Gold Foil Pickup re-wind

Gold Foil pickups are not for everyone or for every situation. They are low powered with no shortage of high end.

Tokai Gold Foil

This pickup came to me with the coil reading ‘open circuit’ on the meter so it was likely it would need re-winding. It’s a Tokai from the 1960’s

You never know what you’ll find inside these.

Under all that gold and chrome there is a very scruffy little coil wound directly around a ceramic magnet. There isn’t a bobbin which makes it rather tricky to work with.

I never just re-wind a pickup without testing all the connections first just in case it was just a dry joint. This time it paid off, one of the connections had failed. The repair turned out to be fairly simple.

Feel free to email or call if you have a broken pickup.

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