Lots of new pickup stuff from Alegree (consolidated staple thread)

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AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
edited December 2017 in Made in the UK
(Consolidating all my new stuff into the previous staple P90 thread)

Chameleons are here!
I set out months ago to create the most versatile humbuckers ever, and I'm very pleased with the result. Providing Strat, Tele bridge, Jazzmaster neck, P90, split PAF, PAF, and high output humbucker tones, there's nothing that these pickups can't do. I'm of the opinion that I've succeeded in achieving all these modes without compromise, and I'll be releasing a video demo for the sceptics shortly where I put them through their paces in everything from country to metal.




I'll be putting all my P90 winds available in staple format.



New stamped baseplates and lasered flatworks are here. Now all my pickups* look at good as they sound.
*soapbar baseplates coming shortly



Single coil sized humbuckers are returning! 
A while ago I made a couple of models of these, but quickly learned that they'd easily fall apart - not a good first impression to give. I pulled them in order to redesign them to be more durable, and they now return. The bobbin size is a bit different from before, so they'll require some R&D to recreate my earlier designs. Expect some soon!
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  • TheMarlinTheMarlin Frets: 1120
    Mojo do them too
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  • dindudedindude Frets: 4721
    TheMarlin said:
    Mojo do them too
    Not on their website...
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  • bbill335bbill335 Frets: 526
    Do the staple poles sound different? They look cool. 
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
    bbill335 said:
    Do the staple poles sound different? They look cool. 
    They'll have the same affect as alnico rods in Strat/Tele pickups.
    They'll produce a brighter, clearer pickup than their true P90 counterparts.
    Alegree pickups & guitar supplies - www.alegree.co.uk
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  • RiftAmpsRiftAmps Frets: 825
    Do these have the correct magnet structure and individual height adjustment like the originals or are they like the Lollar/Thorn/Mojo/Creamery ones which are just fixed staple magnets on a P90 coil and baseplate?

    If you’re doing them properly I’d be interested
    Rift Amplification
    Handwired Guitar and Bass Amplifiers
    Brackley, Northamptonshire
    www.riftamps.co.uk
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
    RiftAmps said:
    Do these have the correct magnet structure and individual height adjustment like the originals or are they like the Lollar/Thorn/Mojo/Creamery ones which are just fixed staple magnets on a P90 coil and baseplate?

    If you’re doing them properly I’d be interested
    Now that you've come to mention it, I think I may just be able to make them with adjustable magnets.
    It wouldn't look like the normal mechanism, but I think I can devise my own that would work in the same way.
    Alegree pickups & guitar supplies - www.alegree.co.uk
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1467
    edited December 2017
    Look good.  I'm sure they'll sound great as well.

    Do you have any plans to make them for a HB sized route at any time? 
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 7224
    Good lad. :)

    is the cover 3d printed?
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 7224
    TheMarlin said:
    Mojo do them too
    Do they?  He wasn’t last time I asked, but had been researching them
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  • WezVWezV Frets: 7224
    RiftAmps said:
    Do these have the correct magnet structure and individual height adjustment like the originals or are they like the Lollar/Thorn/Mojo/Creamery ones which are just fixed staple magnets on a P90 coil and baseplate?

    If you’re doing them properly I’d be interested
    I have not seen them from Mojo or creamery???

    personally, i am more interested in the fixed magnet approach than the original adjustable ones... They are unreliable and often microphonic.   but i do like that they have a baseplate and think i would want that on a simpler version

    I posted these two pics n my les paul ideas thread



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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
    Look good.  I'm sure they'll sound great as well.

    Do you have any plans to make them for a HB sized route at any time? 
    WezV said:
    Good lad. :)

    is the cover 3d printed?
    I could probably manipulate the design to make it into a humbucker sized package to custom order without too much difficulty.

    The whole thing is 3D printed. Once I've got to grips with the software, there won't be much I can't do to custom order.
    Alegree pickups & guitar supplies - www.alegree.co.uk
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  • WezV said:
    RiftAmps said:
    Do these have the correct magnet structure and individual height adjustment like the originals or are they like the Lollar/Thorn/Mojo/Creamery ones which are just fixed staple magnets on a P90 coil and baseplate?

    If you’re doing them properly I’d be interested
    I have not seen them from Mojo or creamery???

    personally, i am more interested in the fixed magnet approach than the original adjustable ones... They are unreliable and often microphonic.   but i do like that they have a baseplate and think i would want that on a simpler version

    I posted these two pics n my les paul ideas thread



    Agree.  The adjustable versions require additional routing/more wood to be taken out than a normal P90 which is something not everyone would want to do - I'd prefer a non adjustable one even if the tonality isn't 100% authentic. 

    Mojo Marc AFAIK had a Dynasonic pickup in the works and has something which looks a bit similar but different nonetheless which is Teisco Hound Dog - which has square block pieces not rectangular ones. 
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
    Thread now consolidated with all the new and upcoming stuff.
    Alegree pickups & guitar supplies - www.alegree.co.uk
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  • ElwoodElwood Frets: 342
    edited December 2017
    Will you be doing a Tele bridge sized humbucker? 

    The facebook link in your profile doesn't work.
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
    Elwood said:
    Will you be doing a Tele bridge sized humbucker? 

    The facebook link in your profile doesn't work.
    Yes I should be able to make some bases for the Strat ones suitable for Tele bridge.
    Alegree pickups & guitar supplies - www.alegree.co.uk
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 265
    Elwood said:
    Will you be doing a Tele bridge sized humbucker? 

    The facebook link in your profile doesn't work.
    Also got the Facebook link working - thanks for the heads up.
    Alegree pickups & guitar supplies - www.alegree.co.uk
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