Motor City Pickups


Motor City Pickups is located in the heart of Detroit City, specializing in custom made, scatter-wound pickups. We offer Humbuckers, P90’s, and Single Coil pickups in four individual styles.

The material we use is of the highest quality. We don’t try to cut costs by using cheap metal  that are a “bargain” or even buy  cheap wire that you are used to hearing. We use different point carbon steels and irons per model to get different results in tone, even true electrical iron keeper bars and slugs/screws. We’ll not use the term “Soft Iron” as it is misleading and currently there is no formula for this metal in the machinist industry whatsoever.

At Motor City Pickups, we believe materials play a big part in the finished sound .Any covers from us are ALWAYS nickel silver because of the great grounding properties and transparent sound it has. Most of our covers are custom made right here in Michigan. Any pickups ordered with covers, are wound with a compensated wind to allow the tone to be heard as if we not there.All of our humbuckers use Nickel/Silver baseplates. We use hard northern maple spacers hand cut in all our designs also.

Our Guarantee

Our Guarantee is very simple and straight forward. We promise the best pickups on the market, period. All of our pickups are garanteed for LIFE to the original purchaser to be free and clear of any defect against craftsmanship.

You have 14 days to get familiar with your new pickup. At that time, if you are unsatisfied simply contact us and we will exchange it, offer you a new pickup, or start from scratch again. We want your experience to be the absolute best, and in return we promise the best pickups on the market, period.