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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ehawley, Aug 21, 2007.
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Amazing info. Thanks for sharing.
The photographs on the first 4 pages of this thread don't seem to be available any more. Is there any way to see them?
Hey guys...I'm still around!! Here's a picture of my new shop I had built last year...Down stairs is the shop and upstairs is a recording studio and..well ... guitar storage...
I'll be hanging around here more often posting new threads...I still do tele's...not as much as I liked, but there are more and more people requesting them..I'll post some pics of the ones I've done recently...in the mean time, It's good to be back!!
Great to have you back! There's a lot more CNC stuff going on around here now, and I'm sure you'll have tons to add to those conversations.
OMG - I thought only China had children sleeping under/by their workstations...
Nice looking guitars Ed.
Ha!!....my granddaughter loves to help me around the shop!!...She hangs out there when I'm working!....Good catch!
Here are Teles that were added into the mix the one in the front is my style for a Tuxedo Tele...
Here is the Tuxedo style...Korina Body...Black binding...Garolite pickguard...My own design Staple pickup ( I did a thread a LONG time ago about my pickup designs) I have 3 Tuxedo's in the works now.
The back of the staple pickup
Had to change my headstock design to my own... we all know why!
This style goes on all my new teles...
Great stuff Ed! Looking forward to seeing you around more!
Looking at that pickup.... I had a moment.....
Those Staple Pickups are sublime. Great tones from those. I'm surprised they're not more popular.
Yup...they are my favorite pickup...Expensive to make, but well worth it. The originals that Seth Lover designed in the fifties were a little different then mine..( I guess I should say mine are different then his!) I'm surprised they aren't as popular also...I don't think many people know of them!..I get a lot of questions when I show the Tuxedos!
I hear originals were on the noisy side. What has your experience been with your version Ed?
Hey Barncaster..How are you?...I add a tin base to the pickup to add a bit of extra shielding. I eliminate the connecting wires between the magnets (I guess Seth put them on because his adjustment springs didn't touch any ground)and use the height adjustment springs as grounding connections for the magnets. The wires that were on the originals could pick up some interference because they were in the signal path (even though they were grounded)...If you can find an original picture of the 50s staple pickups you will see the wires on the back... Lollar i believe make an exact replica of the alnico V staple...take a look at their pics and you will see the wires....That is the difference between mine and the original...I dont know if it matters..a friend has a 54 les paul repro with the staple in it...the noise level is about the same as a regular single coil..not bad...
Here is a link to the Gibson staple ... http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/21134-cult-coils-lesser-known-vintage-pickups?page=4
I went to Lollars site and noticed that they eliminated the adjustment screws for the magnets on their staple... The lollar is listed in their P90 section.
Seymore Duncan makes an exact replica of the old staple design originated by Seth Lover for gibson... http://customshop.seymourduncan.com/p90-staple-soapbar/
Doing fine here. Hope all is well with you and yours too.
I've been eyeing these pups for years. From a production perspective, the mechanical complexity (cost) of these pups probably doomed them from the beginning. I can remember reading a story about Chet Atkins complaining that the DeArmond 200s (Dynasonics) were too noisy in the studio which drove Gretsch to develop the Filtertron humbucker with his input.
The magnet to brass keeper relationship intrigues me. From the Dynasonics I've seen, the rod magnets appear pressed into the brass keepers. An elegant and easy solution facilitated by the rod magnet's round cross-section. The Gibson pup on the other hand is a head scratcher. Do you know how they pulled off the attachment?
I do have a Gibson dog ear '46 P90 equipped with rods in my stash. The gauss levels off the rods suggest A2. I love the misfits!
Hey gorgeous guitar work. I am new here... Landed looking for 3d files to explore on my CNC. Any guidance to a newbie is greatly appreciated!