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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby TDR1138 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:12 pm

Congrats on the new and different Wunkay, Jim.
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby jim.i » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:16 pm

thanks very much Todd, i have been pretty fortunate lately and i do not take that for granted. Now, as my wife reminds me, if i can just make some decent music with the damned things instead of writing about them, i'll be golden...
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby bdgotoh » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:27 pm

Actually it looks exactly like a Sabre pickup from a preEB Sabre - the coils and poles are the exact size and spacing. The pickup cover is different in outer shape but the mounting screws are in the exact same places.
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby TDR1138 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:35 pm

Well, fine.
I still want one in a 1500.
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby jim.i » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:41 pm

Maybe G&L can be pushed to make this available as an option, like with empress wood. Maybe...

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I still want one in a 1500.
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby bdgotoh » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:42 pm

Me too, but in an L-2000.
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby jim.i » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:06 am

Smart-ass response aside, i lucked out for sure though the credit really goes first to Ken (and G&L of course) for making factory inventory lists available and second to Greg/Rocket Music for continuing to stay on top of the lists and moving quickly/following up.


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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby dukeplaysbass » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:55 am

Wow...I disappear for a Friday afternoon and a new sub-species of Wunkay gets invented!

That looks REALLY cool, and I love the idea there might be an under-8-pound option.

Congrats!
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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby Ken Baker » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:37 am

More from Paul:

Paul Gagon wrote:They are just basic L-2000 pickups with the adjustable steel poles replaced with same size Alnico 5 poles. Think Musicman style. Oh! And they obviously don't need the big ceramic magnet on the bottom of the coils. The number of turns per bobbin is the same for both types (5,000). I did however make a few with slightly less turns (4,400) and I thought they sounded pretty cool but I believe the final decision was to stay at 5,000 turns.


Which makes sense. The plastic cover remains the same, probably the bobbins too. Would be interesting to see the underside of one. No magnet, no plate. Pretty decent weight saving right there,

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Re: New, and different, L-1000

Postby jim.i » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:00 am

Did Paul feel it provided a "mellower" sound than the ceramic MFD (like the L vs M preamps) or is that just my imagination?


Ken Baker wrote:More from Paul:

Paul Gagon wrote:They are just basic L-2000 pickups with the adjustable steel poles replaced with same size Alnico 5 poles. Think Musicman style. Oh! And they obviously don't need the big ceramic magnet on the bottom of the coils. The number of turns per bobbin is the same for both types (5,000). I did however make a few with slightly less turns (4,400) and I thought they sounded pretty cool but I believe the final decision was to stay at 5,000 turns.


Which makes sense. The plastic cover remains the same, probably the bobbins too. Would be interesting to see the underside of one. No magnet, no plate. Pretty decent weight saving right there,

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