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Recommendations on rewind?

Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Strat Jacket, May 15, 2018.

  1. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-Talker

    107
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    Hey, guys...I have this original grey bottom bobbin from my '65 Strat that came with the guitar stripped of the windings. I can only assume the previous owner intended to rewind it. I replaced it with a DiMarzio Fat Strat but and thinking of having it rewound to original '65 specs. I have heard these were wound with #42 wire. Anyone have a preferred rewinder for vintage pickups they can recommend and any suggestions as to AWG, enamel color, original impedance (this is the bridge pickup) or any other suggestions I should be aware of?
    Thanks!

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  2. Seymour Duncan

    Seymour Duncan Senior Stratmaster

    I'd go right to MJ with that...
     

  3. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    48
    923
    Apr 9, 2015
    Magrathea
    Ken of Rose pickups helped me out with a rewind a while back. He did a great job.
     
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  4. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-Talker

    107
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    And how would one go about doing that?
     

  5. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    LOTS of options. MJ^^^ a wizard when it comes to winding. Lindy Fralin...my personal favorite. Jason Lollar (If you like Jimmy Herring's tones- he uses Lollar exclusively, AFAIK). LOL- probably a dozen or so more...LOL

    I believe any of these three will know the specs you are referencing.

    Best wishes and please let us know what you decide!

    Brian
     
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  6. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    In the Seymour Duncan post, hover over then click the "MJ" you'll go right to the SD Custom Shop....
     
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  7. rolandson

    rolandson Senior Stratmaster

    Lindy.
    Fralin did a rewind on one out of my 64 that is impossible to distinguish from originals. If I hadn't been told, neither I or the appraiser specializing in vintage musical instruments, specifically guitars, would have picked it out.
     
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  8. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-Talker

    107
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    I am after the tonal quality of Rory Gallagher's Strat without straying too far from original.
     

  9. mabley123

    mabley123 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    59
    Oct 21, 2010
    kentucky
    Go with Lindy Fralin for Vintage Rewinds.
     

  10. Seymour Duncan

    Seymour Duncan Senior Stratmaster

    You can call and talk to MJ directly, or send a message to her here. There are very few people in the world who have had their hands on more vintage pickups.
     
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  11. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    Duncan has published a listing of averaged pickup measurements for various years of Stratocasters.
    I also made a practice of taking resistance measurements of guitars I had in for service.
    I'd say that the readings varied over a range with ~6300 being the highest I saw for 1964-65 grey bottoms.

    So if you want the hottest of the era-correct windings - that would be a reasonable value to shoot for on the bridge.
    (probably about 7,800-8,000 turns)
     
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  12. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-Talker

    107
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    IIRC, my Fat Strat ohmed out around 7500-7600 ohms. It's noticeably louder and means a lot of monkey motion with the volume control when switching between pickups.