Oil City ‘Standard’ range
Pickups hand made in London, that offer value for money as well as superb sounds.
Priced around the same as mass produced US aftermarket pickups, these have all the hand made care in their construction that only a small company can bring.
‘Nothing ordinary about Standard!’
Our premium series: these pickups take on the top boutique makers worldwide, and set a new standard for tone.
‘Using the finest materials and with the most exacting assembly … each is hand made, serial numbered and signed … by me alone’.
As fitted to Feline Guitars, Carillion Guitars, The Blackmachine B6 and many quality UK made custom instruments.
Oil City ‘Masterwound’ range
We make up our pickups in small batches and don’t carry large stocks, so please allow 7-
Humbuckers vintage output
My Standard range classic alnico 4 PAF style offering: sweet and singing without the neck pickup being too plummy.
A great match for a classic ‘single cut’ sLP or a semi acoustic.
Neck 7.5k, bridge 8.4k (average).
FORCES SWEETHEART Alnico IV
Another flavour of ‘PAF’ stule pickup based on the golden age of humbuckers. the Blitz Spirit is smooth and open sounding, deep and plummy with big, fat mids in the neck position, and woody with a dirty edge in the bridge. Made with Nickel silver base-
7.6 neck 8.4 bridge (average)
BLITZ SPIRIT Alnico II
The Scrapyard Dog is a vintage output, asymmetrically wound pickup with a four conductor output. With alnico 5 magnets, it offers a little more bite than a standard PAF design.
Singing sustain with a crisp raw edge is the order of the day
Neck 7.6k, bridge 8.5k (average)
SCRAPYARD DOG Alnico V
Inspired by late 50s pickups that set the British blues rock world alight in the mid to late 60s.
Electric Blues that "burst" out the Thames Delta (South London) rather than the Mississippi delta.
42 gauge plain enamel wire. Rough cast alnico 4 magnets. Slight over-
New specs for 2016 include: butyrate bobbins, maple spacers. Roughcast magnets and a choice of either Potted or un-
7.6k neck , 8k bridge (average)
The Tubesnake lets you boogie all the way from Texas to the Snakepits of Los Angeles.
So whether you favour a ten gallon hat or a tophat this pickup will provide the sizzle.
On a serious note it's a slightly fat and aggressive PAF with an alnico2 magnet for sweet highs and a buttery low end.
The bridge unit can rock out whilst the neck pickup really sings.
42 gauge US vintage spec plain enamel wire alnico 2 magnets
7.9 neck 8.5 bridge (average)
Inspired by mid 60s T Top humbuckers.
Pure TNT in the hands of certain Young players, creating Thunder from down under.
Really it's the sound of the late 60s and early 70s
42gauge wire short 60’s style alnico 5 magnets. Butyrate bobbins.
Neck 7.6k, bridge 8.2k (average)
Inspired by a certain classic 60s/70s British rock band and their Les Paul wielding guitarist, for whom we, at Oil City have a whole lot of love … and respect.
A beefy and snarling yet classic voiced pickup that takes the ‘PAF’ concept and boosts it slightly without losing the clarity. Punchy bass, growling mids and a smooth clear top end characterise the tones available here.
Perfect for classic rock or heavier blues … this versatile pickup will happily ‘metal it up’ too.
7.8k neck 9.8k Bridge, (average)
Airship Trooper Alnico V
Inspired by some of the PAF style pickups from the mid 70s where Alnico 3 was used
(Alnico3 has no cobalt in it and cobalt was scarce in the mid-
Smooth top end and able to be very clean , but dirties up well with pedals or amp gain.
Great as a jazz/blues neck pickup or for those who want to ride the Crazy Train (Randy Rhoads' White LP had this spec of pickups in it)
7,6 neck 7.9 bridge (average)
Butyrate 59 style bobbins, maple spacers, rough cast magnets and vintage spec PVA coated plain enamel wire give a 50s smoothness and vibe, but the alnico 5 magnets give more edgy rock tones when your amp is pushed hard.
Neck 7,6k bridge 7.9k (average)
Oil City pickups have no connection with Fender Musical Instruments Gibson or Gretsch.
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