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Tele rhythm -- what gauge wire?


 
5/10/2006 11:26 AM
Zhangliqun
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Tele rhythm -- what gauge wire?
I'm rewinding an old Tele rhythm to about 7.5k for a guy. Can you get that much #42 on it or did they use #43?
 
5/10/2006 11:33 AM
Greg Simon
I believe they were 43, although 42 works fine too. ANd you can fit around 7k of 42 on it from what I remember. Maybe someone who actually makes pickups on a regular basis can correct me if I'm wrong.  
 
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5/10/2006 11:47 AM
Zhangliqun
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I was able to get 10.7k worth of 43 on one I made for a guy who loves it. It was nice and clear but really rude when you dug in.  
 
Just wondering if 43 would be a little thin for 7.5k. Wish I would have checked the old wire with a my micrometer before I threw it out...
 
5/10/2006 12:27 PM
Lukas
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I have thin coil around 7.6k #43 and sounds great  
image: http://snimace.lukasuv.net/pics/tele-inst.jpg  
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5/10/2006 1:31 PM
Spence
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Fender did switch to using 42AWG for the neck pickup and rarely got more than 5.5 K Ohm DCR out of them. They quickly reverted to using 43 AWG. You can understand why they did try a change after they were using 42 AWG for just about everything else.  
Farnkly, i would stick with 43 AWG and go for a DCR of around 6.9 on knocked down A5 or full charge A3.
 
5/10/2006 1:58 PM
Ken
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I just made an Al2 43ga pickup 7.8k for my 'overly bright' Tele, it mellowed the tone quite a bit.  
 
I can't get enough 42ga on a tele bobbin to make it worthwhile.  
 
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5/10/2006 3:00 PM
Zhangliqun
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43 it is, then. The original wire did look suspiciously thin.  
 
It's gotta be +/-7.5k because that's what he wants -- he likes his neck pu a little "hotter" than the bridge, which he wants around 7.1-7.2.  
 
Can't change the magnets either because it's a rewind.
 
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