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Offline Justin Waterhouse

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Rhodes Pickups - Specifications?
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:29:05 PM »
Hi, I am hoping to wind some Rhodes pickups.

I've seen some information online:

Rhodes Mark 1:

Alnico 5 magnets
1/2" long magnet (earlier ones were 1" long)
Resistance 170 - 190 ohms

Are these correct?

Does anyone know the following:

Number of turns
AWG
Diameter of magnet

If anyone has specifications for pickups from any era it would be great to compile

Thanks!
Justin

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Re: Rhodes Pickups - Specifications?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2020, 10:58:48 AM »
Thanks, very interesting! All spec items noted!

Has anyone made a jig to fit the pickups on a winder?

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Re: Rhodes Pickups - Specifications?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2020, 11:30:26 AM »
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Re: Rhodes Pickups - Specifications?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2020, 02:37:05 PM »
Thanks Peter,

That was very helpful, the photos (& text) explain all the principles and I've started mine now. Very impressive result from how he did it.

I also found this with some useful stuff from Shadetree Keys amongst others:

https://ep-forum.com/smf/index.php?topic=9473.0