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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2005, 04:40:04 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2005, 08:28:08 PM »
BTW, the antiquities are NOT scatter wound because they are wound on the original Gibson automated winder, thats one of their selling points.
Scatter winding drastically affects the tone of any pickup, not just singles.


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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2005, 08:39:58 PM »
Could have been a rewound Antiquity.....who knows!


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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2005, 09:53:46 PM »
It's funny, scatterewinding does nothing except improve the clarity of a pickup-any pickup- and extend it's frequency response.

If you were being anal you could argue that a humbucker can only be a humbucker if both coils have exactly the same number of turns of the same gauge wire on. Anyone who actually plays AND listens alot will know that asymmetry is the most important thing in sounds of any sort..........the most pleasing of which is deemed to be the human voice. It follows therefore that asymetrically wound coils will sound better and more natural and besides winding with a different number of turns on each coil, scatterwinding produces lovely asymmetry in the turns of wire.Result :more clarity,dynamics and extended response.(Obviously the effects on lowering capacitence have been well talked about before)
Have you ever seen a guitar string vibrate symmetrically :wink: ?

Some makers will argue the toss over everything, at the end of the day it's YOUR ears that should be the best judge.....that's what I use anyway and my ears(and hands) tell me that scatterwinding improves the tone of all pickups irresepective of type.
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