Humbucker Helpers

Humbucker Helpers

Humbucker Helpers

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Humbucker Helpers

About This Item

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

Fabulous Tool

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Verified Buyer


These make what can be a frustrating job very easy. Best money I spent!

5.0

Clever device

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This takes all the frustration out of mounting humbuckers. Whoever invented this is a genius!

5.0

How i lived with these for so long I do not know.

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Verified Buyer


I am always swapping pickups just to see how they sound. These humbucker helpers save a lot of time and springs getting away from me.

5.0

As advertised

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Verified Buyer


These really did make installation much easier.

5.0

A great help

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Verified Buyer


These humbucker helpers really make a frustrating job easy. They also reduce the chance of scratching your guitar top. Well worth the price for reducing frustration alone!

5.0

An extra hand

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Verified Buyer


Love it no more flying springs

5.0

H Helpers

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Verified Buyer


They are better than trying to put them by yourself. It's still an easyer way to go.

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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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 ?

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