Rainville Pickups@rpickups

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Remember last week’s ‘53 Guild, the 48th ever made? Well, she came back for a pickup & wiring harness upgrade. We managed to clean the rotted old harness after pulling it out (look at the size of that capacitor 😮) then we put in a vintage-spec, unpotted P90 of our own. 8.25k vs. the original Franz pickup’s ~7k. The Rainville pickup is a lot more muscular sounding with more bass, more top-end sizzle and a broader resonant peak, whereas the Franz had a very narrow peak, all upper-mids and low-highs. Owner is loving the tone of his new Rainville P90 although the jury is still out on whether she’ll come back for a light potting job (these big hollowbodies can start howling quite easily at higher volume.) What a cool ol’ guitfiddle to work on!
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Testimonial from an early Rainville customer. We’re immensely grateful for all of you who trusted and still trust us with your prized instruments 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 😎🎸 #Repost @staceyplaysbass
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Shout out to @rpickups for this custom piece! Based on a late 60’s sound, they overcame some bizarre Squire design quirks to deliver something very cool. Great customer service to boot!


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This one is special. An uncommon Guild X-300 archtop, serial number 1048, which makes it a first-year production model (1953) and the 48th Guild ever made. No kidding. She came in the shop with a missing polepiece (how does a guitar lose a threaded polepiece, one might ask? No clue!) We found a her a new polepiece which we then soaked in our TOP SECRET (not really) aging concoction so it wouldn’t visually clash with the old hardware.

Hate to say it but the original, handmade Franz single-coil pickup - essentially an underwound P-90 - doesn’t do the guitar’s acoustic tone justice. Bright and thin as far as P-90’ed archtops go. Cool old gal regardless! Look at the checking on this thing!
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Sweet rig! 😍 #Repost @vdandthecs
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I'm not sure which one of us loves these new @rpickups signature pickups more, me or the 53 Princeton.
I knew this guitar was the one. I don't usually fall in love with modern necks but this one just feels like home. It didn't sound like much when I plugged it in though. The strange hum canceling, double stacked, stock single single coils just weren't for me. To say that the Rainvilles were an upgrade would be a great understatement.


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Does your guitar have a D-pad? This one does! Part of a Fishman wireless MIDI controller. What initially looked like a scary rewiring job ended up being a straightforward, painless affair. Still feels like this @godin_guitars Session Custom TriplePlay is from the future. 🛸🛸🛸
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Getting ready to upgrade this sweet MIJ Geddy Lee J-Bass with a pair of medium/high output single coils. @zeezee_ramone likes his pickups to sound big and beefy so we wound them to ~12k ohms using finer 43 AWG wire. Rush purists be damned. 🤘🏻🤬🤘🏻
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#Repost @owlbassguitars with @get_repost
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What do we have here? I am collaborating with Matt from @rpickups on a very top secret circuit for the Ranger bass. Test time! #hotboost #madeintoronto #bass #bassist #rangemaster


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Another interesting piece of #vintage gear in the shop today - a mid-60’s Harmony H77 in need of some wiring help. 3 on/off switches, 3 volumes, 3 tones. Removing and reinstalling 6 pots in these hollowbodies is a barrel of laughs 😬#shipinabottle
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