#1
I have a 1950s Kay Single Pickup Hollowbody guitar that I might need a new pickup for. Where could I buy one of these "kay bar" style pickups? I know SD Pickups has them, does anyone else?
#2
You might try Eastwood Guitars/My Rare Guitars' ebay store. Mike Robinson just came out with a Roy Smeck signature reissue that has pickups like those, if I'm not mistaken. He might be selling some in his ebay store. I bought some humbuckers from him through that...
#3
If you send me your broken pickup I'll fix it for you for free.
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#4
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If you send me your broken pickup I'll fix it for you for free.
Sounds like a helluva deal for him. How do you profit?
A chance to study it, make measurements, pics, draw it up for reproductions?
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Sounds like a helluva deal for him. How do you profit?
A chance to study it, make measurements, pics, draw it up for reproductions?


I feel sure that that is the furthest thing from his mind

Still a good deal though...better than a good deal an much better than replacing it with a non original.
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If you send me your broken pickup I'll fix it for you for free.

that is a good deal there.

might I be so bold as to ask how the Charlie Christian pups are doing?
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#7
^I've got the design down and now I just need to save up some money for the tooling I need. Without the "proper" tools it takes me more than 8hrs for 1 pickup. With the right tools it'll bring production time down to about 2hrs per pickup and the finished product will look more professional.


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Sounds like a helluva deal for him. How do you profit?
A chance to study it, make measurements, pics, draw it up for reproductions?



Yup. Free repair work on vintage pickups is how I gain my knowledge of vintage pickups. You can't trust the stuff you read online because most of it's wrong.
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+1 this is true for celebrity rigs as well as anything re-issue. how is it a re-issue when leo fender doesn't even work there lol
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^I've got the design down and now I just need to save up some money for the tooling I need. Without the "proper" tools it takes me more than 8hrs for 1 pickup. With the right tools it'll bring production time down to about 2hrs per pickup and the finished product will look more professional.


awesome. one of these days...


Yup. Free repair work on vintage pickups is how I gain my knowledge of vintage pickups. You can't trust the stuff you read online because most of it's wrong.

you should make an in depth online guide

or, you know, a 3 paragraph blog.
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^I've got the design down and now I just need to save up some money for the tooling I need. Without the "proper" tools it takes me more than 8hrs for 1 pickup. With the right tools it'll bring production time down to about 2hrs per pickup and the finished product will look more professional.

Have you changed anything from the "original" design? If you get this set up for a good price you'll be nicking all of "CC Pickups" sales.

To the TS I'd take advantage of Chris' offer; you'll keep the original look of the guitar which (for me at least) is very important. I'll also throw Lollar into the mix; I would think he's made something like that at some point.


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