Krivo pickups are critically acclaimed, innovative boutique pickups for working musicians, personally hand made by Jason Krivo Flores in Portland, Oregon USA.
Krivo pickups are a collaboration between their designer—me, Jason Krivo Flores—and the community of players that use them. Each and every Krivo Pickup is personally hand made and tested by myself in Portland Oregon USA. When you purchase a Krivo pickup you are supporting a small family owned business and I am accountable to YOU: my players. If you ever need support or repairs I will personally take care of your needs and absolutely guarantee you will have a pickup you love—or I will happily give you your hard-earned money back. All of my current models have been (and continue to be) refined and perfected from player requests, criticisms, and encouragement. I implore all my customers to share ideas and constructive input; contact me if you have ideas or suggestions. My pickups have been featured and praised in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine (May, 2014), Acoustic Guitar Magazine (April, 2016), and in the book Building a Selmer-Maccaferri Guitar by Michael Collins. My pickups are used and endorsed by a growing list of world-class players such as Robin Nolan,Paul Mehling,Tim Lerch, Todd Taylor, David Tiller, John Belzaguy, Dirk Shumaker of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lisa Liu and many, many more (if you'd like to be listed on my artist page, please drop me a line).
I use only the highest quality components including: AGW 44 magnet wire, genuine Switchcraft™connectors, and expensive audiophile grade Mogami™ cable. What truly sets Krivo Pickups apart from the competition, however, is the use of neodymium magnets and my proprietary Optimized Microphonics™ technique. While several pickup makers have experimented with neodymium, I am one of the few who focus exclusively on this innovative new magnet—all of my designs are proprietary circuits designed with the unique properties neodymium in mind. Each design is painstakingly matched and designed to compliment its particular instrument. Because neodymium magnets are very strong, I am able to create very small and thin coils—great for fitting on guitars with low action—while retaining a high output and top-end clarity and providing a very clean and tight bass response. The overall result is a much more natural tone with the ability to achieve a very high volume before feedback. Furthermore, I do not “pot” my pickups (except for the Micro-Stealth PAF) in wax or epoxy like the makers of most mass-produced pickups. Instead, I allow a controlled degree of microphonics which allows the pickup to sense vibrations from the top and fingerboard of the instrument as well as from the strings. The foregoing technique allows me to produce a far more natural “acoustic” sound than other magnetic pickups. Lastly, I offer a full 15 day money-back guarantee on all of my pickups as well as a one year full replacement warranty. My business is built via the word-of-mouth promotion of my growing number of devoted customers. I hope you’ll try one and experience the Krivo difference for yourself.