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Reed James Robowound ™ PAF Pickups come with a Certificate of Authenticity
and DC info card. the card info is documented we are doing this due to the
fact that it is easy to peel off the sticker and add it to a set that was
not made by Reed James ENG. and pawn them off as a set of my pickups. Every
card is numbered and signed by Me personally. If you run into someone
selling a set of my pickups out side my site make sure there is a singned
Certificate and info card with the set
The original PAF was
wound on a Leesona 102, coil winding machine.
No such thing as a
vintage hand wound PAF.
In 1963 Gibson
switch form plain enamel pickup wire to poly coated magnetic wire
About the Robowinder™
The Robowinder™ is a
digitized Coil winding robot accrete with in .0001 of an inch and
capable of feed rates of 0-3000 IPM and Spindle speeds 0-1500 RPM. It
also incorporates a digitized tension mechanism. This machine was designed
By Reed James Eng to accurately duplicate winding patterns of pickup coils
. Magnifying the pickup coil with a digital optical comparator. We are able
to calculate the distance and angle for the layers per turn of the winding
pattern. Then calculate feed rates and duplicate the winding of the coil.
Three major things affect the tone of the pickup coil . resistance,
inductance, and capacitance. the coil winding pattern plays a huge part in
affecting all three. Therefore if the coil pattern is duplicated, it's a
major foundation for replicating the tone of the pickup. Now its up to
magnets base plates and other materials. Some have no sonic changes and
some of them do . Gibson randomly used Alnico 18.104.22.168 each magnet type
has deferent tone .So if you looking for that perfect vintage PAF
tone this is it . for 50s style we use single build plain enamel magnetic
wire vintage correct as the build of the wire also has an effect on the capacitance.
for the 60s style we use single build poly coated magnetic wire correct to
what they started to use in the early sixties. It is debatable rather the
coating of the magnetic wire has sonic deference. But the build of the
coating defiantly effects the tone. And know this. there is only one other
way to duplicate the winding pattern of the original PAF ! Is on a Leesona
102 winding machine that Gibson owned. that 1940s Leesona 102 very unstable
machine . But the Robowinder™ can duplicate even the most minute
inconsistent Winding patterns
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