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YAMAHA SA-2000 #unknown

Made in 1979. Bought brand new at Red and Black music store in Boise, ID. Only had two owners - but was gifted back to the original owner (my Dad) and then passed down to me. 

Anyone with information on the pickups in these beasts, please email me!

Darkmoon

Darkmoon Pickups was established in 2010 by the current master winder and owner Mark V. For the first six years the company released products solely for independent guitar builders and luthiers. Following an expansion in 2016, Darkmoon began selling to the public and released their signature humbuckers. Divided into Vintage and Black Arts series, the signature line covers a very wide range of music styles from blues and jazz to heavy metal. Aside from guitar pickups, Darkmoon also offers guitar wiring harnesses, instrument cables, and custom pickguards.  The company has introduced a large variety of custom cosmetic options such as real mother of pearl or celluloid inlays, gold foils and engraved humbucker covers.

SX Floyd

Ormsby Guitars - Standard Series SX FLOYD Model

The SX Standard Series is the 'go to' rock and roll weapon. Sleek, and perfectly balanced, it caters for the player with a more modern taste. As standard, the body is constructed using US Alder, and bolt on a Rock Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fretboard. Necks feature a glossed Ebony headstock veneer, with a propietory silky smooth 'Gunstock' Oiled Finish.

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SX

Ormsby Guitars - Standard Series SX Model

The SX Standard Series is the 'go to' rock and roll weapon. Sleek, and perfectly balanced, it caters for the player with a more modern taste. As standard, the body is constructed using US Alder, and bolt on a Rock Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fretboard. Necks feature a glossed Ebony headstock veneer, with a propietory silky smooth 'Gunstock' Oiled Finish.

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Ormsby Guitars Standard Series

The unique designs and ideas you see in the CustomShop models have inspired many guitarists to want one of their own. Custom made instruments are the heart and soul of what Ormsby Guitars do. But, to order a custom made instrument, you have to have a good idea what you want, a dream, and be very very patient while it is built. Some people just can't do that, or simply don't need the fancy inlays, the stress of choosing woods and pickups, etc etc. Some just want a great guitar, right here, right now.

Enter the Standard Series.

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Ormsby Guitars CustomShop

The CustomShop options offered by Ormsby Guitars are virtually limitless. Your dream, can at last become a reality! These instruments are designed starting with a blank piece of paper, and your input. Optic fibre lighting and inlays? Sure. Stones, shells, metals, synthetics, and timber for inlays? Absolutely! Nothing is out of reach... no specification too difficult to build. Be inspired!

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Ormsby

Multi award winning luthier, Perry Ormsby, has been manufacturing his custom hand-made instruments in Perth since 2003. Located in Beaconsfield, just south of sunny Fremantle, Ormsby Guitars is a local success story, striving forward despite the global downturn. All instruments are custom made from a variety of exotic and Australian timbers, their own hand wound pickups, and top shelf hardware.

How to replace your guitar pickups

Squier telecaster bridge raised showing the underneath of the pickup

Guitarists sometimes replace their stock pickups in the hope of improving their guitar's tone. This step by step guide shows you how to swap your existing guitar-pickups for new ones. 
The instructable is written by John Smith who changed the bridge pickup on his Squier Telecaster  to a Seymour Duncan Little '59 in the hope of a more Les Paul type of sound. But the same technique should be equally useful for other guitars.

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Make a hand powered pickup winder

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This is a clever DIY pickup winder design by Niels Kaagaard. It uses a fishing reel to spin the bobbin. It is hand powered, so carbon emissions are limited to your exhaled breath as you wind it furiously.

It's missing a traverse mechanism at the moment, however, you can see that the wire is not layed down evenly. I would run a belt from the reel to power a cam traversing mechanism.

Link: Fishing reel pickup winder

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Leicestershire and Midlands Luthier and Guitar Tech

Guitarists Welcome

Serving Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and the rest of the UK Midlands I specialise in Electric Guitars. These could be compared to high performance sports cars. If you want them serviced or modified it's best to take them to a specialist. Whatever your style, be it rock, metal, blues, country, jazz etc., you need an instrument that is fast and easy to play so you can concentrate on performance and not on struggling with a guitar that is not holding tune or is holding you back.

Guitar pickup clock

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Joe Hoffman made this clock in the shape of a single coil stratocaster pickup . Six nixie vacuum tubes display the time, where the pickup's magnets would be.
The top and bottom of the pickup-clock were cut out of stainless steel by the Big Blue Saw Company. You send them a design and they will cut it out using their CNC waterjet and send it back to you.

 
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