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RAGPICKER
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I'm playing it in a different key
Jan 31st, 2015 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ordered pickups way back on 12-8-14 per my original post and still have not heard anything from Lawrence. Called today and left a message on their 800# and hope to get a response. I think I got lost in the shuffle or something.

littleuch
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Feb 3rd, 2015 02:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Any luck, Ragpicker? I know I was charged immediately and it took a good long while to get notification of shipment, but you're rounding the corner on 2 months. I also notice their conspicuous absence up top from the sponsor list, so maybe their business is in some sort of transition.

Anyway, Once I received and installed them I've been a happy customer.

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Feb 3rd, 2015 02:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Without getting into specifics, I cancelled my order and got a refund.

littleuch
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Feb 3rd, 2015 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

:-(

RAGPICKER
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I'm playing it in a different key
Feb 5th, 2015 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

O.K. here's the latest.
Spoke with Becky by phone twice now and she says they will ship pickups this weekend. No indication what the delay was but she did respond once I finally called. Hopefully the pickups will be great when I get them installed and then I can put this away. I ordered the L200 set for my 69 Thinline RI.
Anyone using these ?

littleuch
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Feb 5th, 2015 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, L200/L202. Love 'em. Careful installing the bridge pickup in a standard Tele plate. Watch the wrap as you raise the pickup and make sure it doesn't get snagged. My opinion is they're all Tele business but the noise.

Becky updated their homepage with a note that they're backlogged.

RAGPICKER
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ARIZONA U.S.A.

I'm playing it in a different key
Feb 19th, 2015 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well my last post was Feb 5th when Becky said the pickups would ship that weekend. Here it is the 19th and nothing. Maybe I wasted my money ? I would call her again but I think that would not help at this point. Don't want to harass her. But Damn.........

spud1950

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Do you know how to Pony?
Feb 20th, 2015 01:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's not harrasment.You paid for something you never received.You have every right to ask them for your money back without feeling guilty.If that doesn't work,then take action through your credit card company or Paypal if that's how you paid for them.

(This message was last edited by spud1950 at 03:14 AM, Feb 20th, 2015)

Mick Reid
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Feb 20th, 2015 03:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RAGPICKER:
I'm quite sure it's a matter of "when" not "if" you'll receive your pickups. I've not heard of anyone NOT getting their order, but as I expressed above, I pulled the pin early (at seven weeks???) and got a refund.
The refund was in my PayPal account within half an hour after I left a message on Becky's voicemail.

In my message I had said that I "wanted to know the status of my order or would like to discuss the possibility of refund."

Next thing I know there's an email from PP saying I received a refund from Bill Lawrence.

Sounds like I'd still be waiting too.
I'll be interested in hearing what you think when you get the pups as to whether it was worth the wait.



DrKev
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Irishman in Paris

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Feb 20th, 2015 03:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In the last umpteen years that I've been on this forum I can't recall anyone who didn't Lawrence pickups are anything but fantastic quality (tonal judgements are of course up to the ear of the beholder and the model of pickup you buy). It's a shame they are having hard time getting them out the door fast enough. That itself may speak to their popularity and reputation as excellent pickups.

Like Mick said, it's not a question of "if" you'll get them but "when". Personally, I'd be patient and happy to wait. But we each make our own decisions as we need to.

Gene O.
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Feb 20th, 2015 04:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It's a shame they are having hard time getting them out the door fast enough. That itself may speak to their popularity and reputation as excellent pickups."

I was thinking the same thing. But I will gladly let the lack of lightning fast delivery slide if that means being able to count on the high quality of the product. In fact, I just ordered another set of L-280/290 pups for one of my Strats. They really are fantastic!

RAGPICKER
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ARIZONA U.S.A.

I'm playing it in a different key
Feb 25th, 2015 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well it's Feb 25th.............no pickups.


RAGPICKER
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I'm playing it in a different key
Feb 28th, 2015 08:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Spoke to Becky again on Thursday and was assured that the pickups would ship this week, We will see. At this point it's almost surreal.

RAGPICKER
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ARIZONA U.S.A.

I'm playing it in a different key
Mar 6th, 2015 08:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ZZZZZZZZZZ March 6th..............gee I wonder where my pickups could be ?

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Mar 6th, 2015 11:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've installed 3 different sets of pickups in the guitar I was going to put the Wilde Bills in.
Third set was the keeper for me.

I'd still be waiting if I hadn't cancelled my order.(ordered same time as you RP)
Probably even longer with the shipping to AUS, Customs etc.


spud1950
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Land Of 1000 Dances

Do you know how to Pony?
Mar 6th, 2015 11:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Face it, you got ripped off.

littleuch
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Mar 7th, 2015 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow Ragpicker, that's some serious malfunction in delivery. I'm sure after all these years of business and accolades (as well as FDP sponsorship) that Bill Lawrence pickups hasn't suddenly changed their business model to one of thievery. But clearly you need to make some noise. I now have two sets of their pickups and am very satisfied with them, but gotta be honest and say any future purchases are on hold until delivery and communication improve.

9fingers
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A few BIG notes!
Mar 7th, 2015 07:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm another long time believer in and user of Bill & Becky's pickups who won't be ordering again until I see some better news on communication and delivery. I hear this same story other places on the net.
I hope they don't go down. It is one thing to have production and delivery problems and quite another to ignore communicating with people whose money you already have.

RAGPICKER
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ARIZONA U.S.A.

I'm playing it in a different key
Mar 11th, 2015 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1 day short of 4 months. Got shipping notification today from Becky !
I hope that in this case my patience has paid off.
I will report back when they arrive.

RAGPICKER
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ARIZONA U.S.A.

I'm playing it in a different key
Mar 18th, 2015 10:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

O.K. Got the pups Monday night ! Installed them yesterday and they are great ! I called and spoke to Becky today and she said they are moving to a new location and please give it a month for any more orders. She was apologetic. I did tell her it was worth the wait and thanked her for making a great product. I can't be a complainer. Thanks for all your input on this and go ahead and order what you need..............just wait a month.

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