April 9th, 2012, 07:07 PM
anybody know the process of wrapping a pickup coil in rope or string? i have not been able to search it specifically and find results. i am wondering if there is a specific technique to start and finish the wind. i have a pickup with the material tape wrap but i like the appearance of the rope. thinking about wrapping the neck pickup coil also. thank you all for your information.
April 9th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Rob DiStefano tells how to do it in one of his posts. PM him, maybe he can link you to his post or just tell you.
April 9th, 2012, 08:22 PM
I poke the end in, bend it down, kind of kink it, and manually wrap it first couple of times (on non-stranded strings) over the free end, then just speed wind it from there. The main thing (for me) is to make sure you have a good 5 or 6 complete wraps on them. I do the wound strings the same way but just with fewer wraps. Then I detune them a little and pull up a few times at the bridge and near the first fret to make sure their seated good and tight. Don't make yourself crazy over this. If your like me, your gonna change them in a couple weeks any way and after a the initial breakin, it ain't gonna matter.
BTW invest in some locking tuners. Best thing I ever did. Push it in, yank it tight, cut it off and tune. Takes half the time and you can change a broken string on stage in minutes.
April 10th, 2012, 10:17 AM
Unbraid or un twist about 1/4"-1/2" from the end. That 1/4"-1/2" sits on the coil diagnally. You then wrap around the coil, going over the unraveled portion until it holds itself in place. http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/i-5967/09_lg.jpg
When you get to the end, cut it and tuck it. I put a dab of superglue on the end to hold it in place until potting.
April 10th, 2012, 12:05 PM
I also twist the end of the string under the last wrap, and add a drop of glue.
April 11th, 2012, 12:02 AM
I emailed Rob and he was kind enough to respond with some info but he did not post on how to do this. Anyone else have a link to a tutorial? Thanks.