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    Thanks lads, it looked familiar, i played rhythm...

    Thanks lads, it looked familiar, i played rhythm backing to a good friend who had one of these back in the early sixties.
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    Is this a Gretsch guitar

    This is Paul Yandell playing with the
    Louvin Brothers, he appears about the middle of this video.
    Anybody know what type of guitar and pickup he`s using.
    What a great act those two guys were,...
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    A lot lower than the bridge pickup. I`m not too...

    A lot lower than the bridge pickup.
    I`m not too great in the science of pickup making (inductance, etc) so i just used my ears after installing them.

    The click you can hear in this neck/bridge...
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    Yes, after 1957, no HB`s before that as far as i...

    Yes, after 1957, no HB`s before that as far as i know.
    The following is a comment on an article from The Chicago Tribune which had me thinking that Les Paul didn`t like hb`s.

    "BTW - with regard...
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    Never heard or tried that L-250, must check it...

    Never heard or tried that L-250, must check it out, thanks.

    I`ve listened to non Dolby recorded music from the 40`s and 50`s, they didn`t seem to have any problems back then.
    Maybe it was because...
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    Here are a few notes that i scrawled out as i...

    Here are a few notes that i scrawled out as i constructed it, hope you can make them out.

    I realised that Leo Fender had got it right first time, way back when dirt was new, i couldn`t see the...
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    Here is a short sound file of that pickup,...

    Here is a short sound file of that pickup, nothing out of the ordinary.
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    Here is a short sound file of that pickup,...

    Here is a short sound file of that pickup, nothing out of the ordinary.
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    Yes, as far as i can tell, but the other day i...

    Yes, as far as i can tell, but the other day i got a half ton of wax sucked out of my left ear so i`ll recheck that.
    I tried two heavier wound round coils (44AWG) starting out and got a drop of...
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    Mixed with the bridge pickup i got the sound that...

    Mixed with the bridge pickup i got the sound that i wanted.
    I`m having fun picking up leaves today, i`ll try and put up an mp3 tonight.
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    Tele neck pickup

    Heres a cheap (about 80cents) little tele neck pickup i made some time back, if any members see any ideas in the construction that they like, feel free to use them.
    Thats my Pignose Amp beside the...
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    Thanks, i`ll check that mic out if i decide to go...

    Thanks, i`ll check that mic out if i decide to go for one of these banjos; the guitar setup has got my interest going again.

    I recently heard this lad Jesse harris do the guitar backing on a song...
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    Banjo pickup question

    Just found out that guitarist Jesse Harris plays a Deering Boston Model 6(string) Banjo tuned like a guitar and played like one.
    Below is part of an interview he gave, does anyone here know who made...
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    This was how i used to wind round bobbins when i...

    This was how i used to wind round bobbins when i started pickup making a couple of years ago.
    I ended up with with multiple coils with only one start and one end wire.
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    Must mean Billy F ? Gibbons, the ZZ Top player,...

    Must mean Billy F ? Gibbons, the ZZ Top player, he designed a custom Gibson Les Paul guitar and he moved from this to playing a Fender, wise man.:D
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    I was just a youngster walking up a terraced...

    I was just a youngster walking up a terraced street in gloomy old post war Belfast NI when i heard this tune called Mocking Bird Hill coming from a radio through an open window in someones house, it...
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    Yes, i found these on the net, i think i remember...

    Yes, i found these on the net, i think i remember them used for spark plugs when "dirt was new".
    Maybe some of the lads on here will attempt to make a pickup using Alnico and the right size of...
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    Ok i made one of these threaded Alnico magnets...

    Ok i made one of these threaded Alnico magnets today, check it out------
    Look closely, its only a slug superglued into a short piece of extension spring, now where can i find threader to match the...
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    Yes, some of the guys replying to him seem to...

    Yes, some of the guys replying to him seem to have been sucking on grains of salt.
    I still can`t figure out how he does it, probably have to wait until the Patent Pending is over.
    I checked the...
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    Great idea, must get the threader out and have a...

    Great idea, must get the threader out and have a go.
    Found this on a site-------------

    This is a patent pending mod by Telenator. We have several pickup models in development using this patent...
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    How did that thumbs down icon get there, must...

    How did that thumbs down icon get there, must have clinked on it by mistake, sorry about that.
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    A kick up the butt and a pat on the back, nice...

    A kick up the butt and a pat on the back, nice one David, ROFL.
    Regarding those tiny round coils we talked about a short while ago and the pic you supplied.
    I noticed they were all wound separately...
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    Nice setup, i haven`t seen the controls cavity on...

    Nice setup, i haven`t seen the controls cavity on a Les Paul up to now, not much room in there.
    Hope that idea of mine works for you.
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    Never got to that stage, what do you think would...

    Never got to that stage, what do you think would do the job?
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    I forgot to add this drawing to my earlier post.

    I forgot to add this drawing to my earlier post.
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    The hell with soldering

    Read a few threads on here lately about soldering problems, mostly from posters who are just into pickup making.
    I came up with this idea a while back when i started making pickups, maybe this would...
  27. Thread: 62 Strat plan

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    62 Strat plan

    I was looking for the pickup routing sizes for a Stratocaster to see if i could enlarge my single coil bottom plates and found this plan.
    I know i could have just removed the strings and cover but...
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    Looks like you are right, there are a lot of...

    Looks like you are right, there are a lot of users out there.
    After a year of pickup making I`ve got to the stage where they are starting to look marketable, so i might give it a go selling them on...
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