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Skeesix CBG Pickups


Skeesix CBG Pickups

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Location: Cincinnati, OH
Members: 79
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2014

Discussion Forum

Soldering tips anyone?

Started by Wade. Last reply by Skeesix Aug 20, 2014. 8 Replies

Does anyone have any soldering/resoldering tips when finishing up their pickups? I tried lightly sanding the wire before soldering, but it's tough! It's also difficult to hold and control the thin…Continue


Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Skeesix Jul 24, 2014. 1 Reply

is it possible to wire up a humbucker and piezio  picups  together or do you need o use a swtich Mal (UK)Continue

Making Useful Pickups With Neodymium

Started by David Harris. Last reply by David Harris Jul 2, 2014. 2 Replies

I have tried a couple and they come out extremely bright and harsh.  Is there a way to warm them up?Continue

What went wrong

Started by Ross Porter. Last reply by Ross Porter Mar 2, 2013. 2 Replies

I wound two coils for a humbucker before they coils were put into the PUP they measured 4.6&4.3k Ohm. Installed the PUP sounds weak so I remeasured and now I get 4k and .6k. This can't be normal…Continue

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Comment by Skeesix on December 6, 2014 at 9:37am

This is a good page which explains it:

However, I wouldn't bother with a calculator for a Lollar style winder, as it will wind too fast for it to count. I ended up using a Red Lion Cub counter which works great.

Comment by Mr. Toad on December 6, 2014 at 12:17am

I'm not an electronic guru, could you explain how you wired up the calculator and how is it all hooked up so it counts the rpm? I bought a Lollar book on making pickup winders and I'm almost finished with it except for the counter.

Comment by Skeesix on December 2, 2014 at 5:52pm

Great winder - what kind of motor is that? I imagine the rpms would have to be on the low side for the counter to work.

Wire gauge looks like it's on the thicker side - 36 gauge or so? Not sure what the equivalent is in the UK without looking it up.

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:59pm

My winding machine with £1 shop calculator counter , just wire a switch to the = button and input 1+1 before starting!

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:57pm

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:56pm

Only about 30-50 ohms -no I haven't forgotten the k.

Comment by Andy Stone on December 2, 2014 at 1:53pm

I make low impedance PUs, (Les Paul style) only require about 350 turns but need either a preamp or transformer.

Comment by Mr. Toad on September 30, 2013 at 1:42am

I would think that if you kept your guitar in the bedroom with you the light would keep you awake at night if you used lightning bugs.

Comment by Bob Harrison on September 29, 2013 at 7:53pm

.0001% bee parts, can't over due on the mojo mix. I hadn't heard about the lightning bugs are the preferred species for this operation.

Comment by Mark Bliss on September 29, 2013 at 7:44pm

Keep in mind, lightning bugs are the preferred species for this operation.

(Shh, secret formula, dont tell anyone.)


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