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I’ve done just about everything imaginable when it comes to music -- playing countless gigs in rock bands, working as a worship leader in a couple churches, helping local bands to record demos, even playing bass in the orchestra pit for some stage productions. I have lived and breathed guitar since I was eleven years old. But I’ve always been seeking, chasing, desiring something more from my tone. This is why I started River Pickups.

The goal of River Pickups is simple - to make hand-wound pickups that give me the tone I have been seeking for years...and to offer these pickups to other musicians at an affordable price.

River Pickups are wound one-at-a-time in my small workshop in Tennessee.  Every coil is tensioned and shaped by hand, ensuring that you get the tone you deserve. I wind every one myself and I test each one to make sure it meets my sonic standards.

Thank you for playing River Pickups!

John Stallings