Which wire, which magnet, what's the average DC resistance? I'd appreciate all the details I can learn.
Thanks in advance,
You mean nobody has ever measured the resistance with a multimeter (also by doing the same in the split mode)? Or better yet, opened up the pickup and make an educated guess by trying different alnico grade magnets?
I have pulled covers off of Dragon IIs (after calling in the experts to disarm them) and installed them in a Jackson...nice pups, they fit the bill pretty well for that guitar. My understanding is that the Dragon IIs are similar to but hotter than the McCarty pups. I think the McCarty/Dragon IIs are Duncan 59/C5 territory respectively.
Last edited by Binnerscot; 02-12-2008 at 09:44 AM.
I'm not at home, otherwise I'd check the 2 sets of McCarty pickups I have in my box of pickups. I believe they're around 8K/7.2K A5. Probably similar to putting A5's in Antiquites. PRS is very vague about the details of their pickups.
I think the McCarty pickups are decent vintage toned humbuckers that sound good in McCartys. For some reason, I've never installed them in a Les Paul, but I'd like to see how they sound. I know they'd be very vintage like weaker 59's.
HATE mccarty p-ups.........very muddy and dark sounding. They came out within hours of playing.
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GJ you forgot the thing man!
Here are the ohm values measured "outside" the guitar with a chord. Thus, the measurement is not precise, but still gives a good idea.
The bridge pickup measured 9.00K on my (calibrated) multimeter. Thus, because that the pots are on the way, the real value should a bit higher, like 9.40K. When split the measurement I got was 4.60K (the stud coi) so it was wound quite evenly.
The neck pickup was 7.80K again measured outside the guitar with a jack. And its stud was like 4.00K.
I do not know what the magnets are, but I hear an alnico 5 in the bridge and an alnico 2 in the neck. Am almost sure about the bridge, but that I cannot say for the neck. That is, these are my guesses.
I have to say that I have not opened up the guitar and swapped magnets and all, to have a better idea about the magnets.
Hope that helps to people looking for this information in the future.