Jazzmaster vintage

Single NZ$149 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$129.57 Pair NZ$285 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$247.85 Alnico II – Bridge 8.96 KOhms, 6.12H. Neck 7.92 KOhms, 5H Mr Glyns Pickups Jazzmaster vintage set is intended for the clean player needing a low powered Jazzmaster set with full tone, warmthContinue reading “Jazzmaster vintage”

‘Mini’ – mini humbucker

Single NZ$199 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$173.04 Pair NZ$379 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$329.57 AlnicoII – Bridge 7.25 KOhms, AlnicoII – Neck 6.6 KOhms The ‘Mini’ is inspired by the Gibson mini humbuckers of the 70’s used in the Les Paul Deluxe. The ‘Mini’ is aContinue reading “‘Mini’ – mini humbucker”

Minx – mini humbucker

Single NZ$199 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$173.04 Pair NZ$379 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$329.57 AlnicoV – Bridge 10.5 KOhms, AlnicoV – Neck 6.6KOhms If you love your mini humbucker guitar but want a bit more power than standard Deluxe style pickups the ‘Minx’ mini humbucker isContinue reading “Minx – mini humbucker”

‘Sassy’ P90 skateboard lap steel

Been having some fun making a pickup demo using a skateboard lap steel. The Mr Glyn’s “Sassy” P90 is a pickup set influenced by the Gibson P90’s of the late 50’s. The “Sassy” have a distinctive woody aggressive tone, full of character. The highs are smooth yet punchy, there’s a chiming bottom end and aContinue reading “‘Sassy’ P90 skateboard lap steel”

Clear View humbucker set

Take a Squire Affinity, give it to luthier Ramsay Phillips, add some Mr Glyn’s pickups Clear View humbucker set and see what you get?Superb demo from Jason Herbert – all 3 of him. The “Clear View” humbucker is something different. It’s a humbucker for players that don’t like humbuckers. This pickup set is all aboutContinue reading “Clear View humbucker set”

“TheTron”

Single “TheTron” – NZ$229. If you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$199.13 Pair “TheTron” – NZ$440. If you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$381.74 Alnico V – Bridge 5.32 KOhms, 1.96H .Neck – 4.36KOhms, 0.88H TheTron pickup set is based around the legendary Gretsch pickups Of the 50’s and 60’s. To say TheTron has character is anContinue reading ““TheTron””

New Cruel Mistress Tele Demo

A big thanks to Jonathan Ho for this great New Cruel Mistress Tele Demo showing us Tele’s are for more than just country. Mr Glyns Cruel Mistress hot Telecaster Pickups are designed for the Tele player who wants more than the traditional country twang. They have a full bottom end, cut through mids and aContinue reading “New Cruel Mistress Tele Demo”

Gretsch FilterTron – a look inside

The Gretsch FilterTron is something rather special. Originally designed in 1954/5 by Ray Butts for guitarist Chet Atkins who wasn’t satisfied by the DynaSonic pickup he was using. It has become a classic but often misunderstood pickup. It has left a distinct mark on the sound of Rock’n’Roll. It’s the sound of Malcolm Young, BrianContinue reading “Gretsch FilterTron – a look inside”

Ep#11 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker – Tim Stark, Manson Guitars

In Ep#11 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker I get to catch up with an old mate. Tim Stark is head luthier at Manson Guitars in the UK. Back in the late 90’s I used to teach guitar making and repair at a college in the UK and Tim was one of my students. He’s aContinue reading “Ep#11 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker – Tim Stark, Manson Guitars”

“Clear View” humbucker

Single NZ$199 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$173.04 Pair NZ$379 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$329.57 Cover NZ$20 ($17.39) extra each pickup Alnico V, Bridge 3.58KOhms, 2.43H, Neck 1.96KOhms, 1.16H The “Clear View” humbucker is something different. It’s a humbucker for players that don’t like humbuckers. This pickup setContinue reading ““Clear View” humbucker”

