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Author:  cerrem [ Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:12 am ]
Post subject:  Toaster re-winding....

Hi...
I recently tried one of the "new" toaster pick-ups in the neck position of my 4001... It was way too weak for my taste... I was thinking of rewinding it for a much hotter output... I figure on going up to 11K or 12K ... There gets a point where if you get too hot, then pickup sounds like mud... Does anyone have any experiences with doing this and what value they wound the toaster too for sounding good??

Chris

Author:  johnallg [ Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Toaster re-winding....

If you have ever used #44 magnet wire you will understand when I say good luck. Here is a site that is at the least a starting off read.

http://designed2wind.alphalink.com.au/

Author:  crazyrick [ Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Toaster re-winding....

'Cerrem', maybe you should bring the toaster pickup closer to the strings. Alternatively, you could make the pickup hotter using additional magnets. Overwinding the pickup is an option, of course, but it won't make it that much hotter. Just my 2 cents.

Author:  crazyrick [ Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Toaster re-winding....

Alternatively, you could convert a 4003 neck high-gain into a toaster by topping off all four polepieces on it and fitting it with a toaster cover.

Author:  johnallg [ Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Toaster re-winding....

Quote:
Hi...
I recently tried one of the "new" toaster pick-ups in the neck position of my 4001... It was way too weak for my taste... I was thinking of rewinding it for a much hotter output... I figure on going up to 11K or 12K ... There gets a point where if you get too hot, then pickup sounds like mud... Does anyone have any experiences with doing this and what value they wound the toaster too for sounding good??

Chris


Another option is to look for a high output guitar toaster (around 11-12k winding) on eBay.

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