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Bill Cozzo

Philadelphia-area native Bill Cozzo has been playing guitar for over 20 years, starting in high school by teaching himself Beatles tunes on an old acoustic guitar. After taking time off to focus on career and start a family, Bill returned to playing in 2001 when he met up with the folks from Frantic Moon (a dance-rock cover band) and Creative Doubt (an eclectic, “improv-friendly” rock cover band).

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1 Comment

  1. Pascal
    May 25th, 2016 @ 5:48 am

    Hi Bill,

    I just found your article in my search for info on replacing my pickups in my late 80’s Ibanez 540S. I’ve always missed a warm tone and decent sustain, but thought I could get this back your better pickups. Your article is *exactly* what I was looking for, especially since I’m looking for the same kind of tonal versatility as you. I have a few questions:
    1. If I’m not mistaking, you’ve now been playing a few years with this setup. What do you think of it now and what would you have done differently now that you’ve used it for some time? Is there any pickup that -in hindsight- isn’t completely what you had hoped for?
    2. Could you share a picture or two of the end result?
    3. Did you do any diagram of the wiring and if so, could you share that?

    Thanks so much for this very informative two part article!

    Pascal