An early 90's Strat in with some electronics issues. The output was completely dead so I popped off the jack plate and found a broken connection that needed to be resoldered. A fairly standard issue repair on Strats. Another issue was that this player's neck pickup had been acting up for some time and finally cut out him. When I pulled the pickup I found that the inside coil lead had been cut. The flatwork looked like a cutting board where a nick perfectly matched the break. A fellow local tech and pickup winder friend of mine, Chris Tatoyian of Black Cat Guitar, told me of a great fix he has used in the past. Since it is the inside wrap, I can't unwind the pickup and resolder to the pickup lead. His fix is to use copper shielding tape and make a soldering pad on the flatwork. Total genius! This trick saved the pickup from having to be rewound or replaced. You rule Chris!
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