I don't know why I didn't do this long ago. The title says it all. Nothin to sell here, just pure eye candy for my fellow fans of crusty copper, stained steel, nicked nickel, brutal butyrate, mangled magnets and f#cked up Forbon! Free fun in the Vendor Classifieds, baby! Here's some money shots of pre-T-Top PAF bobbin patent decal humbucker bobbins. Look just to the left of the "C" on the top one. In the glare of the light, you can see the TOOLING marks from the machinist who made the molds. Tell me that s#it ain't cool! That brings you right back to the very moment the steel chipped off the mold forming the shape of the bobbins to come and make history. That was never expected to be seen by human eyes, much less enjoyed by many (ok, maybe "few," whatever.) with such high regard for a simple little part. It's similar to imagining prehistoric man knapping a piece of flint into a knife. Ok, maybe not quite that epic but still both "early manufacturing." These pickups had a hard life. I think they were exposed to solvent at some point, which fused the coil wire insulation to itself and the bobbins. It was very difficult to separate. Nearly a solid block of plastic with some copper in it. Here's some 1966 Fender Jazzmaster pickups. Both got a copper shielding treatment. ...and just one more pickup for tonight.... Here's the rewinding of a Rickenbacker 4001 Bass pickup. Probably my personal favorite rock bass sound. I think a great deal of the sound is the iron pole pieces and the ferrite magnet. They have a very wide pickup pattern and work great on guitars, too! I had another 70's 4001 pickup in an SG bridge for a while (but it wasn't my pickup and I eventually gave it back). I'd do it again! I had to make this wooden jig for the first one I rewound. It's come in handy many times since, even for other types of pickups.