These Tall Boys are just great sounding pickups!
I wanted to send a quick email regarding a pawnshop special I picked up about 6 months ago. The guitar is a Conn CSE-2, made in Japan in – I believe – 1980. Neck-through, maple board, mahogany body wings, brass nut and bridge. Nothing spectacular, but the guitar is well made and was in pretty good shape for being over 30 years old. The original pickups sounded strangled. No surprise there. Now comes the fun stuff.
I dropped in a prewired pick-guard with Vintage Tall Boys. I had my friend Mike Lull set it up for me with a set of 11’s and this baby really sings now. There’s something about the combination of woods and the windings on the Tall Boys that make this guitar just chime. It’s trying real hard to act like it’s worth a whole lot more money.
These Tall Boys are just great sounding pickups! Did you steal someone who used to work for Leo to wind these things? Talk about nailing that sweetness from some of the older Fenders. It even breaks nicely when pushed, and you don’t have to coax them too hard either.
Anyway, I just want to say thanks.
Best regards, Chris W. Auburn, WA.
A Satisfied Customer
12/15/2015 11:40 AM
The sound is fantastic, wonderful, just what I wanted.
I received the pickups. All is well. The sound is fantastic, wonderful, just what I wanted. I send you some pictures with my new guitar Marin Cano ( made by my cousin, www.marincanobasses.com ) equipped with Rio Grande pickups.
In this address you can listen to my group: www.farmacopea.org
Recorded with a Fender Stratocaster with Rio Grande pickup in the neck.
Best regards from Sevilla and thank you very much!
I love Rio Grande!
A Satisfied Customer
12/16/2015 9:00 AM
I’ve built over 15 Strat & Strat style guitars using just about every brand & style pickups available.
I call the vintage Tallboys my Go-to pickup they are the closest to the original vintage pickups in neck & middle positions.
If you have an amp with muscle,,,the Tallboy can even be used in the bridge position.
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