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Old 01-14-2013, 02:02 AM   #1
otter4200
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Just shredded guitar pickup winding... is it fixable?

So i was just using a dremel to grind down the screw holes on this single coil pickup and the dremel slipped... and the copper wire around the pickup got shredded and im wondering if theres an easy fix if its even possible to fix.

heres a photo of what happened: http://i.imgur.com/9gNdo.jpg
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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you are going to have to have the pickup re-wound or you will have to buy a new one.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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Doubt it. You may be able to pull all the cut windings off until you come to an unbroken lead and reconnect that. Looks like your output would be considerably cut.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #4
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Cheers guys looks like i'm going to have to buy a new one, my wallet's not going to like this!
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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Looks like a cheapy strat single coil, squier? Try GFS, I bought a set of their vintage alnico staggers and they sound fantassstic
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:55 PM   #6
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Straight up.

That pickup is now fuqued.

Complete rewind, or buy new.

Be more careful next time.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:01 AM   #7
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Doubt it. You may be able to pull all the cut windings off until you come to an unbroken lead and reconnect that. Looks like your output would be considerably cut.


this..it is fixable but won't sound the same
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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You could also look at this as a great reason to learn how to wind pickups.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:37 AM   #9
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actually have you wired it up to see if it still works??? I have done the same thing before (not a bad as that) and it worked fine afterwards so it might pay to check before you do anything else
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