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What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. David_Maas

    David_Maas Tele-Meister

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    Those are beautiful! Can you explain the benefit of unoriented pole pieces? I take that to mean random polarity facing upward?

    Also 44 AWG?! You must have patience to spare?
     
  2. nickhofen

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  3. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hi David,
    This particular pickup is of a P90 configuration in which there are steel pole screws which perpendicular contact to bar magnets underneath the coil. Unoriented refers to a particular grade of A5 which is not subjected to a magnetic field during heat treating unlike normal A5. It's supposed to have a more diffuse magnetic field and some sonic effect. As they haven't been mounted and evaluated yet, we will see :)
    Rob
     
  4. Barncaster

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    Hi Nick!
    I haven't dipped the rewind yet. These are the famous $23 Gretsch slide pups you can get on eBay. I have been meaning to dissect them for several years now and finally got around to it. Can't wait to hear it. Inside it reminds actually of a Mosrite pup.
    Rob
     
  5. PLAYONIT

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    New top for new build...... Curly old growth Redwood.... topping a chambered Honduran Mahogany body and neck....
     

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  6. XxJoshxX

    XxJoshxX Tele-Holic

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    Making a little pine prototype sorta thing


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    First attempt at any type of bracing, and it probably wasn't necessary at all. Kinda just guessed on it, and actually did no research, but that's all okay because this build is literally just a bunch of guesses.

    The top is gluing as we speak, more to come soon.
     
  7. Pauleo

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    Keep us updated, I'd love to hear how they sound! What is the pole spacing on those by the way?
     
  8. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Me too....:D
     
  9. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    '69 Twin overhaul.

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  10. nickhofen

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    Nice wood.

    Keep us updated.
     
  11. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Nice, are you going to change capacitors?
    What do you use to clean the pots?
     
  12. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, new electrolytics, of course, and some lovely Jupiter signal caps. Blackfacing the circuit, and a few other things: tweed tone stack on normal channel; verb and vibrato on both channels; slower vibrato speed. Using carbon comp resistors. Ripped out all the ground switch stuff, made it safe.

    I use Deoxit for pots.

    I replaced the pic with a larger version, so you can see a bit better. It's a pretty early SF (very early 69, or even Dec 68). Not blackface inside (kinda transitional, bits and pieces), but all cloth wire, and very neatly done. Nothing like mid-70s...
     
  13. barbrainy

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    Robert, we all know how much you like pickups, but please do not mount them. This is a family friendly forum.
     
  14. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Awesome, thanks for the answer.
     
  15. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Brainy, Brainy, Brainy, what are we to do with you?
     
  16. barbrainy

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    Anoint me as your leader?
     
  17. Barncaster

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    Brainy,
    I don't know if you want Mr. Yeknom to anoint you as it usually looks something like this when someone does attempt an overthrow.

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    Rob
     
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    I didn't know the stock mag for those was ceramic. That is a curious pair. I'm keen to hear your opinion on them. Hey, do you have a pickup mule built yet?
     
  19. Barncaster

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    Hey Dave,
    I'm putting a mule together now. The issue with these pups is their height and that they are built for surface mounting. Kind of in the style of the old Kay hollow bodies where the fingerboard is an inch higher than the top of the guitar. The Mule is a Strat style with a swimming pool route. I'm fabbing an aluminum bridge now like Mojo's. As the body was originally a vibrato body, there is some creativity needed to get a hard tail bridge to work. Stand by. :)
    Rob


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  20. TuffyKohler

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    Love that redwood. I'm not sure I like working with it though. It so soft and thirsty.

    I finally got a chance to test and use my vacuum frame press.

    There's a maple top, with a mahogany veneer being pressed on.

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    And then a maple layer.

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