Yesterday, Dave G. sent me a email letting me know about a pickup give-away (thanks Dave!). Anyway, the pickup give-away is for Mayes Pickups, and in particular, the Trinity pickup for stratocaster or telecaster style guitars. I always like meeting new builders/developers related to guitar and bass, so I sent a email off to the owner of Mayes (Adam Mayes) to get some more info on the pickups. This is what he had to say:
The Trinity line of pickups are a 3k-ohm pickup in the Strat-style and between 3.0k- and 3.5k-ohm in the Tele-style. They are a tri-coil passive pickup, meaning there are three independent coils in each pickup; one for the bass, mid and treble.
In its present phase, it is simply an improvement to the standard single-coil pickup. It has lower resistance and smaller coils. The result is greater clarity, texture of tone and sustain than a standard pickup.
It looks like he’ll be picking a winner every month. Simply send a email to email@example.com with the name of the pickup of your choice in the subject line to win a Trinity. Winners will be drawn on the first of every month. Only one prize per person. Give away available for US residents only. Trinity pickups are $89.99/ea, so it’s a great opportunity to upgrade your tone.. or at least explore other pickup options.