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overwound fralin pickups

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ashton, Feb 15, 2006.


  1. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    Hi
    I am looking to get lindy fralin overwound precision pickups and was wondering is going 25%overwound overkill? I tune down c# g# b e does anyone know if it will be bad?

    Any fralin owners please tell me how much over or under wound you got yours.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I bet you'd have a hard time getting Lindy to overwind something like that. What do you think you will achieve from overwinding?
     
  3. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    uhh more bass, so the low notes have more clarity. Thats what I hope anyway.
     
  4. jz0h4d

    jz0h4d

    Apr 26, 2005
    Overwinding a pickup will NOT give you more bass.
     
  5. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Actually What you need is an extrememly CLEAR pickup and a good preamp.

    Over winding a pickup raises its inductance resulting in a thicker sound (read more mids), and many will equate that to a less distinct sound.

    Overwinding is not what you want to do - unless you want a thicker sound, not necessarily a clearer sound.

    I'd PM Jaquo-XIII as he seems to be the resident expert on Sub Contra Bass tuning.