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Other Mike picked up this cool late ‘64/early ‘65 Mustang to restore it, but I think it’s awesome as-is! Real-deal ’70s Wide Range in the bridge with the original moved to the neck, pat-pend vibrato and some cool stickers. I think we may leave the Cola one on. #guitar #fender #mustang #vintage #offset #mod #seattle #yes #wrhb (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Holy shit! Speaking of old friends, the fabled “Clownburst” stopped by for a minor tweak, and it felt great to get re-acquainted. The body’s from OSG’s @adhguitars and the neck came from @paulrhoney with an ebony board, no less. Vintage WRHBs and Pat Pend vibrato, too. What a beast! #guitar #clownburst #tele #telecaster #jazzmaster #jaguar #deluxe #wrhb #seattle #custom #andrewdoeshair #paulrhoney (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Man, our ‘76 Starcaster is just an incredible guitar! I’ve been trying not to spend too much time with it lest I become attached to its case-kept goodness! So clean, so barely played, so beautiful. For sale now @mmguitarbar! #mmguitarbar #seattle #fender #starcaster #vintage #vintageguitar #vintageguitars #sunburst #semihollow #hollowbody #fholes #wrhb #widerange (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

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Obviously I’m playing catch up today, having neglected to post real photos for quite some time. Thanks for bearing with all of the IG shots, which are easier to upload during our busy days.

I’ll be honest: Danocaster blows my mind. His spot-on colors and younger-than-they-look creations are incredible. Not only does Dano’s aging look authentic and tasteful, but somehow he’s nailed the feel of our vintage favorites too!

This Ice Blue Metallic “Jazzblaster” is outfitted with a set of Lollar Regals, 500K pots with a treble bleed circuit, 11-gauge strings and of course, a Mastery Bridge. It’s perfect.

In “HOLY SHIT LOOK WHAT ELSE WE GOT!” news, this near-perfect 1976 Fender Starcaster just arrived and we’re gonna list it ASAP. Incredibly enough, it includes its original case in excellent shape, and the original Fender strap too!!!! Zoinks! #guitar #vintage #vintageguitar #fender #starcaster #1970s #1976 #wow #sunburst #johnnygreenwood #WRHB #perfect #omg (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

It’s been a long road, baby. This Road Worn Telecaster, as you may know, was NOT looking good when it came in, but after a lot of work it’s finally ready for stage and studio. Outfitted with a Mastery Bridge and @lollarpickups’ Regal and Special-T models (such and amazing combo!) this Tele is full of twang and punch, and if you haven’t heard the three-dimensional complexity of the Regal you haven’t lived! Upper right corner is as it was upon arrival. I dubbed it ‘The Shitcaster’ when it came in, but now I’d rock this one… #guitar #repair #fender #tele #telecaster #lollar #wrhb #custom #seattle #masterybridge #yes (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

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Bridge-then-neck demo of the ‘76 Starcaster with one of my favorite @davidbazan riffs as the setting. This guitar is unbelievable, and definitely qualifies as a rare #wcw for me. If only I had disposable income! #guitar #vintage #vintageguitar #fender #starcaster #semihollow #sunburst #wrhb #widerange #pickups #davidbazan #bazan #perfect #seattle #mmguitarbar (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Someone asked about aftermarket WRHBs a few days back, and this morning I happened to stumble upon a collection of links on OSG thanks to user Ratwhacker. This is just about everyone making Wide Range pickups these days, some in normal humbucker enclosures. And I’ll admit it, I haven’t even heard of many of these. Behold:

FULL SIZE WRHBs
Arcane Inc.: Broad Range (site isn’t working)
Ardizzi Pickups: Wide Range T72
Brierley: custom order only
Curtis Novak: WRHB
Lollar: Regal
Mojotone: 72 Wide Range Clone
Mojotone: 72 Wide Range Custom
Oil City Pickups: The Buccaneer
Telenator: MOD 1 Plain Magnet
Telenator: MOD 2 Fixed Pole
Telenator: MOD 3 Hybrid Cunife/Alnico
Telenator: CuNiFe
The Creamery: WRHB *Both full size and standard HB


STANDARD HB SIZE
Axerus: Split Pole
Barfuss: NEU
Catswhisker: Ranger DLX
Lindy Fralin: P-92 & Twangmaster
Curtis Novak: HUM-WR
GFS: Vintage Split HB
G&B: G116 C/-1 C
The Creamery: WRHB

More coils! I believe these are from Regals, which are my favorite WRHB on the market. Jason and I talked for a bit about the WRHB, how disappointing the reissues are and how he went about not only replicating the construction of these fabled ‘70s pickups, but how he got all of the tooling done for he Wide Range pickup. That guy is a fount of knowledge. #guitar #pickups #WRHB #Regals #lollar #custom #replacement #tacoma #seattle #factory #tour