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Welcome to our AweSome website. Do you want more pickup tone power than you ever thought possible? You can get them with our incredible upgrade products for your electric guitar and bass. You can get all those hidden pickup tones you can't get with a stock instrument. You can get up to 276 incredible pickup tones from your instrument without batteries or complicated electronics.
Our upgrades are arguably the greatest invention since Les Paul created the world's first solid body electric guitar in 1941. If alive today his comment would likely be "Where were you guys 50 years ago when I needed you?"
Our Upgrades Give Your Pickups Hammond B3 Drawbar VersatilityTM
Recent customer comment: "After installing this upgrade in my Stratocaster, I stayed up all night playing it." More >
Now you can easily upgrade your electric guitar or bass with our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products. After you install our simple upgrades, you will experience "pickup tone nirvana" with a lot more pure analog pickup tones on your upgraded instrument. You have our guarantee that our upgrade products will give you the ultimate "holy crap" experience.
|Our AweSome electric guitars give you 35 pickup tones out of the box. With seven times MORE pickup tones, you get a Grand Cayon Wide range of pickup tones (Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, intense Country twang and more) on one guitar.|
Another AweSome first: You now get a Lifetime Warranty with our products. See our FAQ for details.
Nobody can come close to giving you the incredible value we already offer you and your creativity.
|Use our Product Selector Page to choose the correct upgrade product for all of your instruments.|
Huge Price Saving Alert!
Because we are introducing a new electric guitar body design, we are clearing out our inventory. This is your opportunity to save big!
The price for these quality instruments have been "cut to the bone" so you can have one of the most incredible guitars on the planet.
Warning: When these instruments are gone — they're gone. You do Not want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event!
When you have MORE pickup tones, it gives you Total Control over what You will sound like. Even more important, you also have more control over what others hear what you sound like.
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?
What if your vehicle's radio only had three or five stations. Wouldn't you really want a radio with more stations?
Would you subscribe to a cable T.V. provider if they just offered you just three or five channels?
Would you buy a cell phone if you were limited to calling only three or five people?
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 AweSome upgrades for your electric guitar and bass. 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 a wide 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 a lot Less.
Instruments You Can Upgrade AweSome Ambrosonics Dragonfire Triple Shot Turnstyle SSS Stratocaster:
23 tones ($249.99) 7 tones ($154.95) N/A 15 tones ($325.00) HSS Stratocaster:
35/68/88 tones2 ($99.99) 80 tones2 ($349.99) N/A1 N/A1 N/A1 HSH Stratocaster: 35/68/88/276 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A HH Stratocaster:
6/68/88 tones2 ($129.99) 80 tones2 ($349.99) N/A 24 tones3 ($55.90) N/A SS Stock Telecaster:
N/A N/A N/A 6 tones ($230.00) SSS Nashville Telecaster: 35 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A HSS Modern Player Telecaster: 35/68/88 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A SS Jazz Bass:
N/A N/A N/A 6 tones ($240.00) SSS Jazz Bass: 35 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A HSS Jazz Bass: 35/68 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A HH Jazz Bass 2.0: 6/68/88 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A Precision Bass:
N/A N/A N/A 4 tones ($240.00) PJ Bass: 6 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Dimension Bass: 35 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Les Paul style guitar:
N/A N/A 24 tones3 ($55.90) N/A Ibanez GEM HSH guitar: 35/68/88 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A Ibanez RG350 HSH guitar: 35/68/88 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A Peavey Raptor guitar: 35/68 tones2 N/A N/A N/A N/A Mosrite Ventures guitar: 6 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Mosrite Celebrity guitar: 6 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Mosrite Celebrity bass: 6 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Universal upgrade for
two pickup coil instruments:
6 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Universal upgrade for
three pickup coil instruments:
35 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Universal upgrade for
four pickup coil instruments:
68/88 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Universal upgrade for
five pickup coil instruments:
35/68/88/276 tones N/A N/A N/A N/A Solderless installation: Yes N/A Yes No Yes Batteries needed: No Yes No No No Special cable needed: No Yes No No No
- N/A (Not Available from this company)
- Depends on number of individually-accessible pickup coils.
- Requires two 4-wire humbucker pickups.
Other products like ToneStyler, Tone Shaper, 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.
How Did They Become Guitar Gods?
What did Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, John Cipollina, Jimi Hendrix 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 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
Get Your "Secret Weapon" Upgrades
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? Well??
These 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
Why Should You Upgrade Now?
