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    Today's Madness




    It looks like these aren't wax-potted. It looks like they're epoxy potted! This is me trying to melt the "wax" off. I went and gut a couple chunks of paraffin to see if I was losing my mind. The melting ice-looking stuff is paraffin wax.


    1970s: [ S70 | 2x S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79 | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | S284 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | NB | SF4 | D46 ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | 2x X170| SB602F | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB DX | X3000 | DV72 | BM01 ]
    2000s: [ SF III | SF IV | BB-90 | X160 ]
    2010s:
    [ BB | 3x T-Bird ]
    Amps: [ Yes ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    New or old?
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
    (amps - I need a "99" & "50")

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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    New or old?
    Vintage Anti-Hum. I've got an LB1 ready for a visit to the tool bench as well.
    1970s: [ S70 | 2x S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79 | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | S284 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | NB | SF4 | D46 ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | 2x X170| SB602F | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB DX | X3000 | DV72 | BM01 ]
    2000s: [ SF III | SF IV | BB-90 | X160 ]
    2010s:
    [ BB | 3x T-Bird ]
    Amps: [ Yes ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    I have one that was rewound, so I guess that one doesn't count. I have some reissues that I was going to crack open and see how easy it would be to swap coils, but the 12 hour days, six days a week schedule is just crushing me at the moment.
    "Steve, you are a man of many goats."~ capnjuan

    "Alternatively, you could just go the ultra-relic route with it. Basically go for a look that says the amp was on fire and they put it out using belt sanders."
    (amps - I need a "99" & "50")

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    Looks like a pup murder scene! Where's Columbo?

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    1984 Guild D64
    2008 PRS Hollowbody Spruce

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    Is that a steel bar or a magnet in the non-screw coil? (Looks like a rough cast magnet to me.)

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Is that a steel bar or a magnet in the non-screw coil? (Looks like a rough cast magnet to me.)

    -Dave-
    It's a slug bar - not magnetic at all.
    1970s: [ S70 | 2x S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79 | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | S284 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | NB | SF4 | D46 ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | 2x X170| SB602F | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB DX | X3000 | DV72 | BM01 ]
    2000s: [ SF III | SF IV | BB-90 | X160 ]
    2010s:
    [ BB | 3x T-Bird ]
    Amps: [ Yes ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    More detail in the teardown thread I just opened. Link for posterity: http://letstalkguild.com/ltg/showthr...ucker-Teardown
    1970s: [ S70 | 2x S300AD ]
    1980s: [ X79 | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | S284 | BHM1 ]
    1980s: [ S300AD | X82 | Detonator | Liberator Elite | NB | SF4 | D46 ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | 2x X170| SB602F | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB DX | X3000 | DV72 | BM01 ]
    2000s: [ SF III | SF IV | BB-90 | X160 ]
    2010s:
    [ BB | 3x T-Bird ]
    Amps: [ Yes ]

    My Reviews: GADsGuilds.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    I have one that was rewound, so I guess that one doesn't count. I have some reissues that I was going to crack open and see how easy it would be to swap coils, but the 12 hour days, six days a week schedule is just crushing me at the moment.

    Tax time?

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    That was a great read! I enjoyed the "mad scientist" experiment angle. The photos were great as usual... you are getting some good use from the roll of white background material.

    I didn't realize that "mini-humbuckers" had a metal bar in the second coil. It makes sense, because the second coil is mainly for the hum canceling properties. I went back and read the HB-1 teardown and review. Good stuff!
    Bill

    1959 CE-100 D (Franz pickups, Bigsby B-6)
    1960 T-100 D (DeArmond pickups)
    1977 Mark II
    1981 D-25 NT

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