Yamaha SA30 pickup

This Yamaha SA30 pickup came to me for repair the other day and I decided to take some photos and share my thoughts on it with you. The Yamaha SA30 is becoming a bit of a legend and getting rather sought after. Gone are the days you could pick one up cheap – the wordContinue reading “Yamaha SA30 pickup”

Cruel Mistress Telecaster Pickups

Mr Glyns Cruel Mistress hot Telecaster Pickups are designed for the Tele player who wants more than the traditional country twang. They have a full bottom end, cut through mids and a top end that is strong but never harsh. They’ll push you amp that bit harder without loosing that Telecaster character. There is nothingContinue reading “Cruel Mistress Telecaster Pickups”

“Black Sand” humbucker size P90

A big thanks to Brett Kingman in Aussie for his demo of Mr Glyns “Black Sand” humbucker size P90. I love his relaxed approach while giving us a thorough listen to what these pickups can do. The humbucker sized P90 is a great pickup – it sits tonally between a humbucker and and a stratContinue reading ““Black Sand” humbucker size P90″

It’s new demo day – Sassy P90

Thanks to Nik Dobbin for his demo of the Sassy P90 . I love his no-nonsense approach to demos. You can find more of his gear demos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/zaulkin/… The Mr Glyn’s “Sassy” P90 is a pickup set influenced by the Gibson P90’s of the late 50’s. The “Sassy” have a distinctive woody aggressive tone,Continue reading “It’s new demo day – Sassy P90”

How do Humbuckers Work?

So How do Humbuckers Work? By a clever quirk of physics humbuckers manage to cancel out the hum they pick up. So how do they do it? Here’s a simple explanation with some help from Sammy the dog. https://mrglynspickups.com/ Mr Glyn’s pickups are hand made in New Zealand. I make a few flavors of humbucker:Continue reading “How do Humbuckers Work?”

Fender Lead I Pickup

I’ve been repairing a few pickups recently and I thought I’d share this one with you. It’s a Fender Lead I Pickup that was sent to me by guitar repairer Jeff Baker from Oamaru. The Fender Lead I was one of those obscure models that never really caught on and the pickup reflects that. It’sContinue reading “Fender Lead I Pickup”

“Sassy” P90

Single – “Sassy” P90 NZ$189 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$164.35 Pair – “Sassy” P90 NZ$369 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$320.87 Alnico V, Neck- 6.7 KOhms, 4.42H, Bridge 7.55 KOhms, 5.23H The Mr Glyn’s “Sassy” P90 is a pickup set influenced by the Gibson P90’s of the lateContinue reading ““Sassy” P90″

Gibson T-Top repair

I’ve been repairing a few broken old pickups recently so thought I’d share some pictures and thoughts on this classic old Gibson T-Top. The T-Top is a fairly common pickup on my workbench. Not because there’s and common fault with them but simply there were so many made and they’re all getting quite old now.Continue reading “Gibson T-Top repair”

“Silver Lady” Telecaster Pickups

I make two flavors of Telecaster Pickups. Here’s the low powered “Silver Lady in the hands of Jason Herbert. To hear the “Cruel Mistress” Tele set and lots more demos go to my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/MrGlynsPickups/videos Telecasters are brutally honest guitars. There’s no hiding behind fat mushy tones – if you can do it onContinue reading ““Silver Lady” Telecaster Pickups”

“Attitude” 7 string humbucker – Mr Glyn’s Pickups

For a while I’ve been working on extending my range of humbucking pickups for rock players. The Cloud Nine will do just about anything but I wanted to offer a more specific pickup for modern rock/metal, a 7 string humbucker. I wanted a tight bottom end, singing highs and a balanced midrange with that slightContinue reading ““Attitude” 7 string humbucker – Mr Glyn’s Pickups”

