Custom Handwound Replacement Vintage and Modern Mini-Humbucker and Firebird® style Pickups
Custom Handwound Replacement Mini-Humbucker & Firebird® Style Pickups
From Vintage to Modern Tones - Custom Handwound Pickups
From vintage tone Mini Humbuckers & Firebird® design Pickups to modern replacements, my Mini Humbucker range has been designed for a variety of tones - from clear, bright and well defined tones to modern, higher output versions.
My replacement Mini Humbuckers & Firebird® style Pickups are all handwound here in my workshop. Each pickup is wound at slowish speed with 42 AWG (46 SWG) or 43 AWG (46.5 SWG) plain enamel or formvar copper wire before being wax-potted in a measured combination of beeswax and paraffin (though you can order them unpotted for that classic 'honkier' tone.
I wind all replacement Mini Humbuckers & Firebird® design Pickups with a small, specific coil offset to open up more frequencies. A humbucker by nature cancels some of the buzz you get with 60 cycle hum but in doing so a whole lot of other frequencies are shut out too which can lead to a somewhat sterile sound. I claw some of these frequencies back through custom winding on a machine I designed & built myself.
If you're after a custom set of replacement Mini Humbuckers or Firebird® style Pickups, just get in touch with details of the kind of voice/tone/output you're after and I can work on the best design for you. I don't have pickups all boxed up ready to send out, each order is custom made so I can tweak the specifications to suit your own guitar & playing.
Handwound at my workshop here in Manchester