Handwound Custom Guitar & Bass Pickups
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MJS Custom Handwound Pickups

Totally Custom

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The Sky Is The Limit!

Many basses and guitars don’t have routing patterns that will fit common pickup designs. Many older guitars with “odd” pickups can be rebuilt or customized as to not change the original look of the guitar.

Basses in particular, with active/passive electronics can have custom wood pickups installed when the original equipment breaks down.

Always inquire… it doesn’t cost a cent and you will probably be surprised at what we can do. Check out our gallery of custom pickup designs for inspiration:

MJS Totally Custom Pickups

MJS Totally Custom Options – The Sky is the Limit!

Two-String Acoustic

This special 2-String hum-cancelling acoustic pickup is made for acoustic players who need to isolate E & A strings in order to send a separate signal to a separate amplifier.

Especially useful when looking to drop the E & A strings down an octave or two thru a pedal.

Fender Thinline Tele Acoustic – Stacked Adjustable Tele-Style Neck Pickup

Marshall Dane enjoying his Thinline Tele Acoustic newly equipped with MJS Stacked Adjustable Tele-Style Neck pickup.

This pickup is not only hum-cancelling but each polepiece is adjustable to balance the bronze strings. Wound specifically to complement the preamp and preserve high frequencies.

Ibanez BTB-5 String Bass

These MJS Custom 5-String Bass Humbuckers were made for an Ibanez BTB.

Neck @ 12,000 ohms, Bridge @ 14,000 ohms using Alnico 5 individual pole piece magnets that allow for coil splitting. Rosewood custom covers made to matchup with the fretboard and made to fit the existing routing cavity.

Nathan Pryor Electric Uke

Nathan did a great job with this custom semi-hollow electric uke!

Equipped with MJS Custom Single Coil Uke Neck Pickup – 6.5K ohms with 4-Individual Alnico 2 magnets, Custom Mahogany Wood Cover.

DB Custom Cigar Box

Love this rock’n DB Custom Cigar Box – very classy! Equipped with MJS 3 polepiece Big Single Retro with two Alnico5 bar magnets & an output of 9,500 ohms – and of course Jolly Roger engraved on cover.

Just an Awesome guitar!

Ibanez Artcore – Twang Machine

Andy was thrilled with this set of MJS Hum I pups.

Specially formulated to channel a little Brian Setzer…twangitty, twang, twang!

Strat to Slide Conversion

Check out our Strat to Slide conversion… has a MJS Big Single Retro Neck and a MJS Custom Adjustable Big Single Bridge with an Ebony cover. Custom pickguard and new neck to finish off this great new instrument.

Bridge pickup is a MJS Custom Adjustable Big Single with a Ebony cover that has a grounded steel plate underneath in order to broaden the magnetic field. It has 2 Alnico5 bar magnets & an output of 9,000 ohms.

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MJS BSR Thin Resonator Pickup

Great overall look! Customer requested a handwound single coil pickup for his Republic Resonator. We made a MJS Big Single Retro-Thin at 7.6K ohms with special cut AL5 magnets. Excellent bluesy tone!

Side View shows how thin the pickup is. Slips in nicely at the approximate height of the fretboard.

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Candy Apple Ibanez

John’s Ibanez RGR is coming along nicely. Custom Candy Apple bobbins painted for the pickups to match guitar. Waiting on Tremol-NO. Then this beast will Rip!!

MJS Black Earth Bridge @ 16.4K ohms Neo-D magnets & MJS Hum III Neck @ 11K ohms with 12 individual Alnico 2 magnets.

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The Legator

Stephen’s Legator 7-String Ninja is now a kick-ass versatile Axe! Equipped with a MJS Stacked Big Single Neck with Carbon Fiber bobbins @ 18K ohms (volume output 9K) w/AL5 magnets. The bridge is a MJS Black Earth-7 using NEO-D magnets at 17.5K output.

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2-String Pickup

The tiniest pickup MJS has made so far. This is a blade style single coil meant for only 2 guitar strings. Our customer thumbs his bass line on his E & A and sends the signal through an octave shifter into a separate amp. We made it so it’s reversible (silver on the other side) and removable so he can interchange with his other guitars. Very kool idea!

