No ideas ?
A friend of mine asked me to wind some P90s for him.
I got a lot of infos on the net, and I am ready to wind, but I still wonder what is the TPL for P90s in the vintage classic style.
Thanks in advance
What is TPL?
Still getting used to some of the acronyms used in the forum. I have wound a lot of P-90's and I'm not sure how many PTL for a real vintage sounding P-90. It took quite a bit of trial and error before I got what myself and my customers feel is a nice sounding vintage tone. That is what makes winding so interesting...coming up with your own formulas and techniques.
Thanks a lot .. It can make a good start for testing.
Last edited by Ward; 08-02-2012 at 11:02 PM.
Remember ,there are 2 different classic p-90 sounds
50's & 60's
50's p-90's were quite a bit lower output than of the 60's & used A2 or A3 magnets
60's used Alnico 5 magnets & were wound hotter .
....Don't forget the Plain Enamel wire
"Pushback" wire is ,Wire with a foreskin.
I was not trying to criticize or school the original poster by any means...If I am doing a rewind or reproducing a vintage pickup, I want it to be to spec...So, turns per layer mean a lot in that aspect. Many of the pickups I make for my customers are formulas that I came up with through a lot of trial and error. Rather or not they are the exact vintage spec (TPL or not) is beyond me. I think at the time of my original response to the post that I may have been trying to encourage someone else to just wind!! Have fun and learn. As I am posting this I noticed that I am answering a post that was aimed at me was deleted. I just wanted to clear up the fact that I meant no harm with my response.
No worries Ward...not stupidity at all. After re-reading my post, I realized how I might have come off.
Thanks for all the advices. I started with a tpl of 60-80 and will see how it sounds ...
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