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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-2000, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Exposed Coil Humbucker's - How would this sound on my FP?

Just for shats and giggles, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried taking that ribbon off the pick-ups, to expose the coils. I know Gisbon does this with their Gothic series guitars, and it says it gives the guitars a wicked even though they are probably just blowing smoke up their own asses, has anyone ever tried this?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-16-2000, 02:23 PM
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I don't think the ribbons do anything but hide the copper windings. It's purley cosmetic. It's just a strip of nylon glued to the pickup. If you want to expose your windings:biggrin:, I won't look.....hehehe.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 02:22 PM
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Actually, it probably protects the windings as well. AFAIK, pup winding is usually done w/ wire coated w/ laquer or shellac, anyway, some thin, fragile substance with a high dialectric constant as an insulator. The benefit is that the insulation is thin, so you can pack more winding in the same space for a hotter pup (same is true for transformers and motor windings). BUT, if you chip it *(the insulation) you'll get shorts and you're off to buy a new pup.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 04:04 PM
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Gibson writes:
“Exposed coil pickups ensure an equally wicked sound.”
I think they're referring to the fact that these pickups don't have Gibson's customary nickel covers over the bobbins.

They should have written “exposed bobbin pickups.” I don't think they're saying that they've removed the protective ribbon from the actual coil windings.

As wyldbill suggested, that'd be rather foolish.
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