Westone Thunder 1 electrics - coil split/tap

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Re: Westone Thunder 1 electrics - coil split/tap

Post by Barry on Sat May 21, 2016 12:36 pm

Rob, have you checked the schematic on our web site? CLICK HERE

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Post by Adey on Sat May 21, 2016 12:42 pm

Have you checked that each coil in the pick up is working. If it only works with dpdt in one position, it could be the other coil has a break in the wire.

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Post by Rob-Thunder on Sat May 21, 2016 2:55 pm

Barry wrote:Rob, have you checked the schematic on our web site? CLICK HERE

Yes, that is the one I have been using - thanks

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Post by Rob-Thunder on Sat May 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Can anyone tell me which coil should be active when the coil splitting switch is set to single coil? (For the neck pick up - the one with screws or the other coil?)

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Post by Rob-Thunder on Sat May 21, 2016 3:08 pm

Similarly, as I have it set up at the moment, the bridge pick up is single coil with the switch down, and both coils when the switch is up.

For the neck pick up, will it be the same or would it be the opposite way round?

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Post by Barry on Sat May 21, 2016 3:39 pm

The switch will be the same regardless of which PUP you're on.

It's possible as Adey says that you're only firing on one coil to begin with. Your ears should be the first indication whenyou compare bridge to neck, but the only way to  know for sure is to check the resistance with a multi meter.

These pups are great but they're getting  old now and I have had a few go bad on me, i.e. the connection on one coil "rots"

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Post by Rob-Thunder on Sat May 21, 2016 3:59 pm

Adey wrote:Have you checked that each coil in the pick up is working. If it only works with dpdt in one position, it could be the other coil has a break in the wire.

Sorry - I missed your comment earlier.

I suspect this might be the case - but I don't know how to check it.

One thing I did do is try to bypass the coil splitting switch, but just disconnecting all the wires.

I was assuming that that would then lead to both coils being used (though don't know if that assumption was right).

Set up like this, the bridge pick up works (both coils) but nothing from the neck pick up.

Does that tell me anything useful?

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Post by Adey on Sat May 21, 2016 5:29 pm

If you have multi-meter it's no too hard. I can't recall the colours of all the wires from the pick-up, but measure across all of them in turn. You should find two pairs have the same resistance and across one of each of these pairs the value is double.
If you only get a resistance reading across two cables and no others, you have a broken winding.

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Post by corsair on Sat May 21, 2016 5:52 pm

You can visually check for problems with the pickup out, too, by looking to see if the wires that are soldered onto the coils are in fact connected.... a gentle wiggle will suffice!! If the problem isn't there, then there's a break in tbe winding somewhere....

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Re: Westone Thunder 1 electrics - coil split/tap

Post by Westbone on Sun May 22, 2016 2:02 am

If you need a replacement pickup(original) give me a shout. Complete with mounting surround.
Will need your old one(unmolested) in exchange.

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