I started winding and repairing pickups 25 years ago. But I really got into
winding due to a electrical poor sounding Strat, which was acoustically very
responsive and had a full and loud. I replaced the original pickups by all of
the popular brands. But even the most expensive pickups did't convince in this
Strat. After about ten sets I had enough and decided to give self-wound pickups
a try. I started with the neck pickup, which is my favorite. After many attemts
with different magnets and winding techniques my long search had an end! This
pickup actually transported the acoustic properties of my Strat to the amp. Now
I got these bell-like, open, airy highs without sounding hard or harsh. The bass
range tight and without mud. I managed to wrap the middle and bridge pickups in
the same way. These pickups sound just as open and wooden as a good vintage
Strat. What I realized is, that really good pickups are able to improve the
sound of a guitar (which of course must have good acoustic properties). Until
then, I always was believing that every pickup should sound good on an electric
guitar with good acoustic properties. That's definitely not the case, I know
that now. My old problem Strat is now the most used one in my collection.
Three PUs with medium output for an open, airy and woody tone.
Sounds like the very early Tele PUs with a strong bridge PU and a neck PU with
an open, percussive tone.
Custom Pickups (overwounds,
underwounds, tapped coils etc.)
Pickup Rewinds (damaged
all prices on request
Tel. 0151 70 11