Monty’s Guitars – High Quality Guitar Pickups

I’ve been testing some pickups made by Matthew Gleeson of Monty’s Guitars, and just finished some vid clips for his youtube channel.

I must say I am blown away by the quality of these things… They are absolutely fantastic!

They have a really musical 3-D quality to them…  clear and toneful. Very responsive to the touch.

The singe coils are remarkable – a sparkly top end devoid of any “ice-pick” harshness. They are also remarkably noise-free considering they are single-coils. I’ve used them in rehearsal studios with strip lights –  the RF problem from these lights is notoriously bad, but thankfully somewhat diminished with these pickups!

The humbucker has that classic throaty midrange roar – nice and fat. The split coil mode sounds great too, slightly skinnier in the mids, and slightly less bottom end in a useful way.

I helped Matthew with  a little R & D on an alnico Telecaster set, and the prototypes I have in my 1989 Fender Japan Telecaster are more or less the same as Full Monty Tele set. 

I also have a hybrid Tele style guitar which has  a Monty’s humbucker in the bridge and Full Monty Strat pickup in the neck. Lovely tone! Matt will be posting the clips on youtube in the near future.Monty's humbuckerFull Monty Strat

Full Monty Tele Bridge

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BBC Radio Kent – Tomorrow Wednesday 18th Jan

RADIO INTERVIEW pre-recorded with Roger Day Monday 9th January 2012 will be broadcast tomorrow

RADIO KENT 97.4 | 104.2 FM | DAB

Due to a technical issue, last week’s interview with Roger Day was rescheduled for tomorrow Wednesday 18th January 2012, 7.30pm

You’ll be able to listen next week here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d70g

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BBC Radio Kent – interview will be broadcast Next Wednesday

RADIO INTERVIEW with Roger Day Monday 9th January 2012

RADIO KENT 97.4 | 104.2 FM | DAB

Due to a technical issue, tonight’s interview with Roger Day has been postponed til next Wednesday 18th January 2012, 7.30pm

You’ll be able to listen next week here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d70g

and RADIO KENT 97.4 | 104.2 FM | DAB

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Special thanks to Steve Osborne Media

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RADIO INTERVIEW Monday 9th January 2012

RADIO INTERVIEW with Roger Day Monday 9th January 2012

RADIO KENT 97.4 | 104.2 FM | DAB

Tune in to BBC South tonight!

Roger Day will be interviewing me and I’ll be doing some live acoustic songs.

Special thanks to Steve Osborne Media

 

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RADIO INTERVIEW 2nd January 2012

RADIO INTERVIEW with Sue Marchant Monday 9th January 2012

I had a nice time on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire yesterday: Thank you Sue Marchant!

I ended up playing 2 live acoustic songs.

You can hear it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7sb/episodes/player

Special thanks to Steve Osborne Media

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RADIO INTERVIEW 2nd January 2012

RADIO INTERVIEW with Sue Marchant Monday 9th January 2012

 I had a nice time on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire yesterday: Thank you Sue Marchant!

I ended up playing 2 live acoustic songs. I think you can hear it here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7sb/episodes/player

Special thanks to Steve Osborne Media

My new album “Rooms” is out now, available from all digital stores, including Amazon and iTunes.

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ANDY MITCHELL RADIO INTERVIEWS January 2012

ANDY MITCHELL – RADIO INTERVIEW MONDAY 9th January 2012

Tonight 6pm– Interview and live session with Sue Marchant on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Special thanks to Steve Osborne Media

My new album “Rooms” is out now, available from all digital stores, including Amazon and iTunes.

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