Handwound & Handcrafted Guitar Pickups made in France

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Frequently asked questions, Technical / Commercial / Practical

Pre Sale question

Manufacturing time and process, delay, shipping and payment informations

 

What are the manufacturing times?

Made-to-order pickups, listed in the catalog, are manufactured within 8 working days and shipped the same or next day.

Special requests, requiring the ordering of raw materials, may require more time. The manufacturing time will be specified to you when establishing the quote.

What are the payment methods?

For payments in euros (€), it is possible to pay by credit card, VISA or MASTERCARD with the secure payment system PAYPLUG from NATIXIS.

It is also possible to pay by PAYPAL, bank transfer.

For payments in dollars ($) it is possible to pay by VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS credit card with the MOLLIE secure payment system.

Payment methods specific to certain countries are also available:

  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna Pay Later
  • Klarna Slice it
  • IDEAL
  • Sofort Banking
  • Bancontact
  • EPS
  • Giropay
  • Przelewy24
  • KBC / CBC
  • Belfius Direct net
  • ING Home’Pay

What are the shipping countries?

Lists of countries to which we ship. If your country is not in the list, contact us to request it.

  • France
  • Belgium
  • Swiss
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • UK
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Czech republic
  • Slovakia
  • Poland
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Hungary

What are the terms of free delivery?

The threshold to benefit from free shipping is 150 €, the final amount of the basket, for all the countries to which we ship. This concerns the most economical method of delivery with tracking. Other chargeable delivery methods are also available beyond this amount.

Technical questions

Below you will find a series of technical questions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you do not find the answer to your question.

What are the colors of the 4-conductor cables?

We use by default the same color codes as Bareknuckle Pickups, for the wiring of our humbuckers. In this way, it is very easy for you to use the very complete wiring diagrams that BKP offers on its site at this address.

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If you ever wish, for practical reasons (mounting a Cecca microphone with a microphone from another brand such as Gibson, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio, Fender …), you can ask us for special wiring. You just need to mention it in a comment on the order confirmation page.

We wire our microphones with 5 conductor cables, one for ground and 2 (start and end) for each coil.

 

Where can I find pickup wiring diagrams?

We do not have wiring diagrams specific to Cecca Guitars. We therefore refer you to the Bareknuckle Pickups website which offers a very complete series of diagrams for all (or almost) pickup configurations.

Unless you specifically request, our 4-conductor wiring respects the color codes of Bareknuckle pickups. It is therefore possible for you to use their diagrams without fuss.

What does RWRP mean?

RWRP or RW / RP is the acronym for Reverse Wind / Reverse Polarity.

Technically, RWRP is used with single coils only (Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jaguar, Jazzmaster and P90). This allows the cancellation of the “Hum” on the intermediate position between two microphones. This position becomes “Noiseless” (without noise, like the humbuckers), if and only if the winding direction of the 2 microphones is reversed as well as the polarity, that is to say the orientation of the magnets. One must be in the North the other in the South.

Our single coil pickup sets are RWRP by default. Let us know in the “Comments” field during order confirmation if you do NOT want the mics to be “RWRP”.

Quelle est la polarité et le sens de bobinage des micros Cecca ?

This information is very important if you want to install a Cecca mic with a mic from another brand (yes, yes, you have the right, I swear).

The winding directions and magnetic orientation we use are the same as most major brands of pickup.

CW = Clock Wise -> wound in a clockwise direction.

CCW = Counter Clock Wise -> wound counterclockwise.

P90 Bridge pickups are CW and NORD wound up
P90 Neck pickups are CCW and SUD wound up
Neck and Bridge Stratocaster pickups are CW and SOUTH wound up
Middle Stratocaster pickups are CCW and NORD wound up
The humbucker pickups are CW wound and screw coil (1st coil, input) to SOUTH and pad coil (2nd coil, output) to NORTH. In case of double rows of screws, it should be noted that the input coil is to the SOUTH and the output coil is to the NORTH. This is the most commonly used configuration.

Commercial matters

Below is a series of answers to business questions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you do not find the answer to your question.

What are the advantages of a PRO account?

Les utilisateurs disposant d’un compte PRO bénéficient de 15% de réduction sur le tarif HT des micros neufs Cecca Guitars.

Des avantages ponctuels peuvent leur être attribuer lors d’opérations spéciales.

Who can claim a PRO account?

All professionals in the sector (luthiers, manufacturers, repairers, music store, online musical instrument sales site) can benefit from a professional account.

How to get a PRO account?

Nothing could be simpler, you just have to register on the site using the form on the “PRO” page in the main menu.

Registration is done in 1 minutes and your account is activated immediately. A password initialization link is sent to you

Be careful, if the information you enter is wrong, the orders you place will only be honored if you pay for the order at the price you are supposed to pay for it. In summary, if you fill out the PRO registration form while you are a graphic designer or painter, you will be asked for a supplement so that your order is fulfilled. In case of doubt, on the identity or activity of the professional, the account will be blocked as well as any payments made on the site.

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