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Jazz Bass wire size


 
5/19/2006 1:13 PM
Mick Jazz Bass wire size
Got a couple of bass pickups to wind , jazz bass , bridge position , which wire size ? going for between 81/2 and 9 ohms , is 42 ok?  
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Mick
 
5/19/2006 7:51 PM
Gtarman
Hmmm, I'll wind a test one and let you know.
 
 
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5/20/2006 5:18 AM
Spence
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yes use 42 AWG. You'll be struggling to get up to 9 K Ohms with 42 though. Generally, I'd head for 7.8 for a jazz bridge and 7.3 for the neck.
 
5/20/2006 5:31 AM
GTarman
Yep, Spence is correct. The 9k range distorts some, at least with the one I wound last night, and it was tough getting 9K of 42 on there. Sorry didnt keep up with the turns.
 
5/25/2006 4:19 PM
Mick
Thanks guys,  
Mick
 
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