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    Blade Humbucker Bobbins -- Does Mojotone have a monopoly?

    Can't seem to find any blade bobbins for full size humbuckers other than Mojotone and they're out of stock. Anyone else have them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhangliqun View Post
    Can't seem to find any blade bobbins for full size humbuckers other than Mojotone and they're out of stock. Anyone else have them?
    Guitar Parts USA seems to have a closed Web store. Probably need to go overseas. Donlis Musical Instruments in China has good reviews on their pickups, and they also sell parts. Here's an example from Aliexpress:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Guit...226996272.html

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    The bobbins in that photo are minihumbucker bobbins. I'm looking for these:

    Blade Humbucker Bobbin Black

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    How about these, from the same source?
    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...612.0.0.mmzzUR

    -rb

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post
    How about these, from the same source?
    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...612.0.0.mmzzUR

    -rb
    Now we're getting somewhere -- thanks!

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    Now my turn to ask: Where's a good source to get small quantities of matching covers, for fairly cheap?
    Donlis has nickel-silver "H-type" covers, but that's not what I'm after.
    I see a bunch of listings on AliExpress, but I'm not sure who to trust. I'm not in a big hurry.
    Example listing: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Humb...4-762c6d907242

    Thanks,
    -rb

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    With a dual rail PU with the rails flush with the tops of the bobbins, I would tend toward a "ring" surround like:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...784818487.html
    and then put a creative insert in the middle.

    That's what we're doing in my local builder's group for our joint charity auction build. Gives the opportunity for some detail graphics on the PU's to match the "theme" of the build.

    Otherwise you might have an issue getting a cover with slots to match the rails, unless you just got lucky.

    I may be way too picky, but I really prefer nickel-silver for any pickup cover, not brass or copper. Less eddy effects.


    -Charlie

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    Thanks for the ideas.

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    You're welcome!

    BTW I tried the chrome "ring" open cover with one of the the Sonny Walton Mojo parts-based rail PU he built for me, and the pickup looks good with the ring by itself.

    Philadelphia Luthier has the nickel-silver ring surrounds in black, chrome, nickel, and gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charrich56 View Post
    You're welcome!

    BTW I tried the chrome "ring" open cover with one of the the Sonny Walton Mojo parts-based rail PU he built for me, and the pickup looks good with the ring by itself.

    Philadelphia Luthier has the nickel-silver ring surrounds in black, chrome, nickel, and gold.
    Mojo does, more or less, have a "monopoly." And their blade bobbins are taller and a normal humbucker bobbin so you have to compensate for it in your winding.

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