Overwinding stratocaster pickups

jaymenonjaymenon Frets: 35
edited July 9 in Making & Modding
 What happens sonically as you progressively over wind a pickup? 
 I believe the output increases -  but what does it do to the actual sound?  Does it make it more mid-range heavy? 
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  • Adam_MDAdam_MD Frets: 2887
    You tend to lose some highs in my experience.  
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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1145
    I have a BK Sinner at the bridge on a Strat, I can't say if its more middly, but its certainly a fuller sound compared to a standard Strat bridge, but not excessive drive as the resistance would suggest (21K) 
    I think it also depends on wire gauge and magnet type......a grown up will be along shortly.......
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 354
    Interestingly, while humbuckers gain predominantly mid range, single coils seem to gain predominantly bass as overwound. I assume that's just because the frequencies added (literally or relatively) fall in a  humbucker's mid range which is equivalent to a single coil's bass range. And as others have already said, treble loss too.
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