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Rewinding a pickup on the cheap.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by NickInMesa, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. What is the simplest working rig that any of you has built and successfully used?

    I was thinking about using a drill in a vise, at low speed, holding a flat piece of ferrous metal welded to a shaft at the exact center, with a guide made of Meccano in front of it.

    I'd like to rewind a set of J pups.

    Why? Just to learn :)
  2. Well, bump, then!
  3. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    As far as I recall, that should work well. People have used various motors for that, from hand drills and power drills to record players.

    Supposedly, LP players give the pickups a vintage tone :D
  4. Hi.

    While power drill most certainly works, there's a ton of success stories in the net using old (well electric old ;)) sewing machines to wind bobbins.

  5. kyral210


    Sep 14, 2007

    You can buy a winding machine...
  6. I know, but DIY is always more fun AND the title said "On the cheap" :)

    Thanks for the help.

    I saw a few videos on Youtube, including a Lego model!
  7. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I was thinking of using my lathe, which has a fully adjustable motor. My concern is the counting device. Any thoughts on those?
  8. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
  9. I LOLed at the idea of the calculator. So DIY.

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