P90 bobbin details

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Wallaby, Oct 17, 2020 at 6:12 PM.

  1. Wallaby

    Wallaby Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I'm hoping to wind a P90 pickup sometime soon and I'm in "research mode".

    WRT bobbins, are there advantages ( or disadvantages ) to plain plastic bobbins, fiberboard bobbins with separate spacer shims, bobbins with eyelet holes, 50mm bobbins, etc.?

    I'm liking the eyelet variety with the idea that the eyelet provides a place to solder the ends of the coil wire and then the leads, in the style of a Fender pickup.

    But it seems that P90 bobbins with eyelets are a new development?

    Separate spacers might allow for a taller coil perhaps. Or the use of a ferrous spacer ( or not ).

    Does anyone have thoughts to share?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    my thoughts about p90's is that i hate their wonky mounting schemes, and dislike the fact that all short, wide passive coils (p90, jazzmaster, etc) are simply noisier than tall, thin coils. it's the top of the coil that's the "antenna" for picking up rf humbuzz. aside from that, all that will matter is the bobbin's footprint, that it conforms to gibson spex, for gibson covers. when i was building p90's, i preferred using flatware and rod magnets, fender-style.
     
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  3. Wallaby

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    Thanks for the information, I appreciate it.
     
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