Rio Grande pickups are hand made in Texas by folks who really know pickups. Whether normal or hot, Rio Grande pickups capture the elusive tonal characteristics of vintage pickups while providing both clarity and more modern output levels. Their "Halfbreed" and "Muy Grande" series of pickups are some of the best higher output pickups I have heard. They don't stop there; and they've also created the "Dirty Harry" line of P-90 voiced pickups for almost any guitar, pickups for G&L ASAT's and hum-cancelling blade pickups for Strats. We stock over 25 types of popular Rio Grande pickup styles, and other models and special orders are available in about 2 weeks at great discount prices.
Rio Grande BBQ Bucker Pickups - All Styles
The Rio Grande BBQ Bucker is Rio Grande's muscular 50's style humbucker optimized for the bridge position. Not a distortion pickup, but more output and more mids to make the bridge position of your guitar really jump. This is Rio Grande's most popular pickup, and we stock several styles in both 2 and 4 conductor wiring.
Rio Grande Big Bottom Set for ASAT
For those who love the G&L ASAT Special, there are not many options for aftermarket pickups. Rio Grande took the opportunity to expand their already impressive catalog with the first ever replacement set for the ASAT! With a Vintage Tallboy in the neck and a Muy Grande in the bridge, the Big Bottom ASAT pickup set delivers a classic tone with plenty of punch (fits standard ASAT pickup covers).
Rio Grande Big Bottom Tele Set Black
With all due respect to Spinal Tap, this is the REAL big bottom. The Rio Grande Big Bottom Tele® set is the best of both worlds: Clear and distinct neck tones with a bigger bridge sound with strong midrange and smooth high highs.
Rio Grande Bladerunner for Strat
Designed the emulate a medium-output Humbucker, the Rio Grande Bladerunner is a handy way to add Humbucker fullness in any single coil guitar. Not a "distortion" pickup but certainly enough output to drive the front end of your amp or favorite pedal quite nicely.
Rio Grande Bluesbar P90 Pickup
The Rio Grande Bluesbar direct-mount P90® is one powerful pickup. We tried it out in -- what else? -- a Custom Shop LP and were really impressed.
Rio Grande Bluesdawg P-90 Pickup
The Rio Grande Bluesdawg Dog-Ear mount P-90® is one powerful pickup. We tried it out in -- what else? -- a Custom Shop LP Junior and were really impressed.
Available in Black or Creme. Please specify cover color when ordering.
Rio Grande Buffalo Bucker Pickups - All Styles
The secret of the classic PAF style humbuckers is that they were not high output pickups. The Rio Grande Buffalo Bucker is designed to recreate those classic 50's tones with clarity and openness that just is not possible with higher output pickups.
Rio Grande Buffalo Texas Pickup Sets
The Rio Grande Buffalo-Genuine Texas set includes a Buffalo Bucker neck pickup, and a Genuine Texas bridge pickup, and is a great way to breathe some sparkle and clarity into your ES-335 type guitar and save a little money over buying the pickups separately.
Rio Grande Dirty Harry for Strat
Rio Grande takes your Strat® type guitar up a notch with the Dirty Harry pickup for Strat. Voiced for the bridge position, Rio Grande crams the power and tone of their P-90 Blues Bar onto a Strat sized bobbin. With the Dirty Harry, your Strat will finally have the power for rich, crunchy lead work.
Rio Grande Dirty Harry Humbucker
Based on Rio's successful Dirty Harry Tele® and Strat® pickups, Rio Grande has essentially doubled the fun by creating the Dirty Harry Humbucker, a P-90 inspired true-splitting humbucker that fits into any standard humbucker bezel.