Bill Lawrence - R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RoadRanger, Nov 3, 2013.


  1. RoadRanger

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  2. synaesthesia

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    RIP the great Willi Stich, whose designs, innovations and influence on pickups and electronics have contributed significantly to how guitars and basses have a strong audible voice in popular music.
  3. gidbass

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    My heart goes out to his family and friends.

    Rest in peace.
  4. Tristan

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    RIP.

    Loved his guitar pickups. Also loved his approach to design and marketing. He didn't over complicate things and seemed really honest.
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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Such a shame he seemed to be a real great guy and his contributions are incredible.
  7. BawanaRik

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    I remember reading about him in Guitar player circa 1970ish. He always reminded me of Thomas Edison. Sitting at a bench trying new things.

    He'll be missed and remembered.
  8. markanini

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    It's a sad day.
  9. Teacher

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    The world of music has lost a great friend and leader.
  10. superjesus

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    Always sad to lose such a visionary and innovator.
  11. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

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    RIP. I'm sorry to hear of his loss. His website, though basically designed, was like a breath of fresh air with his frank appraisal of a lot of 'fringe' technical topics most often discussed in the cork-sniffing community. A sad loss. One of the few guys who didn't rest on the 'Leo was right' motto and was always interested in upgrading pickup designs.
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    I feel like I've been punched in the gut..... All my prayers to Becky and his family.........
  13. bkbirge

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    So sad, I just got a pickup from him last week, it's got his handwritten signature on it so I'm guessing he wound it himself. What happened to take him so suddenly? Condolences to the family, a true legend.
  14. Bassman822

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    RIP. His P-46 was THE BEST pbass pickup out there!!!
  15. seang15

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    So sorry for your loss, Becky :(
  16. bassie12

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    Rest In Peace, Bill.
  17. rodl2005

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    Sad. R.I.P. Bill.
  18. JimmyM

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    Sorry to hear this one. RIP Bill.
  19. Grateful

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    Peaceful Rest, Bill. Condolences to Becky. You are good people.

    The man will be missed, but his contributions to the music world will live on.
  20. georgestrings

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    Agreed - he made some great contributions...


    - georgestrings
  21. beate_r

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    You have been one of us - a musician, notably a bass player. One of those who also brought to us major contributions to guitar electronics, electric guitar design, pickup design. Rest in peace.

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