Wizz Pickups in details!

wizzard

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Here are some details how i make Wizz Pickups, hope you like pics. There is always something new so i will update this thread from time to time :)



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)

 

wizzard

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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

 

ProtoGuitars

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Nice winder!! Love to see others who use these big ol' manly machines and not the silly StewMac winder-of-the-day specials.
And such great attention to detail! Good stuff - keep it up.
 

wizzard

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glad you like them guys :)
we put lot of love and effort in our pickups so lets show it :)

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



then aged



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"

 

wizzard

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making the wooden keeper



correct size



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

 

wizzard

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5 sets ready for covers


covers are shaped like vintage cover in TV screen famous PAF shape, with sunken holes around polepiece screws





this are some details





Wizz PAF cover on the left and real 1959 PAF cover on the right



then covers are aged, stripes between the string



 




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