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  1. Poll: That’s been my impression as well, except lately...

    That’s been my impression as well, except lately I’m getting the sense that I’ve been undervaluing my rates. I had a fellow come in with a Stimer gypsy jazz pickup (bobbinless) who was shocked that I...
  2. Poll: survey: How much are you charging for rewinds???

    I thought maybe an updated consensus on rewinding fees might help with some awareness around standards. I'd be curious to know if I'm charging the correct amount based on what others charge. This...
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    I remember ordering some hollow rivets years ago...

    I remember ordering some hollow rivets years ago and they were slightly larger than the originals but I decreased the diameter of the heads by chucking them in a drill and grinding them down. I...
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    man, talk about a temperamental pickup! Jason, it...

    man, talk about a temperamental pickup! Jason, it must have been a real challenge to recreate these. I also hear the originals had the coil wire wrapped right around the screws, so adjusting the...
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    I'm sorry, I should have mentioned I suffer from...

    I'm sorry, I should have mentioned I suffer from chronic foot-in-mouth disease. :p
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    I hadn't really had a need to build an electric...

    I hadn't really had a need to build an electric magnet charger but this could be a fun project. Looking at these pictures it seems like you've got two beefy coils around some beefy steel, likely...
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    Brilliant, thank you. That confirms how the...

    Brilliant, thank you. That confirms how the magnets are orientated.
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    Thanks! I did go check a few threads out. Most of...

    Thanks! I did go check a few threads out. Most of those guys are not too familiar with pickup construction. Some have removed the shoes and charged them against speaker magnets with varying degrees...
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    Horseshoe Rickenbacker recharge

    Anyone successfully regauss a 60s Ricky horseshoe? Wondering what the right method is for charging with neodymium. Do the sides of the U get charged or the ends? Any tips would be appreciated!
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    Fender Elite tele rewind

    was seconded to repair this guitar. Turns out the bridge pickup is dead. Went to take it out and noticed it is completely sealed! Has anyone cracked one open? Also, I don't know what wire Fender was...
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    Namm 2019 pickup news

    I thought this was interesting so wanted to share.

    http://https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2019-the-ruokangas-valvebucker-is-the-first-ever-tube-driven-electric-guitar-pickup
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    they are not very difficult to make with a...

    they are not very difficult to make with a program like Fusion 360. You’ll probably need to do adjustments on the files you get anyway depending on how your machine is calibrated, magnet diameter,...
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    the wind direction of both coils can be the same...

    the wind direction of both coils can be the same if the start of one coil is connected to the start of the other (or end of one connected to the end of the other). It will be humbucking.
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    third time’s the charm. Changing to felt...

    third time’s the charm. Changing to felt definitely allowed me to wind at a higher tension and not compromise the coil wire. At the very end of the wind I tried to increase the tension until the wire...
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    The old coil weighs 22.5g. My last attempted...

    The old coil weighs 22.5g. My last attempted weighed 16.5g. dimesions of the bobbin are outside: 2.74” x .925” inside: 2.3” x .4”. Height is .19”

    I found some felt like material I’m going to try....
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    Rickenbacker debacle

    I was tasked to rewind a single coil bridge pickup on a 12 string Ricky. I was given the guitar in order to reinstall the pickup so i measured the neck and it read 10k ohms. I mic'd the wire and took...
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    that's an interesting idea! do brushless motors...

    that's an interesting idea! do brushless motors usually require air cooling? I don't know much about them. David is this what you had in mind?
    DC Spindle Motor Kit 600W 300W 450W 400W 500W Brushed...
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    my first winder used a sewing machine motor and...

    my first winder used a sewing machine motor and mechanical counter. It's my backup now. The thing sound like a printing press.

    Yes, my Veeder Root counter does have slow and fast terminals. It's a...
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    that's the conclusion i'm coming to. two separate...

    that's the conclusion i'm coming to. two separate PS seems to be helping the situation. At some point i will have to clean up this problem but there's work to be done!
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    hey Jim, thanks for the feedback! 1. I went...

    hey Jim, thanks for the feedback!

    1. I went back with the original sensor. Both were functioning equally poorly when sharing the same power supply. Approaching the sensor head on with an object...
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    I think I got it working by using a separate...

    I think I got it working by using a separate power supply for the counter and sensor. the PWM I have might not be right for the motor and I've got some weird stuff going on as I increase the speed. I...
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    I'm gonna try that as well!

    I'm gonna try that as well!
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    thanks for the reply! ok, I think it's a power...

    thanks for the reply!
    ok, I think it's a power supply issue. with the new counter and sensor it seems the car battery charger makes the counter skip 2 or 3 numbers every time the sensor is...
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    counter and prox sensor woes

    I'm not sure what's going on but for some reason my counter has started to miss counts. Thinking it was the sensor I replaced that and no change to the problem. I purchased a new counter and attached...
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    found a 50k smooth shaft pot locally (no detent...

    found a 50k smooth shaft pot locally (no detent tho). replaced the one that seemed dodgy and the problem was solved. they don't make 'em like they used to i guess.
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    placed an order with Magnetic Hold. Seemed easy...

    placed an order with Magnetic Hold. Seemed easy to work with. No issues for first time order. Was out of one size but had the next size in length which is fine. Quick response time. so far so good!
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    yeah, what I know about bass preamps you could...

    yeah, what I know about bass preamps you could fit on the head of a pin. Great to have a recommendation to upgrade! I can at least offer a viable alternative if the customer is willing to fork out...
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    what are the dimensions of those magnets? Any...

    what are the dimensions of those magnets? Any guess as to the type of alnico?
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