A true craft guitar electronics company, McCon-O-Wah is the brainchild of master electronics engineer and guitar nerd Michael McConachie. For the past 16 years this company, and the products that we produce, have been the realization of a lifetime search for the perfect tone. We made the McWah because as guitar players, we desperately wanted a reliable modern wah that actually rivaled the tone of an old Clyde. Same thing with our Bell-Tone pickups. We hand assemble all of our products one at a time, by hand, in our Baltimore workshop; using the best components on the market. Guitar Player Magazine, along with many of the artists who use our products on stages across the world, have told us that our pickups and wahs are some of the best they’ve ever played.
What The People Say
I received the Pickups on Tuesday and wow they sound amazing!!! I noticed a big difference right away so clear and crisp tones. Way better than the Texas Specials I've been using. Absolutely love my new Bell-Tone pickups
OUTSTANDING!!!!! The tone and touch are incredible, fine and nuanced when you want, or a raging beast exploding from your finger tips if you should summon it. Build quality is impeccable. The treadle travel is perfect. This is hands down the most expressive and pleasing wah I have ever played. I am smiling even as I write this. I have purchased off the shelf and boutique stuff. I even own vintage wahs. None of them can touch this one! The package arrived as if the King himself had sent it. The wax seal was a nice touch! I could swear I even heard the trumpets from his majesty royal court sounding off.
Awesome pickups and wah - and a great company as well. Very attentive to what I was looking for in both. I have been searching for "that tone" and finally found it. Wah is vocal and has no bad sounds in it. Pickups nail the vintage Strat tone. I got my pickups non RWRP and am glad I did - maintains the tone in positions 2 and 4 superbly. Can't go wrong here. Customer service is second-to-none, and as a tone fanatic it was refreshing to talk personally to someone that understood what I was looking for. Thanks Mike for listening and rock on!!
I've been playing guitars for over 57 years, and in that time have owned dozens of them and played dozens more. I've played a lot of Gibson, Fender, EMG, Seymour Duncan, Jason Lollar, Carvin, no name, and custom rigs. I know there are dozens if not hundreds of others, but in my unscientific sample, there has been one clear winner. They were made by Mike McConachie. I don't mean "among the best", I mean THE BEST. To my ear, I mean. Your ears may differ, but I kind of doubt it. So if you really want a clear, sweet, warm, pure bell like tone, you know what to do.
F. P. Henry
The "Bell Tone " strat pickups are some of the finest I've ever used. I've tried a lot of pickups and for my taste these have the best 2 & 4 position of any I've tried. The whole set is excellent. I've got to try a Wah sometime. Thanks Michael!
Pot sounds fantastic in my Crybaby classic and couldn't ask for better service. Just get one NOW!
It's perfectly made, beautiful looking and the sound is just incredible. I have never heard a wah-wah pedal sound like this. I have an old Thomas Organ Cry Baby from the 70s, all original. I thought nothing can get that sound any better ever.... But I have to tell you, the McWah is going to blow your mind! If you ever try one, you will forget about Vox, Crybaby, Fulltone Clyde or any others. I absolutely love it. If you are looking for the true vintage tone, the McWah will give you even more than that.
First I want to thank Mike for working with me. What a great guy, and a pleasure to work with. So informative and so helpful. Answered any question or concern I had, and was more than willing to share his thoughts and knowledge with me. Thanks Mike. I really appreciate it. I received my set of Belltone Pickups last week and had them installed. Have played many stock, fender custom shop, and other boutique pickups over the last 25 years, and In my opinion these are the best sounding single coil pickups I have played. I cannot be any happier than i am with Mike's Belltone Pickups. Fantastic tone, with a clean, tight, and fat high end. No harshness at all. Very tight and fat bottom, with no muddiness whatsoever. Crystal clear on both top and bottom, and tone for days! As others have mentioned in their reviews, if you are searching for an SRV/Hendrix type of tone in a pickup, look no further than McCon-O-Wah Belltone Pickups. Thanks once again Mike for for your wonderful work.