#1
Hey. I'm thinking of making my own Humbucker pickups. I have all the parts with 42-AWG coil wire... I'm asking how many coil wraps does a humbucker pickup have?

Thanks!

PS. I was thinking to have a hot output pickup. So could you list like the approx wraps for like a warm clean tone pickup to the average output to a hot output? Like how many wraps are needed?
#3
at 42AWG a good rule is 8-10,000 turns per coil for a hot pup, 7000 for a warm clean
1978 Peavey T-40 -> Ampeg Micro-VR - > Ampeg SVT210AV + Ampeg SVT-15E
#4
Anywhere between 7000 and 10000. Most are around 8000 or so, which is why pickups haven't really been hand wrapped since the early 60s. More wraps = higher output, but with less high end. Have fun!
#5
Okay. How many wraps for 43-AWG coil? Whats the difference in sound between the two of them? (42 and 43 AWG)
#8
think early rickenbacker for thicker wire, gretsch for thinner wire.

wire gauge is probably the least important thing to consider tonally when making a pickup.
1978 Peavey T-40 -> Ampeg Micro-VR - > Ampeg SVT210AV + Ampeg SVT-15E