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  1. Thread: Am I nuts?

    by Arthur Dent
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    That braided shield isn't just for shielding, it...

    That braided shield isn't just for shielding, it is also the ground wire. If it's not connected, it would be like trying to power something with only one side of an AC outlet. Voltage is relative,...
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    The schematic in the first post is not a common...

    The schematic in the first post is not a common source circuit, it is a common drain, sometimes known as a source follower. Mozwell has turned it into a common source circuit. Common drain circuits...
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    An ebony or rosewood veneer would look good. Back...

    An ebony or rosewood veneer would look good. Back it with your choice of thin ridgid plastic.

    If you really want as thin as possible, you can get black delrin under 1/32" thick. There's also...
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    10k of 43 awg can be done just fine. You say it's...

    10k of 43 awg can be done just fine. You say it's weak, is it just quiet with a normal tone, or is it very heavy on the treble indicating it could be out of phase? Try wiring one (just one) of the...
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    Sine Guitars

    Sine Guitars is a two-man operation based in Lancaster County, PA. We make dynamic, rich and responsive pickups that hearken to the sound of Les Paul's own guitars, rather than Gibson's version of...
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    Opinions Needed

    I'd like to get some opinions from the pickup making community on these pickups. They're very low impedance humbuckers with a JFET preamp. The bridge pickup measeres 8.5 ohms (not kilohms, just ohms)...
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    Good news. Good news indeed.

    Good news. Good news indeed.
  8. That's me alright. How have you been, David? I...

    That's me alright. How have you been, David?

    I figure I'd sand the outsides of covers and tops of bobbins, then take them to a buffing wheel. You could also torch it. A tumbler with some sort of...
  9. Hey, those are mine! :) I've been looking into...

    Hey, those are mine! :)

    I've been looking into building a 3d printer recently, and it's a whole lot cheaper and easier than you might expect to get a small desktop-size one working. I've seen kits...
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    That's just it, I've been doing this for years,...

    That's just it, I've been doing this for years, and now I'm actually trying to sell these things!

    Anyway, the way I do it wouldn't work for conventional pickups with thousands of turns of fragile...
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    Pickups were actually my last thing to make in...

    Pickups were actually my last thing to make in the entire signal chain. I had made guitars, amps, pedals, and even cables, so I figured I may as well make the pickups too. I also wanted to make more...
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    The 2-4 kHz range, known as the singers' formant,...

    The 2-4 kHz range, known as the singers' formant, is the frequency range that contains most of what determines clarity of speech. If you EQ that out of your music, you usually can't understand the...
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    I'm convinced the reason taller coils tend to be...

    I'm convinced the reason taller coils tend to be brighter is not entirely due to there being less inductance. I've noticed the same effect in coils with fewer than 500 turns, where the inductance...
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    Did this happen within the past month? Because if...

    Did this happen within the past month? Because if not, then it hasn't been successfully patched. And a similar exploit worked two years ago.



    I run Windows 7 on my desktop. Linux is on my...
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    I'd like to point out that Macs are far from...

    I'd like to point out that Macs are far from being immune to malware. It used to be they didn't get hit with it simply because nobody bothered to make a virus that effects less than 10% of computers....
  16. Thread: Cryogenics

    by Arthur Dent
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    Rick: did you say you had an entire F-5 mandolin...

    Rick: did you say you had an entire F-5 mandolin cryogenically treated?! What was the effect?
  17. Thread: 6EU7 help

    by Arthur Dent
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    I've used 6EU7's in a 5E3-esque circuit. Works...

    I've used 6EU7's in a 5E3-esque circuit. Works just like half a 12AX7.
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    Low-impedance! :thumbsup:

    Low-impedance! :thumbsup:
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    Now THIS is funny: That's from the item...

    Now THIS is funny:



    That's from the item description for a DOA Strat middle pickup being sold for $500.
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    I couldn't get that common base circuit to sound...

    I couldn't get that common base circuit to sound right for some reason. The only BJT's I had around were 2N3904's, maybe they don't do too well in that configuration.

    However, the JFET equivalent...
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    The other day, I realized that my friend had a...

    The other day, I realized that my friend had a humbucker that he tried to wind, but it didn't work. I had a bunch of #30 wire around, so we decided to rewind the bucker with that and see what would...
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    Hey, that's clever! Sounds like more output, less...

    Hey, that's clever! Sounds like more output, less string pull. Good plan.
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    Thanks for your replies, everyone. I have...

    Thanks for your replies, everyone.

    I have enough wire to mess around a bit, so I think what I may do is wind a pickup with about 500 turns, then mess with various configurations of bipolars and...
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    I'm not actually set on the shape or size of the...

    I'm not actually set on the shape or size of the pickups, so I could put on 1000 or 1500 turns of #36. That would be at least in the same league output-wise as 1000 turns of #42, right?

    Also, is...
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    Or, I could use these...

    Or, I could use these or these, 1/16" in diameter. I'm not going to use #42 wire, mostly because I haven't got any.

    The ultra-shallow coil idea is interesting though. I'll have to think about...
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    Low-impedance pickup ideas

    I want to make some pickups for a guitar I'm building, and I'm planning on going with active single-coils wound with some 36 AWG wire that I have around.

    Having never made successful low-z pickups...
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    Strange, your circuit is essentially the same as...

    Strange, your circuit is essentially the same as mine, but without the other preamp feeding g3. It didn't quite work for me.

    Oh well, this amp sounds great now with simple resistive mixing. Each...
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    I mean using both g1 and g3 as control grids,...

    I mean using both g1 and g3 as control grids, each with its own input.

    g1 gets the input from one preamp, g3 gets input from another preamp, g2 and g4 are both used as screen grids (+), g5 is the...
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