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Rework and examine a prototype Revoiced WRHB-Reissue

Received a batch of Reissue WideRange Humbuckers from Lee Ranaldo to rework to vintage spec. This one is one of the early prototypes for the new revoiced WRHB for his sig guitar the Jazzblaster.

Here are a couple other reworks: WRHB-Ri vrs Vintage Proto 2

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As I received it

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Unpacked resistance is 13.84k rather high, a vintage WRHB should be in the 10k range. This will have less fidelity, mids higher.

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Bottom, this model looks more like the vintage not having the typical soldering lugs typical on the reissues.

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Cover removed, this pickup was not potted, and unlike most WRHB reissues this one does not have the cotton wrap around the coil As seen Here

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Pulled apart you can see the bar magnet, The coil was wound with #44 wire.

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Pickup reassembled after being rewound, the bobbin, modified, steel reflector plate, and the bar magnet/steel screws replaces with proper threaded rod magnets. This will totally change the tone. resistance 10.11k

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Bottom after rework

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