It started as a collaboration with Sublime Guitars all the way back in 2014. Our vision was a line of pickups designed by us and custom wound by a small crew at a working mans price point. We’re pleased to announce Gatekeeper Pickups, starting at $99 ea. for a set.

With so many guitars being made each year, the electronics often are an afterthought. We wanted to bring a product to the market to make your guitar be all it can be tonally while costing less of your hard earned money.

Gatekeeper Pickups Available Now!

Click the model pages below for more information and sound clips. 

“Our goal with Gatekeeper Pickups was to take our designs and create inspiring pickups at a price anyone can afford.” 

Brian Porter



Designed for strat upgrades. Alnico 5 magnets and great all around tone.


A Tele Set with wide tones from rock to blues.


Versatile humbucker with with alnico 2 and 5 magnets.


Our hot wind humbucker set.


A P90 set with versatile tones.

Why Gatekeeper Pickups?

Why we created it. Gatekeeper Pickups allows us to serve all musicians at all budgets. We wanted to create inspiring pickups that not only save guitarists money, but sound great. Gatekeeper pickups have been on countless stages since 2014.

Where are they made? Gatekeeper pickups are made in Indonesia under our strict specs and material requests. We work with the winders to ensure our designs are implemented. This process allows us to keep quality and tone at the forefront.

How did it start? What is the Sublime Guitars Connection? At the summer NAMM show in 2014, we met with Sublime Guitars and were asked to design a line of pickups for their guitars. Flash forward to 2020, and we took over the Gatekeeper brand to offer them direct to consumers, dealers, builders and repair shops

What options are included? To keep desired price points, we’ve limited the options to select covers and sets only within each category.