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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

“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”

Tui pickups for Strat – Demo

Thanks to Gabe Dovaston from The Music Academy, Papamoa for this Tui pickups Demo. 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 pickups for Strat – Demo”