Where to try Mr Glyn’s Pickups

I’m delighted to announce that The Guitar Gallery in downtown Auckland is not only stocking Mr Glyn’s Pickups but has demo guitars loaded with them for you to try Mr Glyn’s Pickups. The shop is at 95 Queen Street (Opposite Fort Street) but it isn’t easy to find so I made this short video. https://theguitargallery.co.nz/https://theguitargallery.co.nz/Continue reading “Where to try Mr Glyn’s Pickups”

Free Stuff for NZ Music Month

New Zealand Music Month is here and to celebrate MrGlyn’s Pickups wants to help you look good. With every pickup set bought from the website in May we’re going to give you a free “Robo Aotearoa” T-Shirt. If you buy a single pickup we’ll give you a treble bleed and a pick holder as usualContinue reading “Free Stuff for NZ Music Month”

“Tui” hot Strat pickups getting a workout

Thanks to https://www.thejamunit.com/ for showing us what the “Tui” hot Strat pickups can do. I’ve wound a lot of Strat pickups since I started in 1995. I started off re-winding cheap pickups and then moved on to repairing old dead Fender pickups. Every experiment was written down in a notebook with tone comments. Back whenContinue reading ““Tui” hot Strat pickups getting a workout”

Ep#10 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker – Rod Capper Guitars

In this episode I talk to Rod Capper and get to completely re-think some of the things I thought I knew about guitar construction. Rod’s years of experimentation have brought him to some interesting conclusions. Rod Capper has been making classical guitars near Auckland for 35 years. I was interested in discussing the conflict betweenContinue reading “Ep#10 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker – Rod Capper Guitars”

‘78 Musicman Stingray Bass pickup re-wind

The Musicman Stingray bass is for me one of the top 3 basses ever – the Precision, the Jazz and the Stingray cover pretty much everything between them. A big part of what makes the Stingray so good is the Musicman Stingray Bass pickup. It has such a distinctive sound. Once you’re tuned into itContinue reading “‘78 Musicman Stingray Bass pickup re-wind”

‘74 Precision Bass Pickup re-wind

I’ve been doing quite a few bass pickup re-wind jobs recently. If your pickup has stopped working or suddenly started sounding thin and quiet it may well need re-winding. This old Fender pickup was completely dead, now it lives again. Pickup re-winds are a big part of what I do. In the early days backContinue reading “‘74 Precision Bass Pickup re-wind”

Ep#9 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker – Red Witch Pedals

Red Witch Pedals This was a real treat for me, getting to have a chat with Ben Fulton from Red Witch Pedals https://redwitchpedals.com/ . He’s a Kiwi legend and has designed some of the most imaginative pedals out there. I’m amazed at his constant evolution and pushing the boundaries. He talks about the past, hisContinue reading “Ep#9 Mr Glyn Meets Your Maker – Red Witch Pedals”

New Development- Extreme Metal Pickup

I started designing an Extreme Metal Pickup back in August with the help of Raj Singarajah from Dynamic Rage Studio in Auckland, well, today we finalized the design. It’s been a long journey but I’m delighted. I heard the final prototype in the studio this afternoon and it does everything I wanted it to. RajContinue reading “New Development- Extreme Metal Pickup”

Bellbird vintage Strat pickup set

Another amazing video from Andy Marra using MrGlyn’s “Bellbird” vintage Strat pickup set. The Stratocaster has been around since 1954 and the legend continues. Reading the internet (!?) tells me there have been good and bad years or decades, guitars to avoid and ones worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’ve been repairing guitars sinceContinue reading “Bellbird vintage Strat pickup set”

Gold Foil Pickup re-wind

A Gold Foil Pickup is not for everyone or for every situation. They are low powered with no shortage of high end. This Gold Foil 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 knowContinue reading “Gold Foil Pickup re-wind”

