Update Nov 23 2013:  As always, I consider all requests and notifications of incorrect content on this site, recieved either by email or through the contact form on this site.  Please be specific.

Update Nov 20 2013: I've recently unpublished some older articles pertaining to the legal activities revolving around the trademark/tradename "Bill Lawrence"... this data was far out of date, the status of the dispute far more murky than I had thought, and I'm frankly not interested in following the matter any further.  Please see my disclaimer

Over the next couple of days/weeks I'll be editing further as I feel necassary, or due to threat of zombie lawyers (I'm joking about the zombie part...).


BillLawrenceReview.com was built for those who want more information on "Bill Lawrence" L-500 pickups, specifically, to help identify and differentiate between pickups built by the company and/or those designed by the man.  I'll will also be looking at pickups made between 1975 and 1984 at/by Lawrence Sound Research, which may still be made by either Bill Lawrence Products/Bill Lawrence USA or by designer Bill Lawrence.

Currently, both entities have strong disclaimers to let their customers know who is who, but this has not always been the case. You may want to educate yourself before making a purchase, or you may want to identify pickups you already own. Hopefully, the information on this site will help you identify the manufacturer(did you know there was more than one?) and age of any L-500 electric guitar pickup in question. I recommend heading over to the Glossary page to familiarize yourself with all characteristics of, and people behind, the L-500 that will be used throughout this site. Please feel free to contact me with information or feedback regarding this site. Enjoy!! Scott

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