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Humbucker Helpers

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Humbucker Helpers

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Spring tamers for easy pickup assembly.
Dan Erlewine devised this set of steel clips to hold a humbucker together.

Installing the screws, springs and mounting ring on a humbucking pickup can be a pain, especially when the pickup's already wired into the guitar. The springs tend to go flying off while you're fumbling to hold everything together. Let our handy humbucker clips do the work instead!

This set of two simple stainless steel clips holds the springs, height screws, and mounting ring together as a single assembly and prevents the springs from flying across your shop. Just set it over the pickup, turn the screws into the pickup mounting tabs, and pull away the clips. They make a clumsy operation a breeze, with less chance of scratching the guitar top.

Thanks to Dan Erlewine for developing these handy helpers!
"They are always on my bench, I don't remove, or install, a humbucker without 'em!" — Dan

TECH TIP: Pickup installation is an easy time to scratch a guitar - use a felt pad to protect the top.


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5.0

Extra hand

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Yes, I could have made these, if I could have found a suitable piece of material laying around the shop, if my milling machine wasn't set up for another job, if...you get the picture. 10 bucks is cheap for these little doo-hickeys. I build mostly single coil partscasters. First time mounting 'buckers in a Les Paul. I could just picture one of those springs embedded in my eye, or going into orbit around the moon. Great little gadget, well worth the ten bucks.

3.0

hummer helper

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Verified Buyer


as usual - expensive and tiny - worked 'ok'

4.0

not for PRS Dragon Pickups

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Verified Buyer


Great idea BUT TOO large for PRS Dragon Pickups and Thin rings even after bending metal ends to get screw to catch into pickup? this device too big ?

5.0

Great for my bench!!!

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Verified Buyer


These work great once I figured them out !!!!!

5.0

Humbucker Helpers Work As Described

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Verified Buyer


Took me 5 mins to work out how to use them and install a humbucker into a pickup ring.
Easy peasy!
Well worth the price to save endless frustration.

5.0

Get these now!

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Verified Buyer


If you are looking at these, you need them! They are so simple but make the job effortless. Best tool I have bought. No more lost springs and frustration. Money extremely well spent for the job it does regardless of what little there is to them. My only regret is not getting them sooner.

4.0

Hard to use for an old guy

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Since I've done it the old fashion way for years, just a screw driver, I found these require a little practice to get the hang of it. Not a bad idea just practice.

3.0

Humbucker Helper Helps

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Verified Buyer


They work alright. Simple concept but it frees up your hands.

2.0

Not much humbucking help!

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Verified Buyer


I found the task just as clumsy with these. For me, it's just one more thing to try to hold onto and the spring shot away just the same. I find that cutting the spring a bit shorter makes the job simpler. Give them a try if the price is nothing to you, but I'd put the money toward something else.

5.0

Good idea

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Good simple idea.

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