A pair of Jobe Tone split-coil bass pickups. 

A pair of Jobe Tone split-coil bass pickups. 

About Us

Jobe Tone Pickups are electric instrument pickups which are hand made by Byron Jobe, of Fernley, Nevada.  Byron has 35 years experience as a luthier, making and repairing stringed instruments by hand.  The pickups he makes are being used by practicing and experienced music artists in the United States, Canada and Europe.  The pickups are constructed using the best quality components, and are all hand wound and assembled.  There are several options available with many of our pickups such as color of bobbins, pole pieces, 2 or 4 wire leads and pole spacing.  Specific requests can also be made if you wanted something special for that "one-off" guitar you might be making.  Just contact Byron using the "CONTACT US" link, to discuss what you're looking for.

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket

The Yellowjacket is a high output humbucker with a full range of tone.  The combination of the number of winds, type of wire, and type of ceramic magnet used gives it sparkling highs and great tone on the low end as well.  This pickup delivers loads of tone whether you're playing clean or with a bunch of distortion.


HORNET

 

 

Though not quite as hot as the Yellowjacket, the pickup delivers big time.  At about 10K for the neck, and 12K for the bridge, it has great highs and delivers great harmonic sounds.  Sounds great when played clean or loaded up with distortion, and gives your instrument plenty of sustain.  As with all our dual coil pickups, they are available with 2 wire or 4 wire leads for advanced wiring.


VINTAGE SPEC HUMBUCKERS

These pickups are wound to vintage specs with many options available, such as vintage correct type wire, choice of Alnico magnets, and 2 or 4 wire leads.  The output on this model is about 7.5K on the neck, and 8.5K on the bridge.  This is one of my most popular models of pickup.


VINTAGE SPEC SOAPBAR

Can be wound to vintage specs, with or without coil tappable wiring.


jobe tone mini buckers

Available in vintage specs winds or "Mini Hornet", which has a high output of approximately 10.5K, gold or silver as well.


"s" tyle single coil wound to vintage specs

These can be wound in a variety of specs and wire, with you choice of Alnico Magnets and magnet orientation.  Gray black and red bobbins are available.


"T" STYLE SINGLE COIL WOUND TO VINTAGE SPECS

These can be wound in a variety of specs with your choice of Alnico Magnets and magnet orientation, and wire.  


BASS PICKUPS WOUND TO VINTAGE SPECS

These can be wound in a variety of specs and wire, with you choice of Alnico Magnets and magnet orientation.  Gray or black bobbins are available.

Eric jaming on his custom made Jobe Guitar equipped with JobeTone vintage wound Honey Bees.

MacPherson Guitars Rogue model with Jobe Tone Yellowjacket humbucker


MacPherson Guitars Heathen model with Jobe Tone Honey Bee vintage spec humbucker


MacPherson Guitars Rogue model with Jobe Tone Yellowjacket humbucker


Jobe Tone Mini-Hornet at the bridge, and two two Honey Bee vintage wound at the middle and neck.

Jobe Tone Mini-Hornet at the bridge, and two two Honey Bee vintage wound at the middle and neck.


Jobe Tone Demos

 

 

 

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