Wide Range Humbucker Modification
One of my favorite pickups is the WRHB. The reissues are OK pickups but they are just run of the mill humbuckers. They can be so much more.
Our modifications transform your re-issue into a vintage sounding WRHB. Services similar to this have become very popular in the last several years but ours remain unique for several reasons. Here’s our process.
- You send me your pickup. I dismantle it.
- I wind my custom, vintage correct bobbins (which I build in-house), to vintage specs. Most importantly this involves winding the coils using the same turns per layer as the original pickups. The originals used poly insulated wire but Revel uses plain enamel to achieve what we consider to be the correct tone.
- I use a combination of threaded Alnico magnets and custom cut Alnico V magnets. We now have the threaded Alnico rods manufactured to our specifications and they differ from typical Alnico rods only in having slightly lower “Hc,” or “coercive force of material.” These magnets are fully adjustable.
- I insert a vintage correct ‘reflector plate’ (also built in-house) between the bobbin and the baseplate.
The result is a beautiful, harmonically rich, pickup that is very true to the ’71 vintage WRHB but at a fraction of the cost.
Read the reviews. They speak for themselves!