Joel de Guzman

What’s Inside: The Lo-Z XR-Spectra Coil

The Lo-Z XR-Spectra coil: 1000 Turns 250Ω DCR (for 3.3″ version) 76mH AWG38 self-bonding magnet wire 2mm Type 430 ferritic stainless steel rail 1mm printed circuit board bobbin with copper-pour shield. We use AWG38 self-bonding magnet wire (also known as bondable magnet wire). It has a thin layer of thermoplastic polyurethane adhesive, activated using 140~160°C …

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Price Rollback

Easter 2022. We’re rolling back prices to pre-Covid rates and beyond. An Easter gift to everyone. We’ve streamlined our operations for 2022. And by doing so, and despite the global chip shortage and supply chain delays, we were still able to significantly optimize our manufacturing costs by scaling up. We can do that, now that …

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A Thousand Coils

Here’s a rare peek into the insides of a thousand Nu Capsules in various stages of completion before epoxy encapsulation. The Nu Capsules are small hacker friendly, general purpose pickups that can be used in a variety of applications. These are active pickups utilizing low impedance coils, permalloy ring shields to minimize crosstalk, and an integrated …

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Nu Multi 4

It seems we’re making more custom Nu Multi pickups for bass these days. This one is for a single-coil Precision Bass format. It probably makes sense to make the most common bass pickup formats standard. Which bass pickup formats do you think should be standard?