Pickup Coil Tape

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Build or repair pickups with these authentic '50s parts! Pickup Coil Tape is used to wrap and protect humbucker and single-coil pickups.

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Pickup Coil Tape Black paper, 1/4" wide

Black paper, 1/4" wide

Item # 5951
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6 or more $1.83
Pickup Coil Tape Black cloth, 3/8" wide

Black cloth, 3/8" wide

Item # 5952
In stock, ready to ship!


6 or more $3.87
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Build or repair pickups with these authentic '50s parts! Pickup Coil Tape is used to wrap and protect humbucker and single-coil pickups.

5951 Black paper "flat-back" tape, 1/4" wide x 65-feet long.
Used to wrap humbucker bobbins after winding. Also used to cover solder joints of lead wires.

5952 Black cloth tape, 3/8" wide x 65-feet long.
Ideal for wrapping a humbucker after it's been assembled to protect the bobbins. Can also be used with single-coil pickups to protect the windings however, this is not "vintage".

Example: Use conductive foil wrapped around the windings to reduce 60-cycle hum. Wrap the coil with tape, then wrap the #0036 1/4" Conductive Copper Tape over the tape and connect to ground.

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Pickup Coil Tape

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Save those coils!

By Highline Guitars from Denver, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 21, 2014

Nice protection and very professional looking.

Wonderful for new work

By Angelwood from IN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 01, 2013

I really like how there is some "working time" in the adhesive, so you can adjust the wrap on days where you may have had too much coffee. This stuff is made of a nice fabric ribbon, so it molds to shape around bobbin flanges and nicely covers the exit wire. After adjusting and press-fitting the tape, it stays put with little to no creep back to original shape. That's great! After sitting for a little while, you can be sure it is going to stay there. I will be interested in seeing how well it can be removed after a couple year's of use in the instrument.

good stuff

By R Guess from North Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 24, 2013

I have used string, painters tape cloth surgical tape, but nothing works as well or looks as professional as Stew-Mac's Pickup Coil Tape. It is easy to work with, protects the coil and just plain looks great on a finished pickup. I prefer the black cloth. My pickups are not finished without it. I also pot my pickups with the tape on the pickup, no problems. Thanks Stew-Mac, all your products are top shelf.

Tape it!

By n17r0uS from Almaty, KZ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 06, 2013

High quality stuff!

Pickup Coil Tape

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 12, 2013

vintage correct product!

Beautiful !

By L. Patch from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 28, 2013

This pick up tape really did the trick! Thanks Stew Mac!! for carrying all the oddities in stock.

Dress up an old pickup

By Waddie from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 13, 2013

this stuff looks good, cuts easily and stays in place. Good quality. I highly recommend it.

I like it!

By NPB_EST.1979 from Detroit, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 14, 2012

I recommend taping after potting since the tape might want to come off during the potting process. The 3/8" is better tape for me because I can cut or rip it down to size.


By Casual Rex from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 30, 2012

High quality stuff.

Pickup Coil Tape

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 06, 2012


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