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Repair rewind vintage Tele bridge pickups, recommendations?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Ringo, Nov 22, 2020 at 3:45 PM.

  1. Ringo

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    A friend of mine has a couple vintage Tele bridge pickups, both are dead so need repair or rewinding.
    I know about Lindy Fralin and Curtis Novak, who else would you recommend?


    Here are some pictures, he thinks these are from the 50s but not sure about the one with the plastic leads, it's gray bobbin, maybe 60s?


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    Check with Rob at Cavalier?
     
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    Eric Daw, who is based in Idaho, is one of the best. I trust him 100%.
     
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    I second the vote for Rob at Cavalier.
     
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  6. Ringo

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    Thanks for the list, a lot of those websites are not active but there were a few here in the USA that I had forgotten about.
    Fralin is great but they are really backed up, I've used Novak before waiting to hear back from him.

    I agree that with a vintage pickup I want to get them fixed "right" tonally and cosmetically.
     
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    J.M. Rolph in Kentucky is very good also.
     
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    Are you intending to sell them after they have been rewound?
    If they still have the original winding I would rather sell them as-is.
     
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