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Rework and examine a Revoiced WRHB-Reissue

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

Here are a couple other reworks: WRHB-Ri vrs Vintage Proto 1

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As I received it

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Unpacked resistance is 6.87k rather low, a vintage WRHB should be in the 10k range. This will give it less mids, bite, but was likely necessary to offset the bar magnet used instead of threaded rod magnets.

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Bottom cover off the RI is heavily potted

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Much of the paraffin chipped away. Unlike other WRHB reissues this one does not have the cotton wrap around the coil As seen Here

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The unique feature of the revoiced WRHB is the steel bar on the outer edge of the coil, hence the reason for not using the cotton wrap.

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The pickup 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.

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Bottom after rework

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Top after rework. Now has Threaded rod magnets and is wound to 10.7k

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