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Welcome to the home of the 21st century Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products. Our products give your electric guitar and bass more pickup tone power than you ever imagined and is arguably the greatest invention since Les Paul created the world's first solid body electric guitar in 1941. Now you can finally get incredible performance from your instrument without the use of batteries or sensitive electronics.
Did you know that you can replace your inadequate and limiting "stock" pickup switches on your electric guitar or bass with our high performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products? After installing our simple upgrades, you will get what can only be described as "pickup tone nirvana" with a lot more pure analog pickup tones on your upgraded instrument. Our upgrade products will give you the ultimate "holy crap" experience.
Our unique high performance Upgrade products will Give You Amazing Tones Without Changing Your Pickups. This is like an artist finding several dozen more colors of paint to work with.
Now you can have absolutely every analog pickup tone ever created in one upgraded guitar:
Blues, Jazz, Metal, Surf, Country, Glass-Shattering Tin-Canny, and dozens of pickup tones in between.
Your seriously upgraded instrument can 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, 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.
Are you smart enough to handle and use a dozen or more unique guitar profiles all rolled into one instrument?
After you install these amazing Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products into your guitars or bass, you can pretty much duplicate the sound of virtually every electric guitar ever made. Your guitar will sound like a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Les Paul Custom or Studio, PRS, Ibanez, as well as every electric guitar ever made with either single-coil or humbucker pickups! These simple High-Performance upgrade products will give you at least a dozen new pickup tones that you have NEVER heard before. We Guarantee It!1
Do you know why you would want a complete toolbox of unique pickup tones? Simply put: To Sound Different. When you use the same pickup tone, all of your results start sounding the same. Look at the hundreds of songs that the Beatles created. Each one was DIFFERENT because it had a different mood, a different beat, and most of all a different Sound. All those Different Sounds were what caused the public to take notice of them and propel them to legendary fame. Sounding different is a big benefit to your success.
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 SSW-T3 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.
- To hear some demo audio clips and see some YouTube videos, Click Here. This will give you some idea of what you can expect. Also remember that the tones you get will depend on the types of pickups you are using.
- To see our New AweSome YouTube Channel, Click Here for demo videos of several upgraded instruments and the range of sound you can get from our growing family of High Performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products.
Our growing family of High Performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give your electric guitar and bass an incredible increase in the number of pickup tones. Did you know that the human ear can only distinguish 62 unique pickup tones? And this is from the complete spectrum of all possible pickup tones going from blues (at one end of the pickup tone spectrum) to glass-shattering tin-canny tones (at the other end of the pickup tone spectrum).
All instruments that contain our upgrade products immediately make the pickup tones from all other instrument makers sound anorexic by comparison. Why? Because our products give you a lot more pickup tones and also gives you pickup tones so "fat"... they're OBESE.
Our switch upgrade products have become the New Pickup Switch Standard to 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 offer you this kind of incredible pickup tone power.
Our products make it easy for you to upgrade your instruments to get New Magical Pickup Voices without using batteries or sensitive electronic boards (both of which will let you down when you're performing or recording).
Our insanely great upgrade products will let you Get Amazing Tones from your instrument Without Changing Your Pickups!
Our products are designed to give you a vast range of pure analog pickup tones on your electric guitar or bass. Our upgrades give you the maximum number of pickup tones possible from your instrument and elevates 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 when you hear for the very first time 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/Mixer
All of our High Performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products leverage one of the following core switch products.
2 May require one or more 4-wire humbucker pickups for coil tapping, or configured as 2-wire humbucker pickups.
When you click the Products selection, you will see a wide spectrum of upgrades, ranging from complete drop-in no-soldering-needed products for many popular instruments, Assembled and Tested Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products, and even KIT versions for the Do-It-Yourself crowd.
Do You Know These Important Facts?
- 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 "stock" 3-way or 5-way pickup switches. For over 70 years, these switches have had ZERO improvement but are still being used by manufacturers. Their 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 or 68 pure analog pickup tones you can really get when you upgrade your instruments with our growing family of High Performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products.
- 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 all of these problems and give you 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 "enhanced" instrument because the standard is the same for everyone. Our High Performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are the the musical instrument industry's new standard for the 21st century.
- Our Mission is to create a new Pickup Switch Standard that gives you the maximum number of pure analog pickup tones possible on your electric guitar or bass. A pickup switch standard that works the same on all instruments makes sense. Don't you agree?
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 much closer look at these products. Don't you agree?
Guitar and bass technicians who do extensive upgrades to instruments are thoroughly impressed with our products. Not only are they blown away with the huge number of pickup tones our products provide, but also because what used to be a days-long wiring job to get this kind of result is now a simple one-minute task. All the fragile complex wiring and logic is "baked" into a multi-layer printed circuit boards that has a solderless terminal strip. It now takes less than a minute to connect your pickup and input wires to upgrade your instrument.
In fact, our products are superior to the "Jimmy Page" wiring upgrade. Not only is it simpler (no pull the neck tone, pull the bridge volume, push the bridge tone, push the neck tone) insanity, but you also get 3.1 times MORE (a total of 68) pickup tones from our upgrade. Our products will save you a ton of work and give your customers MOREincredible pickup tone power than anything on the planet.
Our Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you additional unique pickup tones that you have NEVER heard before We Guarantee It1. And because these are unique sounds, you can use them as your Signature Sound that nobody else has. Without this High Performance upgrade you are at the mercy of the manufacturer and you are stuck with the tones that they decided to give you. Finally, you can use our products to break out of that pickup tone prison and get the additional pickup tones that the manufacturers refuse to give you.
You should know that all of our classic products are completely passive and green, so there are no batteries or sensitive digital electronics to fail while you are performing or recording. This also means you can Keep your Analog Pickup Tones PURE.
Even the "F" company endorsed parallel/series pickup configurations with their S-1 switch. But their switching system will only gives you up to 8 pickup tones, where our High Performance Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products will give you up to 68 pickup tones. Our products will give you performance that is light years ahead of any wimpy and obsolete "custom shop" instrument. So why would you want to upgrade your instruments with our products?
Put Simply: Our products give you a HUGE edge in the already overcrowded and fiercely competitive player market.
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.
Can you tell me how you can stand out and be different if you have the exact same puny 3 or 5 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.
Stand up performers who are on stage for one to several nights a week are not going to be using all 35 or 68 pickup tones while they are on stage. Here's why:
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 website to help you. After listening to 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 seven times more pickup tones to select from, you are much better positioned to create a unique "Signature Sound" that rises above all the others. Why would you want this? Because when you install this simple High-Performance upgrade product, 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.
Can you really distinguish yourself when you only have the exact same 5 pickup tones that millions of other wannabes have?
Session Musicians are now installing and using our products in record numbers. Here's several very smart reasons why:
Don't let some other player get your next session job because you don't have our upgrade products!
Oh, and one more thing...
This has to be the ultimate "icing on the cake" for every smart business-minded guitarist. It turns out that some of your "hidden" pickup tones (that you can access when you install our upgrades) can have an erotic and aphrodisiac-like effect on women in the audience. These "hidden" pickup tones can help you convert half the audience into loyal fans and buyers. You can get more information about how to leverage this discovery on 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 "Holy Crap" experience!
We invite you to check us out now.
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