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Repair: A very old Rowe pickup with a paper bobbin

This pickup was dead and required a rewind. Problem is it made with a paper bobbin. It requires somewhat thick paper to be rigid but has to be thin enough to still fit in the assembly. Aster much searching I used one of my business cards which I made more rigid by soaking it in lacquer.

Post repair notes

I got this email from the amazing Vinnie Zummo

Here is a piece I was working on for MTV. For all the guitar trax I used the small Japanese 60's guitar with the pickup U fixed. I thought U might want to hear it in action. I'm playing sloppy and simplistic on purpose by the way. I play what's required! :-) thanx again for the great work. VZ

Here is the attached sound clip

here is Vinnie's latest CD Swinging Guitar Sounds of Young America
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As I received it, new in box

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a look under the hood

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You can see the coil around the bar magnet and the paper bobbin

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My calling card used for the bobbin top

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Bobbin fitted back into the housing

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All put back together

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