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OK to rewind just 1 coil of a 74 fender p bass pickup?????

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gareth, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. gareth


    Jun 9, 2002
    Got myself a beatup 74 p bass but a friend says one of the 2 coils needs to be rewound.

    I've found someone to rewind it and he has asked that i send him both coils.

    Once he has rewound the dead coil, will the rewound coil match with the other ok? Or should I have both coils rewound at the same time?

    Any thoughts TBers?
  2. Carey


    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    If the person rewinding the dead coil is competent then it should be fine. He needs to take into account the wire size, which can be guessed at fairly accurately with a micrometer, and he then just needs to wind it to the same resistance as the other coil, which is a little bit of guesswork, but it can be done.
  3. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    I would recommend just putting Carey's NP4 pickup in that bass. It'll cost a bit more, but IMHO you'll be happier with the end result.

    Just my 02 cents
  4. kiat


    Aug 31, 2010
    Mons, Belgium
    Anyone know if a single rewind worked?

    My situation is similar, one pickup broken (220kOhms resistance) on a 73 P-bass.
  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    of course you just rewind the one coil!

    he needs the other coil to evaluate so he can better match it with the rewound coil.
    line6man likes this.