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Humbucker Parts Kit - Wide Range "Conversion"
Wide Range humbucker parts kit


 
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This is a kit including everything you'll need to wind a humbucker that will fit into the Wide Range routing found on the Telecaster® Deluxe, Custom and the Starcaster®

Now, heres where things get a little...murky, so its worth getting into the history of this style of pickup, and hope we can explain what we're thinking here.

Technically speaking, this is NOT a wide range humbucker.

A wide range humbucker, originally, used 10/32 UNC threaded CuNiFe rods in place of the steel poles * bar magnet you'd normally see on a humbucker and the spacing was overly wide (at 53.3mm) - and its those characteristics that made the the original Wide range pickups sound the way they did - very distinctive (and at the time, not all that popular!) - they were phased out with the Fender® re-shuffle in the 80s, and CuNiFe has become very rare since then.

Modern Examples, are different again - they use a different type of bobbin (the EZ bobbin) and a different base, which allowed the EZ bobbins terminations to be accessed outside of the pickup, and they use a different pole too, this time threaded steel rods, which required a bar magnet - so its closer to what you'd think of as a traditional humbucker at that point.

BUT - its not a traditional humbucker - because those M5 bolts in place of the poles behave differently to the normal M3/5-40 UNC bolts that would usually be used - they increase the inductance, and thats not what we wanted for our humbuckers (hence why these parts exist at all) - we wanted to be able to design a humbucker that would drop into a Stratocaster®, in its traditional format, or, we could take that same design, fit it into a wide range over and base, and have it sound exactly the same in a Tele® Deluxe.

This kit, IS a traditional humbucker internally - the bobbins are those found on a normal humbucker, the terminations are made directly to the coil, the poles are M3.

So yeah, thats what we're looking at here - internally, its a normal humbucker. Externally, its a Wide range. Probably not what you want if you're aping the original design, and probably not what you're after if you want to make a "modern" wide range pickup, but it certainly serves a purpose if you're chasing "non-wide range" tones from this oversized route!

This parts kit will not be supplied assembled.
Kit Contents
2 x Bobbin (suitable to the pole config selected)
12 x Pole pieces
Steel Yokes (as applicable)
1 x Mounting plate
1 x Bar Magnet
4 x Bobbin fixing screws
2 x Height adjustment mounting screws.
2 x Spacers
Please note - we all parts supplied will be matched to the string spacing selected upon purchase.

Fender®, Squier®, Strat®, Stratocaster®, Tele® and Telecaster® are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and Axesrus® has no affiliation with FMIC

These are not official Fender® parts.

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