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    Fralin "Steel Pole" Tele Neck pickup rewind

    Hello,
    the PU is completely open (already tried to retouch the eyelets with fresh solder).
    I'm afraid have no other choice than rewinding.
    Fralin specs for the SP Tele Neck are: AWG43, 7.700 ohm.
    Have you ideas/suggestions about turns number?
    The wire is a reddish (not yellow or pink) color, so I suspect is enamel (not the usual, brownish colored).

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    Thanks!
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    Have you tried peeling off some wire from the finish end of the coil yet? Because the pickup is wax potted, warm it up a bit using a hair drier or a heat gun and it will be easy to do. No sense in creating more work for yourself if removing 15 - 100 turns is all it'd take to get it working again.

    Lindy uses red colored 43 single-build Polynylon for these.

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    Hello Max,
    thanks for your help! I found the problem: open contact to the "start" eyelet. Rewinding time.
    m.p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Pancaldi View Post
    Have you ideas/suggestions about turns number?
    Thanks!
    m.p.
    Once you get the original wire off, measure carefully the core dimensions and use the coil estimator to determine the number of turns needed.

    Here is a link to the coil estimator. http://www.jdguitarworks.com/coil/coil.html

    Just pick a tele neck model and modify the core dimensions to match what you measured. (You can actually use any model if you modify the core dimensions. It doesn't really matter if it is the same model. ) Be sure to adjust the desired ohms and the wire size and build to match what you plan to use.

    Hope this helps.

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    Something I have done on may 50's and early 60's fender pickups is first reheat the solder joints- brings maybe one out of 25 back to life or if the inner coil wire is broken off so you cant get to it- pull the bottom piece of the bobbin off and the inner lead will be staring you in the face so you can unwind it a turn and reconnect with the eyelet. The innerlead cant be missed as its running across the coil at a 45 degree angle. The wax potting holds everything together so its actually fairly easy to do- getting the bottom flatwork back on and making it stay flat is a little tricky- you have to reheat the wax to make everything stay so it may not be worthwhile on a new pickup but on an original it is worth looking at even if the inner wire doesnt look broken from the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollar Jason View Post
    Something I have done on may 50's and early 60's fender pickups is first reheat the solder joints- brings maybe one out of 25 back to life or if the inner coil wire is broken off so you cant get to it- pull the bottom piece of the bobbin off and the inner lead will be staring you in the face so you can unwind it a turn and reconnect with the eyelet. The innerlead cant be missed as its running across the coil at a 45 degree angle. The wax potting holds everything together so its actually fairly easy to do- getting the bottom flatwork back on and making it stay flat is a little tricky- you have to reheat the wax to make everything stay so it may not be worthwhile on a new pickup but on an original it is worth looking at even if the inner wire doesnt look broken from the outside.
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