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Whats The Hole In Top Bobbin Plate?


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Higuys. Maybe silly question but I am looking at the top of a Fender Stringmaster (steel guitar) pickup and thinking of maybe trying to wind one similar. Now in the middle of the top bobbin flange, there is a small hole in between the two centre pole pieces. Were they put there for wax potting? Can someone tell me size of hole and why its there?

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Double sided tape is also perfectly fine to attach bobbins to the winder. I use that exclusively. Al tough there is one additional advantage of the hole. If you pot the pickup in hot wax the hole makes it easier for the trapped air to get out and wax to get into the coil. Maybe not an conscious design thing from Leo´s side but nevertheless a distinct feature.

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