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”

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″

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?”

“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”

“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”

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”

‘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”

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”

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”

‘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”

“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”