MrGlyn’s Bellbird vintage Strat Pickup

Here is Andy Marra sounding fantastic with his MrGlyn’s ‘Bellbird’ vintage Strat Pickup set. The Stratocaster has been around since 1954 and the legend continues. Reading the internet (!?) tells me there have been good and bad years or decades, guitars to avoid and ones worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’ve been repairing guitarsContinue reading “MrGlyn’s Bellbird vintage Strat Pickup”

Andy Marra ‘Bellbird’ Strat Pickup Demo

Thanks to Andy Marra for this “Bellbird” Strat Pickup Demo The Stratocaster has been around since 1954 and the legend continues. Reading the internet (!?) tells me there have been good and bad years or decades, guitars to avoid and ones worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I’ve been repairing guitars since 1995 so I’veContinue reading “Andy Marra ‘Bellbird’ Strat Pickup Demo”

‘63 Jazzmaster pickup re-wind

I recently had this ‘63 Jazzmaster pickup in for a re-wind and thought I’d take the opportunity to talk about what gives them such a unique sound. What gives a Jazzmaster that smooth, full ring? The simple answer is ‘coil geometry’. As you can see it’s a very thin pickup. That means that less ofContinue reading “‘63 Jazzmaster pickup re-wind”

Mr Glyn’s Merchandise now available!

Mr Glyn’s Merchandise is now available. https://mrglynspickups.com/merchandise/ Time to upgrade your wardrobe as well as your pickups . A huge range of cool stuff available through the website. https://mrglynspickups.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDggiRTQyFec5KAVHsC2xA About MrGlyn’s Pickups MrGlyn’s Pickups is based near Auckland, New Zealand. My name is Glyn Evans. I have been a full time pickup winder andContinue reading “Mr Glyn’s Merchandise now available!”

Fender ‘Wide Range’ humbucker

I had a 1975 Wide Range’ humbucker in for a rewind the other day and took the chance to take some pictures. I thought I’d explain why these are different from ‘normal’ humbuckers and show you what its innards look like. The main difference is with the magnets. A tradition ‘Gibson ‘ style humbucker hasContinue reading “Fender ‘Wide Range’ humbucker”

Integrity vintage humbucker humbucker Demo

A huge thanks to Nik Dobbin for his demo of MrGlyn’s Integrity vintage humbucker. Every pickup manufacturer makes a “Vintage” humbucker based on the Gibson PAF, of course they do – old Gibsons sound so good. So how come they all sound so different? Well, the simple answer is that PAF’s were all different. I’veContinue reading “Integrity vintage humbucker humbucker Demo”

International Shipping Rates for Mr Glyn’s Pickups

Just NZ$30 to all the red bits and NZ$35 to the yellow bits, and that’s tracked too! If you’re lucky enough to be in New Zealand it’s just $10 We ship to most of the white bits as well, just take a look at the website for individual prices. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDggiRTQyFec5KAVHsC2xA

7 String “Attitude” ready for shipping

This 7 String pickup is on its way to a customer in Sweden. For a while I’ve been working on extending my range of humbucking pickups for rock players. The Cloud Nine will do just about anything but I wanted to offer a more specific pickup for modern rock/metal. I decided to start with aContinue reading “7 String “Attitude” ready for shipping”

“Ep#6 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker”-Pepers Pedals

Hi all,just published “Ep#6 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker”with Tony Pepers from Pepers Pedals in Dunedin. Please help promote NZ made guitar gear by sharing, subscribing and telling your mates. Pepers Pedals is creating quite a name, not only in New Zealand but in the U.S. The “Dirty Tree Boost” is pushing the front end onContinue reading ““Ep#6 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker”-Pepers Pedals”

Ep#5 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker

Just posted Ep#5 of “MrGlyn Meets Your Maker” on Youtube. In this one I talk with Russ from Mattsen Guitars about his handmade Resonator guitars. If you have any interest in Resonators, Slide guitar or guitar construction this one is for you. Please Subscribe and/or Share. Hi all, some of you will know how keenContinue reading “Ep#5 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker”

