Home Guitars Amplifiers Accessories About Contact
Cart is empty
Home :: Accessories :: Pickups

Pickups

UpFront Guitars is pleased to carry two great brands of pickups, each with a different design approach:

Rio Grande makes some very interesting pickups and despite their "Bad to the Bone" slogan they are way more than just hot pickups. Rio Grande makes a full range of pickups for Fender® and Gibson® style guitars from the vintage-inspired "Tallboy" series to the beefy "Muy Grande" line. Rio does not obsess on being totally faithful to any particular vintage style, and has several unique hybrid designs such as their "Dirty Harry" series of P-90 style pickups for Strat® and Tele®. At Rio Grande, rules are made to be broken. Made in Texas, USA.

Our newest line is David Allen pickups, also from California. David Allen focuses on "the sound" of a particular era, style or artist, and engineers the product to achieve the desired result. This gives David Allen more freedom to experiment with materials, magnet types, wire gages etc., and not be constrained solely by what was done back in the day. So for example while he makes a "57" inspired humbucker, he focuses on nailing the sound, not just replicating vintage construction. We sampled several of his products at NAMM and were genuinely impressed.

Rio Grande Pickups
Rio Grande Pickups
David Allen Guitar Pickups
David Allen Guitar Pickups

Products

Sort by: Product Price Default
  •  per page
David Allen Alley Cats Humbucker Pickup Sets

The David Allen Alley Cats pickup set uses Alnico II magnets and modern voicing to create a super clean humbucker sound inspired by the Gibson '57 PAF designs. It's perfect for players who want the rock ability of humbucking pickups without sacrificing clarity and note definition.

Our price: $240.00
Market price: $280.00
David Allen Cheetah Telecaster Pickup Set

The David Allen Cheetah Tele® set fills the need for classic Tele tone with the additional clarity and punch needed for both traditional country and more modern styles of music.

Our price: $185.00
Market price: $220.00
David Allen Colt '51's Telecaster Pickup Set

The David Allen Colt '51 Tele® set is designed to give your guitar an authentic '51 "Nocaster" bridge tone but with much improved fidelity at the neck position. You'll get vintage twang and a wider range of tones for many styles of music.

Our price: $220.00
Market price: $250.00
David Allen Cool Cat P-90 Bridge Pickup

The David Allen Cool Cat P-90 bridge pickup is all vintage bark and modern bite. Using Alnico V magnets wound a little hotter than a vintage era pickup, it is a paragon of versatility and power.

MAP Price: $99.95
Add to cart to see final discount price
David Allen Cool Cat P-90 Set

The David Allen Cool Cat P-90 pickup set is the holy grail of classic tone. They are hand-wound a touch hotter than early 60's specifications, using Alnico V magnets and top notch construction materials. If you are looking for clean, wholesome P-90 tone that can really rock, these Cool Cats have your back.

MAP Price: $199.95
Add to cart to see final discount price
David Allen Dirty Cats Humbucker Pickup Sets

The David Allen Dirty Cats humbucker pickup set is an interesting hybrid set using both Alnico 2 and 5 magnets. But "dirty" does not begin to fully describe them, and they offer a wide range of tones from clean to mean.

Our price: $240.00
Market price: $280.00
David Allen P-51 Humbucker Pickup Sets

The David Allen P-51 pickup set is made to emulate the storied tone of the Gibson’s ’59-era PAF pickups. Not a clone or reproduction, the P-51 set is engineered to capture the tone in conjunction with today’s modern strings and amplifiers.

Our price: $240.00
Market price: $280.00
David Allen Powerage Humbucker Pickup Sets

The David Allen Powerage pickup set is designed to evoke the classic tone of the Gibson T-Top pickups made famous by Angus Young in the early days of AC/DC. To really make it genuine David Allen, consulted closely the biggest Angus fan out there: Fil of Solodallas. With that combined expertise, the Powerage humbucker set is the ultimate tool for classic rockers.

Our price: $275.00
Market price: $280.00
David Allen Specials Telecaster Pickup Set

Looking to give your Tele® a shot in the arm without losing its essential character?  The David Allen Specials Tele set produces classic Telecaster® tone with the enhanced dynamics to fit the needs of modern country and other styles of music.

Our price: $179.95
Market price: $220.00
David Allen Specials Telecaster Pickup Set (USED)

Looking to give your Tele® a shot in the arm without losing its essential character?  The David Allen Specials Tele set produces classic Telecaster® tone with the enhanced dynamics to fit the needs of modern country and other styles of music.

This is a lightly used set that we have in our shop ASAT for evaluation and review. Like new condition with full untrimmed leads.

Our price: $149.95
Market price: $220.00
  •  per page

Studio Address:
16 Beaver Pond Road
Bellingham, MA

Studio Hours:
10 AM - 6 PM Mon-Fri
Sat/Sun by Appointment

We accept payments by PayPal
Solution Graphics