My pickups

Discussion in 'Pickup Joint' started by bchaffin72, May 14, 2018.

  1. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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    Here's what I've done so far, for myself:

    The set in my nocastered Squier

    8.1k of 43 gauge on the neck, 8.3k of 42 on the bridge, both Alnico 5

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    A custom non-exposed, flat pole set in my Squier strat. Alnico 5, 43 gauge wire, 8.2/7/6.1k.

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  2. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Love those covered ones, very sharp looking!
     
  3. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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    I was Lace inspired, at least externally.......:D

    I always liked the look of the old strat Pluses and the like.
     
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  4. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    I love that look also - I have three projects with full covers ! Nice Work ! Congrats !
     
  5. Well done sir. I was toying with the idea of Lace on my next build. I have not committed nor dismissed that idea yet. Thing is, it might look way too much like my Fender Stratocaster Plus.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  6. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    That’s awesome your building your own. Where did you learn? Where do you buy parts?
     
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  7. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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    Learned by doing, first by just experimenting with household junk, stuff like popsicle sticks, fridge magnets, and wire from old motors. Later, watched youtube and started picking things up from other winders.

    I get my flatware and magnets from Donlis, in China. Been fairly good so far, no complaints. Coil wire and lead wire I buy from Tone-Kraft in the US.
     
  8. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

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    COOL, bchaffin72.......Lotta interest in P/U winding here, Ken Rose, great as he is, can't provide Everybody..........

    Love to hear soundbites (hint,hint).................willhowl;)
     
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  9. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

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    Awesome BC. Very cool.
     
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  10. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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    I'll see what I can do......................:D
     
  11. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

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    Very cool, love the covered ones:)
     
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  12. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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  13. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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    Little blast from the past: the first one I ever built............:D

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  14. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

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    I put some Tex-Mex pickups in my Tele build and they sound fantastic. I just got in a new neck for it and will be putting some oil finish on it before installing it. Building that guitar was one of the most gratifying DIY projects I have ever done.

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  15. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Squier-Meister

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    That is a very nice guitar. Congratulations!

    The Squier I turned into a nocaster started as a modern Affinity, which means I changed pretty much everything but the woods.