Wizz PAF Pickups (in details)

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  1. The Thruth

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    Wizz Premium Clone PAF pickups

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    Every set include PAF M69 Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Rings

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  2. The Thruth

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    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.

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    check out the details

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    bobbins are wound with 42 AWG custom ordered plain enamel wire

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    then taped with paper tape

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    tape is identical to 1958 PAF tape (compared)

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  3. The Thruth

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    steel parts are replicated from PAF pickups.

    polepiece screws (compared with real PAF screw)

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    when custom ordering, screws must be ordered in large quantity

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    custom made springs for mounting pickups on the rings

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  4. The Thruth

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    making the keepers from custom made steel material in correct shape and material

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    then 2 stages of drilling

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    then threading the holes for screws to have tight fit

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    ready to use

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  5. The Thruth

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    baseplates are also custom made, correct in shape, size, material, color and texture

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    compared with 1958 PAF on the right

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    here i one photo from prototype stage, laser cutting

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    holes are also threaded for tight fit

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    then aged

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    and with hookup wire attached and soldered

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    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

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    ends need to be "pushed back"

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  6. The Thruth

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    making the wooden keeper

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    correct size

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    selecting the magnets, rought cast just like in late 50's

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    then on the assembling, you can see how threaded holes are matched and waiting the polepiece screws

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    polepiece screws have aged only heads, with dark brown rust

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  7. The Thruth

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    5 sets ready for covers

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    covers are aged, stripes between the string

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    rings are made from same material like bobbins, CAB plastic

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    color is matching, because same pellets are used, in same ratio

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    here is one comparing picture of other's rings

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    aged rings to mount pickup

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    correct M69 letters and all toolmarks inside

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    That was very informative, thanks!
     
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    The m69 screws are great too Alex! :thumb: I definitely want to try your pickups in the future!
     
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    As soon as mine arrive, I will do the video.

    We will be stocking the whole shooting match from WIZZ.
     
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    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!
     
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    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!
     
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    Yeah...I have a few old bits lying about.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thanx guys, here are some pics of slugs in making

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    this are the slugs before nickel plating

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    covers are also correct TV shape

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    wire is of course plain enamel, cusom ordered from factory in USA

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    decals are made with correct gold paint on silk screen

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    sometimes when custmer have special request i can make decals and tape glow under the black light :naughty:

    here is a picture under weak blacklight, compared some normal tape with UV treated one on the pickup

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    decal glowing too

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    you can see this is my pickup and not vintage because i still didn't add cover soldering marks on baseplate :thumb:
     
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    You are compeltely insane. I love it! I'm getting an HB set as soon as is possible...
     
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    Alex, those look fantastic. :thumb:
     
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