"The Metal Machine pickups are a revelation. The price of course is an absolute bonus but I have judged them against the alternatives
that were removed 2 x Seymour Duncans. The Seymour Duncans, in my view, are not even close. The Metal Machines do all
that appears in the description and a great deal more. The guitar is brutal & precise when I want it to be and sings when
required. The stand out feature of these immensely powerful pickups is the detail. My repair man took the view that they
cover much of the sonic territory that an active pickup would cover. I was reluctant to fit actives to a Fender Big Apple Strat
that is now 17 years old so chose these. If anybody else has a similar dilemma, and you worship at the altar called metal, buy
these because you will not be disappointed. You will wonder what took you so long. The service I have received from Axetec is
ridiculously good. I play guitars but know nothing about the mechanics of them. Prior to each purchase from Axetec I have sought
their advice the advice was accurate, patiently tailored to my precise query and by return. Each query answered resulted in
a purchase and very rapid delivery. Forty eight hours from detailed query to receipt cannot be bettered." Andrew Marsh,
"I wanted to beef up my Jackson Kelly, and was originally going to install some Seymour Duncan Black Winters, but they
were more than I could afford, so I thought I'd try the IronGear Metal Machines instead. At less than half the price of the Seymour
Duncans, I figured that it wouldn't be the end of the world if they weren't exactly what I was after, and I'd actually be able to
afford the soldering iron I'd need to install them, too. I'm glad I couldn't afford the Seymour Duncans. The Metal Machines are fantastic
pickups. They sound utterly annihilating with a modern metal tone dialled in on my amp, and with a more old-school sound (think Iron
Maiden or Judas Priest) they don't sound overpowering or too compressed. The high mid output of the pickups makes them really punchy.
They also sound great clean, especially when coil split - I'm getting some lovely Tele-like tones out of my Jackson now. All in all,
if you're after a pair of humbuckers to kick your metal tones up a notch, DEFINITELY consider these, they're well worth the (tiny,
for such high-output pickups) cost." - Adam Rose-Nash, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
"My name is Alejandro, alias Jandertaker, from Lleida,
a little city near Barcelona, I am a guitar player, composer and guitar luthier. For my last new guitar, I acquired Metal Machine
pickups. I knew your Hammer Head pickups, I like a lot, and expected the same quality.... but... man, your new pickups are brutal!
So excellent! High gain, so expressive, great clearness even the wildest riff, and brutal definition. IronGear, you have gained me
like a guitar player and luthier!" - Alejandro, Lleida, Barcelona