Hi, my name is Ray and I am from Liverpool, England. Currently 61 years of youthful enthusiasm from being a musician / sound engineer most of my life, not always with brilliant results. ...... After…Continue
Mains hum is what you guys call 60hz cycle hum, and is caused by the frequency of the mains electricity. It can be annoying in some places and the easy way to get rid is to use 'humbucker' pickups as found in the likes of Les…"
Welcome to the mad frustrating world of pickup making.....
First up I think you mean 10 k ohms, that's thousands of ohms, 10 ohms is almost a short!
Wood is great for formers, I use it all the time.
10-12 thousand turns can be a bit…"
"Mains Hum as you call it is a bit!h for us newbies to winding. What have you done to reduce it in single coils ? In building lapsteels of course we use pots and capacitors and various components in the system along with the pickups. Do you…"
"Over winding pickups. We are winding on wooden spools with a roll of wire we bought at the army surplus 30 years ago. We are using the best magnets we can buy and are using one magnet per string in the coil. 10 - 12 thousand wraps gives us an…"
Hi Ray: That 8 string looks great. Home country of the great steel player, David Hartley. I plan to be in London in Dec for Nephew's Birthday at the St John restaurant. May not though, sounds like a long way to go to a birthday party.