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5/26/2003 6:38 PM
Mike
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Pickup tape
Ive wound quite a few pickups now and have been using black electrical tape to wrap around the coils and they look like shit. What tape do the big guys use and where can I get some. Thanks
 
5/26/2003 8:18 PM
David Root
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3M No. 11 acetate cloth tape, 1/4" wide, available from Essex-Brownell, 1-800-805-4636. Sandy will take your order. It's cheap, about $3.00 for 60 yds and it is the real stuff!!
 
5/29/2003 5:35 PM
Mark Hammer
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I've been recommending to folks to stick a few turns of teflon plumbers tape around the coil first before putting on any tape that uses adhesive. The teflon stuff is ultra-thin, cheap, and conforms to the coil very nicely, not to mention the fact that the typical width is just right for pickup coils. That way you can stick on an adhesive-backed tape over top of it without fearing that you might tear the coil, should you ever want to remove the outside tape.
 
6/8/2003 4:48 PM
David Root
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That's a good idea, I think I'll try it. I just did several HB repairs/rewinds that would have been a lot easier if they'd been teflon taped. Thanx for the tip!
 
7/5/2003 5:02 AM
Fred Hammon
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According to Sandy, a minimum order for 3M No. 11 acetate cloth tape is about 50 bucks. That buys a whole lot of tape. Does anybody know where to buy just one roll instead of a case of them?
 
7/5/2003 4:27 PM
Dr. Strangelove
SK will sell that tape inexpensively over at AMPGE.  
<http://www.ampge.com/components.htm>  
 
For exotic tapes like Kapton, UHMW polyethylene, or teflon composites, CS Hyde, Inc. has direct sales.  
<http://www.cshyde.com/tapecat.htm>  
 
-drh  
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7/5/2003 7:35 PM
Fred Hammon
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Thanks.  
I was specifically looking for 1/4" wide. They only list it in 3/4" at AMPEG. I'll write and ask them.
 
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