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How To: Pot Your Own Pickups

Step 3
Carefully unscrew the bobbins one at a time from the pickup base plate, making sure not to break the coil wires that run from the bobbin to the base plate. Carefully unwrap the fabric ribbon that protects the coils, and set it aside for safe keeping—you’ll need it later. The ribbon is covered with a sticky adhesive, and it will want to yank at the thin wire coils, so proceed slowly. Snap the coil wire at any time, and it’s game over.