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    That is how I make my P90 bobbins on the laser...

    That is how I make my P90 bobbins on the laser cutter, with the maple 1/4" core piece. It works well for the P90 bobbins.

    I was originally thinking about that setup for the 16 pickups, but...
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    That bench shot is the luthier's shop. Mine...

    That bench shot is the luthier's shop. Mine looks more like a room full of pickup parts and a winder. :)
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    So I have a little feedback on the pickup now. I...

    So I have a little feedback on the pickup now. I asked the luthier to try the pickup in something before doing routing the guitar body for this one of a kind pickup (one of a kind by shape only). ...
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    Keep an eye on your coil tightening exercise. If...

    Keep an eye on your coil tightening exercise. If you wind with too much tension, you may see your coils start to flair up the ends of the top flatwork.
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    I wind one of my Strat style bridge models with...

    I wind one of my Strat style bridge models with 42SPN to 7.6kΩ. I still have room that I could put a little more on before it would reach the edge of the bobbin. I suppose you might have less...
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    I don't play (weird as that may seem for a...

    I don't play (weird as that may seem for a winder), but I mostly use a Franklin 15 by a Texan boutique amp builder, Scott from Celtic Amplifiers for testing. It is a high end Matchless Lightning...
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    Well, the pickups are done and all packaged up...

    Well, the pickups are done and all packaged up for the customer.

    It was an interesting project and if they produce a usable tone, I'll add them to the offering. Not sure how that is going to turn...
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    Do you have a metal baseplate on the bottom T?

    Do you have a metal baseplate on the bottom T?
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    That is what I was looking to hear. Not a Strat...

    That is what I was looking to hear. Not a Strat and not a humbucker. The luthier wanted a usable tone that was neither of those conventional tones necessarily. His electric guitar builds are...
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    Thanks all for the input. I've got the flatwork...

    Thanks all for the input. I've got the flatwork cut out and ready to go. I machined a spacer to set the A5's. I machined a P90 baseplate to the 16 of perpendicular match for the flatwork (that...
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    The SD SH-4 JB is a regular type humbucker...

    The SD SH-4 JB is a regular type humbucker (screws/slugs/baseplate/bar magnet) but with marginally stagger bobbins. I'm looking at the difference between that type of humbucker and a pair of bobbins...
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    Angled pickups - humbucker setup

    A custom guitar builder has asked me to build his some sort of humbucker that is angled to match the frets (30 in the case of the attached bobbin image, but 16 is the required). No problem with...
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    Sticky: Thanks Sonny. The info and data are very much...

    Thanks Sonny. The info and data are very much appreciated. Yes, it's a '65 Beatle Bass. I had one in a couple years back for a rewind on the staple side (I used 44 SPN). The screw side on that...
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    Sticky: Rewind of '65 Hofner bass 500/501 (staple style) pickups

    '65 Hofner bass 500/501 pickups (staple style). . . ~ 8.75kΩ - 9.25kΩ with 44AWG?

    Thanks in advance for any input.
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    You can engrave metal with a regular CO2 laser...

    You can engrave metal with a regular CO2 laser when the surface of the metal piece is coated with a marking product such as CerMark.
  16. I'm can't draw a reasonable looking stick man so...

    I'm can't draw a reasonable looking stick man so drawing my own was out. I asked Mojo if I could use their wiring schematics and they said, to quote. . . "Yes, that's completely fine."
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  17. Poll: HB bobbins that have only wax and dirt clean up...

    HB bobbins that have only wax and dirt clean up very quickly with a heat gun and a piece of cloth to wipe off the dirt and wax as it softens and melts.
  18. Poll: For a standard single coil (e.g. Strat, Tele,...

    For a standard single coil (e.g. Strat, Tele, J-bass) I charge $65.

    I tell customers, if the broken pickup is not a vintage pickup that repairing will help maintain the value of the...
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    While I haven't done one YET, I have turned away...

    While I haven't done one YET, I have turned away a few of these jobs before I figured out an approach. I believe I now have a process that will work for my setup.

    The bobbin mount I use on my...
  20. My charging jig consists of a couple of good...

    My charging jig consists of a couple of good sized N42's installed in a couple of handles to make using those Neo's possible. I have a number of spacers that I use to regulate the gauss level of the...
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    Could you put the spool on the winder, put on an...

    Could you put the spool on the winder, put on an empty bobbin, pick and end and attach it to the bobbin and then just start a wind? When you reach the other end, pick a new broken end and repeat?
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    Sticky: A DiMarzio Chopper T Tele bridge pickup came into...

    A DiMarzio Chopper T Tele bridge pickup came into the shop yesterday. I have never dealt with one of these before. My question, is the Chopper T epoxy potted (or any such potting that is other than...
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    My felt tensioner felt sounds very similar. I...

    My felt tensioner felt sounds very similar. I use thick piano hammer felt.
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    Did the zebra thing with Dim get resolved in favour of the winding community? I only ask as I noticed today that SD is providing zebra and reverse zebra as bobbin options on the webpage for the...
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    FWIW, I found this a few years back talking a bit...

    FWIW, I found this a few years back talking a bit about PAF humbucker history.

    https://musicalilluminism.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/vintage-gibson-humbucker-specs-and-general-pickup-tech/
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    This is what I use to set my tension. This does...

    This is what I use to set my tension. This does imply that you are not using your fingers to create tension during a wind, but rather some device that will allow you to retain the tension during the...
  27. It's good to see a part supplier actually here in...

    It's good to see a part supplier actually here in town, but at this point, NexGen appears to be focusing more on guitar/amp parts market than the pickup winder space. Currently they are not carrying...
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    That would be impressive! I remember seeing a...

    That would be impressive! I remember seeing a SD factory tour video and if I remember correctly the guy doing the interview said they look to keep their winds within 3% to be accepted. Didn't...
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