Swap Pickups in 30 Seconds—with Strings Still Attached

Imagine swapping out your guitar’s pickups faster and more easily than you can change a string.

Pratley Guitars makes it a reality with its new P-LINK interchangable pickup system for humbucking-sized pickups. P-LINK is a direct replacement for standard humbucker mounting rings and allows you to swap pickups in 30 seconds, with no tools required, and with your guitar’s strings still attached.

Just loosen a few strings, slip out the P-LINK frame and change from a vintage-style single-coil to a modern humbucker or other pickup of your choice. P-LINK’s plastic frame fits into the pickup cavity, and the pickup can be clipped in securely.

Pratley will launch a Kickstarter campaign for P-LINK August 19. Visit Pratley.com, or follow Pratley on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

You can learn more in the video below, which features the Pratley Session Pro DLX guitar.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.