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I have the stewmac pickup winding kit (2 of them, actually) and 42AWG wire. I haven't wound anything yet but i'm going to build a winder and take my chances very soon. They are Alnico V bar magnets with one set of fixed and one set of adjustable poles.

I know that varying the amount of windings will give different sounds and such but is there a way to calculate output based on wire gauge and number of windings? I was going to start with 5000 winds for the neck and 5500 winds for the bridge but i dont know if 500 extra winds will change the sound that drastically... I want a bridge pickup with more midrange/high end bite but i dont want to lose a lot of bass response trying to get it. I downloaded the seymour duncan output charts that shows what type of magnet, resistance and output each pickup gives just so i can compare but I was wondering if there's any way to estimate the resistance based on number of winds... or is it just trial and error?
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#2
i cant give you the formulas off the top of my head....but your creating an EMF. the more turns should result in higher output. open a college physics book you'll find the formula
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