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Winding my own Tele Pickups? Advice?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by cap217, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Mojotone is a good source for pickup parts , they have a good selection of alinco 2 ,3 , & 5 rod magnets , most I believe are not magnetized . It only takes a minute to magnetize them .
     
  2. cap217

    cap217 Tele-Holic

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    Jan 8, 2011
    Cleveland
    magnetizing doesnt take long but where do you get the magnets to do that?
     
  3. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Stewart McDonald's , Amazon , EBay , any place that sells rare earth magnets.
     
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  5. motor_city_tele

    motor_city_tele Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 25, 2005
    motor city
    Ace is the place for the . . .

    Neo dyne something or other is what they are called.

    a buck each or so - you need two.

    All this stuff is explained in a couple of my build threads.
    BTW, I am a cheap son-of-a-gun so most of my methods
    and materials are low cost, low tech options.
     
  6. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Oct 24, 2009
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    Neodymium Boride is what Stewmac lists them as. I grabbed some off eBay , 1" diameter for about $1.50 each a year or so ago.
     
  7. southwoodgtars

    southwoodgtars Tele-Holic

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    Jul 27, 2011
    north carolina
    +1! building your own pickups is an incredibly rewarding experience! Not to mention a lot of fun! It can be as complicated or as simple as you want. Here is a pic of my first winder. It a 1952 singer sewing machine! It worked great! Please don't be discouraged. If you built it it will never be considered junk to you. I still have the very first pickup I ever built and it's not perfect but, I love it because I built it.
     

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