Fender Strat ‘62 re-issue from 1982

I’ve been doing a fair few re-winds recently, saving old pickups. This nice old bridge pickup had stopped working. It’s a Fender Strat ‘62 re-issue from 1982. You can see the corrosion around the pole pieces. This corrosion had spread through the pole and caused a break in the windings. I see this all theContinue reading “Fender Strat ‘62 re-issue from 1982”

HSS demo “Integrity” and “Tui”

Just posted this HSS demo on YouTube, some fantastic playing by Warren Mendonsa from Blackstratblues https://music.blackstratblues.com/ . I urge you all to go and listen to his album “When It’s Time”. The “Tui” I’ve wound a lot of Strat pickups since I started in 1995. I started off re-winding cheap pickups and then moved onContinue reading “HSS demo “Integrity” and “Tui””

Ep#4 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker – Big Noise Amplification

Big Noise Amplification Just posted Ep#4 of MrGlyn Meets Your Maker withBig Noise Amplification. It would be great if you could help support Kiwi made musical gear by subscribing or sharing. Stephan Gilberg makes a huge range of guitar pedals from his workshop in Nelson NZ. In this episode he talks about pedal design, theContinue reading “Ep#4 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker – Big Noise Amplification”

Ep#3 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker – Benavides Guitars

In Episode #3 of ‘MrGlyn Meets Your Maker’ I talk to David Benavides of Benavides Guitars in Ahipara. I first played one of his handmade guitars about 5 years ago and immediately gave him a call I was so impressed. If you are an aspiring guitar maker, have an interest in guitar construction or areContinue reading “Ep#3 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker – Benavides Guitars”

MrGlyn Meets Your Maker episode #2 – McPherson Stompboxes

In Eposode #2 of “MrGlyn Meets Your Maker” I talk to Waylon from McPherson Stompboxes in his workshop in Papamoa. I wanted to know how he designs and builds his pedals, his philosophy and how he makes his World class Kiwi made gear. These pedals are works of art both inside and out – seemsContinue reading “MrGlyn Meets Your Maker episode #2 – McPherson Stompboxes”

Cruel Mistress Tele pickups demo

I’m delighted with this demo of my Cruel Mistress Tele pickups from Brett Kingman in Aussie. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDggiRTQyFec5KAVHsC2xA There is nothing like the high end snarl of a good Tele bridge pickup. However, Tele Pickups are complicated. It’s a sound that needs to be just right – too much treble and it can sound grating andContinue reading “Cruel Mistress Tele pickups demo”

Bellbird Strat Pickups a funky demo

Thanks to Jason Herbert for this Strat Pickups funky demo of my Bellbird Pickups. He used all 5 positions in this 1 minute clip. The Stratocaster has been around since 1954 and the legend continues. Reading the internet (!?) tells me there have been good and bad years or decades, guitars to avoid and onesContinue reading “Bellbird Strat Pickups a funky demo”

Rewind on an old Jansen Pickup

A couple of weeks back I received this faulty old pickup from a Jansen stratphonic hollow bodied bass made in New Zealand. The meter was showing it was ‘open circuit’ so after the usual tests for dry joints and removing the top layer of windings I decided it needed rewinding. I do enjoy saving oldContinue reading “Rewind on an old Jansen Pickup”

I love coming across recordings of my pickups on YouTube

I just found my pickups on YouTube. These are “Black Sand” humbucker size P90’s in a Les Paul in the hands of a master. https://music.blackstratblues.com/ Listen to more of my pickups on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDggiRTQyFec5KAVHsC2xA About MrGlyn’s Pickups MrGlyn’s Pickups is based near Auckland, New Zealand. My name is Glyn Evans. I have been a fullContinue reading “I love coming across recordings of my pickups on YouTube”

Postage to Australia

Postage to Australia is just NZ$30 tracked – just saying 😎 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcDggiRTQyFec5KAVHsC2xA MrGlyn’s Pickups is based near Auckland, New Zealand. My name is Glyn Evans. I have been a full time pickup winder and luthier since 1995. I wound my first pickup under the guidance of legendary guitar repairer Ted Lee while studying guitar making/repairContinue reading “Postage to Australia”

