Stephens Designs pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by Swampsnake, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    He lost me when he said no classic rock / blues music was ever recorded with Amps using 6V6 Tubes. :shock: :shock:

    At that stage, I thought well he does not know what he is talking about.

    On the flip side he was always a great communicator in Emails.

    My 2c FWIW.

    :cheers:
     
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  2. winexprt

    winexprt Senior Member

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    Pickups as well. In less than two WEEKS even! :wow:

    I ordered a matched set a couple years back from Mick at Manlius Pickups consisting of his Landmark PAF with a custom magnet and a T-Top in the bridge.

    I told Mick I was leaving for an overseas vacation in about ten days.

    The custom set arrived in less than a week.

    Now THAT'S service!

    And I didn't even have to pay extra to jump the line. :hmm:
     
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  3. Jakeislove

    Jakeislove Senior Member

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    Final assembly of the space shuttle Atlantis began on 2 December '83 and was finished on 10 April '84. I realize aspects of it were built in modules but it's a space shuttle, FFS!
     
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  4. jamman

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    :lol: Yup that's another 1 . I still have his E-mail to me telling me about the wire, before he posted it here and than hinted it would be up for sale in special pups (which, iirc he did ). That was after I offered to buy them from him after reading that email . Nice , So My Money wasn't good enough .

    No problem ..... :wave:
     
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  5. WolfeMacleod

    WolfeMacleod V.I.P. Member MLP Vendor

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    Still running under two weeks here. In fact, I've got stock on hand right now, after completing various NAMM and dealer orders since thanksgiving. Current on all orders, except for a couple swaps and one tele neck pickup.
     
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  6. Shai`tan

    Shai`tan Senior Member

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    I guess seeing how DS is so popular here.... I`d be wasting my time trying to sell my VL IIIs in the Classifieds? ;p
     
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  7. ARandall

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    Yep, and this is an example of how it should be done. Bill at ECP is the same. The longer waits I've had are Zhangbucker and The Creamery. The latter at least puts a clear timeframe (21-28 days) right up on the website for all to see. Zhang usually lets you know when you order.

    I mean Rayne at MHD had a time blowout at one point, but he was seriously ill at the time so at least he had a contributing factor
     
  8. MasterEvan07

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    Those are rare and no longer produced it seems - you'd get a great price! :)
     
  9. bill m

    bill m Senior Member

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    Some winders only make pickups as a part time job and have day jobs. I don't know about the creamery and Zhang. This could be the reason for a little longer wait time and is totally understandable. I know Wolfe and myself do this as a full time job and the wait time should be shorter.
     
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  10. The Thruth

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    Not taking any sides here about bussiness aspect, but i just wanted to say i talked a few times with Dave and he is great to chat about vintage pickups, he have so big knowledge, i learned so much every time we talked. I just hope i will be so passionate in his years :)

    I never saw anyone complaining about waiting time on Tom Holmes pickups, i payed my set more than 600$ in advance and waited them almost 2 years. But that wasnt a problem for me, i love this pickups.

    All the best to great winders all around the world in new year. I hope you all guys have better year than 2014 :)
    Same too all guys who are buying boutique pickups, i wish you to earn more money in 2015 to buy more pickups from all this great guys who make them!
     
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  11. FennRx

    FennRx Senior Member

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    that's because Tom Holmes tells you two years and means it. He doesn't say 6 months and then delivers in 2 years while selling sets on ebay to those willing to pay the higher price right now.

    that post is quite enlightening.
     
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  12. RAG7890

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    A good general rule for any business is - under promise & over deliver. :thumb: :)

    :cheers:
     
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  13. The Thruth

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    Nope, they said 6 months, and after two years i got pickups
     
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  14. FennRx

    FennRx Senior Member

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    ok.
     
  15. The Thruth

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    but that's not good too :D
     
  16. WolfeMacleod

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    Did he take your money beforehand?
     
  17. Jakeislove

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    Babies only take about 9 months.
     
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  18. The Thruth

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    Yes and i had to pay with wire transfer cause he dont have paypal
     
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  19. MasterEvan07

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    Wow, that's like all the earmarks of a typical online scam these days...
     
  20. DADGAD

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    Perhaps some of the old school guys are resisting the new fangled technology.
     

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