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Summer NAMM 2019: Wild Customs' Gyrock System Enables Split-Second Switching Between Six Pickups in One Guitar

(Image credit: courtesy of Wild Customs)

Summer NAMM 2019: French builder Wild Customs has introduced the Gyrock, a “revolutionary” new system that enables guitarists to load up to six pickups into a guitar and then switch between them in seconds—even, the company says, mid-song.

The pickups are installed and replaced via the Gyrock’s rear-mounted modules. Players then physically switch between them by manipulating two shifters located on the upper bout of the guitar’s body.

(Image credit: courtesy of Wild Customs)

The patent-pending system is currently available only on Wild Customs guitars, with a starter pack of Seymour Duncan pickups.

For more information, head to Gyrock Guitars.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.