“The Slider’s Brand is committed to making the very best in vintage correct pickups for the smaller masses. The goal is to offer the exotic in extreme accuracy and historical correctness, always providing awesome vintage tone and inspirational playability. Things that make you want to pick up your guitar and not only play but express… Slider’s original time consuming and labor intensive production practices require the artisan builder, not machines and have long been abolished by the corporate world in pursuit of profit and mass production. We go all-out to provide ultra quality products and superior service to each and every one of our valued customers.”
WHAT WE DO
Simply, we make the very best sounding, vintage correct pickups. There is so much hype about what makes good guitar tone. Seriously, it’s not about the “thinnest” Nitro paint finish, special trem blocks, freeze dried saddles, decaffeinated this or that, not even the neck or body wood. Hey, remember those clear Perspex guitars from the 80’s, even they can sound good so don’t tell me the wood or finish is all that important! With the electric guitar it’s really all about 3 things:
- is you,
- the pickups and
- the string gauge
Everything else is way further down the tone food chain. It’s like a digital picture, if you have a poor quality, low res image then you can zoom in and mess about all you like, the picture will still be bad or even get worse.
Best to start with a really great picture… LOL Slider’s Pickups will make the difference you have always heard in your head, on classic recordings and the finest vintage instruments. Don’t waste any more money and most importantly, your valuable and irreplaceable time, remember…
My pickups aren’t expensive, spending 25 years looking for tone in all the wrong places… that’s expensive!
These pickups will fix any Tele-style guitar
With the S-Style pickups I really want to avoid having multitudes of models and confusion, most customers just want “a really cool vintage strat®” and they don’t want to wade thru a whole bunch of rubbish to find the right pickups.
If you are tired of all the hype and just want a vintage correct S-Style pickup, exactly like the best examples from the late 1950’s and early 1960’s then this is it … chime, shimmer, clean note decay with warmth and power and not a hint of thin, icy or brassy tones.
Here’s the basic blurb…
All my pickups use vintage correct materials, twineball scatter winding, real Formvar or PE wire, Forban, compressed fiber bobbins, cloth covered 22g “pushback” output wires and hand charged AlNiCo, produced via a special “sort and grind” process just for me.
The “59/SRV” re-creations are the same period correct 1959 set but given selected power adjusted AlNiCo and a small (secret) ”over wind” to nail Stevie’s power and warm/bluesy tones.
My 59/SRV ‘s are still a classic vintage voiced pickup, just tweaked a little to hit that clarity, warm up the tone and really drive that amp!
Comes complete with mounting parts and expert aged white pickup covers.