The ampage Discussion Site MusicElectronicsForum > Instrumentation > Guitar Tech > Pickup Makers PeterGreenNeckPickup Welcome, Steve A.. You last visited: 12-03-2007 at 12:13 PM Private Messages: Unread 0, Total 25. User CP FAQ Members List Calendar Search New Posts Mark Forums Read Open Buddy List Log Out Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 > Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes 10-18-2007, 12:15 PM #1 JGundry Senior Member Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 202 PeterGreenNeckPickup This was recently posted on the LPF. Other than the heavy Formvar it seems to be just another way to skin the same cat instead of flipping the magnet. Also the PeterGreen LP was checked at a recent guitar show and apparently the magnet is flipped which seems to contradict the reverse winding premise. But still interesting. FROM THE LPF: Here is some more info on the Bare Knuckle PG Blues set straight from Tim Mills: "It's a common misconception that the PeterGreen neck p/up is reverse polarity.Having spoken with the man who repaired it I can confirm it was rewound in reverse with heavy formvar and not simply a flipped magnet.We don't wire our neck out of phase we actually reverse wind the coils and that's where the tone lies. Either flipping the magnet OR reverse winding will not effect the neck tone on it's own however it does effect the middle position which becomes out of phase with the bridge. This is the way PeterGreens LP was configured-by accident due to the neck p/up repair- and so we make our set the same way.Many 'gurus' claim to know the secret of the PeterGreen tone but none of them have actually found out. Having gone into considerable depth with not only Sam Lee who did the repair but also Charlie Chandler who repaired the LP after a car accident that Peter had I'm confident I've gotten to the bottom of it.The final proof is the people that play them, not only Gary Moore ! who's owned the original LP longest and plays the PG Blues set now but also guys like Bernie Marsden, Geoff Whitehorn etc all who know the tone inside out say we've nailed it. kind regards Tim" I spoke via email with my main pickup builder, Peter Florance who is going to wind a set like this with the reverse wound neck coils, heavy formvar wire for the neck and 42 plain wire for the bridge. I told him I wanna try them too. END OF LPF POST __________________ www.throbak.com Last edited by JGundry : 10-18-2007 at 09:40 PM.