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’.

Ash

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 7-10 working days for dispatch,  we may well have to wind your pickup for you. If you are in a rush please contact us ... we just might have your pickup in stock. Postage and packing quoted is for UK and is calculated on the value of the order at the checkout ... We’re happy to post worldwide ... Just ask for a quote.

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Fat and mid tone centred, these are great for smoother blues and blues rock. Low string pull like the alnico III version, but with more mid growl and a smoother high top end.

NIGHT-WATCH  alnico II

Alnico 3 does jazz particularly well, roll off a little treble on the tone and this is smooth run and comping heaven. However these pickups are not one trick ponies, with their low string pull and mildly compresed tones they can be awesome for blues and rock too (they go with pedals particularly well).

JAZZ-WATCH  alnico III

The original Oil City P90 design: raw and mean and ready for anything from punk to blues rock. Fat, growling lows, stinging highs and an ability to both interact nicely with the tone knob, and to clean up beautifully on the volume control.

FIREWATCH  alnico V

Spacer sets for Dog-ears

Jin-Go

The Jin-Go uses classic ingredients to make our ultimate P90:

Vintage spec plain enamel PVA coated wire, rough cast alnico V magnets, and a light potting give this pickup both depth and zing.

Relic option shown Relic dog ear version with vintage cable Set of three 1.6mm spacers, cover not included Shown with two core and shield lead
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Getting those dog ear P90s within shouting distance of the strings can be a real trial, many spacer sets on the market overhang the pickup covers and look really ugly. Our Oil City ones are custom laser cut from vulcanised fiber to only have a tiny footprint.

P90 vintage output

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