Here are some nice things magazines and people have said about my pickups:
User and Endorser List (below)
Guitar Player (May 06) Woodstock and Traditional Mk-II sets in NoSoldering Harness
Independant review by Alan Ratcliffe (Author of The Electric Guitar Handbook)
Total Guitar Magazine (UK) June '03
'Our stock single-coils suddenly seemed shockingly thin and weedy compared to these Woodstocks.'
'FOR: Classic Tele tone, no noise. AGAINST: Nothin, these are the daddies'
Guitarist Magazine (UK) April '99 Including Audio!
'As someone who's probably tried every set of replacement Strat pickups on the market, I'd say these are my favourites.'
Sound on Sound Magazine (England) - November '98 (We compare DiMarzio Virtual Vintage pickups and Kinman AVn pickups)
'Chris Kinman has finally nailed it (vintage tone noise free)... the Kinmans are the only choice... his AVn-T set is simply gorgeous.' ...for sheer authenticity and freedom from noise, the Kinmans are the clear winners.
- The ToneQuest Report
Gitarre and Bass (Germany) - February '99
'When you compare the price of the sets with that of other suppliers, the Kinmans, in spite of their technical superiority, seem almost like a special offer, and sound-wise, they are a head start on the rest.'
'I had a dream that one day some genius would design a single coil pick-up with a Strat sound that worked quietly in any situation, my dream has come true.'
Rick Turner (USA) famous guitar maker and innovator ex Alembic, Gibson and now manufacturing his own guitars in Santa Cruz.
'Sweet, toneful,and very quiet... I'd call these a triumph.'
Vintage Guitar Magazine (USA) - Dec '97
'... two sets of the magical Kinman pickups ...'
Fanmail from our happy customers
Links to Kinman postings on various discussion sites:
Other famous players who enjoy using Kinman AVn pickups include:
Brad Paisley AVn-48b & AVn-56
Rob Harris [Jamiroquai] Unknown
Scott Henderson AVn-56 Mk-II x 3
Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd) Woodstock Regular set
Nick Moroch Traditional Mk-II
Mirko van Stiphaut (The family Popolski -Germany) Woodstock plus, 60's Custom Tele set
Kyoji Yamamoto (Japan) Woodstock set, Woodstock PLUS set, Blues set
Prince ( AVn-62 bridge & AVn-56 neck )
Sean Weaver Blues set
Bonnie Raitt , Blues set
Gary Moore , Woodstock Regular set
Bo Winberg of the Spotnicks (Sweden) FV-HMS
Guthrie Govan (ASIA), Blues set
Keith Airey (Tom Jones') Blues set
Jan Akkerman , AVn-62
David Crosby (CSNY)
David Rhodes of Peter Gabriel
Mick Box (Uria Heap) Blues set
John Sheldon (songwriter to James Taylor)
Miles Joseph , (Albert King, Luther Allison, Player Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Natalie Cole, Joe Sample/Steve Gadd and the Soul Committee) Blues set
Lou Toomey (Faith Hill) Traditional set
Joe Cook (Chris Cagle) Traditional set
Peter Tork (Monkees) Blues set
Ross Bolton (Al Jarreau) Blues set
Rick Berthod , Blues set
John Ussery , Traditional set
Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
Anthony Drennan (The Corrs & Genesis) Traditional set. Blues set, Broadcaster set
Zoe McCulloch, Hank Marvin series
Jackson Brown , Hank Marvin CV-HMS set
Matilda, Hank Marvin FV-HMS
Ewan MacKenzie , Hank Marvin CV-HMS set
Wayne Wesley Johnson Traditional set, Blues set, Classic set, HMS
Michael Thompson , Blues set
John Farrar , (ex Shadows, ex Strangers)
Ant Glynne (demonstrator Marshall amplifiers), Blues set
Terje Rypdal , Blues set
Ray Floyd , Blues set/ FV-HMS
Andrew Farnham , Blues set
Jackson Smith (Karen Elson band / Patti Smith band) Broadcaster set / Inaugural P-90 Hx set
Jason Crigler of Lackawanna, Broadcaster set
Ken (L'Arc~en~Ciel) Japan - Woodstock Regular
and more being added to the list all the time...