"We build pickups with neo magnets. There are some issues with them. First of all, they are so powerful that they create a huge pull on the strings when you try to adjust the pickup proximity to the strings. When you wind, you should wind with about…"
"It sucks to hear this but there is no universally accepted color coding for pickups. Lawrence color codes them one way, Fralin another, SD another, etc. You should go to the manufacturer's web site to confirm the color coding for the pickup…"
"Pickup placement, type of magnets used, placement of magnets, coil wire size, & number of winds on the coil will all change the tone of a pickup. There will be a tone difference if for no other reason than simply the placement of the pickups. If…"
Your comment "Most pickup makers wait for a while to take their measurements. Many believe that the heat caused by the friction of the wire running through your fingers, and the amount of stretch from the tension actually makes the wire a…"
"Bob, I wind a lot of pickups and I can tell that an increase in ohms is the norm. Like Ted, I can't explain the science behind it but, when we started winding, we kept very good records. Different bobbin sizes (Tele neck, bridge, Strat bobbins,…"
"Sometimes the third wire is a ground to the neck pickup cover. If it's a bridge pickup, sometimes the pickupmaker grounds the baseplate separately from the pickup (that solves some ground buzz issues). Fender makes stacked coil Tele pups with 3…"
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The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments. There are many helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and…"
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