I want to know about potting my pickups. a) how hard is it to do? b) would it be easier to get it done by a professional? and c) how much does it cost for either?
Dead easy, probably hardest thing is sourcing beeswax at decent price. I suggest going directly if possible to a local apiarist . Melt it along with parafin wax (i.e. common hard candle wax) I can't remember the ratio, and immerse Pups for 15 minutes or so. Be careful not to overheat the wax, although I haven''t used it I'd suggest maybe a double boiler arrangement so the temperature won't go above 120 C? When I did mine I let it get a little hot, and the wax darkened its yellow colour, staining the wooden bobbins I was using. Too high a temperature can also damage plastic parts and insulation, but it's not difficult to keep the wax liquid and keep an eye on things without requiring a specialist thermometer etc.
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Edit: oh, for safety reasons and DON'T leave the hot wax unattended.
Last edited by R.Christie at Nov 28, 2009,

He doesnt really say how long to leave the pups in there, but I think the way Bare Knuckles do it is to heat up the wax and just leave the pups in there until no more bubbles appear.

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