NOT FOR SALE – Repair example
I thought I had seen it all until this ’75 Tele Custom bridge pickup came in. It was weak and thin and I suspected it was short deep inside the coil or open. I took it out and it was dead on the meter but wasn’t until I opened it up that I found something more sinister. I thought with all that rust on the poles it was the typical Queensland rusted out pole scenario but in fact the low E pole was snapped right off. It looked like it had suffered some severe blunt force trauma! I dissmantled the pickup completely and cleaned off the rust and then put in an old pole I had lying around and we were good as gold again! I rewound it to vintage specs with 42 AWG Plain enamel but I couldn’t save the string it was bashed up right on the low E side surprise surprise. I put the home made galvanized zinc baseplate back on and gave it a good wax bath. It came back together well and this definately a first for me.