Hand-wound “Loaded” ‘51 Nocaster Pickups?

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  1. Anthonyl

    Anthonyl TDPRI Member

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    Dunno...why not ask Fender directly?
     
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    I have been told by "reputable Fender dealer staff" that the "loaded" means they are over wound. I have seen these listed as spec on guitars but have never played them.
     
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    The "loaded '51 Nocaster according to the Fender CS have extra winds of extra thick wire and high output pickups. The bridge PU has AlNiCo 3 magnets and the the neck AlNiCo 5.
     
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    I have them in my 2018 Nocaster. I really really like them. They push the amp very well but remain articulate. With the volume knob full up, it’s very thick sounding. Roll the volume down just a bit and you have an overdriven tele twang. Down a bit more and it’s a great clean twang. The neck pickup is my favorite tele nick pickup I’ve ever played; really cute through the mix.
     
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    Sometimes, a guitar talks to you. That is the one you should not let away!! A pink Strat!!!


    But back to Nocaster pups. I grabbed a set of those from Reverb and installed them in a custom built Tele. It transformed that guitar completely.

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    Hi, does anyone have a set of "hand wound custom shop loaded nocasters" for sale? They are not available from Fender other than on a guitar.
     
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    Yup, that's what it says in the paperwork with my new '52 Tele. I just got it yesterday, but I absolutely love the tone!
     
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    Hi Folks, can anyone meter them. I didn't find specs on the web.
     
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    Thanks to sardinista i found it on this forum:



    Hand-wound '51 Loaded Nocaster Pickups
    Bridge: A3, enamel (gauge unspecified, 43 awg?), ~9.38k
    Neck: A5, enamel (gauge unspecified, 43 awg?), ~7.88k

    Compare that to the non-hand-wound...

    '51 Nocaster Pickups
    Bridge: A3, enamel (gauge unspecified, 42 awg?), ~7.72k
    Neck: A3, enamel (gauge unspecified, 43 awg?), ~7.9k

    Considering to this specs not too much turns more, since 9.4k worth of 43 is pretty much the same number of turns on the bobbin as 7.7 of 42. Just the A5 in the neck ...
     
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    I am wondering if the set pups you have in the HAND WOUND list above is in fact a BROADCASTER PICKUP in the BRIDGE POSITION. As I understand it... Fender made some NoCaster with that PUP combination. And that combi has a HOT Broadcaster in the Bridge position.

    Just wondering....
     
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    Isn't "hand wound" just "hand guided"? No matter what the specs may be.

    Buy one and let us know what you think.:)
     
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    I think you are right. Let me tell you though.... I have Ybara and Campos pickups (Strats and Teles), and there is something about them.... they sound different ( better ..mmmmmuch better in my ears) and yes, they are more expensive. You have to figure out if it's worth the price difference. I certainly think so!
     
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    Are Fender still using people to wind pickups other than the person who loads the bobbins ? scatter wind can be done with a machine
    43 awg in the bridge position does not really need to be over wound the reading will be higher anyway
     
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    Does Aston Martin still assemble their engines by hand by a Master Builder, one for each engine?? Does that builder has a plaque on the motor ( like AMG and others too) ? Could it be done by a machine? Just saying.

    https://www.adandp.media/columns/building-aston-martin-engines-in-cologneby-hand
     
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