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    Thats awesome

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    ...thats nuts. i love it!

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    That's awesome Rob! I like how you used a clip to create the tension. That way it's very repeatable, so when you go to build another pickup of the same type you should have very repeatable builds.

    Another idea is to use a bolt that's threaded into something to provide tension in different amounts.


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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Thanks everyone! I haven't had time to listen closely to the pickups I just made, but, they made sounds like an electric guitar, so that's a step in the right direction. Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to make a couple more and do some comparing.

    I thought about making a video, but it's really no different than all of the other ones already out there. Although I may have the loudest pickup winder ever!

    The bolt tension method is good, but I still have to guide the wire between the bobbins, so I may as well do both at once. I could probably change the tension by raising or lowering the angle the wire relative to the rod it slides beneath. For now, I'm just happy it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucified View Post
    i'm pretty sure at this point you're going to need to make a little video of yourself winding a pickup.
    as well as some sound clips


    That is awesome man

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    Great to see you make your own winder - inspiring!

    If you're considering further modifications & improvements do you know about Jason Lollar's book? Pickup Winding Book

    I just got a copy myself and I'd highly recommend it

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    great job bud, lots of creativity to take something and make it do something entirely different.
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    Pretty ingenious Rob. :yeswy:
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