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    I fold over a small piece of fine emery cloth or...

    I fold over a small piece of fine emery cloth or similar, lightly pinch it around the wire end, and pull the wire through. Alternatively, I'll place the wire end on the surface of a sharpening stone...
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    Yup. I'd concur with that. 54289

    Yup. I'd concur with that.
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  3. I use an old-fashioned hand drill - the kind you...

    I use an old-fashioned hand drill - the kind you crank - to wind my pickups. The handle of the drill is clamped to the bench, with the chuck end sticking out well over the edge of the bench. The...
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    I'm guessing that someone has a divorce...

    I'm guessing that someone has a divorce settlement to pay for.
  5. All true, but I think one needs to factor in...

    All true, but I think one needs to factor in bobbin characteristics, insomuch as the type of coil shape will constrain, or unconstrain, just how "scattered" the windings can be. So, for instance a...
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    That's a solid-state reverb. If the Vantage is a...

    That's a solid-state reverb. If the Vantage is a reverb simulator, rather than an echo, maybe.
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    Question: are there heat sinks one can get that...

    Question: are there heat sinks one can get that fit over these transistors, and if so, does that improve their relliability, or rather the biasing reliability?
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    Great to hear! Or should I say, great to NOT...

    Great to hear! Or should I say, great to NOT hear? ;)
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    Steve/Small Bear is not going to sell you...

    Steve/Small Bear is not going to sell you something that has not passed the test, so we can scratch bum trannies.

    That said, it is possible that others have encountered a similar issue. I would...
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    My first rig, purchased 2nd hand in 1967 or so...

    My first rig, purchased 2nd hand in 1967 or so from a guy in Montreal (my friend's big brother), was a 4-pickup Kent Videocaster and a Symphonic amp with volume, tone, tremolo and a 12" speaker. He...
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    Eminently sensible. And if that dock disappears...

    Eminently sensible. And if that dock disappears before they get to it, just buy any Tonecore pedal and stick the module in that dock. Two pedals for the price of one!
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    The ToneCore modules are intended to be usable in...

    The ToneCore modules are intended to be usable in any of the Line 6 "docks". I would suggest trying to find someone in your area who also has one of the Tonecore series of pedals. Doesn't matter if...
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    The ticking actually should be there whether the...

    The ticking actually should be there whether the effect is "on" or "off".

    LFO ticking occurs because the standard 2-op-amp LFO produces a square wave and then smoothes that out into a triangle for...
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    Is it possible that the magnet for one of them...

    Is it possible that the magnet for one of them needs to be flipped around?
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    The dual op-amp handling the LFO duties (IC2A/B)...

    The dual op-amp handling the LFO duties (IC2A/B) should be a low-current unit, either TL022 or LM358. IF it's a higher-current unit, like a TL072 or 4558 or 5532, it will pull enough current...
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    Wow! Thanks a batch for that. I probably have a...

    Wow! Thanks a batch for that. I probably have a number of those (well, a few....it's a LONG list at that site) in my to-repair-and-try-out bin. I have a copy of Dave Hunter's Guitar Pickup...
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    I have an inductance range on my meter, but I...

    I have an inductance range on my meter, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
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    Guyatone pickups

    The other day, I was working on what I gather is a Guyatone guitar I picked up a few years ago. I'm assuming it's a Guyatone, based on the very distinctive pickups found on a great many Guyatone...
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    1) Coolaudio now makes a CEM3320 replacement for...

    1) Coolaudio now makes a CEM3320 replacement for all the "classic" analog synths that Behringer is now producing. Small Bear carries them.

    2) I've also made my own inductor-based wah. A local...
  20. Thread: Dummy coil

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    The importance of location is a function of...

    The importance of location is a function of whether you are seeking to eliminate hum or simply seeking to reduce it to a manageable level. Complete elimination requires positioning the dummy coil so...
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    I've only seen lacquer on a stock Telecaster neck...

    I've only seen lacquer on a stock Telecaster neck pickup from the early 70's. And the reason why I saw it was because it just stopped working and the guitar's owner asked me to rewind it.
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  22. There are many different pickup form-factors and...

    There are many different pickup form-factors and designs that use "gold foil" inside the pickup cover. They don't all work the same way. The classic gold foils can look like humbuckers on the...
  23. Agree when it comes to machining. Having made...

    Agree when it comes to machining. Having made myself a dozen or so pedals in those teensy 1590A enclosures, drilling holes for those little plastic shaft pots require precision, precision, and more...
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    Fixed. All voices working again. The bridge...

    Fixed. All voices working again. The bridge rectifier was fried, and 5 dual op-amps were also fried when whatever happened, happened.
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    Here you go. 51930

    Here you go.

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    My good wishes for best health as well. As it...

    My good wishes for best health as well.

    As it turned out, the right honourable Stephen Giles, who worked for EHX in Great Britain many years back, posted a scan of a drawing he had made years...
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    Note sent. I doubt that my verbosity on forums...

    Note sent. I doubt that my verbosity on forums holds any sway with the people at the other end of tech-support in-boxes, but they've been responsive in past interactions, so I'm hoping for a repeat...
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    The footswitch does work, though I don't get...

    The footswitch does work, though I don't get bypass, only clean signal in synth mode. This one is a lot earlier than yours. It's big and black but uses the onboard transformer.
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