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The Dean – Upright Bass

Here we have Brent’s Dean Upright Stick Bass. It came stock with a transducer pickup in the saddle of the bridge. To combine with his transducer, we custom made him a MJS Big Single Bass 5. It is a large single coil pup with 5 X 1/4″ Alnico5 individual pole pieces. The output is 8,800 ohms and it has a custom Rosewood cap on top of a Gaboon Ebony cover. It matches the rest of the bass perfectly. We installed a Concentric stacked pot to control the volume for each pup individually.

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Gold Tele

A nice way to incorporate covered and uncovered pickups.  Jonathan’s all gold John 5 Tele equipped with MJS Split Single Neck @ 7.8K Alnico 5 and MJS Hum III with gold polepieces Alnico 5 @ 11.5K output.. I love GOOOOOLD!

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Les Godfrey’s New Build With MJS Custom Elliptical

New build by Les Godfrey Guitars – stunning! It features a unique MJS custom Elliptical Split Single Pickup with Curly Maple base and Ebony cap finished with oil & wax.

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MJS Custom 8-String Split Single

This beautiful 8-String fan fretted archtop custom build sings loud and clear with it’s new fret job and custom MJS 8-String Split Single. Custom Ziricote cover and Ebony Ring matches up nicely.

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MJS Black Earth – Crunchy and Clean All-in-One!

MJS Black Earth set for Kyle’s lefty DBZ Bird of Prey. We put in a 10,200 ohm NEO-D Neck & 13,200 ohm NEO-D Bridge that gives crunch, clarity and articulation. These pups are ideal for the metal players who need to get “clean” every once in a while.

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MJS Recycles!

This was one very kool project! John @ 2nd Shot collaborated with CSL to make a gorgeous Strat-style Skate Guitar – yes folks… made from recycled skateboard material! To finish it off, we made him a set of progressive pickups (2 MJS Strat-style & 1 MJS Humbucker) all covered in the same recycled skateboard material.

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MJS Rocks this Melody Maker!

This Melody Maker has been untamed! The original pickup and pickguard are out… 2 MJS Big Singles now rock this under appreciated guitar. The Neck is 8.1K ohms and Bridge @ 9.5K with reflector plate and both Alnico5 magnets. Custom pickguard and now it’s one kickass Gibson MM!

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Master Luthier George Rizsanyi’s Gorgeous all Ziricote Tele

Equipped with MJS Tele-Style Neck @ 8K ohms and MJS Humbucker III @ 9.8K ohms. Both Alnico5 magnets. Custom matching Ziricote wood covers. This is a one-of-a-kind beauty!

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Joe Young’s all Rosewood Evolution Guitar

It’s equipped with an 8.5K ohms AL5 MJS Tele-style Bridge and a 7.8K ohms AL2 MJS Hum I Humbucker. He also added an Evertune bridge – and has chambered the guitar. This is the pinnacle of Tele-style guitars! Great job Joe!

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Master Luthier George Rizsanyi’s Tone Missile “Puzzle” Guitar

This amazing Purpleheart and Padauk Tone Missile is equipped with MJS Tele-Style Neck @ 7,500K ohms and MJS Humbucker II @ 8,500K ohms. Both Alnico5 magnets. Custom matching Purpleheart and Padauk reverse scheme wood covers with ring. You’ll never see another like this!

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Not too many options for pickups in these style of basses

Custom Rosewood Soapbar pickups are equipped with Split Single Alnico5 3/16″ magnet neck and large Single Coil 1/4″ magnet bridge coils. Great traditional combo and great look!

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Another example of a bass with no after-market pickup options when the original equipment no longer meets requirements.

A pair of 1/4” X 5/8” Alnico5 Single Coils matched perfectly. Rock Maple covers with Birdseye Maple cap. Nice option!

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An all Canadian guitar with a Western Red Cedar top.

These low-output Alnico2 Split Coils look great being made from the same Red Cedar board as the top. Delicate work!

