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Discussion in 'Vendor Classifieds' started by The Thruth, Sep 13, 2013.
Wizz Premium Clone PAF pickups
Every set include PAF M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Rings
now let's show them in details
Bobbins are made from bone cream color CAB plastic, that is vintage correct in all details, wizz pickups can also be made from black bobbins (or zebra) in same material.
check out the details
bobbins are wound with 42 AWG custom ordered plain enamel wire
then taped with paper tape
tape is identical to 1958 PAF tape (compared)
steel parts are replicated from PAF pickups.
polepiece screws (compared with real PAF screw)
when custom ordering, screws must be ordered in large quantity
custom made springs for mounting pickups on the rings
making the keepers from custom made steel material in correct shape and material
then 2 stages of drilling
then threading the holes for screws to have tight fit
ready to use
baseplates are also custom made, correct in shape, size, material, color and texture
compared with 1958 PAF on the right
here i one photo from prototype stage, laser cutting
holes are also threaded for tight fit
and with hookup wire attached and soldered
hookup wire is custom made in USA factory that is making this wire since early 1950's, and this guys were making it for gibson in 50's too
ends need to be "pushed back"
making the wooden keeper
selecting the magnets, rought cast just like in late 50's
then on the assembling, you can see how threaded holes are matched and waiting the polepiece screws
polepiece screws have aged only heads, with dark brown rust
5 sets ready for covers
covers are aged, stripes between the string
rings are made from same material like bobbins, CAB plastic
color is matching, because same pellets are used, in same ratio
here is one comparing picture of other's rings
aged rings to mount pickup
correct M69 letters and all toolmarks inside
That was very informative, thanks!
The m69 screws are great too Alex! I definitely want to try your pickups in the future!
As soon as mine arrive, I will do the video.
We will be stocking the whole shooting match from WIZZ.
Greg that would be awesome. Would be cool to see maybe a comparison of the Wizz tone vs. Vintage. I know you have some great vintage P90's it would be very interesting to hear a side by side!
Added bonus: These don't just look great, they have exceptional tone as well. Took me quite some time to get mine dialed in, but that's my fault, not the p/ups. Very warm, complex tone.
Alex, you have really hit a home run with these!
Yeah...I have a few old bits lying about.
Great attention to detail. Even the black tape looks close to the vintage kind. This should be made a sticky in the pickups section, of course, allowing the other winders to also present their work as well.
Thanx guys, here are some pics of slugs in making
this are the slugs before nickel plating
covers are also correct TV shape
wire is of course plain enamel, cusom ordered from factory in USA
decals are made with correct gold paint on silk screen
sometimes when custmer have special request i can make decals and tape glow under the black light
here is a picture under weak blacklight, compared some normal tape with UV treated one on the pickup
decal glowing too
you can see this is my pickup and not vintage because i still didn't add cover soldering marks on baseplate
You are compeltely insane. I love it! I'm getting an HB set as soon as is possible...
Alex, those look fantastic.