'Designed2Wind' Web Page
- a resource site for pickup winding enthusiasts
This site is for those interested in making
and repairing magnetic
instrument pickups. It
assumes that the reader will have some
understanding of guitar and other magnetic pickups, since it is not my
intention to reproduce material which is widely available elsewhere. My particular
focus is on home built winding
machines suitable for pickup
making applications. While I purposely do not offer any plans, or step
by step construction details, I do offer an overview of such machines.
My objective is to stimulate the reader's imagination and
resourcefulness. Here, you will find portable bench top machines of my
own design and manufacture, and an outline of approaches to planning,
construction, sourcing parts and materials, and some useful links.
About the Author
handcrafted pickups and
repair/rewind on a very limited basis in Melbourne, Australia. I have
built numerous electric guitars and basses over the years, and enjoy
the challenges of problem solving and design which guitar technology
presents. Pickup making became a serious interest when the cost of
purchasing quality pickups for 'the next project' became an expensive
consideration. Nine years ago, I built my first winder (a treadle
powered contraption) and have since
worked on pickups and machines ranging from the commonplace to the
unusual. Some years back, I contributed a number of articles to the
of Stewart MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply catalog. Please note,
however, I do not sell machines or supplies.
My collection of winders ranges from simple to complex - each with its
own personality, after all, . . . machines are only human!
Welcome! I hope this site
will prove interesting to those
with such a
specialized interest as pickup winding.
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