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From: “jsuhr”
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Subject: Re: Strat pickups: Texas Specials versus “Fat” strats
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I’d say a Jay Black creation to try and put into production something that
John Suhr was doing as hand wound pickups. Jay and I did quite a bit of
listening and comparing thanks to a slide in slide out quick change
pickguard/guitar he made. I actually didnt really find out Jay was doing
these until they already had a name. I felt the TX specials were a little
too agessive in the upper midrange, kind of nasty for my taste.
My opinion
Suhr

Zorro wrote in message …
>
>Mick Lord wrote in message <6t20cl$jl--(at)--reenet-news.carleton.ca>…
>>Texas Specials are single coil. Fat are the humbuckers. Simple
>>
>>Mick
>>======
>
>
>Negatory there, Mick. The Fender Fat ’50’s are overwound single coils from
>the Fender Custom Shop (a John Suhr creation); they are not humbuckers. The
>middle pickup is reverse wound to give increased hum cancellation when used
>togather with the neck or bridge pick-ups. Same goes for the Texas
Specials,
>but the TS’s are darker sounding..more aggressive I believe than the fat
>vintage sound of the F50’s. But hey, a lot depends on the guitar their
>installed into and the amp they are played through so it’s hard to tell
what
>one’s particular sound would be when all things are considered.
>
>
>>
>>
>
>

From jsuh–(at)–e.net Sat Sep 12 15:59:09 CDT 1998
Article: 293965 of alt.guitar
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From: “jsuhr”
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Subject: Re: Strat pickups: Texas Specials versus “Fat” strats
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Yes I was actually there and even though I was working parallel with pickups
at the custom shop this was a Black idea to try and actually put something
more along the lines of what I was hand winding into production. He probably
knew that I felt it couldnt be done unless you use a computerized winder
that is capable of a 1000 changes in winding technique for a pickup. This is
the kind of winder that I own now but didnt have access to then.
Suhr

Zorro wrote in message …
>
>jsuhr wrote in message <6tcusv$4cg$--(at)--agnolia.pe.net>…
>>I’d say a Jay Black creation to try and put into production something that
>>John Suhr was doing as hand wound pickups. Jay and I did quite a bit of
>>listen.ing and comparing thanks to a slide in slide out quick change
>>pickguard/guitar he made. I actually didnt really find out Jay was doing
>>these until they already had a name. I felt the TX specials were a little
>>too agessive in the upper midrange, kind of nasty for my taste.
>>My opinion
>>Suhr
>
>Thanks for setting the details straight, John. I knew you had worked on
the
>prototype hand wound versions, but thought you were still at Fender when
>they went into production.
>
>BTW…mighty generous of you to offer your CAE to Joe Bac in an effort to
>resolve his ‘situation’. Good example of the extent you would go to to
>resolve any issues regarding YOUR products. I’m impressed…
>
>

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From: “jsuhr”
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Subject: Re: Strat pickups: Texas Specials versus “Fat” strats
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Yes it is called distributed capacitance
Not really
about 20 minutes
about $10,000
the pickups are cheaper
Suhr

Daniel R. Haney wrote in message <35FAA7AD.77F--(at)--indspring.com>…
>jsuhr wrote:
>
>> … I felt it couldnt be done unless you use a computerized winder
>> that is capable of a 1000 changes in winding technique for a pickup.
>
>Fascinating, Spock.
>
>Are those 1000 changes what you do to minimize parasitic
>electrical qualities that would mud up the pickup sound?
>
>Sounds like a custom rig.
>
>How long does it take to wind a pickup?
>Who makes such a winder?
>What does it cost?
>
>-drh
>–

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From: “jsuhr”
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Subject: Re: Strat pickups: Texas Specials versus “Fat” strats
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Yes I did mean that I can have 1000 programs to wind one pickup. I actually
usually only use about 60 programs though per pickup. Believe it or no it
makes a big difference and it’s repeatable unlike hand winding.
Suhr

Zorro wrote in message …
>
>Daniel R. Haney wrote in message <35FAA7AD.77F--(at)--indspring.com>…
>>jsuhr wrote:
>>
>>> … I felt it couldnt be done unless you use a computerized winder
>>> that is capable of a 1000 changes in winding technique for a pickup.
>>
>>Fascinating, Spock.
>>
>>Are those 1000 changes what you do to minimize parasitic
>>electrical qualities that would mud up the pickup sound?
>>–
>
>I think John meant he can program in 1000’s of winding “algorithms”, not
>make 1000’s of changes ‘on the fly’ during the winding of a single pick-up
>(although, maybe he can). Perhaps the winding starts off using one
>algorithm, then changes to another during the winding cycle.
>
>

 

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