Damaged bobbins (pics)

Musha Ring

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Just took the covers off a spare set of Burstbucker 61s I have and while cleaning the wax off noticed this strange damage on the bobbins. Almost looks melted or something. What could have caused this?

They were out of a brand new 60s Standard when I got them. Unmodded, covered, etc.
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Musha Ring

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Maybe someone tried to turn the screws with a powered screwdriver/drill and the bit slipped off the screw and dug into the plastic.
Sorry, should have specified... they were out of a brand new 60s Standard when I got them. Untouched covers on, etc.
 

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So then maybe Gibson's pickup winders use screw guns to install the pole screws. I can't imagine there are people at Gibson who screw them in by hand all day.

regardless of how it happened, that pickup never should have left the factory like that.

Phillips pole screws on pickups would look awful. For all other applications, slotted screws are the devil.
 

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damaged in house - got thrown into the bin marked "put covers on these" LOL
I’d tend to agree. Molding defect on a run wouldn’t make them unusable for covered pickups. 99% of people won’t remove the cover.
 

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I think they had pickup covers on them for a reason.
 

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All I see is free relicing. Throw them on Reverb as aged at a ridiculous price and proceed to be added to our Delusional Sellers thread

But in all seriousness, those are definitely not how they should be under the covers. But, I don't think it makes them unplayable.
 

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When I adjust pickup heights I put my thumb and index on either side of the screwdriver. I've had it slip off the slotted height screw so many times.
Yea i do that as well anytime i bring the screwdriver near the guitar. Its just easy to slip especially a small flat head.
 


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