The First "MLPAF" Build Thread

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  1. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I've already started the build and photos, and I'll be posting them starting later tonight. …but not while I'm wearing this respirator and I can't type with rubber gloves on.

    I'm starting with aging the covers as I already had to go that for some other builds I'm finishing tonight.

    So - in the meantime, read this: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/vendor-classifieds/237490-into-accurate-pafs.html

    Then subscribe for the build thread here, if you like.
     
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    HopelessRomantics Senior Member

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    TheJrAce Senior Member

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    Can't wait for the pics.
     
  4. geetarfreek82

    geetarfreek82 Senior Member

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    Yay, he's aging my covers! Can't wait to check out my "Random '58!"
     
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    DADGAD Senior Member

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    Brilliant concept! I love the MLPAF name.

    Let someone else over at The Gear Page make a "TGPAF"
     
  6. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Yep. …and you're getting more than you bargained for! :naughty:

    Not more aged, but better covers. :thumb:
     
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  7. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Here's the guitar they are going in….


     
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  8. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    …and the specs that were unknowingly chosen my the membership here:


    1959 Gold PAF Set

    Neck Pickup:
    Double Cream Bobbins
    Screw Coil 5555 Turns on "Leesona Setup #3"- wide traverse, some end bunching, slight offset towards the top, standard TPL, approximately 10g tension
    Slug Coil 4816 Turns on "Slug 101 Setup" - different TPL, pattern, and tension
    Short A2 Magnet
    Slug Alloy 1215


    Bridge Pickup
    Zebra Bobbins
    Screw Coil 4600 Turns on "Leesona Setup #3" - wide traverse, some end bunching, slight offset towards the top, standard TPL, approximately 10g tension
    Slug Coil 5460 Turns on "Slug 101 Setup" - different TPL, pattern, and tension
    Short A2 Magnet
    Slug Alloy 1215
     
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  9. Shai`tan

    Shai`tan Senior Member

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    For a 3 piece top, that is just beauty!

    "Brilliant concept! I love the MLPAF name."

    Agreed.
     
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    Now I am getting excited!
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Mob - You're up already and I'm still up! haha!

    No rest for the wicked.

    Reshaped and lightly aged gold covers.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Hell, man. I'M excited! These are gonna be badass. :dude:

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Butyrate, plain enamel, and paper tape. Machine wound coils exactly as spec'ed my the membership in the original thread.

    [​IMG]
     
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    geetarfreek82 Senior Member

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    Those are some beefy coils.... What did they end up ohming out to?
     
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    I am on my way into work now. 6 am here.
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    No idea, actually. I didn't bother reading them as it was below 50 degrees in my shop tonight. I could calculate the DCR based on the spools, tension, and patterns I used, but I'm tired and that's math. :D

    Tomorrow, I'll meter them at temperature. I spent most of the night downstairs dressed like "Eisenberg the Cook" playing with chemicals because my rooftop ventilation is only complete in the downstairs, so far here. I might hook my vacuum up to a "bubbler tank" with carbon filters to help absorb anything bad in the meantime. Hard to get a contractor on the roof when it's 7 degrees out and I'm still considering taking the saws-all out an just having a go at the roof myself and sealing with pitch. Anyway, I didn't see a need to heat the upstairs while I was working elsewhere. …though I wish I had, as I'm up here freezing now! I'm wearing my hospital socks. That's never a good sign. It means I'm both cold and looking for extra traction. Either because I can't feel my feet from the cold or the beer from the brewery next door. Or both? I'm not sure. I'm staying alive "St Bernard style" tonight. I had to stop running machines.
     
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    just got into the shop now, and i can see i am going to get no work done, as i will be checking this thread every 10 seconds.
     
  18. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Oh ya…

    Dig these aged basepleates I've also done tonight: [​IMG]

    Aged gold pole crews threaded in, some of my keepers, and short rough cast A2s at about 70-80% charged
     
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    drooooolllll.....
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Oh, those basepates need a little cleaning, I know. I'm hoping to throw them into a rock tumbler tomorrow to clean off the grime stains. The "gun metal gray" patina is freaking perfect though!
     

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