5K Tele neck pickup....

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  1. 5F6-A

    5F6-A Senior Member

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    I have found an advert for a Chinese made alnico 5 tele neck pickup (north polarity) wound to only 5k. Would it be safe to assume that it wound with AWG 42 wire? Such low DCR reading suggests so...

    BTW I find many examples of current production of Chinese pickups to be more than adequate. Honestly, some of them are not at all worse than the stuff coming out of the Duncan, Fender or Gibson factories.
     
  2. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member

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    Probably 7000-something turns of some wire in the range of AWG 42 but maybe not. Could also be something like 5000 turns of some variety of AWG 43. Just another example of how DCR alone doesn't say much about a pickup.
     
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  3. Antigua

    Antigua Senior Member

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    Can you link to the pickup? I've seen a lot of underwound pickups from China, especially from a brand called KAISH. Some feature AlNiCo pole pieces, but they're often underwound by domestic standards, usually have plastic bobins, brass covers, and non standard dimenstions.

    If you want a good deal and as assurance of high quality, check out BYO http://www.byoguitar.com/Guitar_Kits/Electronics--Pickups-and-Pedals/BYOGuitar-Pickups.aspx
     
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    grayd8 Senior Member

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    Probably a regular wind with their aluminum/cooper alloy.
     
  5. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Don't forget about the lead. Seems like it's the secret sauce in everything they make. :eek2:
     
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