Humbucker Helpers

Humbucker Helpers

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

2.0

Not much humbucking help!

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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.

5.0

So simple!

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I am impressed! No more flying springs or needing three hands to work on Humbuckers. A brilliant yet simple solution.

5.0

Humbucker Helpers

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An ingeniously simple tool! What a time saver! I wish I invented them!

4.0

Springs drive me mad...

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These definitely help if you are the type that find yourself looking for wayward springs. (Raises hand...) I'll echo what others have said, there is an adjustment to get used to using them but once you do it's all good.

4.0

Does the job. Will scratch metallic rings.

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Does what you bought it for once you figure it out. Be careful, you can easily scratch metallic mounting rings with these. I put some tape on the inside of the top the second time and it helped some.

5.0

Simple but valuable

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These save you a lot of time and hassle once you get the hang of using them.

2.0

Too Short

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I found these not very helpful, and don't use them. The height is too short for longer screws, and the hole and slot too small for ease of use.

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