Dec 4, 2013: The year is almost done
Many thanks for having visited my site or for having purchased one - or more! - of my pickups. This year was great! I saw so many guitars running on Flatpups. The best thing is the warm and friendly way in dealing with each other.
This year is ending soon; I will be away from Dec 19, 2013, until Jan 2, 2014. During that time, I can't process orders.
I wish you and your loved ones all the best for the holidays and the upcoming 2014!
October 22, 2013: break in October
The shop is closed till November to focus on other things of personal interest. - Rock on!
September 24, 2013: Flatpup 6 "Vienna" art déco now modified
August 26, 2013: Flatpup "Griddies"
Especially designed for resonator guitars with metallic body
August 22, 2013: Speeding up production
|Simple rubber rings as bobbin edges reduce the preparation time.|
June 18, 2013: Gift-a-buddy offer week!
Buy two Original Flatpup pickups for yourself and get a free one for a buddy! Conditions:
June 17, 2013: Expanding!
In response to my limited production capacity, Original Flatpup has entered into a cooperation with Trash Design Manufaktur in Vienna, Austria. Their business is to upcycle consumer scratch to design objects. Also their man labour is upcycled: Former jobless persons - like myself - proove their skills in creating trash design objects.
Up to now, the other goods of Trash Design Manufaktur are only marketed within the EU.
May/June, 2013: Sound engineering
Together with a guitar sound enthusiast we spent many hours in investigation. The Flatpups were a lucky punch the way they are, but it's about time to dig a bit deeper. We luckily have identified the factors which made the Flatpups for 6 or more string guitars to thin and twangy at the bridge position. As a result, a new iron core was tested, which turned out to be excellent. A small series of Flatpup 6 is currently being prepared to verify the first impressions.
May 6, 2013: Limited production
I am overwhelmed by the very good customer feedback and the growing demand for Flatpups of all kind - THANK YOU!
Nevertheless, this is still a hobby with limited time. Furthermore, I have to follow a sales limit by the authorities. This means that from the beginning of each month I can accept orders until my sales limit is reached.
April, 2013: Next innovation - Pole shade magnets to adjust the volume of the b and e-string on phosphor-bronze string sets
February 19, 2013 - Time off
The shop is open again in May. Meanwhile, thank you for your patience.
January 7, 2013: New "Flatpup" magnetic pickup for violins submitted as patent!
December 11, 2012: Season end
I want to thank you guys who have bought one or more Flatpups since they came out in March 2011. It's quite a bunch of guitars that run on Flatpups! I'm sorry to announce the shop is closed till the end of the year.
November 3, 2012: Showcase at TEDx Vienna "Instanity"
October 16, 2012: The Flatpup presented in the German Grand Guitars Magazine!
Both online and in the print version
October 14, 2012: The first etched Brass Flatpup!
artistic salt-water etched and patinated housings for the Flatpup guitar pickups
September 20, 2012: The first "Vienna" art déco brass covers
September 18, 2012: Break.
Due to the recent sales volume and limitted time, the next orders can be accepted from October on. If you would like to make a reservation, please just contact me.
August 11, 2012: New frame design
The new standard frame is black and rectangular. And it's not necessarily cut from cigar boxes.
August 1, 2012: After a break in July, the webshop is open again.
June 27, 2012: Flatpups without frame - the "Bare" version
June 28, 2012: Flatpup-presentation at the Acoustic Research Institute in Vienna
It's a great honour to present the Flatpup to engineers and scientists at the Acoustic Research Institute, an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I'm looking forward to the discussion and innovative ideas that might develop....
June, 2, 2012 Exhibition together with Brigitte Radeschnig
at the Café Horizont, Yppenplatz, 1160 Vienna
June 1, 2012: Open day Exhibition at the Trash Design Manufaktur, Vienna
Artistic design objects made of trash.... just the right place to show our Klangbox Guitars with Flatpup pickups.
Vogtgasse 29, 1140 Vienna
May 16, 2012: Flatpup featured at Guitarworld.com
May 5, 2012: New pickup system for violins developped, now running tests.
April 17, 2012: Flatpup n° 200 wound today
April 10, 2012: New Flatpup 5 for five string instruments such as banjos now available
February 24, 2012: Happy first birthday, Flatpup! In the past year, 160 Flatpups have been produced.
January 2012: www.original-flatpup.com goes online