Remaking a Toaster Top pickup

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Remaking a Toaster Top pickup

Postby (Moonie Man) » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:39 am

I have remaking a Toaster Top pickup completely.

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I made a bobbin material by bakelite same as vintage Toaster Top dimensions and it has center core.

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I reused that magnets detached from reissue Toaster Top's VP-31 bobbin.

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Then I wound 43 AWG Heavy Formvar coil wire by 6,000 turns.

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D.C.R. measurement is 7.222k ohms in result.

It was very close to vintage tone!
And very good for neck pickup with Horse Shoe bridge pickup of my Bass than an original 44 AWG coil (6.76k ohms) of reissue Toaster Top.
2009 Rickenbacker RM1999 Reissue Ltd Edition.
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Re: Remaking a Toaster Top pickup

Postby (aceonbass) » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:32 am

Very nice! one of these with four big magnets would be cool for dedicated bass use.
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Re: Remaking a Toaster Top pickup

Postby (Moonie Man) » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:04 am

Thank you, Dane :)
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Re: Remaking a Toaster Top pickup

Postby (geordie9) » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:34 am

Superb work Koji! Very impressive.

Would you be so kind as to share your techniques for building the new bobbins? Are they one solid piece of bakelite, machined to match the VP-31 bobbin, or is it made in separate pieces that you join together? Are you able to separate the top and bottoms of the bobbin from the central core?

I'd love to know where you got your bobbin material from.

Fantastic work again!!!
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