Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 am

I don't have much meaningful to add to the discussion, other than wondering if anyone else reads "FeCrCo" out loud in their head as "fecker co." like I do? How would you ask a pickup maker what magnet they use on the phone - would you ask "Is it AlNiCo or iron-chromium-cobalt?" It's not like anyone says "aluminum-nickel-cobalt" magnets.

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by mcatano » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:34 pm

I had a brandonwound in the neck position on a tele-custom-style-telemaster and it sounded decidedly like a guitar pickup. I agree with the sentiment upthread that every decent-quality WRHB sounds about 98% the same and two of the same make are probably only going to sound 98% the same anyway. I've played a few guitars with vintage WRHBs over the years and the brandonwound sounded like I remember those guitars sounding.

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by minimumnishe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:29 am

Toddcaster64 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:57 am
I have Telenator’s CuNiFes, together with 1 meg pots, in my ‘72 Reissue, and it is spot-on as to the originals in my friends ‘75 Tele Deluxe. He was stunned, and so was I, in the greatest way. It was worth every penny.
What exactly happened to Telenator? As I understand, he ran out of CuNiFe to use and then shut down all together?

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by rumfoord » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:31 am

I just ran across this brand: Wiggins.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wiggins-Brand- ... rk:24:pf:0
But I haven't done any other googling atm.

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by minimumnishe » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:33 am

I think I am going to go with the Mojotones. Does anyone know whether they are FeCrCo or Alnico?

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by kimson » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:37 am

rumfoord wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:31 am
I just ran across this brand: Wiggins.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wiggins-Brand- ... rk:24:pf:0
But I haven't done any other googling atm.
Didn't find any WRHBs in their shop, but did unfortunately find this sales pitch:

"Wood bobbins impart a flavor and warmth to the tone of a pickup. You cannot get the same sweet smooth tone from a fiber bobbin pickup. I use solid hard woods on both top and bottom of the pickup for unmatched tone. If you’re a guitarist who prefers unmatched pure tone over hype, wood is for you!"

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by rumfoord » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:08 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :fp:

I didn't see that! These ones (in the link) don't have threaded pole pieces, and he doesn't mention the WRHB, but these have alnico 5 pole pieces just like a lot of WRHB approximations from other builders.

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Re: Wide Range Humbucker Roundup

Post by rumfoord » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:11 pm

The smoothest, most unmatched tone I've ever heard was actually from a guitar with wood bobbins and wood magnets ;)

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