Player Series Pickup Specs

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  1. drod1985

    drod1985 Strat-Talk Member

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    I've read that they're Alnico V, but does anybody have DC resistance readings on them or know the wire gauge? I don't know if I'm crazy, but I thought the pickups in the two I tried sounded phenomenal. Thanks!
     
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    That seems to be the general consensus so far, though I'm not certain that I've seen the actual specs yet.
    Just Sayin'
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  3. drod1985

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    Bump. Anybody care to at least take a DC reading from the output jack?
     
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    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster

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    and that will tell you what ??
     
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    It’ll give him a general idea of where the pickups sit sound wise in comparison to others out there....
     
  6. drod1985

    drod1985 Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you, @SachaPlusDeluxe. It’d give me a general barometer as to their output compared to the singles I’m currently using.

    In any case I bought a set of Player series pickups today. I’ll measure them and post here for anybody who is interested.
     
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    Neck - 7.55k
    Middle - 8.4k
    Bridge HB - 7.27k
     
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    Thank you for this! I could not find this information anywhere else online and was interested about it for my new Sonic Red Player Strat.
     
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    Interesting they are higher wound bobbins with weaker Alnico V magnets compared to prior models with lower wound bobbins and stronger ceramic magnets.

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  10. sjtalon

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    Wire isn't horsepower and really DCr don't mean jack.

    Don't forget these things have magnets.

    Problem is you can by a milti meter and wally for 15 bucks and measure something.

    Multi meter don't have a henry setting. :eek:
     
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    Inductance vs Capacitance
     
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    Henry don't mean jack either -- by itself. No single spec is a tell-all, it's a combination of things. DCR gives you some idea about the total length of wire, which will certainly affect the tonal character. Which means it is not nothing. Henries will just tell you how loud it is and nothing about tone.

    When a customer comes to me and tells me his bridge pickup is thin and anemic sounding, then regardless of magnet or other specs, it will make a huge difference to what I will recommend if he tells me the DCR on it is 7.2k vs. 9.5k. 7.2k, understandable, need a beefier wind. 9.5k, this guitar is CRAZY thin-sounding naturally, or maybe only one of the coils is running or some other problem. DCR matters.
     
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    You ask any pickup maker basing things on DCR readings really doesn't measure output at all.