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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  4. 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.
  8. Did the zebra thing with Dim get resolved in...

    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...
  11. 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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    That's what I would try first then. No wrong...

    That's what I would try first then. No wrong choices on CAD/CAM. Look at a few and find one that you like and that is within your budget.
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    I would recommend getting into something like...

    I would recommend getting into something like Fusion 360 as it seems you are looking to build up an inventory of numerous different flatwork templates. After a few hours of tutorials on something...
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    The Arduino would definitely be a more cost...

    The Arduino would definitely be a more cost effective solution compared to the Phidgets bipolar stepper motor controllers that I used. That said, in my situation, the Phidgets controllers...
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    I wasn't smart enough or skilled enough to code...

    I wasn't smart enough or skilled enough to code up an Arduino or Raspberry PI to run my CNC winder. I opted for a higher level controller (Phidgets) with all the capabilities/functions (well, all...
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    In the sincere desire by me to try and get a...

    In the sincere desire by me to try and get a better handle on this, can you explain the advantage of building a P-bass as RWSP compared to RWRP, or just the disadvantage of building a RWRP pickup for...
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    I've gone through the posts. It seems to be...

    I've gone through the posts. It seems to be pretty much the same as in the phase chart from the book though. But the Jason Lollar comment below (from the referred threads) seems to read (when...
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    The combinations of magnetic polarity of two...

    The combinations of magnetic polarity of two coils and wind direction (relative to ground and hot) yields the same results as the chart below (from one of my books) in my experience. Magnetic...
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    Thanks all. I appreciate the input.

    Thanks all. I appreciate the input.
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    Lacquer forbon based P90 bobbins?

    Do winders here who build there own P90 bobbins (forbon/maple spacer) lacquer them before winding similar to other forbon based bobbins with rod magnets? Is there benefit to lacquering to seal the...
  22. T posted a price list a while back from Magnetic...

    T posted a price list a while back from Magnetic Hold that has both A3 and A5 in size .250" X .800".

    http://music-electronics-forum.com/t5313/#post370731
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    KJ Pole ID - Magnet Polarity Tester app

    Well I guess the iPhone had to start including pickup winding related apps at some point. . .


    https://youtu.be/QAzP1QwGgZQ
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    Anytime. Spent a few months on that same road a...

    Anytime. Spent a few months on that same road a number of years back. The result was well worth the few bumps in the road during the journey.
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    You may want to include: - Traverse start...

    You may want to include:
    - Traverse start position option to be either left side or right side (top or bottom) of the bobbin.
    - Bobbin height/traverse distance (distance between the inside top...
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    I don't believe they are being manufactured...

    I don't believe they are being manufactured anymore.

    Spin Doctor Website
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    Yes, even with the little bit I created using a...

    Yes, even with the little bit I created using a candle and a small Pyrex glass bowl to catch the smoke produced some incredibly messy suet. That stuff blackens up everything it touches. Even with...
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    Nice. How are you liking the winder?

    Nice.

    How are you liking the winder?
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