June 8th, 2012, 10:14 AM
If it's 42AWG, copper, enameled wire (http://www.amazon.com/Magnet-Wire-Enameled-Copper-AWG/dp/B007TUQW1K/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1339160674&sr=1-1-catcorr), is it right for winding a pick-up? I'm planning to wind a tele-style bridge PU and a P-90 for the neck.
Are there other specs I need to be looking at as well?
June 8th, 2012, 11:49 AM
If you are not trying to recreate some exact vintage spec, it is perfect. Some say they can hear the difference between the different wire coatings such as pain enamel, heavy build Formvar, etc. What you have will be fine. I would suggest however to not over-wind your pickups too much or it may accentuate the mid frequencies, muddying things up a bit. Also, you can research the amount of windings or resistance readings of classic pickups on the web and shoot for them. This should get you near a tone you like. Glad to hear you are giving winding a go!