Vintage Player PAF "Gregor Hilden Signature"In cooperation with German guitarist Gregor Hilden we've designed a new Vintage-Player PAF humbucker set.
The Vintage Player PAF "Gregor Hilden Signature" set can be purchased exclusive from Gregor Hilden Guitars
Stratocaster RedHouse set
"I thought about to sell this guitar because it does not sound good (dull). I tried different pickups before (Fender Mex, Barfuss SRV and Noiseless), but this set is the best I ever had in this guitar. Now this guitar is my favourite and I would not sell her.
The owner is a nice guy and answered all my questions. I saved my guitar with this pickupset and now I have the sound I searched for." - Michael on Harmony Central
"My uncle, who's a pro guitarplayer, changed the pickups for me. He compared my upgraded strat with 2 of his Fender strats. (one from 64', one from 72').
There were a lot of diffent styles that he tried out (BB King, SRV, Buddy Guy, Jimi, Led Zeppelin, Free, Rory Gallagher, some slide-guitar and so on and so on ... ), and he compared them with every pickup one at a time.
He was really amazed how they competed that well. He couldn't stop playing at first, because he couldn't believe that such cheap pickups (they are really cheap if you compare them with other brands!) made such a big difference.
Another thing that surprised him was that my guitar, which has a multiplex body (it's a cheap guitar) sounded as good as his in ash and alder." - Anonymous on Harmony Central
Stratocaster 1962 ST Overwoundset
"The pickups sound strong, punchy, clear and are very touch sensitive. I'm not into all this noiseless stuff but having a RWRP middle PU doesn't hurt either. The only downside is, that the bridge pickup alone is a lot harsher than the other positions. On the other hand it sounds very nice in combination with the middle PU. So if you don't need the bridge PU alone these pickups are as good as any of the well known boutique products out there ... for a great price. IMO they are higher quality PUs than the Seymour Duncan SSL-1s for the reasons I described above. BTW: I ordered them with non staggered pole pieces for no extra charge ... delivery took less than a week for custom made PUs and the folks at LeoSounds are great!" - Herbert on Harmony Central
Stratocaster 60s Standard set
"Killer-price for a handmade quality custom-product. Michael Pantleon gives you the tone you want for 1/3 of the price of known brands. I feel, I have to order also a set of his standard PUPs. By the way: his pre- and aftersales service is excellent!" - Rudolf on Harmony Central
"If it were destroyed (which is not very likely) I would definitely buy it again. Excellent sound for a fair price! Try it!" - Joachim on Harmony Central
Telecaster MudCat set
"Those LeoSounds MudCat pickups - from www.leosounds.de - are GREAT: the neck pickup is very transparent (no mud at all) and has quite a bit of punch, the bridge pup is very ballsy and raunchy, fat, but still with quite a bit of twang; if usually P90s are described as half-way between humbuckers and single-coils, these ones could be described as half-way between P90s and Tele-single-coils. Perfect for rockabilly, blues, rootsy rock, can still do country (though LeoSounds have twangier vintage-style ones for that).
I usually play mostly clean, but with these I also like the dirty sounds - raunchy, gutsy, ballsy, aggressive, but not fizzly, buzzy, cutting - perfect.
The pickups also react very well to turning down the tone pot - I find the tone pot useless with most guitars, but here it gives quite a variety of sounds, turning it down on the neck pup with the amp on full power, I can get a great singing lead sound, but still with a bit of dirt, very bluesy, great." - RomanS on Harmony Central
Telecaster FatCat set (custom order)
"It is the best pickup I had in this guitar so far and it is unlikely that I try anything else. My experience with Vintage Specs Telecaster Bridge models is that most of them are too bright for me. Therefore I do not think that any of the boutique models from Fralin or Lollar would suit my taste. Michael is a great guy. I bought a different model (MudCat) from him through eBay and did not like it because it was way too bright for me. He almost went out of the way and offered to wind me a stronger pickup. What a great job he did! And you really cannot complain about the price as well!" - Stephan on Harmony Central
GrowlDogs humbucker set
"This pickup delivers a great balanced sound. Very nice clean sounds. Even in high gain situations it's not noisy at all. Gives a wonderful defined distortion. Just think of Jim Matheos sound.
The low frequences are not as strong, what I think is of advantage. It does not get muddy and you're sound is very defined in the band situation. And just consider the incredible price. Moreover Michael Pantleon is a very nice person and you can get a real custom made pickup for half of the price of a stack PRS." - Sebastian on Harmony Central