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Best Coils?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by Skeesix Mar 20. 1 Reply

What is the best quality coils out there? Stewmac has coils but they were too expensive, so I took a ride with cheap alternatives and was not disappointed.My findings are that coils made by…Continue

Wiring two P90s like P Bass pickups?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by ILL GREEN Feb 14. 4 Replies

Hey guys, I am starting to get my hands dirty in making my own homegrown pickups. I figured a custom CBG should have custom pickups.I decided to tackle the P90 design because thats my favorite sound…Continue

Making Useful Pickups With Neodymium

Started by David Harris. Last reply by John Mar 25, 2017. 7 Replies

I have tried a couple and they come out extremely bright and harsh.  Is there a way to warm them up?Continue

Lathe turning a pickup

Started by Mr. Toad. Last reply by Mr. Toad Sep 28, 2016. 3 Replies

I have a few questions concerning using a wood lathe to turn a pickup. My knowledge is very limited so here goes.1.  The lathe turns toward the operator, does the direction of the windings matter?2.…Continue

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Comment by Skeesix on January 5, 2016 at 5:01pm

If I'm visualizing things correctly, yes, the magnets may want to repel each other. They should all either be north up or south up. What I do in that situation is epoxy them on one at a time. Wait until the glue sets on the first one before adding the next one and so on.

Comment by Robert Killen on January 4, 2016 at 11:28pm

Quick scenario.

I'm building a wall wart pickup like this:

  • thin wood base
  • three button magnets
  • tin can strip plate
  • 1" pole posts cut from 1/4" steel bolt
  • fine wind bobbin from a 15v wall wart
  • wood top

Because the center hole in the bobbin is more square than long, I have to push the magnets very close in order to align them to the pole posts. Given their orientation they want to repel one another.

Is this correct?

Thanks in advance!

Comment by Skeesix on December 6, 2014 at 9:37am

This is a good page which explains it:http://behindthetone.com/johnfisher/counter/count.htm

However, I wouldn't bother with a calculator for a Lollar style winder, as it will wind too fast for it to count. I ended up using a Red Lion Cub counter which works great.

Comment by Mr. Toad on December 6, 2014 at 12:17am

I'm not an electronic guru, could you explain how you wired up the calculator and how is it all hooked up so it counts the rpm? I bought a Lollar book on making pickup winders and I'm almost finished with it except for the counter.

Comment by Skeesix on December 2, 2014 at 5:52pm

Great winder - what kind of motor is that? I imagine the rpms would have to be on the low side for the counter to work.

Wire gauge looks like it's on the thicker side - 36 gauge or so? Not sure what the equivalent is in the UK without looking it up.

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:59pm

My winding machine with £1 shop calculator counter , just wire a switch to the = button and input 1+1 before starting!

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:57pm

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:56pm

Only about 30-50 ohms -no I haven't forgotten the k.

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:53pm

I make low impedance PUs, (Les Paul style) only require about 350 turns but need either a preamp or transformer.

Comment by Mr. Toad on September 30, 2013 at 1:42am

I would think that if you kept your guitar in the bedroom with you the light would keep you awake at night if you used lightning bugs.

 

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Best Coils?

Started by ILL GREEN. Last reply by Skeesix Mar 20. 1 Reply

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Started by David Harris. Last reply by John Mar 25, 2017. 7 Replies

Lathe turning a pickup

Started by Mr. Toad. Last reply by Mr. Toad Sep 28, 2016. 3 Replies

pre amps

Started by Mal Chilvers Sep 24, 2016. 0 Replies

New illinois guy (Geneva) Hi all

Started by Gary Ross. Last reply by Gary Ross Feb 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Soldering tips anyone?

Started by Wade. Last reply by Skeesix Aug 20, 2014. 8 Replies

hi

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Skeesix Jul 24, 2014. 1 Reply

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