Original Recipe | Hand-Made

For more than 40 years, JBE Pickups have been providing the most articulate and accurate pickups available.

The world-class guitarist, Danny Gatton said it best – ‘Best pickups on the planet!’ And he should know, he was one of the original designers of the JBE pickup. The story goes that Danny couldn’t get the exact tone he was looking for with off-the-shelf, mass-produced pickups. He needed something more personal, more real…more truthful.

Joe Barden and Danny Gatton, spent countless amounts of time perfecting the ultimate pickup. In addition to tone, it was of utmost importance that the pickup carried no noise or hum of its own. It had to do the job perfectly without getting in the way of the music it was presenting.

It is this commitment to perfection that caused players like Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Rait, Jimmy Thackeray and many more to load their instruments with the ‘best pickups on the planet.’

Without further ado, it is our pleasure to present the full line of JBE pickups and accessories.


Guitar Pickups


Bass Pickups