I generally agree except for higher end Squiers and Epiphones. With Squier an d Epiphone you get what you pay for. Same with Guitar Fetish. Their cheap pickups are just that. Their more expensive pickups are good to very good. The best part is their more expensive pickups are still very reasonably priced.Welcome.
What I do is add 30% onto the US price for starters. The shipping will be in the $20 to $30 range, and then you may or may not be required to pay a border brokerage fee of about $10. Take all that into consideration when looking at the GF price.
As far as quality goes, they are better than the pickups that would come on a Squire or an Epiphone.
Like I say, IF you live in the continental U.S., great value for the money. If you live in Canada, too much money for the value.With shipping, broker fees, taxes and exchange I don't see the value in it for me.
Resale on their stuff is terrible too.
I stick with buying used Gibson or Fender pickups, and other parts, or Squier Epiphone etc depending on the guitar.
Cant agree more with this comment. I got Soul Tone pickups hand wound by Jason Robitaille in Etobicoke. Free lefty, plenty of options, very reasonably priced and great sounding.I have never been impressed with any product from guitar fetish, including pickups.
I have put a few into various guitars for clients and they were all meh.
No better than the stock in most cases.
I prefer to buy from Canadian winders, you get a lot more pickup for your money.