Battlecross mentioning Iconix in episode 32 of Gear Masters.
Press release 2016/04/15
Marc Vanderberg and Iconix Pickups, Michigan, USA, join forces
April 18, 2016 - For Immediate Release - German guitarist and songwriter Marc Vanderberg and the US based pickup manufacturer Iconix Pickups teamed up and developed a rock/metal humbucker set, that was built up to Marc´s specific requirements. It is called `Marc Vanderberg Deth Punch Signature Set´.
“Since I started playing the guitar, I was crazy about pickups and their impact on the sound. During the last couple of years I bought lots and lots of pickups - active, passive, expensive, cheap, custom, off the rack - tested them, kept them, sold them and so on. Always in search of a better pickup. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I read something about Iconix Pickups in the USA and contacted them. Iconix is a pickup boutique. I talked to Don, the CEO, and sent him some of my songs and solos to let him know, what kind of music I am into and how I play the guitar. Moreover I told him about the sound I want to have. Then he came up with the idea of a signature set. After the pickups have been built in my VGS Eruption Relic, a Les Paul Style guitar, I plugged it in the amp and was really blown away by the sound. The pickups are very powerful and clear, warm and accurate. Besides the great sound, I love the white pickups with blood splatter”, says Marc about the new pickups.
Technical Information of the pickups:
Bridge pickup: 16k, Alnico 8 magnet, 4 conductor wire
Neck pickup: 11k, Alnico V magnet, 4 conductor wire
Scatterwound and hand built.
Price: 200,-- USD
The humbucker set can be bought directly through:
Iconix Pickups, Don Smith, email@example.com
The Set is available in black, white, black with blood splatters, white with blood splatters
About `Marc Vanderberg`
Marc Vanderberg is a german guitarist/songwriter. He describes his genre as Hard Rock / Metal Rock. His guitar style was mainly influenced by the guitar players Kee Marcello (ex-Europe), John Norum and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. Vanderbergs Debut-Single ´Key to your Heart´ was released on October 31, 2014. The EP `The four Elements` is out on May 22nd 2015. Marc Vanderberg uses a VGS Eruption Relic with Iconix Marc Vanderberg Deth Punch Signature Set.
About `Iconix Pickups`
Iconix Pickups is an American manufacturer of hand-wound guitar pickups by Don Smith. All Iconix pickups are scatter-wound and feature custom charged magnets, spacers from hand-cut maple and nickel/silver baseplates and covers.
PR-Kontakt / PR-Contact Marc Vanderberg
Markus Laue, Stresemannstraße 5, 61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany
Phone: +49 / 177 / 7748128, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Vanderberg plays `VGS Eruption Relic` with `Marc Vanderberg Deth Punch Signature Set` and `VGS Roadcruiser`.
I would like to thank Tony and Hiran with Battlecross for the shout out on the ESP Network. Please check them out at battlecrossmetal.com
Check out the March edition of Vintage Guitar magazine. Iconix Pickups is featured in the Builders Showcase article. It gives a brief history of Iconix from the mid 70's to present time.
It also has a goofy picture of me...
It also has a goofy picture of me...
Jac Harrison of The Gear Guys radio show, The Jac Harrison Opinion and Local Music Gear has chosen Iconix Pickups Humbucker sized P90 as Product of the Month for January 2015. Read the review at http://localmusicgeargearreview.blogspot.com/2014/12/humbucker-sized-p90s-by-iconix-pickups.html?m=1
Iconix Pickups is proud to announce product endorsement between Iconix and Tony Asta of Battlecross.
Iconix Pickups are now available from: