sirchick Posted August 4, 2007 Report Share Posted August 4, 2007 I have a few questions to ask about winding pickups. Firstly is copper wire the only choice? Or can you use others... what effects does the material do to the tone? Also how many winds do single coil pickups in strats use? And what tone types do you get from different thickness of the wire? And lastly... how do you "alter" pickup tones to fine tune the sound your looking for ? Say i wanted a thick blues tone like SRV for example... what factors play a role in fine tuning a pickup in such a way? Reason i ask is im going to make my very first pickup out of plastic sheeting i got and i got the magnets, and this site i found has hundreds of types of copper wire and thickness so i thought Id ask first before buying. Cos is copper the best one or is there better? Hope you guys can help thanks again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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