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    The sand molds are destroyed every time the...

    The sand molds are destroyed every time the magnets are cast. The original counter molds last forever and they still have the molds. Watch this video that shows how Alnico is made. The video was shot...
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    Arnold and Thomas and Skinner are the only two...

    Arnold and Thomas and Skinner are the only two magnet makers I know if that formulate and cast magnets in the USA. Permanent magnet used to also but they are out of business. AZ grinds in the USA but...
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    I make them but they are price for vintage...

    I make them but they are price for vintage repairs only.
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    Looks real to me. I have an old Gibson P-90 with...

    Looks real to me. I have an old Gibson P-90 with rod magnets with the bobbin made of the same material.
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    They can grind it up and reuse with for something...

    They can grind it up and reuse with for something like 30% of the totally plastic. I think they only regrind and reuse if it is black or it the color of the part is not an issue. The machine that...
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    Great job Wolfe! Whenever I get my bobbins...

    Great job Wolfe!

    Whenever I get my bobbins molded I'm always shocked by the quantity of plastic that gets wasted in the T portion of the mold where the plastic is injected. No way around it though.
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    You can make hide glue by scraping the collagen...

    You can make hide glue by scraping the collagen off the inside of a raw hide and letting it dry. I never tried it or had the desire to but the guy I learned violin making from told me it was pretty...
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    I guess one man's PSA is another man's...

    I guess one man's PSA is another man's complaining?

    I'm well aqainted with watermarking. I spent 20 years as a commercial photographer, I do my own website and all the photos on it. Watermarking...
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    Here is the page in the HS Mag site. Guitar...

    Here is the page in the HS Mag site. Guitar Pickup Magnets Supplier - Page 2 of 3 - Magnets, Hangseng Magnetech Ltd.

    Watermarking is really no solution if you want a decent looking website.
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    HS Mag Warning!

    It was just called to my attention that HS Mag has copied photos and my USA magnet descriptions from the ThroBak website to the HS Mag website to describe their product. Frankly it is bizarre since...
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    I sell Telecaster baseplates to one pickup maker...

    I sell Telecaster baseplates to one pickup maker and may put them on my website. But with more than 300 pickup makers out there, having your own parts to your own spec., is one way to help distiguish...
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    If the pricing and or volume does not allow for a...

    If the pricing and or volume does not allow for a livable wage then you are a hobbyist. You may be a hobbyist that is working towards a professional full time business but you just don't have the...
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    If you are a hobbyist maker then really you...

    If you are a hobbyist maker then really you should be paying more. You are buying parts as needed from people that need to make a living selling those parts. They have to buy in large quantities, pay...
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    Good suggestion. I have an old rod magnet P-90...

    Good suggestion. I have an old rod magnet P-90 made from black white black plastic. The molded bobbins are certainly in use by '52. Gibson used general purpose Styrene and high impact Styrene for...
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    The bobbin core dimension for my P90 bobbin was...

    The bobbin core dimension for my P90 bobbin was taken from a vintage '56 bobbin. Gibson had two molds for the P90 bobbin in the 50's. The way to tell them apart is the flange. As an example the P90's...
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    I just ran across this thread. I really only put...

    I just ran across this thread. I really only put the P90 bobbins on the ThroBak site for people that want an accurate bobbin for a vintage repair. I sell just a few every year for this purpose. I...
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    For are three PAF TPL counts I can verify for...

    For are three PAF TPL counts I can verify for PAF's (actually 4 but two of them or so close I'll call it 3). Gibson used 4 machines to wind PAF's. The TPL was set by Gibson in the most practical of...
  18. ThroBak Shop Tour Video. Slug 101 Vintage PAF Winder.

    Here is a quick shop tour video that lays out everything I know about the Slug 101 PAF winding machine I use daily for winding ThroBak P.A.F. pickups. Some interesting history in this video for...
  19. ThroBak Shop Tour Video #2. Vintage Leesona 102 Winder Showcased.

    Here is the ThroBak shop tour video #2 where I give some cool information about the Leesona 102 and Leesona 102B winders we use to wind some of our PAF humbucker pickup repros.

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  20. Thread: PAF Buffet

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    The Vintage Guitar PAF Buffet was just that, a...

    The Vintage Guitar PAF Buffet was just that, a laundry list of pickups that look like PAF's. It's good exposure but I never expect anything from articles, shootouts, etc.. The one thing you can count...
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    The winder matters. The cam geometry, lobed or...

    The winder matters. The cam geometry, lobed or lobeless or complete lack of a cam, wire guides, tensioning, fixtures all matter with a pickup. If we were winding solenoids it would be a different...
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    Here is the pickup winding machine at PRS. Cool...

    Here is the pickup winding machine at PRS. Cool machine but a blazing fast winder compared to a vintage Gibson pickup winder.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2IFz9Qcwmk
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    Below is a video of Paul explaining the wire they...

    Below is a video of Paul explaining the wire they use. I don't really know anything about this wire but I do know that the PRS release of these pickups with this wire coincides with when AWC began...
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    This is what one of the vintage P.A.F. machines...

    This is what one of the vintage P.A.F. machines from the Gibson factory looks like.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvdPATDRRck
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    PRS does NOT have a machine that was used in the...

    PRS does NOT have a machine that was used in the Gibson factory. I get calls asking how my Gibson machines are different that PRS Gibson machines and the answer is PRS has NO Gibson winding machines....
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    Hi Jim, It is not a heart shaped cam and it...

    Hi Jim,

    It is not a heart shaped cam and it runs at just one speed.
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    I switched the winder on today! I ran it for 20...

    I switched the winder on today! I ran it for 20 minutes with no problems. It ran quiet and smooth and the counter ran perfectly!

    I'll do a video when it is back to winding pickups.
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    Here is the other nearly identical Stevens winder...

    Here is the other nearly identical Stevens winder Gibson also used to wind pickups. This photo was taken in the 50's.
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