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Old 01-12-2013, 01:42 AM   #41
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i found #40 magnet wire.. can i use it?

but oh, it is soo expensive.. it costs me 1000 pesos for almost 1 kg...

how much or whatever do i need??

well if 1000 pesos is to be used then i'll just buy a ready made..
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:21 AM   #42
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Yeah, that will work. It's not perfect but if that's all you can get it will at least work.

Like Min says you're going to break it a few times, and then you have to start over. But 1KG is a ton of magnet wire. That's like 10 miles of wire. You could make 15, maybe 20 pickups with that if you didn't break much of it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:26 AM   #43
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google says that 1 pound of magnet wire should be enough for 15 pickups.

so 1kg should be enough for like 30.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:50 AM   #44
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google says that 1 pound of magnet wire should be enough for 15 pickups.

so 1kg should be enough for like 30.


min - honestly do you even think it is realistic to do your own winding? do you think you could get something that sounds decent?

OP you realize that there are probably 100's if not a 1000 (maybe thousands) of winds in a pickup?
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People wind their own pickups all the time. It's just a pain in the ass because you have to sit there with a power drill hooked up to a spool and you either go slow and lose focus and break it or your get antsy and go too fast and break it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:54 AM   #46
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min - honestly do you even think it is realistic to do your own winding? do you think you could get something that sounds decent?

OP you realize that there are probably 100's if not a 1000 (maybe thousands) of winds in a pickup?


i dunno. people wind pickups so it can probably be done.

I couldn't do it. pickup wire is thinner than hair. I think you could do like a few thousand winds if you were really really really really careful.
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i dunno. people wind pickups so it can probably be done.

I couldn't do it. pickup wire is thinner than hair. I think you could do like a few thousand winds if you were really really really really careful.


that is what i was thinking. then you get a thousand winds in and it breaks, you would have to start over, right?

and also it probably wouldn't be easy to get what you want out of it. as far as i know there isn't a ton of difference in pickups, how would you come up with somehting that is what you want? for example how would you get it to sound like a gibosn '57 vs. a burstbucker, i don't think you could do it that accurately.

i am not trying to be negative, but i think that it may be better left to professionals that have engineered everything for a paticular pickup.

if you want to get some cheaper pickups, guitar fetish may be an option, i haven't tried them, but they are cheap, and a lot of people say they are a big improvement over stock pickups.
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yes i imagine that it's pretty hard.

there's a way to repair a break...

but i don't know it.
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i found #40 magnet wire.. can i use it?

but oh, it is soo expensive.. it costs me 1000 pesos for almost 1 kg...

how much or whatever do i need??

well if 1000 pesos is to be used then i'll just buy a ready made..

I never knew that Pesos were used in the philippine's
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