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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. JB
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    Concise def.s & good personal comments. I know it’s : magnets(type & strength) & wire(gauges & # of wraps). I’ve just started my study of PUP’s,so Thanks. I also know the wiring up of the PUP’s determines a lot but 1st….Where can I get more GOOD info on PUP basics.
    I’m in the middle of installing the 76 tone set up on my Tele w/2 4 wire hummers(so 94 tones). I want to either build or modify PUP’s to get the TONE in my head(It WoN’t Go AwAy!!) Thanks Again-JB

  2. davidw
    April 10th, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Your article should have been titled ‘Buying guitar pickups – it’s impossible’.

    You simply don’t know what you are getting when you buy most pickups. As you point out, the scientific measurement that you need is not there. Everyone has a different opinion. Even one’s own tastes change.
    You really don’t know the quality of the workmanship or even if the producer is telling the truth about his products.

    I just purchased Toneshapers ($80) which lets you put in pickups without soldering. People don’t do this because it is betting against yourself, but I think it is a good idea.