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    I made these a little while back, and they worked...

    I made these a little while back, and they worked out great for me.

    Stainless steel blade, with neo rod magnets. Plenty of output, and still retains lots of highs and bass response is tight.
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  2. I've made some Wal-type individual coil pickups...

    I've made some Wal-type individual coil pickups for bass, similar to what you've described here.

    For bobbins, I bought some round core transformer bobbins from here: Cosmo Corporation - Coil...
  3. Do you have a source you can share for those...

    Do you have a source you can share for those .250" X .800" A5 and A3 rods?
  4. String dampening with .780" X .25" Alnico rods?

    Has anyone else used .780" X .25" Alnico rods in their pickups?

    If so, did you notice any issues with string dampening (you know, when the mags pull too hard on the strings and you get that...
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    Mixing magnets?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried using a "mix" of magnets in their pickups?

    For example, sticking a small neo magnet on the bottom of an unmagnetized (or magnetized for that matter) alnico rod....
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    I've been using these lately: Scotch Restickable...

    I've been using these lately: Scotch Restickable Dots

    They are awesome, and unlike some double-sided foam tapes, they release cleanly and can be re-used many times.

    Now, I have a tail stock,...
  7. A quick sample from the slightly fatter bobbins,...

    A quick sample from the slightly fatter bobbins, with just under 9000 winds of 42 AWG for each coil (pickup at 36 fret mark, where the bridge pickup of a Rick 4003 is located, Audere preamp set...
  8. That they do. I am going to be getting some...

    That they do.

    I am going to be getting some alnico rods to try, too.
  9. Yeah, the plan is to encapsulate it in epoxy. I...

    Yeah, the plan is to encapsulate it in epoxy. I did end up encapsulating the first two I made in wax with those pickup covers you see in the pics. But, they're not quite deep enough to encapsulate...
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    Not sure on the other specifics, but they are of...

    Not sure on the other specifics, but they are of a "sidewinder" design.

    This means that the coils are laid on their sides, with the same polarity of the magnets facing inwards toward the poles. ...
  11. Thanks! The winder is great. Once you get the...

    Thanks!

    The winder is great. Once you get the start and stop positions on the traverse located properly, it winds really nice, tight coils. And I almost think that not having to sit there and...
  12. Neo-powered sidewinder fresh off the winder

    ...and just about ready to go into the test-bed bass.


    The blades are laser cut 430 stainless steel:
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    Bobbins are single-layer PCB, with 1/4" X 1/2" neodymium magnets:
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  13. Awesome. Did you already have those cores laying...

    Awesome. Did you already have those cores laying around, or did you buy those specifically to make the pickups?
  14. Steel used for laminated keepers in Darkstar/Bi-sonic pickups

    Does anyone know what kind of steel is used for the laminated steel keeper bars in Bi-sonic-style pickups?

    If not, not worries... any suggestions for what to use that would be similar (low-carbon...
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    43843 This is the widest I've seen... never...

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    This is the widest I've seen... never heard one, though, so no idea how this kind of thing sounds.
  16. Old Ibanez Musician bass single coils

    Hey all,

    Does anyone know much about these pickups?:
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    For instance: what the insides look like (fat Jazz style, or more like a P-90?), type of magnets used, coil dimensions, etc...
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    Yeah, it's looking more like there won't be much...

    Yeah, it's looking more like there won't be much difference between using one of these circuits, and simply connecting each pair of coils in parallel.
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    Could be (err, likely is) a misunderstanding on...

    Could be (err, likely is) a misunderstanding on my part. But I was thinking that using a mixer/buffer to blend the four signals would be different than, say, connecting each pair of coils in...
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    Small buffer for mixing pickup signals?

    Hello,

    If you've seen some of my other posts, you know that I'm playing around with a multi-coil pickup design.

    I was curious about trying to configure these such that I could have an output...
  20. Thread: New toy!

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    The "wire guides" I was referring to are the...

    The "wire guides" I was referring to are the ruby-tipped nozzles linked to above, specifically the ones from UKCNC. In Kayakerca's case, I suppose the "wire guide" could refer to the whole system...
  21. Thread: New toy!

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    To be fair, I've never claimed to be some kind of...

    To be fair, I've never claimed to be some kind of purist. :D

    You can set up a program that will do mixed TPL. For instance, you can do 500 winds at 125 TPL, then 1000 winds at 250 TPL, etc. So,...
  22. Thread: New toy!

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    Yeah, not cheap, but not prohibitively expensive....

    Yeah, not cheap, but not prohibitively expensive.

    Winder is pretty much worked out. Just need to find a way to mount one of these wire guides... it'll help with both finding the zero position...
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    The folks that make the CNC winder I got also...

    The folks that make the CNC winder I got also sell them: https://ukcnc.net/index.php?route=product/category&path=60
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    Hehe... yeah, although perfect winds might be...

    Hehe... yeah, although perfect winds might be cool, in the back of my mind I knew that wasn't going to happen. With wire this small, it has a mind of its own as it lays down, and the measurements...
  25. Options for making custom pickup covers

    Hey all,

    Does anyone here make custom pickup covers?

    Probably a silly question, but what are the best options for making your own covers?

    I'm guessing vacuum molding, silicone molds,... ...
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    The main "quirk" I'm running into has to do with...

    The main "quirk" I'm running into has to do with the traverse...

    By no means is this a remark against the machine itself (it works perfectly), but the tricky part is getting a really accurate...
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    Loving it so far. Very solidly built. I'm still...

    Loving it so far. Very solidly built. I'm still figuring out the quirks of CNC winding, but I've managed to wind some pretty nice coils already.
  28. Thread: New toy!

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    New toy!

    My new toy came in today! Can't wait to get down to business with this thing...

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    Thanks to Louis Scutti of Scero Guitars for the good deal.
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