Questions about unbalanced humbucker coils. Just starting to wind humbuckers, paf flavor, have done a hundred or so strat coils so familiar with a lot of basics. Have been reading about mismatched coils and it's what i want to try next. Only a hundred or so less turns on 1 coils or there about. Maybe 200 ohms or whatever, nothing drastic. Question is, i have some various 42awg and i have some 42.5. What do you think about 1 coil of each gauge? I know about 5000 turns of 42 is the standard (maybe even too hot for me) but anyone have a starting point for the 42.5? Should it be slug or screw coil, more or less than 5000? Or is 42.5 even useable for a paf style wind 6000-7000-8000?
Welcome back mozz, I don't know the answer but the question is interesting. Maybe its a case where you'll just have to try it a couple of ways. As a design intention, I wonder if it would be possible to get a credible mismatch for the signal pickup, while still keeping balance for hum cancelation?
I've got a few 5lb partial spools full of 42.5, got from a pickup winder who damaged the spools and they had 3 or 4 ends, i got them all cleared up after a little work.
I'm going to wind a slug and screw bobbin with 42, say 5000 turns, then wind 2 more with 42.5 till they are about the same amount of fill on the bobbin, then look at the turns counter. Then measure them, then solder them up and see how they sound. Bridge will be screw coil 42, slug 42.5, neck will be the opposite.
I have enough pedal projects currently going, but i took this old 80's "The Samick" LPC out of the case and always wanted to try something with a set of handwinds as the original pickups are long gone. It's about 95% a exact copy of a real LP and i think it may give my Gibson studios a very good run for the money.