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    I don't love my Pyramids.

    I like the Pyramid Pure Nickel Classics. They don't have the metallic snap of Slinkys, but I like that they don't. That's the point to me. I don't like my strings to sound like keys jangling. I also like that they sound and feel the same all the way through their useful (which is much longer...
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    The Misleading Nature of DC Resistance in Regard to Pickup Coils

    This thread needs more attention. This topic is coming up a bunch, lately. Perhaps I'll do a "version 2" of this thread, which incorporates some audio examples. :dunno: ...just gotta find the time.
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    Ideal rate of twist (MLP firearms and shooting thread)

    Mrs. ReWind has, and really likes, a LC9-S Pro, which is similar, but with replaceable sights and without the manual safety. Rugar discontinued it, for some reason I can't understand. It was their best sub compact! I also like her LC9-S Pro, but got into a Sig P365 which is actually a hair...
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    Ideal rate of twist (MLP firearms and shooting thread)

    Man, I saw I was quoted in the firearms thread and thought, "Ah, nice! Some relief from the pickup / DCR conversations going on." ...but it was just a misplaced quote of mine about pickups and DCR in the gun thread! hahaha! I've been out of this thread a bit, lately. Here's some updates... My...
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    What is the PAF sound?

    In the kindest way, you're totally misinformed. This information is absolutely false. You should read this: The Misleading Nature of DCR in Regard to Guitar Pickups Pay particular attention to the example coils wound of the same wire gauge, the one with higher turn counts having lower DCR...
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    Obsidian wire harnesses - anyone heard of/used them? Thoughts?

    I happen to know a little something about swapping pickups - what works, and what doesn't, for that exact job, over time. I've built from the ground up, and modded standard model, guitars exclusively for the purpose of swapping and testing pickups. A couple of those guitars have been in service...
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    Celestion Magnet Covers?

    If you want a blackback cover (which would be for a late-70's speaker and not aesthetically appropriate for your greenback 1971 G12M), you could find one cheaper, if you can find a lone cover. Those speakers are much less desirable (though still cool). You might eventually even find a ruined one...
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    Celestion Magnet Covers?

    The covers go for nearly as much as the speakers, now. They don’t do anything for the sound or to protect the speaker. I’d just move on and out my money into another speaker or whatever else.
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    What is the PAF sound?

    That's understandable. Not all magnets, at all charges, of a given type will sound the same. ....but how much of the voice you are hearing is the magnet and how much is the pickup? A fair way to say would be to swap them for some other AlNiCo types in the same pickup and see what happens to...
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    What is the PAF sound?

    Perhaps, and I'd certainly enjoy hearing his thoughts, as well. I'll likely go watch the entire interview that wasn't presented later. I'm sure there's fascinating stuff in there. ....at least to a history/tech/sound geek like me. I think, overall, this forum does an excellent job of educating...
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    What is the PAF sound?

    If you swap the magnets between a 14k Super Distortion and a 7k T-Top, the T-Top will have FAR more output (and the DCR will remain the same in both). ...but even with the same magnets and wire gauge, variances in copper core and insulation thickness, as well as coil pattern, can result in...
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    What is the PAF sound?

    Some good stuff in there, ya, but... "DCR = output" and "AlNiCo 2 is scooped in the mids compared to AlNiCo 5" I think the first must have been a misunderstanding or previous beliefs by Rhett that was said after the interview and couldn't be corrected by Jon. The second must have just...
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    WTB / WTT Patent Number DECAL T-Tops (do you want NOS wire replica PAFs?)

    I've got a personal restoration project heading my way now that requires some original patent number DECAL (not stamp) T-Tops. Covered or uncovered ok. I have 60's chrome covers, already. Looking for unmolested, preferably, but open to all options for the right deal. Obviously, I can repair...
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    Obsidian wire harnesses - anyone heard of/used them? Thoughts?

    I'd expect that at least the most critical parts are. Probably with redundancy, as well. Even if not, though, my point doesn't even remotely come close to resting on that one item. I listed several reasons for potential and certain problems.
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    Pick too hot?

    Ya, those pickups with the magnets inside the coil, facing straight up at the strings, just tend to be loud and full. ....usually complimented/contrasted by bright coils in designs like Strats and Tele bridges but, when they have warm wide coils - look out! in P-90s, you have basically the same...


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