Had someone contact me about how to make his Reissue Firebird pickup with P-90’s sound more like a vintage Firebird with out modifying the guitar. Here I created a Firebird pickups with faux P-90 pole pieces. Worked out great and now his Firebird sounded like a vintage Firebird should.
I have a major need to custom build some of these pickups. As of yet I have only seen working pickups so I have not been able to throughly examined them. The big problem is that this pickup is constructed in such a fashion that there is a good change I will brake the coil and need to rewind it if I open it up.
At long last I finally have all I need to start reproducing these pickups!! Here is a link Mosrite Rework you will see where I have made a vintage correct replacement pickup for a modern Mosrite pickup.
This pickup is a humbucker that will fit under a P-90 cover. I call it a F-90 because it is actually constructed the same as a Gretsch Filtertron with some minor alterations to hide it under a P-90 cover.
Why do this you may ask…? Most of my intrust and experience is in Vintage Restorations, and I have a customer who wanted a humbucking pickup for recording that will cancel the hum, but not alter the appearance or require any alteration on the instrument.
BTW: Besides keeping its vintage appearence, it Sounds Awesome!
The center row of pole pieces are just for appearence as you see they are screwed in to a nylon spacer. The working pole pieces are the 2 outside rows
Faux pole pieces show through the cover.