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This customer wanted pickups to accent the beautiful wood of his guitar.

The neck pickup is a Big Single with Padauk cover and Curly Maple Ring. The bridge pickup is a traditional Humbucker with matching cover and ring.

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This customer has a beautifully unique Archtop which needed a pickup just as unique.

This is a Rosewood Split-Single Humbucking pickup with Alnico5 magnets wound to 7,500 ohms. The wave pattern matches with the end of the fingerboard and also has a mother of pearl logo accent.

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This customer did not think there were any other pickup alternatives for his G&L Comanche.

He was over the moon to learn we had a great option. We custom handwound Split-single Pickups with custom Birds-Eye Maple wood covers to match neck for this gorgeous G&L!

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MJS Humbucker (I – IV)

MJS Humbucker
Whether you’re looking for a standard PAF, something for pure heavy metal or anything in between, we will custom wind to a desired spec and magnet combo to get the tone you’re looking for – to fit any genre you play.
Pricing:
$169.00 CAD

MJS Black Earth NEO-D Humbuckers also available (see below for details)

Cover Options:
Black White Wood

Gold & Nickel covers with screw holes available on request.
Exposed Bobbins also available with your choice of Nickel slugs, Gold slugs or Allen key set screws.
Wood Covers available: Choice of domestic and exotic woods.
Note: All woods used, are in their natural form and grain patterns – colors will vary slightly.

MJS Humbucker

MJS Humbucker (Gold Cover Shown)

Custom Output Levels Available:

LEVEL I

  • Clean Dynamic Sound
  • Low Output (choose from 6.0K to 7.9K ohms)
  • Recommended for Neck Position
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 Magnets (Ceramic not recommended)
LEVEL II

  • Classic Sound for all Humbucking Equipped Guitars
  • Medium Output (choose from 8.0K to 9.9K ohms)
  • For Neck or Bridge Position
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 Magnets (Ceramic not recommended)
LEVEL III

  • Pump It Up!
  • High Output (choose from 10.0K to 11.9K ohms)
  • Great Mids & Lows
  • More Crunch for your Coin!
  • Recommended for Bridge Position
  • Alnico5 or Ceramic Magnet option
LEVEL IV

  • Over The Top!
  • Super High Output (choose from 12.0K to 18.0K ohms)
  • Heart Thumping Bottom End
  • Alnico5 or Ceramic Magnet option
*All outputs available in F-Spaced bobbins
*Custom Bass Humbuckers available

MJS Black Earth Humbucker

  • Neodymium Magnet Equipped
  • Open Coil Design with a Clear, Bright, Punchy Uncompressed Sound
  • Recommended in a II or III Output Level
  • Extremely Clean but Responds Very Well to Heavy Gain

Pricing:
$179.00 CAD

MJS Black Earth Humbucker

MJS Black Earth Humbucker

Sample Videos:

Our latest demo featuring Rik Emmett with his Gibson Les Paul (“Johnnie”) using a MJS Black Earth Neo-D and Ceramic Humbucker:

Demo featuring 2 very different MJS Custom Humbucker pickups. This is for the metal lovers out there!
Review from the KAOS Music Center:

MJS Big Single Retro (I, II)

Our Big Single Retros are a great alternative for those looking for a P-90 ® sound BUT fits into standard humbucking routing.
Pricing:
$152.00 CAD

Cover Options:
cover_gold Nickel Black White Wood
Wood Covers available: Choice of domestic and exotic woods.
Note: All woods used, are in their natural form and grain patterns – colors will vary slightly.

