Sigh, a lot of these independent pup and parts maker are often guys who either does this as a side thingy between time allotted for family and work or does this as a small business. When COVID happened, many got knocked out due to various reasons: loss of job, supplies, location, health, etc. Which sucks as this, for one reason or another, killed a lot of valuable skilled/quality/(and often affordable) alternatives to the big boys in the business.
Well I have serval guitars with Rose pickups, Ken probably fell in some hard times or bad luck. He was an outstanding member here and I miss his input on stuff, he even gave away some pickups to members here. I hope he’s okay and maybe bounce’s back. He did make some killer pups.Hope your okay @Ken Rose!