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Compare: a Vintage WRHB to a Reissue

I have reworked well over a hundred of these over the past 6 years, here is a pictorial of the differences between a Vintage Wide Range Humbucker and the reissue version. After you see these pictures it will be clear to you why they dont sound the same. To me it is a kin to putting Grape Soda in a Coke can. Yeah they both are Soda, and maybe they both taste good, but when you want Coke, Grape wont do. I can rework your Reissue WR back to vintage specs for $150. That consists or my standard rewind rate of $60 per bobbin, and $30 for the threaded magnets, new custom bobbins, and reflector plate. You will be very happy with the results.

Here are a couple other reworks: Proto 1 Proto 2

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The covers are the same, Vintage is the top pickup

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The reissue bobbins are smaller, and the wax soaked fiber wrap are used to bulk the coil out to the cover.

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The RI is heavily potted, the Vintage is unpotted

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The reissue pickup uses steel screws, and sits on a bar magnet. The Vintage uses CuNiFe threaded rod magnets. This makes a SERIOUS difference in tone. Other than the 3x3 pole pieces it is a Gibson style humbucker, and NOTHING like a vintage WRHB

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Bottoms

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Left steel screw, right CuNiFe threaded magnet.

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