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    '66 Hofner Bass

    I have a '66 Hofner bass bridge humbucker p/u in for a rewind. If anyone knows the size of the wire, I'd really appreciate the info.

    Mic's out at ~ .0023" (with insulation), so I see that as AWG 44. Looks like the red of SPN. Always nice to have confirmation.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Jim. . .
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    Hi Jim

    0.05 mm 44 awg is right 4500 - 5000 turns should get you in the ball park. No wax bath if you want to stay vintage original. Most of the old Höfner pickups are starting to fail. I think the flux they used is eating the copper away. If they have the alnico magnets they sound pretty good if you over wind them a bit. The red tape is a real pain to get off and the colour goes all over your fingers. Surprisingly the tape is still sticky after all these years. Have fun.

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    Andrew
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    Thanks Andrew. Yes, that red tape is something special. I could hold my hand closer to the heat gun air flow than I could hold the pickup's red tape to the air flow before it would start to melt.
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