IronGear introduced their first pickups in 2007. The phenomenal success of those first units, was swiftly followed by an, equally well received expansion of the Foundation series. Since then, the now familiar names of the Steam Hammer, Hot Slag, Rolling Mill, Pig Iron etc. have become trusted workhorses for thousands of guitarists.
IronGear set out to debunk the myth that it's necessary to spend large sums of money in order to achieve sensational tone. We've made great strides towards achieving this goal (please see our customer feedback!), but we're not done yet! Summer 2009 saw the introduction of the Blues Engine, the first pickup in the Classics Series. These products are designed to be a no-compromise competitor to the most expensive pickups on the planet, and the series has now been expanded to include the Texas Loco, Dirty Torque and most recently, the Tesla Shark.
Ever wonder what makes a great pickup? Its one of those questions thats likely to get a hundred different responses. But, take the worlds most expensive pickup and place it alongside one of the worlds cheapest, and you wont see a major difference in the way theyre made.
IronGear Pickups are designed with exceptional tone as the major priority. Made from quality materials, and built in professional facilities, by people who really know how to build pickups.
There are plenty of big-name pickups, some of which carry considerable reputations, and high price tags, that sound mediocre to our ears. But at IronGear Pickups, if it doesnt sound good to us, then we dont sell it. We believe that quality pickups, that sound brilliant, dont have to cost a fortune. And, were so confident in the quality of our products, that we offer a lifetime guarantee with every pickup we sell.
If you demand quality pickups and you object to rip-off prices, then you'll find plenty of things to interest you on this site.
The Metal Machine is the first pickup from IronGear that has been specifically designed for Metal. From the gut churning bottom end, through the mid-range roar, to the smooth highs. It screams with precision, clarity and power and cuts through high-gain settings with amazing definition.
All R&D for IronGear Pickups is carried out here in the UK. We don't believe that pickup making is a "black art". We believe that great pickups are the product of careful design, a thorough understanding of the materials used, high quality production facilities, professional quality control, and thoughtful, courteous customer support. Thousands of our customers agree. We hope you do too.
So its down to the sound, right?
: Not necessarily....
So that means they sound good, right?
Metal Machine Humbucker