What are people using to store pickups?

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  1. hahnsottis

    hahnsottis Junior Member

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    So even as a hobbyist guitar builder, I have started to develop a stock of pickups for upcoming builds. I was thinking of getting a tackle box or something that would fit the humbuckers in little organized drawers away from other magnets. Anyone have any good advice? Sorry if this seems like a silly question, but I have read a few threads about storing pickups to close to other magnets and loosing the magnetism.
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    @cooljuk Got another one interested in your specialty!
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    Well, I have boxes that hold all the parts for a single build. That way I can keep track of the bits and know I have everything ready. Additionally it also helps with making sure your hardware fits the holes/spacings they need to.
     
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    ..........Pickup storage boxes. ;) :D

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  5. geoffstgermaine

    geoffstgermaine Senior Member

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    I have all of my parts organized in labelled clear plastic bins with lids. Bridges, tuners, pickups all have their own bins. For smaller parts I'll have more that one kind of part in a bin. Sometimes I'll use a bin to keep all the parts for one guitar, but normally that's only when I'm into the hardware install and setup part of a build.

    That said, whatever works for you is fine.
     
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    i'm no pro, but the thought that crosses my mind is to keep them away from the general workbench so as not to attract bits of metal that would stick to the magnets. i have a wall mounted bin system with plastic boxes. i simply put them up in that and try to be sure i clean my bench of any metal filings, etc. when it's time to take them out.
     
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    I too, keep all of my project related parts together in a container. I used to use freezer bags, but i find oblong ice cream boxes work great, as the ones we get have a slight taper to them and one can stack on another. I find buttered pecan or homemade vanilla to work best.
     
  8. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Stick them to the side of your refrigerator.

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    judson Senior Member

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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Judson makes a good point. Your wife will appreciate it.

    In all seriousness, though, I keep mine wrapped in paper, tucked in little cardboard boxes.
     
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    i wrap them in bubble wrap and put in a small plastic container as i only have a few
     

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