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  1. Uh huh- Dont be getting grabby inside a whurly!

    Uh huh- Dont be getting grabby inside a whurly!
  2. consider there is probably a spider under the...

    consider there is probably a spider under the cover plate being a dobro. I have never seen that set up but have seen alot of 30s lap steels- national aluminum pans with split blades like that Also...
  3. interesting- never seen that model with two long...

    interesting- never seen that model with two long coils. I have seen the dynamic- little different design- where some have one long single coil and others having split coils with 4 strings on one and...
  4. 5,000 turns 44 gauge per coil should be around...

    5,000 turns 44 gauge per coil should be around 6K. There are 2 kinds one has 2 staggered bobbins and the other more rare one has 6 staggered bobbins. Coils humcancel stock but the magnets have to be...
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    i always reheat the solder joints on old fenders...

    i always reheat the solder joints on old fenders that are dead and one out o-f 10 or 20 work again so that would be either the insulation wasnt stripped off perfectly in combination with corrosion...
  6. Tension looks a little loose. There is a side...

    Tension looks a little loose. There is a side view photo showing the coil on the long side and on the right the coil is built up towards the top of the bobbin and on the left its built up at the...
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    nice coil former design! Yeah anything before...

    nice coil former design! Yeah anything before early 1950s would have been varnished/lacquered not bonded
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    I had a gingery magnetizer and a bull dozer...

    I had a gingery magnetizer and a bull dozer battery but it was a pain in the butt to make and keep it trickle charged- it worked though! Now I have one of those commercial units about $400- works...
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    If you have a teflon set up like that you could...

    If you have a teflon set up like that you could use some bondable wire. As you wind tension it with felt pads and wet them with denatured alcohol. Dont wet them so much that liquid flies off the...
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    I have worked on hundreds of those and analysed...

    I have worked on hundreds of those and analysed the material. They are hardened by heat treating and are not tempered. The shoes will warp somewhat when heat treated so many of the sets dont line up...
  11. Nice- thats the place to start!- if you wind up...

    Nice- thats the place to start!- if you wind up with no end visible then its broken off below the surface so you have to cut it. Happens all the time- improperly spooled at the factory.
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    cool! magnets on those are 2.5 X .125 X .325 -...

    cool! magnets on those are 2.5 X .125 X .325 - inches of course and they have a steel baseplate the magnets have direct contact with.
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    Before I had a mould made we use to make the...

    Before I had a mould made we use to make the bobbins out of forbon- two flat pieces with a slit down the middle of each and would glue those to the magnet. Before i had a laser cutter I would make...
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    Interesting- the probes on all my meters are...

    Interesting- the probes on all my meters are oriented.
    Having found a number of gibby pickups with north on the adjustable side but all of them made somewhere around 73? The year they embossed...
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    are you hand guiding? The machine spins faster...

    are you hand guiding? The machine spins faster are you traversing faster or at the same speed you use to?
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    If you use a gauss meter negative means south and...

    If you use a gauss meter negative means south and positive means north. Most gibbies hav
    e south at the screw poles but I have found gibbies with north at the adjustable poles from time to time-...
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    yep you cut them and polish them yourself then...

    yep you cut them and polish them yourself then you plate it yourself- the electroless plating works well and is easy- Ive been plating CC blades for 20 or 25 years- thousands of them- and have never...
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    just like Tee- use a third eyelet, doesnt matter...

    just like Tee- use a third eyelet, doesnt matter if the wire is continuous as you will solder the eyelet eventually. You could use 4 eyelets and have two completely separate coils but it would...
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    yes Big Teee is spot on three eyelets is clean!...

    yes Big Teee is spot on three eyelets is clean! You could do it the way you describe too but of course you would get a lump in the coil- it would take more skill to make a clean tapped coil that way-...
  20. To each his own- there are people that like the...

    To each his own- there are people that like the sound of a magnetic pickup in an acoustic- think Elmore James or Lightnin Hopkins kind of sound but certainly not limited to that. Its not the current...
  21. A friend of mine from OZ told me about this years...

    A friend of mine from OZ told me about this years ago and I have done it many times so it works. Sometimes the "end" of the wire gets buried due to improper spooling or you have a badly damaged spool...
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    they used acrylic for many of the custom colors...

    they used acrylic for many of the custom colors and nitrocellulose for other colors and clear but dont quote me on that. I worked in finish shops for a number of years and yes there is such a thing...
  23. Wide range used nylon- never seen those...

    Wide range used nylon- never seen those deteriorate but they only go back to the 70's. IMO bobbin means assembled pieces or one piece moulded widgets that you wind a coil around. I laser cut...
  24. If we or I said PAFs rot- I dont know why!...

    If we or I said PAFs rot- I dont know why! Certain years of P-90s rot. Gibson also made alot of bobbins out of tortoise shell celluloid and that rots too. They also made dog ear P-90s in the 40s?...
  25. HA! Yes of course the point i overlooked- they...

    HA! Yes of course the point i overlooked- they only need to serve as a trigger- not to also function as a passive pickup which is an entirely different scenario.
  26. I have made lots of that type of pickup over the...

    I have made lots of that type of pickup over the last 20+ years. There are several problems; one being to isolate each coil from the other to minimise bleed through- that can be big problem, having...
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    its a 3X3 coil arranged end to end but offset so...

    its a 3X3 coil arranged end to end but offset so they are staggered like a P-bass arrangement- both are south up so both coils are out of phase with each other and they hum-cancel- the coils are...
  28. yes 1/8 X 2.25 or 2/15 face will be north and the...

    yes 1/8 X 2.25 or 2/15 face will be north and the other south.
    typically the longer the distance between poles on alnico the stronger the magnet so a magnet with 1/8 between poles is super weak- a...
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