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joe
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Post Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: November 10, 2012, 11:21
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Has anyone tried winding their own? I've been intrigued by the Schatten pickup winding kit a Stew Mac, but it gets such mediocre reviews.

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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: November 10, 2012, 12:41
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The Cuisinart Pasta Maker attachment gets really bad reviews too. But maybe it could be converted to a pickup winder? Seriously though, I think the variable slowish speed of a Cuisinart stand mixer might be easier to adapt to pickup winding than your electric drill. That said, it's pretty low on my list of things to do.

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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: November 10, 2012, 18:27
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Talk to Jason Lollar. He's republished his how-to as an e-book, including instructions on building your own winder. Probably lots cheaper than the Schatten.

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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: November 11, 2012, 05:48
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My friend makes them he built his own 20 some years ago it works great for him,just remember you need to count winds .

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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: March 22, 2013, 21:43
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I do! The Schatten is underpowered and over priced. I actually have one I bought back in '06. Three years later the speed control burned out. I thought it was the motor, so I got a new one from Schatten, and that stopped working too. Now I power it from a DeWalt variable speed drill!

I make mostly bass pickups, but I'm working on some guitar models, and one of my pickups, which comes in guitar humbucker size, would work great on guitar. It sounds like a Rickenbacker single coil, but it doesn't hum. 😉

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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: March 23, 2013, 07:57
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Quote from DavidRavenMoon on March 22, 2013, 21:43
one of my pickups, which comes in guitar humbucker size, would work great on guitar. It sounds like a Rickenbacker single coil, but it doesn't hum. 😉

Sounds awesome, tell us more!!!

joe
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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: March 25, 2013, 12:20
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Yeah, I want to hear more as well. I'm real curious about exploring this. 🙂

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Post Re: Wind Your Own Pickups?
on: April 1, 2013, 07:28
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You need to explore the Telecaster Forum DIY section. Guys over there have been winding their own in some very creative ways. Lots of good information. I remember one poster using a sewing machine and a bathroom scale. A lot of people use an electric hand drill or a motor and wire it up to an old calculator. Some how they are connecting the rotation to the equal button so the rotation shows up on the screen.

Here's a thread, this guy is genius at guitar building. He comes up with ingenius methods for making just about anything. https://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/241964-diy-scatter-pickup-winder.html

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