No longer available Kent Armstrong custom dual coil hand wound Pickups(MAKE OFFER)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by wmcran, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    New Jersey
    Kent Armstrong custom dual coil hand wound Pickups

    Pair of Kent Armstrong dual coil hand wound custom made 5 string pickups epoxy in wood covers made of bloodwood.
    These cost about $150.00 each plus wood covers were about $300.00. Total $600.00
    These are custom made in the USA.

    1 neck and 1 bridge pickup
    5 string
    ceramic magnets
    44 gauge wire
    17-18mm spacing
    SIZE: 4’ X 1-1/2’
    BRIDGE: 6.17K OHMS
    NECK: 6.07K OHMS

    1) is the start coil one
    2) is the finish of coil one
    3) is the shielding of coil one.
    4) is the start coil two
    5) is the finish of coil two
    6) is the shielding of coil two

    $225.00 (MAKE OFFER) w/shipping
    Shipped to the continental US only
    Signature on delivery

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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2016
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  2. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Dammit!! 5-string! If only these were 6 string! These are the same Ken Smith exposed pole pickups!
  3. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    I bet these sound AMAZING! So wish I could swing these.
  4. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    It's too bad that these high quality pickups are sitting here. I only play four string now so I have no use for them.
    Make a reasonable offer.
  5. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I wish I had a use for them , GLWTS
  6. Orange Caesar

    Orange Caesar

    Nov 27, 2014
    I bet these sound killer... I wonder if they could be used for a 4 string? Should work I bet... be interesting to see that project... GLWTS!
  7. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    They do. They came off a bass made by Shawn May. He makes the covers then sends them to Kent Armstrong to made the pickups and epoxies it all together.
  8. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    I guess if the strings are alined between the poles it might work for 4 string. As long as the magnetic field is equal. It would be unusual.
  9. Can you describe the sound of these?

  10. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    That's very subjective.
    Full, round and balance sound.

    I believe Ken Smith Basses have the same pickups made for them.
  11. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Are these passive pickups? Do they need a preamp, or can they be used just by themselves wired to passive volume and tone controls?
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  12. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    They can be used without a preamp. If you look at the photos you will see tabs on the back. Each coil has a tab at the start and end of the coil along with a ground and each casing has two coils.
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  13. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Can you give more of a description? With switching can these go from single coil to series to parallel? In the 6k ohm range a quality pre would make them sing. GLWTS:cool:
  14. wmcran


    Jan 22, 2014
    NJ, USA
    Yes of course, they can be wired to a switch to change from series to parallel. The bass they were in had a series/parallel for each pickup. On the web you can find many diagrams for wiring. Check out Kent's website. I believe he has some diagrams.
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  15. BrBss


    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    Still available?

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