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Open Discussion / Re: Shaving
January 02, 2020, 05:40:20 PM
Haven't shaved in too many years to count.  Never cared for it, once I became a dad gave up competely and became "that dad".  Yunno, overalls, too many kids in a public place, giant red beard, praying before meals at the Cookout.  That dad.  But yes fascinating thread.  Shave on ye clesn shorn shavers....
Open Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas 2019
December 25, 2019, 07:45:42 PM
Super merry Christmas folks!!!!  Now go eat sloppy Joe's !
Open Discussion / Re: Giving thanks.
November 28, 2019, 12:07:20 PM
All thanksgiving and praise be to Jesus Christ as well!  All the blessings in my life come from him.  He saw fit to give me a wife beyond compare, seven beautiful and wonderful kids, a fantastic brother, a sister who would move all the way across the US to be our neighbor two doors down and play a daily role in my kids' lives.  I'm thankful for the unconditional love of my pup Bud Jr, and my 29 chickens.  I'm thankful to work for myself and all facets of my job are interesting and mostly enjoyable!  I'm thankful for all the customers that have given my pickups a shot.  I'm thankful to have my health, and especially my eyesight after having an accident where I got superglue in my good eye!!!  I'm thankful to the countless number of contributors to forums like this, the ones that freely share knowledge and ideas, take time to help complete strangers debug things, or to offer encouragement, spur creativity, etc.  You guys here, the best bend in the wild river that is the internet. 
Broadcaster Tele pickup set with a 7k3 neck and two-speed bridge pickup, taps at 9k5 and 13k, both wound with 43awg plain enamel wire and raw nickel silver neck pup cover.
Open Discussion / Re: Tragedy at home
November 12, 2019, 09:12:58 PM
I'm sorry Brian, accidents are my worst fear with 7 kiddos now.  There are no words man.  Here's Bud Jr, he just had a brush with death, bad virus (maybe Parvo), but bounced back after a week at the vet:

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Open Discussion / Re: NBD
October 10, 2019, 01:38:57 PM
Beautiful baby boy!  Blessings on him and your family.  Also, as a dad of 7 really adorable kiddos I can officially say he's a "cute little bugger"!!!
I've played a 2 lipstick Dano when I was younger with the concentric pots, but that was 25 years ago and I had no idea about pickups then!  I hadn't considered what was going on.  Neat to see it.  PTB is passive treble and bass, G&L tone control with a traditional treble cut, but also a bass cut.  Allows a lot of fine control.  As far as more tone options out of humbuckers goes I've really been into not going for a full split but keeping part of the second coil.  PRS is doing this with some pickups too.  Basically with this setup you have all of the first coil just for example lets say 4k (screw coil on my pickups and the overall hotter wound coil of the two), and a tap at 1k5-2k of the second coil, then the finish of the coil.  You set up the switching for either/or, so you have the full humbucker or a more convincing and fatter single coil tone than a straight split, and it also has quite a bit of hum reduction.  A nice compromise.  I find that for my purposes I'd rather have great sounding presets so to speak than constantly dialing in sweet spots with knobs.  If I can run through a 5 way switch and have five great and unique tones, not matter how they are achieved, then that is more useful to me than being able to fine tune to a perfect tone by knob twiddling.  Nothing wrong with that, mind you, I'm just more into instant access to the best tones, and if that can be had without a ton of output drop in the twangier settings then I'm really into it.

That'll do it.
It works fine on the coil you normally shunt to ground for coil splitting, but wont work for the other.  The first coil has the start of the coil wire grounded, the finish is tied to the finish of the second coil in the middle of the two, and the start wire of the second coil is the hot lead.  Both coils are wound the same direction, normally ccw, and by reversing the leads on the second coil you get the reverse wound part of the RWRP/humbucking equation.  The other half is of course that the ccw coil sees the south side of the bar magnet, the cw (reversed ccw) coil sees the north side and you have the reverse magnetic polarity that completes the humbucker.  When you split the humbucker you are shorting the first coil, but as you shunt the second coil you also affect the first, this is your standard master volume control for the whole pickup.  If you had the coils in parallel instead of series then you could do what you propose, treating each half as an individual single coil, but you'd want each coil to be wound a lot hotter to make a good sounding pickup, or a much stronger magnet.  It is probably worth considering to have the master vol, first coil dial a split setup per pickup, or to get pickups that have a voice that you like and experiment with a PTB tone control for more tone manipulation.
Open Discussion / Re: NBD
August 17, 2019, 04:27:56 PM
Quote from: alanp on August 17, 2019, 10:49:32 AM
So, four older brothers?

I'll admit, when I first saw 'Esau', I thought, wasn't he the older brother of some dude from the Old Testament? Funny name for a girl... ;) :)
Yep, four brothers and two sisters!
Open Discussion / NBD
August 17, 2019, 10:41:36 AM

My wife and I met our seventh little Esau yesterday at 9:31am.  She's my third daughter, enjoys hobbies such as eating frequently, sleeping, and soiling linens.  She's perfect as most babies seem to be, no exception to the rule with her.  Meet Sunday Isabel Loveall Esau.  You can call her Sunny, or Sunny Belle if you want to get all fancy.

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Open Discussion / Re: workstations...lets see them
August 14, 2019, 02:33:55 AM
Quote from: EBK on August 14, 2019, 02:20:58 AM
Quote from: timbo_93631 on August 14, 2019, 01:32:48 AM
All I see in this pic is a beautiful Hakko 888-D and some assorted confetti.  Love my Hakko!
Love my Hakko too! *high five*

Felt kind of bad for them after I ordered a second soldering tip directly from them (well, directly from their US presence).  They actually called me up and asked if there was ANYTHING else they could do for me or my company (no, they didn't say it in a lustful voice or anything).  The rep probably started rattling off a detailed sales pitch--I can't fully remember.  It seemed like I really let them down when I revealed myself to be a hobbyist (their choice of word). 

Still, top notch soldering station, even though I've never changed it from its default setting of 750 soldering magic units (must be degrees or something; I judged by the results that it seemed an appropriate enough number and never worried about it afterward :P).
I run mine full tilt (899) all day Monday through Saturday, on my second tip, always impressed at how it handles heavier stuff with ease, Tele basplate ground wires, tremolo claw ground wires, humbucker covers, eats it all up.
Open Discussion / Re: workstations...lets see them
August 14, 2019, 01:32:48 AM
Quote from: EBK on August 13, 2019, 10:03:45 PM
For anyone that wants to claim their space is messy, this used to be me (slightly over a year ago):

All I see in this pic is a beautiful Hakko 888-D and some assorted confetti.  Love my Hakko!
Quote from: lars on August 10, 2019, 04:15:04 AM
Does anybody else use this method?
I've known two older guys that tune this way.  At first I thought what the heck, but then realized it was pretty neat.
He had a broken tooth that he didn't look after, led to an egg size abscess that drained into his lungs and caused the infection to spread throughout his body. This happened as he was waiting at a hospital to get the tooth and abscess removed.  He didn't remember anything after the rupture, woke up 2 weeks later in a hospital 500km away with tubes coming out of everywhere.