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Pure Vintage 65 Wiring Order Question

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by FritterFret, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. FritterFret

    FritterFret Strat-Talk Member

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    I just got a new set of Pure Vintage 65 pickups. They are supposed to all be 5.9kΩ, but one measures 6.54KΩ (others are close at 5.97 and 6.01; my house temp is about 67F). In general, I typically see people putting the hotter pickup in the bridge position and wondering if I should do the same. Just wanting some educated opinions on what you would do, and what is the effect on tone.
     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes, usually one puts the higher dcr one in the bridge.

    But I wouldnt sweat it, whatever hole, that little difference in
    "wire" is not something an ear whould know the diff of.

    Not to mention, a couple screw turns one way or another with heights can do more than 500-800 Ω.

    HNPUD !!

    Do keep us posted.
     
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  3. FritterFret

    FritterFret Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I went ahead and installed these earlier today with the hotter pickup in the bridge position. These replaced the Tex Mex pickups in my Jimmie Vaughan Strat and so far I'm really liking the tone.
     
  4. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    I have a set myself, you'll really get to love them
     
  5. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes, you got lucky. :thumb:
     
  6. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    All my PV 65's read the same.
     
  7. Antigua

    Antigua Senior Stratmaster

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    The higher DC resistance pickup is unlikely to truly be hotter. Those pickups are wound with turn counters, and if you buy three of a kind, they almost certainly have the same turn count, to within a turn of two, depending on how precisely the machine comes to a stop. The reason for the variation in DC resistance can be variation in the wire thickness, which can be stretched in the process of being spooled tightly onto the bobbin. If the pickups have the same turn count, which presumably they do, they will all perform the same, even if the DC resistance varies.
     
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