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How To: Pot Your Own Pickups

Step 4
After unscrewing the bobbins individually and removing their protective ribbons, screw them back on the pickup backing plates, sans the felt strip. If you haven’t broken any coil windings, congratulations. Note how Fender used a different wire stock on each pickup; the neck pickup has a shiny, clear insulation, and the bridge pickup has a dark red insulation.