Rainville Pickups@rpickups

Handmade in Toronto, Canada

http://rpickups.com/

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“Do you make noiseless pickups?” is easily the most common question we get. We do offer custom solutions like this humbucking Jazz Bass pickup with side-by-side coils (also called a “linear humbucker” by some). It’s a fantastic-sounding, silent pickup with a lot of punch and body. It’s just not a single coil! Realize that, no matter what the marketing literature says, there is no such thing as a noiseless single-coil pickup when used by itself in a passive instrument. Antennas and backplates and dummy coils and stacked pickups are workarounds, and *all* are compromises to a certain extent. Rant over (for now!)
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Toronto, Ontario
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We 😍 the sound of a cranked Orange (or twelve of them for that matter)
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Happy new year! We've rolled into 2018 having eaten our own body weight in Christmas dinners while drinking gallons of beer, wine or whatever the family had going, and we hope you've done the same. Now enjoy this spectacular photo of Matt Pike courtesey of @thesamepictureofmattpike, and brace yourself for another year of music, loud noises, gigs, amps and rock 'n' roll.


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@staceyplaysbass’s pretty, quirky, neck-heavy 5-string Squier P-Bass was a fascinating project to work on. The uneven 3+2 coil design comes with some interesting pickup design challenges. The stock Squier pickup was completely unbalanced, with the bottom 3 strings sounding much weaker than the top 2, and the low B was grainy and borderline unusable. After doing some research, talking to fellow pickup makers and rewinding the stock pup a couple times to experiment, we came up with a solution that provides full hum cancellation AND an even tone and output across all 5 strings. Booya! (Really baffling design from the OEM... and we’re usually big fans of the upper-echelon Squier stuff.)
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Toronto, Ontario
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We do rewinds too! No, this isn’t 45’s #hairpiece at the top, just the coil wire that was cut out of this Fender P-Bass pickup. The customer wanted more midrange punch from his Squier Vintage Modified 70’s P-Bass so we offered to rewind its non-original Fender USA pickup at a lower cost than doing a full build. We took the output from a vintagey 11.3k/6.7H to a beastly 18.3k/10.3H using finer 43 AWG plain enamel wire. It’s a proper #punkrock machine now! And no, this isn’t raspberry jam smeared all over the bass. 💉😬 Latex gloves at all times while working on this one! 🧤
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Toronto, Ontario
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And here’s a reminder that you’re not limited to what you see listed on our website. This online customer initially purchased a Telecaster set but wanted to know if he could swap the Telecaster neck for a Strat pickup. Most of our pickups are made on demand within 48 hours of payment, so the answer is YES! Not sure what color cover you want for your Strat pickup? Worry not! We’ll send you one of each. This tasty combo - Signature Strat wound to ~6k and Signature Tele Bridge wound to ~6.7k - has a ton of presence and sounds huge in a T-style guitar!
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Toronto, Ontario
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Did we mention that we love Jazzmaster pickups? Here’s a naked shot of our Signature bridge pickup which is built the traditional way, with plenty of magnet sticking out the bottom of the wafer-thin coil, beveled end down. This pickup has a ton of bite and snarl without sounding shrill - as is the case with all our Fender-style single coils, we use Alnico 2 magnets for the plain strings to tame the ice-pickiness and add a layer of creamy goodness to the top end. A yummy pickup all around!
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Toronto, Ontario
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One last set before Santa comes! This jazzy set of Lil’ Big Easy pickups is headed to the Netherlands where it’ll find a home in a groovy H.S. Anderson Madcat T-style guitar. Heb een goede reis en een fijne kerst!! Merry Christmas!
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Toronto, Ontario
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Getting a headstart on this week’s workload (1/2) This set of Signature Tele pups is going in Dave’s elegant Butterscotch Blonde ‘52 Reissue along with a 4-way switch to add the mighty neck+bridge in series option. She’s going to roar!
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Toronto, Ontario
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