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Bill Lawrence - R.I.P.

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

  1. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
  2. synaesthesia


    Apr 13, 2004
    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

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    My heart goes out to his family and friends.

    Rest in peace.
  4. Tristan


    Jan 28, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada

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

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Such a shame he seemed to be a real great guy and his contributions are incredible.
  6. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    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.
  7. markanini


    Jun 25, 2008
    It's a sad day.
  8. Teacher


    May 3, 2012
    The world of music has lost a great friend and leader.
  9. Always sad to lose such a visionary and innovator.
  10. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    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.
  11. topcat2069


    Dec 2, 2007
    Palm Springs
    I feel like I've been punched in the gut..... All my prayers to Becky and his family.........
  12. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    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.
  13. Bassman822


    Sep 1, 2007
    Bessemer, AL
    RIP. His P-46 was THE BEST pbass pickup out there!!!
  14. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    So sorry for your loss, Becky :(
  15. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Rest In Peace, Bill.
  16. Sad. R.I.P. Bill.
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Sorry to hear this one. RIP Bill.
  18. 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.
  19. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    Agreed - he made some great contributions...

    - georgestrings
  20. beate_r


    Jan 25, 2012
    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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