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Death Stare pickups

Old Bones Pickups is based in the UK in the heart of Suffolk and is run by Sean Wilson (me!); I originally trained as a registered nurse, and worked in major trauma and ITU nursing. My career was cut short by a spinal injury. As I recovered I trained as a guitar tech with Dr Robbie Gladwell, and spent several years assisting with repairs, rebuilds, and setups on all manner of stringed instrument. While there I learned what makes a good pickup, and had the opportunity to test many vintage & modern pickups, and learned how to wind pickups. I began repairing pickups for Robbie, and started experimenting with my own builds


I also work with luthiers to create pickups for their guitars, in order to help them add to their distinctive styles. I have been working alongside Simon Standen (81 Guitar Works), to develop a signature range of pickups for his guitars; known as Death Stare Pickups.

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