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by Andrew McSpadden
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Custom Forbon Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 1833

Custom Forbon Parts

Who are people using for custom pickup parts out of Forbon? Looking to get some special stuff laser cut. Thanks!
by Andrew McSpadden
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: High Resistance Low output
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: High Resistance Low output

Found the start was not full connected and could not get a connection due to the wire not being long enough to make it into the grommet. Rewind! It was an old SD2 from the 80's

THanks!
by Andrew McSpadden
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: High Resistance Low output
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

High Resistance Low output

I have a single coil that has a resistance of 500+ K Ohms and weak output but there is output. What could be the problem?

It is not degaussed and not a phase issue. This is the pickup by itself.

Thanks!
by Andrew McSpadden
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Taller Humbucker Bobbins
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

Re: Taller Humbucker Bobbins

I like it! I would still like to find some that are 1/8 taller than standard out of the box. Any injection molders out there?!?!
by Andrew McSpadden
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Taller Humbucker Bobbins
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

Taller Humbucker Bobbins

Hi,

Does anyone have a source for taller humbucker bobbins to fit more wire?

Thanks!
by Andrew McSpadden
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3536

Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

I was looking at moving my bolt on necks to threaded insets and bolts rather than wood screws. It looks like people are using 8/32 bolts. Is it me or is that to small? What are you using? Thanks
by Andrew McSpadden
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Bronze Powder Ratios
Replies: 0
Views: 3183

Bronze Powder Ratios

I just got several boxes filled with different color bronzing powder form the 30's and the 40's from an estate sale. I am currently spraying GF waterbased finishes. To just do a top what kind of ratios of powder to finish do you recommend? I would like good coverage hopefully in one coat but don't w...
by Andrew McSpadden
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup Magnet Charging Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4377

Re: Pickup Magnet Charging Question

Thanks Barry! I will try that experiment!
by Andrew McSpadden
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup Magnet Charging Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4377

Re: Pickup Magnet Charging Question

Thanks Barry, that makes sense. Just to experiment I left a bar in my jig for 15 min. and it never went up beyond 450ish. Does mass limit the charge irregardless of grade of Alnico?
by Andrew McSpadden
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pickup Magnet Charging Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4377

Pickup Magnet Charging Question

Magnet question. When I charge rod magnets I get them in the 750 to 1000 range. When I charge bar magnets they get into the 350 to 500 range? Same grade of Alnico. I use the same set up for both with neos.

Why are my bar magnets not taking the same charge?
by Andrew McSpadden
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ground wire issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Re: Ground wire issue

Thanks Barry! I would use a strat PU for example, no base plate. I just wanted to double check my instinct that the shielding would be effective.
by Andrew McSpadden
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ground wire issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

Ground wire issue

I am making some single coil pickups and I want to check my logic. I am using a 3 conductor cable (start, finish, bare wire ground to shielding in the cable). Do I need to connect the bare wire at BOTH ends (at the pickup and at the ground in the control cavity) to make the shielding effective? My l...
by Andrew McSpadden
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish
Replies: 4
Views: 3091

Re: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish

I just did some sample pieces for the customers approval so I will post when I get it done. The customer wanted Pearl White so I laid down a coat straight white and got white mica powder to mix in with the next coat of clear. A little powder goes a long way and to much sort of defeats the effect odd...
by Andrew McSpadden
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish
Replies: 4
Views: 3091

Re: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish

I tried some Mica powders and they worked GREAT!!! Thanks
by Andrew McSpadden
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wide Range Pickup bobbins
Replies: 0
Views: 4290

Wide Range Pickup bobbins

Has anyone ever had a real Wide Range apart on their bench and taken measurements of the bobbins? I know the reissues just use regular sized HB bobbins and fill the space under the cover with ?? insulation or something.

Thanks!
by Andrew McSpadden
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish
Replies: 4
Views: 3091

Pearl Powder for Waterbased finish

I am looking for some "pearl" powder to add to a clear poly coat over a solid color. Any recommendations? Thanks!
by Andrew McSpadden
Sat May 30, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bending Torrified or Baked sides
Replies: 2
Views: 2216

Bending Torrified or Baked sides

I was thinking of having some of my B&S Torrified/Baked. Does if the treatment affects the bending ability or characteristics of the sides?
by Andrew McSpadden
Tue May 05, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 23
Views: 12550

Re: Neck Laminations and Glue choice

Thanks Brent! I will try that glue!
by Andrew McSpadden
Mon May 04, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 23
Views: 12550

Re: Neck Laminations and Glue choice

Thank you Barry and Bob! Barry, I very much want to use HG but heating the parts that long and thin might be an issue. I just had a thought.. maybe I could lay them on a side bending blanket just before gluing?!? I travel thought Fredricksburg several times a year, lovely place. I am in Southern Mar...
by Andrew McSpadden
Mon May 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Neck Laminations and Glue choice
Replies: 23
Views: 12550

Neck Laminations and Glue choice

I am making some 3 piece necks (mahogany) and am choosing between titebond (not my favorite for the creeping factor) Hide Glue ( don't like the open time) or Fish Glue (dont know enough about it and have seen conflicting information) Thought or Feelings??

Thanks