Pickups for new builds for Binford Luthiery

This week I had an order from Trevor Binford at Binford Luthiery in Onehunga, Auckland. He runs fantastic courses where you can make a guitar from scratch. http://www.binfordluthiery.com/guitar-buildshop He wanted a set of Silver Lady Telecaster pickups for his own Tele and asked if I make a Precision Bass pickup. Well, they aren’t on theContinue reading “Pickups for new builds for Binford Luthiery”

Bellbird Strat Pickups

A set of MrGlyn’s Bellbird Strat Pickups getting some national radio play in the hands of Jason Herbert. The Stratocaster has been around since 1954 and the legend continues. Reading the internet (!?) tells me there have been good and bad years or decades, guitars to avoid and ones worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.Continue reading “Bellbird Strat Pickups”

New Stratocaster pickup ad (Tui Pickups)

Here’s my new Stratocaster pickup ad with Roboguy. He’s just miming this one , the real playing is Warren Mendonsa aka Blackstratblues, https://music.blackstratblues.com/ if you don’t know him you need to hear his album ‘When It’s Time’. I’ve wound a lot of Strat pickups since I started in 1995. I started off re-winding cheap pickupsContinue reading “New Stratocaster pickup ad (Tui Pickups)”

New “Extreme Metal” pickup in development

Some of the more patient amongst you will have been following the work I’ve been doing on developing a humbucker for “Extreme Metal”. I’ve had a great deal of help on the extreme metal pickup help from Raj Singarajah from Dynamic Rage Studio. So far there have been 3 prototypes, each one has gone toContinue reading “New “Extreme Metal” pickup in development”

Höfner 510 Pickup re-wind

Old Höfner pickups are common visitors at the workshop for re-winds. The insulation breaks down on the winding wire they used and they become open circuit and simply stop working. The Höfner 510 Pickup is as guilty of this as any of them. Although these are built like humbuckers magnetically with 2 rows of poleContinue reading “Höfner 510 Pickup re-wind”

New “Tui” Stratocaster Pickup Video

Just made a short promo video for the “Tui” hot Stratocaster Pickup. Thanks so much to Warren Mendonsa for his fantastic playing. https://music.blackstratblues.com/ I’m going to use it for a Facebook/Instagram ad but just thought I’d preview it on the blog first. Here’s the full version with a real human playing the “Tui” Stratocaster Pickup.

HSS set “Tui” and “Integrity”

Thanks to Warren Mendonsa https://music.blackstratblues.com/ for this fantastic demo with this HSS set. The “Tui” The “Tui”- hot Strat needed to be most definitely a Strat sound – I hear plenty of Strat replacement pickups that are fine but just not Strat-ish. Secondly I wanted a bit more power, just a bit, enough to makeContinue reading “HSS set “Tui” and “Integrity””

“Black Sand” HBS P90 pickups

Great to see my old mate Warren the other day and a huge privilege to have him using one of my pickups, the “Black Sand” HBS P90 pickups . If you don’t know his music yet: https://open.spotify.com/album/3f5lS13NluYHqg80qWXUHd I’ve fitted one of my ‘Black Sand’ humbucker size P90s in the neck position of his es335. Here’sContinue reading ““Black Sand” HBS P90 pickups”

Telecaster Elite ‘83 bridge pickup

I was sent an interesting faulty pickup the other day. It’s a bridge pickup from a 1983 Fender Telecaster Elite. Fender did a few unconventional things around that time and this is one of them. The Telecaster Elite pickup is an unusual shape which means that it’s not an easy pickup to replace so IContinue reading “Telecaster Elite ‘83 bridge pickup”

Treble Bleed, an explanation.

