Carol Hadden & Jim Wagner
We are happy to have you here, finding the tone you have been dreaming of!
We are living our dream in Soulsbyville, the beautiful foothills of the Sierra mountains and glad to be
able to share our fantastic tone with you.
Jim has been into music and guitars since he was around 14. Ignorant of guitar pickup operations
until 20 years ago, he found himself looking for that great sound created by Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix,
Stevie Ray, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Clapton, Page, etc.
He really loved that PAF sound. But after checking out PAFs, and the prices for them (as high as 1500
bucks at the time, up to $5,000.00 now), he decided to try to wind his own. Discovering that the old
PAFs appeared to have been hand-wound. That clued him in. In reality, they were machine wound,
but looked more like a rookie hand-winder did it, as the factory winds were in general very poor and
inconsistent, resulting in inconsistent tones. Some PAFs sound great, but most don't.
Jim found that hand winding replicated those famous tones FAR better than any machine could,
and developed the propriatory and signature WCR winding patterns.
Consequently, we now not only build the Crossroads Set (VERY PAF, if not better), but the Godwoods,
Fillmore Set and more. While they all sound different, all are great pickups and will satisfy anybody's
sound requirements beyond even what THEY thought possible.
All hand-winders develop their own style over time. Like a fingerprint, all are different. We have been EXTREMELY FORTUNATE that everyone else seems to agree with Jim's concept of GREAT TONE.
It's amazing just how much sound you're missing because of poor winding techniques used by the
With these pickups, you will hear tone and overtones you never even KNEW existed.
Try 'em. You'll like 'em. You will never use a better pickup (or even one as good)
Thanks for visiting us & enjoy your new tone!
Carol & Jim