Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RoadRanger, Nov 3, 2013.
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.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Rest in peace.
Loved his guitar pickups. Also loved his approach to design and marketing. He didn't over complicate things and seemed really honest.
Such a shame he seemed to be a real great guy and his contributions are incredible.
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.
It's a sad day.
The world of music has lost a great friend and leader.
Always sad to lose such a visionary and innovator.
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.
I feel like I've been punched in the gut..... All my prayers to Becky and his family.........
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.
RIP. His P-46 was THE BEST pbass pickup out there!!!
So sorry for your loss, Becky
Rest In Peace, Bill.
Sad. R.I.P. Bill.
Sorry to hear this one. RIP Bill.
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.
Agreed - he made some great contributions...
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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