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    Pickup Makers FAQ

    Hey here is our FAQ sticky -shall we populate it with info?

    Wire Vendors:


    Magnet Vendors:


    Parts Vendors:
    Bobbins, covers and other small parts.

    Forbon Sources: (aka Vulcanized fibre, Fish paper)


    Technical References:

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    Winders-n-stuff:

    http://designed2wind.alphalink.com.au/contents.html

    Dummy coil stuff (don't think I actually read through all this - looks interesting):

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    Conversion, inches and millimeters

    Conversion -mm-inch & inch - mm calculator

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    There's a really useful converter here:

    EngNet - EngNet Tools - Unit Converter, Unit Conversion Application, Conversion Table, Metric Unit Conversion

    Windows only by the looks of it.

    Rob.

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    Here is my collection of U.S. Patents in PDF form, most of them dealing with pickups:

    Index of /new/misc/patents

    One of those tedious projects that kept me out of trouble...

    Steve Ahola
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    nice thread.. very helpful links.. i tried to order in Guitar Parts USA Guitar Pickup Parts & Rewinding Supplies - Guitar Parts USA.. for parts to be used on my classical guitar.. hope they do well..

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    Manufacturing Cost Estimation
    Free engineering tools for all manner of metal work and other materials. Well worth exploring.

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    Magnetic Hold 2015 Magnet Price List

    Here's the Magnetic Hold Price List.
    https://music-electronics-forum.com/...1&d=1419985272
    Shea stocks a lot of mangets that are listed on the price list.
    Plus he can special order magnets not on the list.
    He just added new bass rod magnets, in 5/16, and 3/8" sizes that will be available the end of January 2015.
    His email is on the pricelist.
    He has worked with the forum to provide the members what they have asked for.
    I especially like his A2 Bar magnets.
    GL,
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    Can you mix and match magnets to get quantity discounts? Also are the humbucker magnets fully charged, with the assumption that pickup makers will degauss them as needed? Do you put them in as you receive them or do you do anything to them first?

    Rough idea of shipping charge?


    Thanks!
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    Yes you can mix and match for the $40 minimum.
    The magnet prices are for each magnet type.
    I think the magnets are precharged, except where noted on the pricelist.
    I always charge magnets to max, I know some don't.
    I think he will take a check, but it will have to clear before he ships, that is what I do.
    Email Shea for additional info and shipping info. shea@magneticholdcompany.com
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    Any UK pickup folk, just to let you know Allparts is now able to supply the Mojotone (and Allparts USA) range of products at good prices.

    Allparts UK - trade supplier of guitar, bass & amp parts - the UK's #1 choice for guitar techs

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I wanted to make all pickup winders aware of Tone Kraft, a pickup parts company that seems to really cater to Pickup builders.
    They are stocking more parts constantly.
    They do custom laser work, with logos and such.
    I haven't purchased from them yet, but not heard a unkind word about them.
    They have some great volume prices, and no Dealer account needed!
    Shipping seems very reasonable too.
    Wind Your Own Pickups, Guitar Pickup Kits, Alnico Rod Magnets, Pickup Flatwork, Tone Kraft
    Check them out!
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    I will second this. They have great prices, quick delivery, great custom choices. Hopefully they are able to offer some of the same flexibility in humbucker parts eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    Could you add for our members, any prices, shipping, and ordering info for Sensmag.
    Thanks,
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    Sure, I am glad to help them out with some more business, a very professional operation!
    Magnet - High-quality Magnet - Magnet products - permanent magnetic SENS Magnetic Products, Inc
    sales@sensmag.com
    Shipping to UK was $30 DHL - a couple of days was all it took.

    Packing was superb - there was zero chance of damage IMO.

    Costs vary according to quantity, but they are very competitive or I wouldn't have bothered.
    I paid via wire using Xendpay - takes a few days to get there.
    Tolerances on .187" were stated as .186-.188 and this was correct according to my measurements.
    Gauss readings for charged A3/A5 were as expected, finish is excellent too.

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    The bizarre guitar pickup encyclopedia. It's too bad there isn't more info, but the high res pictures are good.
    https://drowninginguitars.com/2012/0...-encyclopedia/

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