About Almuse

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established in 2007, Almuse was founded by Pete Mallinson, a semi-pro musician with a lifelong interest in making and tinkering with instruments whose day-job was prematurely ended and whose hobby became his new employment of choice.

Since the 1970s, Pete had been building instruments for his own use, attended violin making night classes at Newark and had also made guitars, violins and mandolin family instruments for word-of-mouth customers, so when a career change was forced the path became obvious.

In the past, Pete had built a couple of solid electric mandolins using guitar pickups but was disappointed with the string balance and tone and they were consigned to the ornament wall. However, in early 2009 the spark was rekindled and development started on mandolin specific pickups. The results were so encouraging that Pete took the huge step of concentrating almost solely on electric mandolin family instruments and pickups.

It was a worthwhile decision since it led to a greater involvement for Pete's wife Sue, and Almuse pickups are now fitted to mandolins the world over.

In June 2010, the Almuse family gained a new member, Tom Morici of Moongazer Music who is now sole distributor for the US market. A number of pickups have been specifically developed to complement his range of well regarded Moongazer e-mando kits.

Almuse produce what must surely be the widest variety of electric mandolin pickups available, both single coil and humbucker for different string spacings, after-market upgrades for some of the more commonly available electric mandolins and are also equipped to produce one-off specials to order should none of the current range be suitable.

 

 

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