MJS Big Single Retro

MJS Big Single Retro (Nickel Cover Shown)

Custom Output Levels Available:

MJS BIG SINGLE RETRO STYLE I

  • P-90 ® style
  • Fits standard humbucking routing
  • Medium output
  • Very smooth, clean sound
  • Recommended for neck position
  • Alnico5 magnets – individual pole pieces
  • Vulcanized fiberboard bobbin construction
MJS BIG SINGLE RETRO STYLE II

  • P-90 ® style
  • Fits standard humbucking routing
  • High output
  • Very smooth, clean sound
  • Recommended for neck or bridge position
  • Alnico5 magnets – individual pole pieces
  • Vulcanized fiberboard bobbin construction

Sample Videos:

MJS Big Single P-90 ® Style (I, II)

MJS Big Single P90 Style
Our Big Singles are P-90 ® style pickups that utilize individual pole pieces. If you’re looking for stacked or traditional humbucking (stealth) formats, we make those too!
Pricing:
$152.00 CAD

Available in Stacked and Humbucking formats. See below for details.

Cover Options:
Cream Black Chrome

Dogear covers available upon request.

MJS Big Single P90 Style

MJS Big Single P-90 ® Style (Cream Cover Shown)

Custom Output Levels Available:

MJS Big Single P-90 ® Style I

  • P-90 ® style
  • Traditional Size, Fits Standard P-90 ® Routing
  • Medium Output
  • Clear, Smooth Sound
  • Recommended for Neck Position
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 Magnets, individual pole pieces
  • Vulcanized Fiberboard Bobbin Construction
MJS Big Single P-90 ® Style II

  • P-90 ® style
  • Traditional Size, Fits Standard P-90 ® Routing
  • High Output
  • Clear, Smooth Sound
  • Recommended for Neck or Bridge Position
  • Alnico5 Magnets, individual pole pieces
  • Vulcanized Fiberboard Bobbin Construction

MJS Stacked Big Single

  • Humbucking P-90 ® style pickup
  • Scatter-wound to preserve classic sound
  • 6 X Alnico5 individual magnets
  • Bridge pickup is approx 18.0K (output) & 9.0K (volume level)
  • Neck pickup is approx 17.0K (output) & 8.5K (volume level)

Pricing:
$169.00 CAD

MJS Stacked Big Single

MJS Stacked Big Single

MJS Big Single Stealth

  • Humbucking P-90 ® style pickup
  • Side-by-side bobbins for a more traditional humbucker tone
  • 12 X Alnico5 individual magnets
  • Ideal for coil splitting
  • Bridge pickup is approx. 10,000 ohms
  • Neck pickup is approx. 8,500 ohms

Pricing:
$169.00 CAD

MJS Big Single Stealth

MJS Big Single Stealth

MJS Split Single

MJS Split Single Retro
Our signature pickup that has a humbucking split coil design yet fits into any standard humbucking routing. Excellent option for those looking for a pickup that has a single coil tone without the hum.
Pricing:
$159.00 CAD

Cover Options:
cover_gold Nickel Black White Wood
Wood Covers available: Choice of domestic and exotic woods.
Note: All woods used, are in their natural form and grain patterns – colors will vary slightly.

MJS SPLIT SINGLE

  • Very clean single coil sound
  • Humbucking
  • Fits standard humbucking routing
  • Medium output
  • Recommended for neck position
  • Available in left-handed models
  • Alnico5 magnets
  • Vulcanized fiberboard bobbin construction
MJS Split Single Retro

MJS Split Single (Black Cover Shown)

Sample Videos:

MJS Vintage Strat ® Style Set

Keeping with tradition, simply Classic Vintage Strat ® Style pickups!
Pricing:
$299.00 CAD (Per Set)
$107.00 CAD (Each)

Cover Options:
White Black Cream

MJS VINTAGE STRAT ® STYLE SET

  • Classic Strat ® Style Sound
  • Medium Output
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 Magnets
  • Vulcanized Fiberboard Bobbin Construction
  • Also Available in Singles
  • Custom outputs with Alnico2 magnets
MJS Vintage Strat Set

MJS Vintage Strat ® Style Set (White Cover Shown)

MJS Progressive Strat ® Style Set

A bit of a twist on tradition for more of an aggressive Strat ® Style sound. Progressively wound (hotter from neck to bridge) with the middle being RWRP.
Pricing:
$299.00 CAD (Per Set)
$107.00 CAD (Each)

Also available in a stacked, humbucking format.

