Toronado Players Club

Resources & Modifications

Toronado Resources
from www.fender.com

Toronado GT HH

026-0700/550

09/27/05

 

Yes

 

Yes

Toronado®

013-0700

11/16/99

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toronado® (Upgrade)

013-0900

03/04/05

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toronado® DE

011-0600

04/03/03

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Toronado® HH

011-0700

04/07/03

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Coil Tap Project
by FDP'er Greg The Hammer

The long awaited photos of the Toro coil tap wiring project are attached. Both of the stock tone controls were replaced with push pull pots so that each pup can be switched between tapped and untapped individually.

Just to get your bearings when viewing the pics, the jack input is on the lower left, the tone controls are at the bottom, the bridge pup tone and volume are on the left.


Info on Atomic Humbuckers
Thanks to Bluesmama for the Info

Bill Turner - Fender R&D

May 22nd, 2000 09:26 AM Profile

The "Atomic Humbucker" was merely a product name chosen to highlight the Toronado and Cyclone guitar models. This pickup is featured in the bridge position on the Am.Dlx. Fat Strat, and it is called the DH-1(Bridge). It is also featured in the bridge position of the Floyd Rose HH and HSS Classic Strats, and is also called the DH-1.

The differences between the models are only in appearance. The Cyclone having black and white bobbins, the Toronado having a nickle silver chrome plated cover, the Am.Dlx. Fat Strat DH-1 having aged white bobbins, and both Floyd Classic
DH-1`s have white bobbins. They are available through Fender parts and accessories, and I will see about getting the part numbers listed for each of the models, and posted for your info.

Kurts, I don`t recall Fender Boy asking for a product review. Since I do the pickup design at Fender, I do appreciate the comments that are made, but let`s save them for the review pages.

The Atomic Humbucker and the DH-1 are wired in a standard series Humbucking config.

DC resistance: 16.4K Ohms
Inductance: 8.2 Henries
Magnet: Alnico 5

The pickup pole piece spacing is extended to 2.100", to better allign the pickup with the bridge string spacing.

Bill Turner


Mark Blythe - Fender Parts

USA

May 22nd, 2000 03:35 PM Profile

Here are the part numbers for the DH-1/Atomic Humbuckers.

005-3758-000, DH-1 Humbucking Bridge Pickup, White Coils
005-3689-000, DH-1 Humbucking Bridge Pickup, Chrome Cover
005-4036-000,DH-1 Humbucking Bridge Pickup,Aged White
005-3717-000,Atomic Humbucking Bridge Pickup, Black/White Coils

Mark B.

The "Atomic Humbucker" or DH-1 was intended to kick up the mids in the bridge position, and be loud. It certainly will not suit all players tastes. Some are gonna like it, and some aren`t.

Bill Turner