A New Pickup Winder Scratch Build!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Barncaster, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

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    Just got to listen to that RC neck pup. Man Rob that is pretty crystal clear sounding!!! You probably even want to try that in an acoustic guitar in the sound hole to see how clean the acoustic chime comes over.

    Congrats
     
  2. jimdkc

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    This stuff is starting to get to me... I just bought this on eBay ($28 + $12 Shipping) with the intention of routing it out from neck to bridge and turning it into a pickup test mule:

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  3. Barncaster

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    Hi Helmut,
    Thanks for the kind words. I have a batch of Tele neck pup flatwork coming this week to make an RC A2 version out of. Am dialing in the RC A2 Tele bridge pup now. Promising so far. Big, warm and detailed. Unusual for a Tele bridge but still twangy. Might have to make one in RC gauss profiled A5 as well. It seemed to work well in the neck position. Gotta love R&D!
    Rob
     
  4. Barncaster

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    Hey Jim,
    It sounds like you have the disease!
    ;-)
    Rob
     
  5. jimdkc

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    Yeah... Only some guy on eBay keeps buying up all the interesting broken pickups!
     
  6. Barncaster

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    LOL! Jim, I had no idea you had a deep interest in healing the worlds interesting sick transducers!
     
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    Rob, I just tried to send you a PM. Your mailbox have exceeded the limit :)
     
  8. Barncaster

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    Ooooops! I will go clean it out.
     
  9. jimdkc

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    I've been looking...
     
  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    RC Style Tele Pups

    Evening All,

    Here is a little demo of my RC inspired Tele pup set!

    Rob
     
  11. Muzikp

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    Hey it's pinky!!! Pinky is a baaaadddd girl. Good to see she hasn't changed since I spent some time with her, still causing trouble :D.

    That neck sounds good also, no mud. It didn't blow me away like the RC did tho. Sounds pretty bright but hard to tell across youtube. Is this brighter than the RC? The RC seemed to have a nice balance between warm and bright. All great stuff Rob, keep up the great work.
     
  12. Barncaster

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    Hey James,
    They are different beasts. The chime these two pups have sets them apart from most Tele pups. Right now on the bench I have a Tele bridge pup going together with very similar geometry to the RC only wider as the Tele bridge pup is. I'm looking for that high inductance number (4.5H) to give it that special presence. Stay tuned. :)
    Rob
     
  13. jimdkc

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    Nice, Rob! You've taken this even farther than I'd imagined!

    I just bought this on eBay:

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    A Kent WC-26 Mandolin pickup. It was sold as "untested", so I don't even know if it works. 60's vintage, made by DeArmond Japan. I don't play mandolin, but I think I can find a home for it on a ukulele... or maybe a cigarbox guitar!
     
  14. Barncaster

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    Hey Jim,
    That looks sweet! I have the DeArmond version and have played it on my plectrum banjo and it's way cool. How about a tenor guitar?
    Rob
     
  15. jimdkc

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    Tenor guitar?

    Dang it, Rob! I did not need to develop an interest in yet another type of guitar!

    I'm envisioning a 4-pole Tele-style bridge pickup and the Kent in the neck position...
     
  16. Barncaster

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    I tune mine D,G,B,E so I don't have to learn new chord forms. ;-)
     
  17. supersonicobr

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    folks, er... if I didn't take the precaution to wrap the mag poles in a Tele bridge pickup in tape and am getting a low ohm reading between the coil start and the low and high E polepieces (28R for one 162R for the other - for the record the coil itself reads 14Kish on 15k turns of poly 43AWG, coil end reads 14K+ to both E poles),... is it a clown wig or can it be made to work? I'm looking at eddy currents galore, am I not? It's ready to install but I won't go the trouble of disassembling my mule Tele to do it if it's unadvisable.

    Thanks for the repeated help and for Rob's usual great work (and display thereof).
     
  18. Barncaster

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    What do you mean you are getting low ohm readings between the pole pieces?????? Are you placing the multimeter probes on the magnets themselves? The only resistance measurement you should be taking is at the coil leads. At the readings you stated, the coil is not shorted. Splain Lucy.
    Rob
     
  19. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    You should be getting infinite resistance readings (open circuit) on the poles. Like Rob says, typically one does not check poles with a VOM, unless you want to verify an abnormal condition-the coil wires shorted to the pole pieces. With a reading of 14K ohms, you've got a plenty hot pickup, doubt it's shorted. Definitely worth giving a try.
     
  20. jimdkc

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    Sounds like one or more of the bottom turns are shorted to the pole pieces. I dunno... it might work... Only way to know is to try it.
     
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