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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:51 pm 
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these UBCs I have are around 6-6.5k for the whole humbucker! Matches anecdotally what Tom Presley saying they were ordered with a weaker coil and a hotter coil but came in both identical and weaker coils. These have the phillips style pole pieces too. Never had one that actually had two different coils but I have not had nearly as many westones as you guys. Here they are:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:12 pm 
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Yeah... they look broadly similar to mine, though mine have the plastic base.

I measured a few pickups in situ a while back - APII U-60, Vantage VA900, Westone Raider II and the Spectrum ST and got predictable results until I got to the ST, which gave readings of about 20 KΩ each!!! :o :-?

Got REAL excited until I thought about it a bit, and then rechecked the others - this is the fast'n'dirty method of checking, you realise! - and the results were all over the place like a mad dogs sh1t!

A-ha!! Check meter battery... battery at about 8.1 volts; mystery solved!!

ST pups at about 6.6KΩ with fresh battery....

Just for the record, MMK 45s in the Raider and Urchin clock in at around the 11.5KΩ range, and the MMK53s in the 11.2 KΩ range.

So the faux UBC pups found in some Westone kitis low on output, and some of the Westone lads don't like 'em, but, as I've said many times, once you've loaded on FX , you'd be hard pushed to tell whats in there!!

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