A NOTE ABOUT SOUND CLIPS:
Corporate marketing hype has made it mostly necessary to include sound clips and resistance specifications. Both have very limited meaning and are, in many ways, lies. The best player can make the lousiest guitar loaded with the cheapest pickups played through the lamest amp sound downright amazing. For that reason I feel that clips are misleading. Clips let you hear almost everything except the pickup and primarily the amp in a controlled environment that’s not readily reproducible. Please take these thoughts into consideration.
Guitar: Les Paul
Amp: Vox AC15
Nightjar Guitars –
These are our go-to ‘Trons for all our builds. We’ve never heard a more sensitive, dynamic, and clear ‘Tron pickup on the market. These are super versatile pickups, from even and clear cleans to warm jazz tones to light overdrive for blues to all-out fuzz assault. And these pickups never get muddy on the low end or too chimey on the top end. You’ve never heard tones like you’ll hear from these. A MUST have for any guitarist!
It sounds amazing on my vintage Gibson 1963 archtop! I am seriously blown away. No noise and any bloody stuff. Just a pure tone of the guitar. The pickup really reproduces the mid-forward vibe of the guitar and I can hear it from the amp and recordings. Bravo!
Charles Flitcroft – NYC –
Wow! I’ve played a lot of ‘tron type pickups, from TV to Lollar to whatever and these are…I don’t even know how to explain it. They are very clear but no ice pick. “Chewy” is perfect. I miay have to put these into every guitar I own – they cover every base.
I just put a pair of these in an epiphone that plays great but it’s pickups kept it in the rack. With the Non’trons, I haven’t stopped playing it. Just awesome pickups. Very sensitive and dynamic. The tone is clear and has a great texture. They give up an incredible range of tones – I’m using a blender switch with the G&L passive bass tone, and it seems like I can find something musical and very usable across the the settings. The clean tones are unbelievable, and I can go from good country tones to a nice warm jazz tone that retains a lot of clarity with the tone closed. Chords are clear, each note is clear. Adding dirt gives up new tones, from warm and bluesy to mean and raunchy – really good for a harder edge rock tone. And the kicker is that Jesse is great to work with – incredible customer service. The pickups themselves are gorgeous. Great, careful work was done on these, and attention was paid to every detail.