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    Iíve done some like usual which where I traverse...

    Iíve done some like usual which where I traverse along to music. Iíve done a few where Iím trying to get what I think a machine might do and only scatter every few hundred turns. I donít like the...
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    Yes straight hand winding. Iím trying to scatter...

    Yes straight hand winding. Iím trying to scatter less to add highs, especially with humbuckers though Iím not noticing added highs but more honky mids.

    My earlier pickups definitely have more...
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    Actually itís the same old wire. I did...

    Actually itís the same old wire.

    I did recharge the magnets and that helped a lot! Itís like the heat of the potting is demagnetizing the pickups slightly. Iíve been winding Tele bridge pickups...
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    New winder changed the tone

    Iíd like any help I can get with this....

    My old winder died and I picked up a shiny new one! Much faster, but maybe thatís the issue. The pickups Iíve made on the new machine seem darker and...
  5. Thanks for the info! Trying to study electricity...

    Thanks for the info! Trying to study electricity at my advanced age has been full of surprises like this.

    I expect when scientists realize the Big Bang theory is incorrect it will be an Electric...
  6. Thatís why I said Iíd road trip Washington during...

    Thatís why I said Iíd road trip Washington during the autumn when itís too cold to finish guitars yet not ski season. However, I have a different pass next year and might try for some days of Sierra...
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    Raise the action a bit on your guitar and if itís...

    Raise the action a bit on your guitar and if itís a bolt on larger neck screws can help.

    You may want to remagnetize the A2 to get more punch or try a 3, 4, 5 or 5 unoriented alnico magnets. With...
  8. Iíve done that with several Tele sets. Both...

    Iíve done that with several Tele sets. Both sounded great but Iím not sure if winding 42.5 (I didnít know they made that size) would/could give the same results.

    I suppose you could experiment...
  9. Iíd like to have the parts to do proper WRHBs. ...

    Iíd like to have the parts to do proper WRHBs.

    Iíd also be willing to pay more for PAF parts that have the correct materials.

    Iíd like a paf type coil that can hold a magnet (like a large...
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    Iíve had great luck with Tone Kraft and since I...

    Iíve had great luck with Tone Kraft and since I often have custom spec something in my orders so I donít expect 24 hour turn around.

    With the boutique movement many of the best products are...
  11. Thanks! I didnít know he did something like...

    Thanks! I didnít know he did something like this. Maybe a road trip to Washington in late autumn is in order.
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    What chassis do you use for a 5G9? Seems like...

    What chassis do you use for a 5G9? Seems like very few kit choices and most are the 5e9a. I canít remember if itís the F or G that uses a Long Tailed Pair, but thatís the one I want to build as I...
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    Thanks again for the information! I wasnít able...

    Thanks again for the information! I wasnít able to find solid 18 gauge in anything but 300 Volts and wondered if skin effect starts happening at that size. It looks like the kit came with 20 and 22...
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    Thank you! Even with a magnifying lens I...

    Thank you! Even with a magnifying lens I struggle to read the 22, but the others say 1,000 Volts. Can that be correct? The solid 18 I have are fragments from a transformer so Iíll look for more.
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    Internal wire type

    Does it matter if you use stranded or solid core wire in a 5e3 build? I prefer solid as itís easier to work with and have a bunch of 18,20 and 22 gauge. I may not have enough 18 solid though.

    Do...
  16. I picked up a near mint Fender ri Bandmaster for...

    I picked up a near mint Fender ri Bandmaster for $1,000 late last winter and put some of the savings into SoZo blue caps and nos tubes. It sounds much more musical now though the 5881 Tung Sols...
  17. Bumpin the zombie. I have the same question and...

    Bumpin the zombie. I have the same question and thought it better to revive this than start another.
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    I got it! Bad solder joint on the green power...

    I got it! Bad solder joint on the green power wire. It sounds pretty good though I know it should improve a bit as the caps, resistors and speaker break in. This is so exciting!
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    Thank you! I can't get to it until Monday, but I...

    Thank you! I can't get to it until Monday, but I will report back. I found a layout chart with some values to test against: https://robrobinette.com/How_The_5E3_Deluxe_Works.htm

    I have seen the...
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    No power at the preamp tubes

    My first build is a 5e3 kit from Tube Depot and things were going well. No funny smells and the rectifier glows and I have 440 Volts on the positive side of the left most electrolytic cap! But, when...
  21. I just wanted to thank the OP for his website! ...

    I just wanted to thank the OP for his website! It is what finally made me try building amps after all these years though amp building is not coming as easy as guitar building or pickup making :( ...
  22. I just write the info on the bottom of the...

    I just write the info on the bottom of the bobbins with a sharpie or paint pen and keep the full specs in a notebook.
  23. Since I do not pot humbuckers I tend to use more...

    Since I do not pot humbuckers I tend to use more tension and while I have no absolute way to quantify it I do tend to match the Coil Estimator calculator at the 78%. The set I have in my gold top...
  24. I notice you do not offset the coils at all. I...

    I notice you do not offset the coils at all. I thought that was the route to mud? So far in my experiments I prefer larger offsets to lesser.

    I now have a way to measure gauss so it is time to...
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    Poll: I just voted and late to the party as usual lol. ...

    I just voted and late to the party as usual lol. I'm using a paraffin and bees wax mix probably heavier on the bees wax than many others though I do not know if type of wax makes any difference. I...
  26. Is anyone making a Wide Range HB kit or at least the parts?

    I'm making a Starcaster inspired guitar and I want to use WRHBs, but the cost for most is really high! Even more so now that I make pickups versus buying $200 - $400+ sets from others.
  27. I have been experimenting with magnets in the two...

    I have been experimenting with magnets in the two LPs I made. What is strange is the magnets I am using are all from Addiction-FX and things do not match up, versus what I have read on the net, for...
  28. Thanks everyone! I completed the goldtop a few...

    Thanks everyone! I completed the goldtop a few weeks ago with 1957/58 specs and last night completed a LP with 59 specs, but just a wrap (Mojoaxe) tailpiece (I love the way they play and I use 1...
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