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[12 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar | 15,170 views]
Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar

About, bloody, time.
In my alter-ego persona as a mild-mannered, guitar-repair guy, about half of the times I get a call about a Jaguar, it’s someone with a stock model asking about modding it to make it all Cobainy.
Well now, they don’t need to. Fender have gone and done it already.
The Kurt Cobain signature Jaguar is a replica of the ’65 Jag that Cobain played with Nirvana. It’s been reliced too, to capture some of the original’s vibe.

As you’d expect, it’s got a pair of DiMarzio humbuckers shoved in there, with …

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[10 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Epiphone Introduces ProBucker | 13,526 views]
Epiphone Introduces ProBucker

The pickup boffins over at Epiphone are introducing their latest, and greatest, pickup. This is the ProBucker.
The ProBucker is Epiphone’s version of Gibson’s BurstBucker (which is Gibson’s take on Gibson’s much-hallowed PAF). The ProBucker is made with bobbins that have been manufactured to the BurstBucker’s specs and with Elektrisola magnet wire (the same as that used by Gibson). The pole-piece slugs and screws are also to Gibson spec as is the nickel-silver alloy used in the covers.
The magnets used are Alnico II and the coils are scatter wound like …

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