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Please contact me by email or phone (760.820.4434) to discuss your special project before you ship me a part or instrument. Even if you don't have a project in mind, I hope you enjoy looking through these pages at some of the incredible vintage instruments that have come my way.

Convert a Coronado pickup into a Goldfoil
Rework a lame anemic Coronado pickup in to a powerful Goldfoil style pickup

Stealth Firebird Pickup
Hide a Firebird pickup in a Soapbar P-90 form factor

Hagstrom Bi Sonic pickup repair
Open coil and missing a magnet

Repair a 50's Gibson Alnico V Staple pickup
Rework: Here I repair and dissect a 50's Gibson Alnico V Staple pickup New

Rework: Rework and examine some Reissue WRHB pickups for Lee Ranaldo
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Rework: Rework and examine some Reissue WRHB pickups for Lee Ranaldo
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Reworking another reissue Mosrite pickup back to vintage spec
Rework: Here I dissect another reissue Mosrite pickup

Repair: 1946 Lap Steel pickup

Reissue Wide Range Humbucker

Compare: a Vintage WRHB to a Reissue

Reworking an aftermarket Toaster style pickup back to vintage spec
Rework: Here I dissect an aftermarket side by side with a Vintage Rickenbacker Toaster Pickup

Reworking a reissue Mosrite pickup back to vintage spec
Rework: Here I dissect a reissue side by side with a Vintage Mosrite pickup

More Horsing around P45/90/180
Custom Pickup: P-90 with 3 taps

DeArmond Rowe
Repair: of old DeArmond Rowe paper bobbin pickup

Hotrod a DeArmond Turbo Jet
Custom: convert a new Turbo-Jet pickup into something much more useful

Horsing around
I came across some "Liquid Blue Nylon" Aluminum wire made in 1965

50's Teisco Lap Guitar
Custom: Make a custom pick for this beautiful Lap Steel.

Mod: a cheap pickup to sound like a PAF
Repair: A look inside a Cheap Humbucker

63 Strat Repair
Repair: Chris Duarte's dead 63 Start pickup.

3x3 Mini Humbucker
Pretty rare Gibson Mini Humbucker.

Rework: DeArmond 2000 Pickup
Try to make this thing sound Vintage

Hofner Bass
Repair: Hofner Beatle Bass.

Guild Aristocrat/Bluesbird P90
Repair: Guild Aristocrat/Bluesbird pickup.

Mandolin Modification
Mod: DeArmond Mandolin pickup.

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Repair: Vintage Jazzbass pickup with a broken magnet

Bass XII
Custom: Custom one off Bass Humbucker XII

Rickenbacker Frying Pan
Repair: Pickup.

Mosrite/Carvin AP6

67 Tele Bridge
Repair: dead Tele pickup—the cause is very common with a Tele Bridge pickup.

Airline Blade
Very old blade style pickup.

1955 Kay
Very strange pickup design.

Another Kay
Another play thing for me.

F-90
Filtertron style pickup made to fit under a P-90 cover.

Gretsch-DynaSonic

Gretsch-DynaSonic
Repair/rewind: Gretsch (DeArmond) DynaSonic.

Stealth ES120

Stealth ES-120
Convert: 60's Gibson ES-120 to sound more like a Gibson of this era should without altering its vintage appearance.

HC-Strat

HC-Strat
Hum Canceled Strat pickup design cancels the hum but still gives that true single coil Strat sound.

Coronado Mod

Stealth Fender Coronado
Convert: a 60's Fender Coronado to not sound so anemic without altering its vintage appearance.

StratBridge

Strat Bridge
Pickup that is a morph of a Tele bridge/Strat pickup. It is designed to make the Bridge position on a Strat useful by giving it a Tele bite.

P-90

P-90
P90 with a coil tap option and P90 blade design.

LaP-98

LaP-98
P-90 For 8 string Lap Steel.

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