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Re: Potting Humbuckers

7/22/2003 11:03 PM
Jeff G.
Re: Potting Humbuckers
I got all my parts from SK. I've been attaching the 26 gauge wire to the outside coil connections, securing it with black tape, and then mounting the bobbins to the frame before making the rest of the connections. About the last thing I do is tap/screw in the adjustable pole pieces ... haven't had any trouble with them doing it that way. Just before that, I press in the slugs using a thick piece of paper under channel locks. This is really the only area that I've had a challenge with, as the keepers seem to be inconsistent in the hole pattern alignment. As a result, the brass screws tend to cause the magnet to push over such that I can't press the slugs in. The first one I was able to flip around, but the bobbins weren't completely level. On the most recent PuP, I simply drilled the holes out a bit so that the brass screws don't push on the keeper.  
Also, the maple seem to be a little thin, so I add a strip or two of black tape to the bottom of them to get the bobbins level with each other as either one or the other tended to tilt due to the thin spacer and tight fit of the brass screws through the keeper. Minor challenges that probably vary with the parts lot.  
All in all, I recommend SK for parts since you can get everything you need for humbuckers in one order. Fast shipping too!! Gotta get my next order in before he departs for duty!

Jason Lollar I put the slugs and screws in last ... -- 7/23/2003 1:59 AM