What happened to Guitarforce?

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by Bad.Seed, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Bad.Seed

    Bad.Seed Senior Member

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    So I've had my Black Diamond bridge pickup installed in my 2016 Traditional for a few months ago and I absolutely love it.

    I recently bought an ESP Eclipse and wanted to throw the same pickup in it, so I went to try and find the website to order, and it looks like it's taken down. Tried to find his facebook page, also taken down.

    Did I miss something where he gave up, got arrested? Anything? Someone fill me in, I need another one of these pickups or 2!
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Some pickup winder ended up ramming cyclists with his car...
    You never know...
     
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  4. Who

    Who are you? Who who who who.... Premium Member

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    Different guy...
     
  6. B5Erik

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    I've got a Superstar in my Ibanez IC400 and it sounds fantastic!

    I've got a Rebelfire that I still need to install in my Epi LP Custom Prophecy, but I need new pots/caps for that first. I'm looking forward to hearing that one!

    And, yeah, I noticed that the Guitarforce Facebook page is gone. From what I've read he gave up winding pickups for a while three or four years ago, but came back. I don't know if he's done for good or not, but he definitely made some excellent pickups! It would be a shame if he quit for good.
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    Have you checked his Facebook page?

    I won an Erupter EVH style PAF from him at Christmastime 2016, when he ran a giveaway.

    I haven't had a chance to install it yet, but I am a fan! :dude:

    Just checked fb and the Guitar Force page doesn't seem to be active. His personal page is active, though. :hmm:
     
  8. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Man, I was about to ask why nobody bothered to simply pick up the phone and call to find out. ...then I realized his only contact on his website is a Hotmail account and no phone number. Ouch.

    I'll ask my peeps back home in MD tomorrow. I don't know the guy or anything about him but I know folks who do.
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    I didn't want to imply it was the Guitarforce guy.
    Sorry if it seemed that way.
    I know exactly who it is.
    His name is scattered somewhere in my brain...
    :naughty:
     
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    Are we supposed to conceal his identity or something?
     
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    Let me know what you come up with. I'd like to get at least one or two more of those pickups, or find someone who can wind something nearly identical! It's probably one of the best suited pickups for my taste I've heard.
     
  12. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Haven't heard back from anyone yet but these guys don't work weekends so I probably won't know anything until tomorrow/Monday.
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I just talked to two repair shops in Maryland, trying to get you guys any info. Neither had even heard of Guitarforce. Sorry, fellas. I tried.
     
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    Personally, I would just hate to see anyone who makes high quality pickups like he did get out if the business.

    Imagine a world without ReWind or Vineham or Wolfetone - or a Guitarforce! Stuck with safe, pedestrian, fairly generic pickups from the two major brands. Character in guitar tone would be a lot harder to get.
     
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    I ordered and received pickups from him about 2 weeks ago. Although i contacted him on his facebook page.
     
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    Interesting. The Guitarforce facebook page disappeared a week or two ago (if not further back than that). I'm assuming you ordered through his Guitarforce facebook page and not his personal one, correct?

    It really would be a shame if he gave it up for good - he does make some great pickups!
     
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    yep, I ordered through the guitarforce facebook page.

    It would be a huge shame, his pickups are amazing!
     
  18. LtKojak

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    He had to leave the business due to legal problems resulting of a less-than-friendly divorce.

    He tried a comeback in 2015, I believe, but for the looks of it seems that it didn't work so good.

    HTH,
     
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    I have one of his Rockdrivers in the bridge of this guitar, and a custom wind from him in the neck. They absolute rock. I hope he sticks around.


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