Aging an Uncovered 'Bucker?

PoorMan

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I have success aging metal parts with PCB Etchant. But I have an uncovered humbucker I'd like to age for my HM.

Has anyone aged an uncovered humbucker? How did you do it? Pics appreciated.
 

ARandall

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Less is more. I tape the coil area off, then shake it about in a container of screenings. That gives it the nicks and dings you see on old pickups well enough.
 

DavGrape

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I painted one white to see how it would look and it looked stupid so I scraped it off and it ended up with the nicks and dings you see on old pickups.
Screw slots kind of get marred from use.
Agree less is more, tho.
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Deftone

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I knocked down the shine of a brand new pickup with some 0000 steel wool.
 

Greg Dunn

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How aged are you talking, I have used etching on base plates, pole slugs and screw poles, but on the bobbins a good scuff with some steel wool, a few judicious nicks added on edges based on pics of vintage pickups. I do the parts before winding so there is no chance of killing a good pickup.
 


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