Cover Options:
White Black Cream

MJS PROGRESSIVE STRAT ® STYLE SET

  • More of an Aggressive Strat ® Style Sound
  • Pickups have higher output as they progress from Neck to Bridge
  • Many Musicians use this Configuration
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 Magnets
  • Vulcanized Fiberboard Bobbin Construction
  • Also Available in Singles
  • Custom outputs with Alnico5 magnets
MJS Progressive Strat ® Style Set

MJS Progressive Strat ® Style Set (Black Cover Shown)

Sample Videos:

KC Roberts playing a beautiful song with his favorite Strat “Rosie” – equipped with MJS Progressive Strat-Style Set with Alnico 5 – Enjoy!

MJS Stacked Strat ® Style Set (Hum-cancelling)

MJS Stacked Strat ® Style Set
A Stacked coil, hum-cancelling format using specially cut Alnico 2 magnets and scatter winding to produce a True Strat tone. They are wound with our Progressive formula which provides more output as you switch from Neck to Middle to Bridge.
Pricing:
$425.00 CAD (Per Set)
$145.00 CAD (Each)

Cover Options:
White Black Cream

MJS STACKED STRAT ® STYLE SET

  • Humbucking Strat ® Style Pickup
  • Scatter-wound to preserve classic sound/tone
  • Wound using our Progressive Strat® Style format
  • Alnico 2 magnets
  • Bridge pickup is approx 15.0K (output) & 7.5K (volume level)
  • Middle pickup is approx 13.0K (output) & 6.5K (volume level)
  • Neck pickup is approx 11.5K (output) & 5.7K (volume level)
MJS Stacked Strat Style Set (Hum-cancelling)

MJS Stacked Strat® Style Set Hum-cancelling

MJS “The Kick” Strat ® Style Bridge

A single coil “kick in the pants”. High output Strat ® Style pickup designed strictly for the bridge position. Punchy, yet crisp and articulate – will cut though any mix.
Pricing:
$107.00 CAD (Each)

Cover Options:
White Black

MJS “THE KICK” STRAT ® STYLE BRIDGE

  • Kickin’ Punchy Sound in the Strat ® Bridge Position
  • High Output
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 Magnets
  • Recommended to be Used With MJS Vintage Strat ® Style Set or Existing Neck & Middle Pickups
  • Vulcanized Fiberboard Bobbin Construction
MJS The Kick Strat ® Style Bridge

MJS “The Kick” Strat ® Style Bridge (Black Cover Shown)

MJS Vintage Tele ® Style Neck (I, II)

Our Tele ® Style Neck can be wound to vintage specs or a little hotter for more bottom end. We also make an adjustable pole piece Neo-D style set for those looking to balance string volume.
Pricing:
$119.00 CAD (Each)
$250.00 CAD (Per Set)

Now available in adjustable pole piece (see below for details)

Cover Options:
cover_nickel cover_gold cover_black

MJS Vintage Tele Neck

MJS Vintage Tele ® Style Neck (Nickel Cover Shown)

Custom Output Levels Available:

MJS VINTAGE TELE ® STYLE NECK I

  • Classic Tele ® style sound
  • Medium output
  • Alnico2 or Alnico5 magnets
  • Vulcanized fiberboard bobbin construction
MJS VINTAGE TELE ® STYLE NECK II

  • Classic Tele ® style sound with more “bottom end”
  • High output
  • Alnico5 magnets
  • Vulcanized fiberboard bobbin construction

NEW! Adjustable Pole Piece

After many inquiries, we’ve come up with Rare Earth adjustable pole piece MJS Tele ® Style Pickups. Ask and you shall receive!

The Rare Earth magnets react better to the adjustment of the pole pieces making it easy to balance string volume to your style of playing. The end result is a tone that is warm and very clear.

  • Available individually
  • Available in Level I and II output levels
  • Only available with Chrome cover

Pricing:
$135.00 CAD (Adjustable – Each)
$275.00 CAD (Adjustable – Per Set)

MJS Tele Style Adjustable Pole Pieces

MJS Tele Style Adjustable Pole Pieces

Sample Videos:

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