am i a paf heretic?

Discussion in 'Pickups' started by dmoss74, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. dmoss74

    dmoss74 Senior Member

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    https://app.box.com/s/r07zhefqywigj4xmz5jnrwct087q2tp3

    said pair of pickups, in a saturday night scratch recording session. unfortunately, it's so effing hot out, i had the ac (and all fans) running, which forced me to put the mic right in front of the speaker...which i hate. the tone (forget the lax playing) was way better in the live room. i'm liking the swaparoony.
     
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    Guitar Rod Senior Member

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    How to you continue a wind on an existing coil? Do you have to connect the wire to an end of the original wire?
     
  3. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    That is exactly correct.

    With plain enamel wire, you find the end, sand off the varnish-like insulation, do the same on the new length of wire connected to the feed spool, carefully twist them together 100 or so times so there is enough mass to solder to, solder it, tape it, then just run the winding machine.

    Same procedure would apply if the wire broke in the middle of a fresh coil wind. ...though these days, in those 1 in 1,000 cases of a break on a fresh wind, I just toss them.

    I do a couple custom builds where I switch wire gauge in the middle of the coil. In that case the process is also the same.
     
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    Thanks. I've always wondered about that.
     
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    freefrog Senior Member

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    James, thx for sharing! Really great info - and generosity !! :)

    dmoss74, I had also preconceptions about AlNiCo alloys... then buying and swapping mags made me feel like an ignorant kid (that I still think to be; LOL): I've seen (or rather heard) cases in which A5 mags made a pickup more syrupy and/or darker than other alloys although A5 decreases the inductance and is meant to make the sound brighter. :-/

    That's a good reason to keep experimenting with an open mind, IMHO (and swapping a mag is not destructive in most cases so it's not really that "heretic"). :)
     
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    dmoss74 Senior Member

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    quoth the dude: "that sounds exhausting." :)
     
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    Man, you really like dental tools!

    Lol
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    A modified dental tool is THE most used tool in my collection.
     
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    Kaicho8888 Senior Member

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    No harm swapping magnets to suit your taste and make you happy....also, reversible should you decide to sell them.
     

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