A brief explanation of how treble bleed circuits work and why you might need one. With some help from Sammy the dog. Here’s a more wordy explanation of a Treble Bleed: http://mrglyn.blogspot.com/2016/10/treble-bleed-capacitors.html Treble bleed capacitors You may have noticed that when you turn the volume control down on an electric guitar it not only getsContinue reading “Treble Bleed, an explanation.”

DiMarzio Super Distortion – Rewind

The other day I had a DiMarzio Super Distortion in for a re-wind. A classic pickup, first made in 1972 and still ROCKS. I’m not sure how old this one is but it has certainly had a life. I love seeing the Ohms of each coil hand written on the underside of the bobbins. TheContinue reading “DiMarzio Super Distortion – Rewind”

Attitude 7 String humbucker

MrGlyn’s Attitude 7 String humbucker ready to be boxed up and on its way to McPherson’s Stompboxes in Papamoa. Just time for a quick pic with Roboguy. For a while I’ve been working on extending my range of humbucking pickups for rock players. The Cloud Nine will do just about anything but I wanted toContinue reading “Attitude 7 String humbucker”

Treble Bleed

With all my pickups I give a treble bleed. It makes such a difference to how the volume control works. Here’s the diagram. A brief explanation of how treble bleed circuits work and why you might need one With some help from Sammy the dog Here’s a more wordy explanation of a Treble Bleed:  YouContinue reading “Treble Bleed”

Attitude Humbucker Demo

Here’s the demo of my new “Attitude” humbucker set. Handmade in New Zealand. A huge thanks to Gabe at The Music Academy (https://www.themusicacademypapamoa.com/) for his work.www.mrglynspickups.com The Attitude Humbucker has a long story. For a while I’ve been working on extending my range of humbucking pickups for rock players. The Cloud Nine will do justContinue reading “Attitude Humbucker Demo”

An Amazing Fact About Guitar Pickups

The wire in guitar pickups is pretty thin. Numbers like 0.063mm diameter are hard to imagine so I thought I’d put it another way – here’s an Amazing Fact About Guitar Pickups… About MrGlyn’s Pickups MrGlyn’s Pickups is based near Auckland, New Zealand. My name is Glyn Evans. I have been a full time pickupContinue reading “An Amazing Fact About Guitar Pickups”

‘74 Precision Bass Pickup Re-wind

Been doing a few pickup rewinds recently. This Precision Bass Pickup from 1974 had one coil completely open circuit. Pretty common for that era. If you’ve got an old Fender (not just basses) with a quiet, thin sounding pickup there’s a fair chance you need a re-wind. Pickup re-winds are a big part of whatContinue reading “‘74 Precision Bass Pickup Re-wind”

How Do Humbuckers Work?

How Do Humbuckers Work? Humbucking pickups get their name from the clever way they cancel out hum. But how do they do it?Here’s a brief video to explain why, with some help from Sammy the dog. About MrGlyn’s Pickups MrGlyn’s Pickups is based near Auckland, New Zealand. My name is Glyn Evans. I have beenContinue reading “How Do Humbuckers Work?”

“Tui” pickup for Strat

A description of what makes my “Tui” pickup for Strat different. I’ve wound a lot of Strat pickups since I started in 1995. I started off re-winding cheap pickups and then moved on to repairing old dead Fender pickups. Every experiment was written down in a notebook with tone comments. Back when I started thereContinue reading ““Tui” pickup for Strat”

“Attitude” Humbucker

6 string “Attitude” Humbucker NZ$199 (set NZ$379) for NZ customers; if you’re overseas it’s GST free NZ$173.04 (set NZ$329.57) 7 string “Attitude” Humbucker NZ$219 (set NZ$419) for NZ customers; if you’re overseas it’s GST free NZ$190.43 (set NZ$364.35) Cover NZ$20 ($17.39) extra each pickup 6 String – Alnico V – Neck 13.5 KOhms, 7.38H, BridgeContinue reading ““Attitude” Humbucker”