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5/19/2006 10:43 AM
Zhangliqun
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Need new bobbin vendor
My current one screwed up an order (gave me REVERSE zebras instead of zebras) and the contact guy has such a thick foreign answer that it's hard to communicate with him.  
 
Doesn't seem to be interested in making it right so I need to look elsewhere -- can anybody help? Would also like a vendor that makes the cream bobbins the right shade. None of this Stew Mac pink/tan thing...
 
5/19/2006 11:31 AM
David Schwab
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Have you checked out http://www.tonerider.com ?  
 
Andrew sent a price list and picture of the parts he has. They look pretty good. I'm not sure about the shade of the cream bobbin though from looking at the picture.
 
 
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5/19/2006 11:41 AM
Zhangliqun
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The cream shade is obviously crucial. Are Allparts cream bobbins decent looking?  
 
I also found a place on the net called Gurian Instruments and they make all kinds of bobbins. E-mailed them and am waiting to hear back.
 
5/19/2006 12:02 PM
Wolfe Macleod
Allparts is the best dang bobbins I've found. I've seen, wound, and rewound on bobbins from just about every company. I prefer Allparts, although I don't liek the factory polish.  
Allparts used to have the pink cream, but switched over to the better looking color awhile back.  
 
I know Gurian very well, since they're close to me. They don't make humbucker bobbins - only single coil.
 
5/19/2006 11:52 AM
Jon Gundry
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The All Parts cream does not have a pink hue.
 
5/19/2006 12:01 PM
Andrew C
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If you navigate www.tonerider.com to English>Humbuckers>High Output Series and look at the double cream Firepower pickup, that's a pretty accurate color match in the photo to the actual color.  
 
We mix the cream color to match a Gibson Historic Les Paul Custom Pickguard...
 
5/19/2006 12:56 PM
Wolfe Macleod
Andrew, I just noted that you have a statement on your site about the double cream.  
You're not in the US if I remember? The Dimarzio Trademark should not apply.  
 
I think your bobbins are probably the only one I haven't wound on. Still hoping to get some samples.
 
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