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chrisheyes

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« on: August 14, 2005, 12:47:28 AM »
I note from the BKP website that there is a Vintage rewinding service offered.

Does this mean Tim could bring a dead pickup of mine back to life ?

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 11:40:37 AM »
Yep. He'll rewind it with plain enamel wire using his scatter winding method. The pickups will sound better than ever. I think he could also replace the magnets if you want.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 01:28:12 PM »
I have had 3 pickups fixed this way.  2 were dead with damaged coils, a P-90 and a 60 Strat.  The other was a PAF that had been rewound many years ago and I wanted it back to stock sound.

The results with all of them have been great.  It is a good option if you have an old guitar and don't want to change the pickups.
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chrisheyes

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005, 07:11:08 PM »
Tim

I have sent two pickups to you today. One is the dead Neck Texas Special and the other is the Middle. Would you please rewind them to give a more authentic SRV / Hendrix vibe.

I tried to email you but it was returned saying your in-box was full.  :(

Thanks in advance  :D

Regards

Chris

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2005, 01:38:47 AM »
Quote from: chrisheyes

I tried to email you but it was returned saying your in-box was full.  :(


Hi Chris,

Sorry about that. I have increased the size of Tims mailbox so feel free to try again. :-)

rgds
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2005, 09:37:44 PM »
We do an aweful lot of rewind work especially vintage stuff where we work hard to replicate original spec.
Most pickups can be 'resusitated', the only problems occur if the pickup has been encased in epoxy resin, then it's a no goer as we simply can't get to the coil/s.However the majority of humbuckers, Strats, Teles and P90s present no problem at all.
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chrisheyes

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2005, 12:42:57 AM »
Tim

I've spent the evening refitting the resurrected pickups you rewound to Irish Tour Spec - Astounding !!!

They sound so much louder and dynamic. The mid pickup has a really woody tone. They nail the Hendix / SRV / Gallagher sound.

I've got a '54 Tokai Springysound coming over from Japan and I can sense an Apache Attack coming on soon ;-)

Thank you very much  :D

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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2005, 08:17:10 AM »
No worries ...........glad you like it.
Rewinding an originally well made pickup, ie one that's been made from decent materials, is always worth it! 8)
Tim
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