NOVAK TV

STORIES & INSIGHTS

Sailor Jerry Interview
Insights in to the process of making pickups from Curtis himself.

Pedals And Effects:
Curtis Novak BiSonic Pickups.

Jonathan joins Curtis at his shop where they give an in-depth run down on the history of the pickups as well as the pickups themselves.

GUITAR DEMOS

Humbuckers
Marc Ford (ex. Black Crowes) Talks Blues Rock Tones | Reverb Interview

Humbuckers
Rig Rundown – The Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson and Marc Ford

Guyatone Gold Foils
The latest model from Portland, Oregon, based luthier Saul Koll is an upscale tribute to down-market American guitars of the 1960s.

Electric XII
Fender Electric XII Master Built by Carlos Lopez | CME Gear Demo | Nathaniel Murphy

Gold Foil Humbuckers
Fender Custom Shop Brawler Baritones Master Built by Carlos Lopez | CME Gear Demo Nathaniel Murphy

BASS DEMOS

Bisonic Bass
Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Vincent Van Trigt demonstrating his Abuelo bass using Curtis Novak’s version of the Bisonic pickup.

Bisonic Bass
Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Vincent Van Trigt demonstrating his NAMM 2020 Prestige piece, a one of a kind “Atomic Telecaster Bass”, using Curtis Novak’s version of the Bisonic pickup.

PB-V Bass
Fender Custom Shop Master Builder, Vincent Van Trigt, demonstrating his custom Precision Bass using Curtis Novak’s PB-V (P-51, SCPB) pickup.

Gold Foil Bass
Fender Custom Shop Master Builder, Vincent Van Trigt, demonstrating a Gretsch Custom Shop Billy-Bo Bass designed by Kyle Kessler with Curtis Novak’s Gold Foil bass pickups.

"I didn't even want to say because I love them so much that I don't want everyone to have em..! For musical feedback its up in the wizard area!"

Marc Ford - (The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute)

"I asked curtis to come up with a lipstick for the middle and a stealth neck humbucker for my missingmen guitarman tom watson's jazzmaster. both are beautiful buttloads of sonic giving more vocabulary to express himself - we both bow big time in curtis' direction."

on bass, Watt

"Last night, onstage with my dad (Randy Bachman, from BTO) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, I had my first opportunity to plug in Excalibur with Curtis's pickup inside. I do not say this lightly, but I was amazed and thrilled. So was the whole band... What I like most of all is that there is a certain 'airiness', a certain 'liveliness', there which is just awesome. This pickup has legitimately hit the sweet spot between 'hot rod excitement' and musicality. It's staying in the SG forever. Thanks, Curtis!"

Tal Bachman

"Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there -- clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence -- all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!"

Byron House (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant)

"Using this pickup in my Fender it feels like every element of the tone is simply there -- clear, well-defined low end, robust mids and highs that have a wonderfully smooth presence -- all unhindered, immediate and full. Thanks Curtis for building my dream Precision pickup!"

Byron House (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant)

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