Eastgrove Custom hand wound pickups are built by hand. One at a time from only the best components available. Currently all of Eastgrove Custom hand wound pickups are built by Pete Ostlund in House Springs, Missouri. If you are looking for the best replacement pickups for your guitar or bass, we highly recommend you check out using Eastgrove Custom Hand wound pickups. You will love them.
Eastgrove Legacy (custom shop) series pickups:
All Legacy series pickups come with gray bottom bobbins and the choice of the following options.
Petros pickups–these have alnico 5 magnets on the wound strings with alnico 2 magnets on the bare strings. This helps to bring out the low frequencies to make it more of a solid (rock) pickup. This reduces the “twang” and is good for rock, solid blues, ska and any music that you want to feel substance instead of sounding like a tele. Great combination with a Humbucker or alnico 5 bridge. Available stagger or level. Staggered pickups available in alnico 2, 5 or combination (Petros). Level pickups available in alnico 2,3,5 or 2,5 Petros or 3,5 combinations. All pickups available for neck/bridge or middle position.
Recommended sets (my personal choices)
For SSS guitars. Petros neck, alnico two middle and alnico 5 bridge.
For HSS recommended Petros neck and middle with nice quality high output Humbucker in bridge.
These high quality pickups are made with the same quality parts as the Legacy series, but the choices are more limited. The bobbins are standard black. Built with Alnico 5 magnets with a choice of traditional staggered or level. These are available in light (6 kohm) to strong (8+kohm) resistance.
All pickups, custom and non-custom are personally hand wound with a hand poweredwinder by me, Pete. All pickups are potted with 20% beeswax/paraffin mix.