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5/31/2006 11:11 AM
Hummer Pop Quiz
Make you best guesses, anonymously if necessary  
1. Loose wound coils are  
a) brighter than tightly wound coils  
b) darker than tightly wound coils  
c) easier to pick up in singles bars  
2. Extreme scatter  
a) increase resonant peak, and brightness  
b) decreases resonant peak, and creates a darker sound  
c) is the aftermath of a group snowboarding accident  
3) Using weaker magnets  
a) increase H readings  
b) decreases H readings  
c) is for sissies  
4. Original PAF wire is closer to  
a) 42 single  
b) 42 double  
c) heaven than champagne on ice  
5. Vintage Broadcaster bridge bobbins have  
a) a lower height than a strat coil, suprisingly  
b) the same height coil as a strat  
c) taller of course, like all tele and their ilk.  
Answers by the end of class, no sick notes will be accepted!
6/1/2006 3:39 AM
noobee good luck getting an answer
This is the same thing as asking those questions directly and expecting an answer. I bet you my leg you never get a straight answer on this one.
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6/1/2006 7:02 AM
Well, they aren't really "straight" questions. Would make a good end of term test in Pickup 101, though.  
A lack of answers could be construed as a lot of people thinking - "Shit, the holy grail is in the answer to this test, and I have no idea", or a lot people thinking "Too easy, Hummer, too easy."  
I suspect the former.  
Want me to go first?
6/1/2006 8:43 AM
David Schwab
Re: Pop Quiz
(according to Seth Lover; "Well, I was just simply using # 42 plain enamel magnet wire. I put as many turns as I could satisfactorily fill the space available. And that’s where we stopped right there."  
5- have no idea, and couldn't care less!
6/1/2006 12:02 PM
Thank you David for your reply. Heres my take on it  
3- neither  
4- leaning toward a but possibly b.  
5- the last one I think.
6/1/2006 3:38 PM
Extreme scatter... , the result of 10 pints of guiness and a beef vindaloo, Oh yeah !  
6/1/2006 6:10 PM
Dave K

That's a great interview, Dave. This part stuck out:  
"Seth Lover: The pickups were designed using heavier strings with the high E being a .012 gauge and now they use .008 which moves the magnetic field much less. They just can’t generate enough energy with that size string. Some players say “my pickups are weak,” if they would only use a heavier string that the pickup was designed for they wouldn’t have any problem."  
I'd wondered whether you guys account for the customer's preference in strings when custom winding. My kid uses .013's, his stock American Std tele pickups sound very rich through an old Ampeg M-15. He's never let me touch the screws on the pickguard (smart kid) let alone pull the pickups to take readings.
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