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. 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
Recent Comments and Video / Audio Demos...
- Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard's lead guitarist and 2009 Grammy Winner for Best Instrumental) enjoys using our products. You can read what he said on our Comments page.
- This quality guitar builder outfitted his new Evolution archtop electric jazz guitar with our T4-Switch product to give give it a celestial range of 68 pickup tones. Click Here To Watch. You can read what he said on our Comments page.
- Stellar UK guitarist Matt Roberts used our Stratocaster upgrade to create a YouTube video of the 35 pickup tones now on his Strat.
Click Here To Watch. You can read what he said both Here and Here on our Comments page.
- This early adapter, Rob Doane used our T4-Switch to create the world's first electric bass with 68 pure analog pickup tones. To see the actual post, Click Here. You can read what he said on our Comments page.
A Career-Boosting Secret For You
Our growing family of 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 62 unique pickup tones from the complete spectrum of all possible pickup tones from blues 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 America 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
For All Your Instruments
All of our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM upgrades use one of our four core switch products... More >
- T4-Switch. Gives you 68 pickup tones on instruments with the following four pickup coil configurations1 : HSS, HHH, HSH, HH, SSSS
- T3-Switch. Gives you 35 pickup tones on instruments with the following three pickup coil configurations1 : HSS, HHH, HSH, HS, SSS
- T2-Switch. Gives you 6 pickup tones on instruments with the following two pickup coil configurations1 : HH, HS, H, SS
- T2P-Switch. Gives your stock Precision bass 4 pickup tones.
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.
Beginning April 1, 2014, you get a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all our core Pickup Switch UpgradeTM (T2, T3, and T4) 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 Interesting Facts? ... More >
- Almost every part of today's electric guitar and bass has been significantly improved 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 over 70 years, these switches have had ZERO improvement but are still being used by manufacturers, even though we're now in the 21st century. Their woefully inadequate linear design 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, 88 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 let you put all four pickup coils into series and get several QuadraBuckerTM pickup tones from any guitar with four pickup coils (e.g., HSS, HH, SSSS). And now, our new upgrades will let you put all five pickup coils in your HSH instrument into series to give you the world's only PentaBuckerTM pickup tones from an incredible 276 pickup tones.
- A few smarter manufacturers are slowly starting to listen to customers who want more pickup tones than the stock instrument can offer. Their new instruments have several 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.
- 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 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
A Guitar Tech's Dream Come True
All guitar and bass technicians who do extensive upgrades love our products because of the huge number of additional pickup tones our upgrades give your customers. What used to be a days-long wiring job 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 takes less than a minute to connect your pickup and input wires to upgrade any instrument to give you the most incredible pickup tone power available on earth. More >
In fact, our products are vastly superior to the "Jimmy Page" wiring modification. Not only are they simpler because there is no need to
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 all of which is time-wasting insanity just to get a pickup tone.
But our upgrades let you give your clients over 3 times MORE (a total of 68) pickup tones from their upgraded instrument. You can also offer them an option to put all four pickup coils in series to get 88 incredibly "Fat" 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 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 the manufacturers don't 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 wimpy "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. < Less
Don't Be "Outsourced"
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 puny 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
For The Stand Up Performer
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) 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
Are You A Session Player?
Session Musicians are now installing and using our products for the following very smart reasons: More >
- First, it lightens your load. Why transport up to a dozen or more cases of instruments to a session (because each one of those canoe paddles has its own unique sound) when you can bring in just a few upgraded instruments that will sound like them all plus give you several dozen additional pickup tones that you never heard before.
- Second, you only need to tune up ONE or two instruments, not several dozen or more (while everyone is "on the producer's clock" waiting...)
- Third, now you can give your producer the exact tone shading they want for the segment to which you and your upgraded guitar are contributing.
- Fourth, arrangers are always looking for new sounds, and our upgrade products produce pickup tones that are novel enough to qualify as those "new" sounds giving you an edge over everyone else as a true "first call" session guitarist.
- And finally, when you can do all these things, it means the producers and arrangers are likely going to be calling you first to be part of their future projects because you are able to deliver in spades.
Don't let some other player get your next session job because you don't have our upgrade products!
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
Our AweSome Skunksworks Research Laboratory is the greatest R&D center in the world for guitar pickup tone power.
Our entire innovation process under one roof. We invite all electric guitar and bass manufacturers to collaborate with us.
"We're not just light years ahead of everyone; we are completely in the next galaxy."
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