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”

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”

“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”

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”

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”

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”

“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”

“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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

‘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”

“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”

“Black Sand” Humbucker sized P90

Single Humbucker sized P90 NZ$189 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free NZ$164.35 Pair Humbucker sized P90 NZ$369 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free NZ$320.87 Alnico V, Neck- 6.96 KOhms, Bridge 7.94 KOhms The humbucker sized P90 is a great pickup – it sits tonally between a humbucker and andContinue reading ““Black Sand” Humbucker sized P90”

“Silver Lady”-vintage Telecaster

Single “Silver Lady”-vintage Telecaster NZ$129 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$112.17 Set “Silver Lady”-vintage Telecaster NZ$249 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$216.52 Alnico III, Bridge 5.9 KOhms, 3.18H, Neck 7.25 KOhms, 2.39H The Silver Lady set is designed for the traditional telecaster player. The bridge pickup hasContinue reading ““Silver Lady”-vintage Telecaster”

“Bellbird”- vintage Strat set

Single NZ$129 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; NZ$112.17 Set NZ$339 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; NZ$294.78 AlnicoV – Neck 5.68 KOhms, 2.36H, Middle 5.68 KOhms, 2.36H, Bridge 6.05 KOhms, 2.71H vintage Strat Pickups The Bellbird is a vintage voiced pickup set strongly influenced by the pre CBSContinue reading ““Bellbird”- vintage Strat set”

“Tui”- hot Strat set

Single “Tui”- hot Strat NZ$129 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas it’s GST free; $112.17 Set “Tui”- hot Strat NZ$339 for NZ customers, if you’re overseas they’re GST free; $294.78 AlnicoV – Neck 6.73KOhms, 3.22H, Middle 6.73 KOhms, 3.22H, Bridge 7.12 KOhms, 3.51H. Here’s some more Tui goodness, this time in a HSS configuration withContinue reading ““Tui”- hot Strat set”

“Cloud Nine”-hot 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 AlnicoV – Bridge 13.48 KOhms, 10.49H, Neck 7.9 KOhms 5.69H “Cloud Nine”-hot humbucker The “Cloud Nine”-hot humbucker is a versatile ROCK pickup with plenty ofContinue reading ““Cloud Nine”-hot humbucker”

Integrity-vintage 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 II – Bridge 8.02 KOhms, 6.43H. Neck 7.41 KOhms, 5.57H Inspired by the early Gibson PAF pickups the Integrity-vintage humbucker give the classic full,Continue reading “Integrity-vintage humbucker”

Cruel Mistress -hot Tele Pickup set

Single “Cruel Mistress” -hot Tele NZ$129 for NZ customers. If you’re overseas it’s GST free; $NZ112.17 Pair “Cruel Mistress” -hot Tele NZ$249 for NZ customers. If you’re overseas they’re GST free; $NZ216.52 AlnicoV – Bridge 10.65 KOhms, 4.96H. Neck 7.25 KOhms, 2.48H Here’s a great demo from Brett Kingman. Mr Glyns Cruel Mistress hot TelecasterContinue reading “Cruel Mistress -hot Tele Pickup set”