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  • #16
    Honestly - you don’t NEED anything to cover the coils. I mean really, why would you every even touch the coils?

    But the wire is delicate, so - it doesn’t hurt.

    Cloth tape definitely better, but again, if you used electrical tape and it got gummy...why would you be removing it anyway?

    Really no wrong answer here - everything (or nothing) works, just a matter of how much effort you care to put in.

    Super-cool version is: Nylon braid flat cord (like backpack straps) or thin nylon strips attach=he’d with a small piece of tape. Covered, but removable.
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    • #17
      More than a decade ago I used black hockey tape to fix my '59 neck pickup where the tape was unravelling and have had no problems with it since. Seems like a good idea to keep the coils covered - they're pretty delicate.
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      • #18
        You may use whatever tape you find, but you have to peel it off the windings you will love paper tape.
        I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

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        • #19
          Finally we've found a pickup that doesn't like its magnet instead of the owner not liking it.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by hamerfan View Post
            You may use whatever tape you find, but you have to peel it off the windings you will love paper tape.
            . OK, where can I find it?


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            • #21
              I bought proper cloth tape from Stew Mac. Even if it's not the cheapest option, it's cheaper than replacing the pickups if I damage the coil pulling tape on/off.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                I bought proper cloth tape from Stew Mac. Even if it's not the cheapest option, it's cheaper than replacing the pickups if I damage the coil pulling tape on/off.
                That's what I did. I waiting until I had a bigger order to justify the high shipping prices.
                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                • #23
                  Me too

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                  • #24
                    Amazon has some good pickup tape "12mm 100ft Insulating Acetate Cloth Adhesive Tape for Laptop Electric Automotive Guitar Repair" 10mm works for most pups. i use the 12mm though because most of pickups have 1.5x ceramic mags
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by omni 1 View Post
                      . OK, where can I find it?
                      paper tape straight on the copper wire

                      https://www.stewmac.com/electronics/...coil-tape.html
                      Last edited by hamerfan; 02-08-2021, 10:33 AM.
                      I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                        I swear they double their income on the shipping charges alone. Shipping a roll of tape is like $8. I only order unless I am getting a lot more stuff.
                        Stewmac wants 30-35$ for copper adhesive tape for like 10’ or something. I found a 25’ roll from Wal mart for 10 bucks

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                        • #27
                          Stewmac is wack.
                          The things that you wanted
                          I bought them for you

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                          • #28
                            stewmac has great stuff at not great prices and their shipping costs arent cheap either

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