and move thru in 1 to 4 weeks - ( 4-week etas is safe bet) so -all in all - it's still a wait system its just you hold the money and pick your set-or single- till I hit the SWITCH- use those iPhone alarms on your phone like a ebay Pro - Sorry it's really all I can suggest _ NOTE: sorry again: But I just cannot ever not run a list or take names down - as then I'd have to play "TAG" with Phones and emails to get paid so I could then finnaly ship the pickup set - Creating a Nightmare - that is really the last Job on earth Id ever want - so thats a NO_GO sorry, ok - AND SO there just cannot be favorites - friends - or RocK stars - behind the scenes that can Skip the Line or avoid having to be ready when I green light ORDERING on teh 20th's - no way to return favors anymore ( I AM ALL ALONE HERE - HANDS SOLO- not hiring ) just me --- so the first few times will be sold out fast - but should it slow by middle of 2022 to where it serves everyone well and you can always pop on and get wat ya need - and I hope then it is not so frantic to try to use ok - DM ( I promise you this is the best thing I can do and its 100% fair to all) and it will keep me SAFE and Your Orders too. as that ETA limit to justr 4-weeks starting to happen in April 2022 is a great Goal - never again 1-year WAITS for me, no thanks - we call that Burried ALIVE LOL
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
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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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