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  1. #57


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    Great stuff , really informative.

  2. #58


    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Seekaaahhhk, MA
    ME: Bugsy
    MA: Cane
    Rig: Bias

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    Thanks! Glad you liked it.

  3. #59


    Join Date: Apr 2014
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    Hello guys,

    I made a humbucker.
    Coils like as a gibson PAF's, but the output signal is very low. Only 8-10mV rms.

    Coils: 4800 turns - 6.68 k Ohm
    5080 turns - 7.37 k Ohm
    0.05mm CuZn wire
    I connect it in series. (14 kOhm)

    I made the bobbins from wood, and use simple screws for pole pieces. The magnet is original humbucker bar magnet (AlNiCo5)

    What is the problem?

    Humbucker:
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...hint=folder%2c
    Last edited by Bricktopm; 04-21-2014 at 03:13 PM.

  4. #60


    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Seekaaahhhk, MA
    ME: Bugsy
    MA: Cane
    Rig: Bias

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    Pickup troubleshooting is difficult without having it hand, but, looking at the pictures, there may not be enough contact between the screws and the magnet.

  5. #61


    Join Date: Apr 2014
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    On the original humbuckers baseplate that can be magnetized?
    What kind of material?

    My humbuckers baseplate is iron, do i replace aluminium.
    Is this a good idea or not?

  6. #62


    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Do not change the baseplate. Verify all the connections are correct.

  7. #63


    Join Date: Apr 2014
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    I put a lot of neodym magnet to every screw.
    The output signal is very noisless. And look like the output voltage is equal an single coils output voltage.


    But i think the original PAF's output voltage is not 30-40 mv, ...200-300mV or not?

  8. #64


    Join Date: Apr 2014
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    FINE!

    Hi guys,
    I repair my home made PAF humbucker.
    A replace the iron baseplate to aluminium.
    Replace the neodymium magnets to AlNiCo5 and the sound is very good and loud.

    The problem is the baseplate. Because the iron can magnetize, and scattering the magnet field.

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