Devil's workshop

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by Mouse, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Ithamar1

    Ithamar1 Senior Member

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    Ok, now lets hear it, through the 1974 and the slp.. its beautiful
     
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  2. LtKojak

    LtKojak Senior Member

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    Hi Mouse,

    you mean the one that built that gorgeous replica is that lovely lady in the picture? I haven't seen a lot of female guitar luthiers, to be honest, so is a breeze a fresh air, so to speak.
     
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  3. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Hey amigo,
    yup she is master luthier. my partner and myself are just apprentices. she's killing us, help! :shock:

    You should see her at winding machine :wow:



    According to her ...'things must be destroyed to start creativity'.


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  4. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    No problemo amigo.
    straight into '71 50watt Marshall lead.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqPR8v8uYVI]Intro - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  5. X–Ray

    X–Ray Cowbell by Misadventure Premium Member

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    got the old school tone and vibe happening :thumb:

    plus, long tone with the long hair :applause:

    we long–hairs need to stick together :laugh2:

    ;~)
     
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  6. slimjw

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    Guitar looks and sounds great, Mouse. Did you make everything from scratch? What's the output on the Leslie's PAF's you put in this one? Give us some details on the build. Really nice job!
     
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  7. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Hey amigo! long time no hear.
    Ahh I always forgot to talk more about things, I must be autistic or a little careless or simply european :laugh2:
    First of all Thanks!
    I did guitar from scratch. Friend of mine bought refin 1954 LP few years ago (already sold) and we took lines from that guitar.
    This LP is glued with hide glue.. finshed with nitro lacquer and dies. Wood is middle american region mahogany and top is eastern maple (michigan/canada).
    Neck pickup reads about 7.5k and the magnet is alnico2. i had previously al4 in that position and it worked a little better for that guitar so i'm going to put it back when i catch the... will LoL

    Bridge pickup... 'fill those bobbins well' technique, about 8.5k alnico 4.
    'About' means.. DCResistance changes with temperature/day/night. Of course, i wind by the number of the turns and have specs for each pickup documented (no of turns per bobbin, alnico type, wire tolerance and tension, steel material).
    Did I forgot something ? hmm maybe I need antisklerin dose :D
     
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  8. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Thanks Mdubya for picking out the top, me like it!
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  9. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Bunch of metal hardware desperately needs assy. :facepalm:

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    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOEE-kR-Txg[/ame]
     
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  10. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    You are an old school alchemist in the best way, Mouse! :thumb:

    Do you have jars full of lightning on a shelf? :lol:
     
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  11. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Don't we all?

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    Here's some real lighting jars!
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    Looks like you've got some work ahead of you, Mouse. I'd love to see a video of winding those trafo coils!
     
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  12. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Sure, I'll zap myself in the assy with lightning bolt if this project won't be completed by begining of october. We have some gigs you know :D
    At rehearsals we are messing with some... well, i don't know how to call that... psychopathischen Musik, psychedelische Musik?? here it is...
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE9t3auQaEk[/ame]
     
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  13. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    :lol:

    Good point, James. :applause:

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  14. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    When we are at lightning machines here's old friend of mine :thumb:

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  15. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    So far component board is done, this weekend will be busy ...

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  16. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    Output transformer done. This one sports Wooden/Drake interleaving pattern founded on early Vox or Marshall amps.
    Transformer is tropicalized, which means bobbin is waxed. uhhh that smell :D

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQlCxE4z3u4[/ame]
     
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  17. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    More fun update,
    we had some minor problems like toothsaw 100Hz hum due to unbalanced tubes, unexpected brakedown of nos Iskra resistor which caused rise of 150V above normal @ ef86 anode, zener fix at the output section. All good now, amp is well tuned and running properly after 2 hours osciloscope session. She gigged last night and boy she is the beast! In fact she has a name, taxi driver gave her name on our way to gig. I asked him what is his favourite girl name and he replied Kristina/Crissy. I said thanks bro, now you are godfather! :shock: He asked where's the girl?- In the trunk my friend, in the trunk... :wow:

    Osciloscope fun

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn6wsMTiQ2c]mini preview - YouTube[/ame]



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  18. Mouse

    Mouse Senior Member

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    More craziness coming
    We had road trip to north Germany last weekend and we did 2000 kilometers of road in two days. The purpose of the trip was to buy Telefunken M15A tape recorder. The Telefunken M15A is one of the most popular reel-to-reel tape recorders that was built in the mid 70s for the german radio broadcasting stations. Still used today by many recording engineers and well known for it´s great sound and reliability. In the video you can also see fifty channels Studer mix desk (one quarter of it is uncovered) worth in it's time half milion deutsche marks , clearly not technik for everyone :D but I reckon Berlin Filharmonic orchestra or Broadway studios could have pay bill like that.
    So here it is - roadtrip- cheers!


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVA6bvCTLgQ]Telefunken M15A tape recorder - road trip - YouTube[/ame]


    View from the hotel room
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    Mouse Senior Member

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    Lovely!
     
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