Anyone have a good source for the screws that hold humbucker bobbins to the plate?
I buy the brass ones at local hardware stores. It is a really common type.
I think they're #2 x 3/8" sheet metal screws - I've been getting the brass ones here:
And it looks like they're a bit cheaper here:
And may be the cheapest from here, but I can't guarantee these will be the perfect fit - gonna have to order some myself to see.
https://www.boltdepot.com/Product-De...x?product=8656 (Phillips Head)
Last edited by ZRGuitarPickups; 07-06-2018 at 05:17 PM.
I have bought from Addiction FX, but they seem to be out.
Also the screws from them do not tighten in the bobbin, they spin when you bottom out. Like the diameter is a tad too small.
I'd imagine either sheet metal OR wood screws will work, as long as they have a sharp point on them, and are the right size.
From what I've gathered, the reason to use brass over stainless is because brass is less magnetic than steel, and (unlike the steel keeper bar, which transfers magnetic pull from the bar magnet to the pole screws) these screws have no real purpose other than securing the bobbins to the baseplate. Brass reduces less highs than Steel, and in a situation where steel isn't necessary, brass has become the standard. Really, a dense, totally inert, non-metal screw would be ideal IMO.
That being said, a few of the original P.A.F.'s supposedly had stainless screws in them. I believe all of the modern Epiphone pickups do as well.
#2 X 1/2" works best , the #2 x 3/8" wont grab enough bobbin & easily strip the hole . Even Seymour Duncan uses 1/2" screws
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