srv59pickupsNovember 1976. I had just made my first guitar and the aftermarket pickup industry barely existed. Nor did the internet 🙁

The local library was the only practical source of information and from these humble beginnings and countless hours of experimentation, Bradley Magnetics was born.

In the years that followed, our reputation for making pickups that evoked the classic sounds folks seemed to like the best grew amongst local musicians.

And that brings us to today. We don’t source our magnets, formwork or wire from the far east. Instead, we’ve amassed a stock of very carefully stored original enamel and formvar wire, our magnets come from sources whose products are used in the finest aftermarket pickups made by specialist builders around the world and the pickups we make are individually produced entirely by hand, one at a time.