Pick-up the World

Pick-up the World’s polymer film pickups are made from one of the most accurate and linear transducing materials known to mankind. Each sensor is carefully crafted and optimized to reveal the truest voice of the instrument to which it is applied. Over 30 years of research and design applications provide accurate solutions for virtually every instrument in the world.

Pick-up the World was formally founded in 1995 by two musicians who simply wanted to create clean, accurate, acoustic pickups for their musical instruments. All of the available products seemed to be strong in one or two areas, but weak in others. Ridiculous combinations of pickups were employed in an attempt to solve these problems, resulting in a jumbled mess of electronic hell that sounded okay as long as nobody moved!

The release to the public domain of a radical aerospace material and their combined talents led to the development of a line of pickups that are so accurate, they rival the sound of high quality microphones! They can be configured to work with virtually every stringed instrument in the world and work fabulously with drums and percussive instruments as well.

Pick-up the World remains a small company which allows us the flexibility to cater to clients with unique and unusual needs. More than 50% of our product line is built to custom specifications. We exist entirely by word of mouth / happy customer referrals and each of our products are hand built in the USA.

We do not pay artists to endorse our products so are limited in our ability to flash big names, but our client list includes The Doobie Brothers, Ian Anderson, Mike Marshall & Darrell Anger, Vassar Clements ~ bless his soul, Cindy Cashdollar (w/ Van Morrison), PINK, Carrie Underwood, Trout Fishing in America, Elephant Revival, members of Carlos Santana’s rhythm section, Nick Forster and friends from E-TOWN Live, Gary Raynor, Upright Bass player for a Prairie Home Companion… The list of names can go on and on! Our products are factory installed in select Deering Banjos and Dusty Strings Hammered Dulcimers and we work closely with Luthiers world wide.

Pick-up the World’s mission is to provide the highest quality pickup systems for all the stringed and percussive instruments of the world. We support unusual, one of a kind and rare instruments, and are respectful of the integrity and intentions of the original design. Pick-up the World’s pickups can be configured into unlimited applications.

We look forward to working with you and helping you ‘Love Your Sound’!