A fun pickup project

dbspyder

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I recently had an old Japanese made hollow-body here in the shop and the original pickups were destroyed. The originals were wider and longer than a traditional single coil so I couldn't just swap in a new set, so I gutted the originals and retro-fitted some cool rails inside the chrome housings. I used the chrome housing and steel bottoms of the original pickups and cut the threaded tabs off the cool rails and they fit right inside surprisingly....
 

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dbspyder

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They're nice and mellow sounding. I had wondered if the chrome casings would have an effect but to my ears I don't hear any difference between these and other cool rails I've installed.
 

TX_Slinger

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They're nice and mellow sounding. I had wondered if the chrome casings would have an effect but to my ears I don't hear any difference between these and other cool rails I've installed.
From all the H and toaster covers I've installed, I've never noticed a difference like I did when I removed a traditional PAF chrome cover recently. That's a really well done restomod!
 




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