I made a pickup winder too!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Mr. Freddy, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Mr. Freddy

    Mr. Freddy TDPRI Member

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    I know there have been a lot of these, so this is brief, had an old record player from the 70's and basically took out the guts and replaced the arm switch with a fan control. I put it in some box my wife had lying around. For mounting I used the set screw that the belt was attached to, jb welded it to an aluminum plate, tapped the center for a 4-40 screw, and that was that. To attach the pickup I can use double stick, or in the case of any fender style, just go through the hole in the middle of the bobbins. I also made two little sticks with sandpaper on both sides, so I can mount the pickup with the spacer for raised magnets AND I can flip the pickup to wind in reverse for RWRP combos, like the pickup you see from its first wind!

    Took about 5 min to wind to 8.5k resistance, works great!
     

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  2. Glen Smith

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    That looks like a good basic machine.
     
  3. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Cool. Great adaptation of the record player.
     
  4. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Again, Excellent!
     
  5. DADGAD

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    At 78 or 33 1/3? :D
     
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