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Build-Your-Own Pickup Winder, 220-volt

Build-Your-Own Pickup Winder, 220-volt

Build-Your-Own Pickup Winder, 220-volt

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Build-Your-Own Pickup Winder, 220-volt

About This Item

Build the Schatten pickup coil winder yourself and SAVE!

It's easy to assemble, and the kit includes instructions and all the parts. You supply simple hand tools and a soldering iron. Schatten's redesigned smaller-profile machine is ideal for occasional pickup winding in the average repair shop.

Repair old pickups, build custom overwound, underwound and coil-tapped models, and create pickups for custom or specialty instruments: with a Schatten hand-feed winder you can do it all.

The kit includes everything needed to assemble a fully working Schatten Model B winding machine. The parts are pre-drilled, and assembly consists mostly of soldering work and parts installation. Estimated assembly time is about 45 minutes.

    Improved Schatten winder features:
  • Single-arm design with switchable rotation direction
  • Stronger motor for fast 900 rpm average winding speed
  • Speed control
  • Electronic counter with reset
  • Adjustable cross-feed limiter for controlling pickup coil width
  • Durable ABS enclosure with sturdy platform base
  • Works with 38 to 44 gauge coil wire or finer
  • 220-volt AC wall converter included

Check out our Pickup Kits: go for the vintage sound or wind 'em your own way.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


Product Instructions

Build-Your-Own Pickup Winder

Assembly instructions.

Pickup Winding with the Schatten Pickup Winder

A primer on how to rewind, modify and make custom pickups!

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it's worth it


I'm really happy with the winder. It was easy to assemble with step-by-step instructions, and took about 1.5 hrs without rushing. I've wound three pickups with it so far. You can feel the motor slow down when you apply tension to the wire, so it has a responsive feel. This is good once the motor lasts. It would be helpful if we could buy the power supply separately as it's just a 3rd party 9v wall plug.


Pleasantly surprised


Verified Buyer

Thinking it was overpriced I sourced the individual components which turned out to be more expensive & somewhat bothersome hence my purchase. Very well conceived, a pleasure to build & a whiz to use. Simon Pinder. HK


Excellent winder


Verified Buyer

Easy to build, and very fast for winding my pickups. I've used a hand drill in the past with bad results. This winder starts slowly, doesn't break the wire. You can improve the package by adding 4 rubber feet.