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    Default PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Does anyone know if this type of wire is used? and what model is it in? thanks a lot

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    PE AWG#44 wire do exists, although I don't know of any p'up brand actually using it in their production.

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Seems an odd choice. 42 and 43 being the most prevelant.
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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    I know it's wire gauge strange but
    but is it used in the seymour duncan custom shop ?

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by maestroberetta View Post
    is it used in the seymour duncan custom shop ?
    Plenty of pickups use 44 AWG wire. I'm sure the Custom Shop has plain enamel versions of it.

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by masta' c View Post
    Plenty of pickups use 44 AWG wire. I'm sure the Custom Shop has plain enamel versions of it.
    maybe a Super V , RTM, HUNTER, concept set ??????

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by maestroberetta View Post
    maybe a Super V , RTM, HUNTER, concept set ??????
    Nope...JB, Distortion, etc

    The Super V, RTM, etc are around 45 AWG

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by masta' c View Post
    Nope...JB, Distortion, etc

    The Super V, RTM, etc are around 45 AWG

    Really ???
    How do you know that ????the mysterious red wire gauge

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    "red wire gauge"? Are you referring to the red-colored wire found on some pickups?

    As for the "how do we know" on the most common models...we have accounts from employees at SD, pickup winders and some of our own forum members who have taken the time to pull many of these pickups apart and capture their specs.

    Even by SD's own account, 42 AWG (Pearly Gates, '59, '78, etc), 43 AWG (Screamin' Demon, Custom series, etc) and 44 AWG (JB, Distortion, Invader, etc) are the most common wire gauges used by SD.

    The RTM, Super V and similar pickups have higher resistance specs, but relatively low to moderate output characteristics due to even thinner wire gauges.

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    42, 43, 44 are common wire gauges used. pe, formvar, spn tend to be the common insulations. there are variations of those combos used by most pup winders from me who winds in my basement through dimarzio and duncan who sell thousands and thousands of pups. sometimes you can tell by color but when you get to #44 there is pe wire that looks very similar to spn since it can be any color you want and everything is so thin

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    BTW, what's red the insulation on Black Winters? Is it just dyed poly?

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    i dont have a black winter, if its red then its probably poly

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    I posted a pic of the Custom Shop "The Hunter", which had the same red wire. Who knows!

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by masta' c View Post
    I posted a pic of the Custom Shop "The Hunter", which had the same red wire. Who knows!
    does anyone from seymour custom shop know? derek, riley, frank

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    Default Re: PLAIN ENEMEL 44 AWG WIRE ?????

    Does it really matter?

    You're not likely to hear from anyone at SD on these forums. They pop in only rarely.

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