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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

I'm completely lacquered ...

Another part of the pickup building process: here a set of vulcanized fibre flatwork, equipped with vintage style staggered alnico 5 magnets ... north up ... is about to be hung to dry after being dipped in cellulose lacquer.

This process helps bond the magnets firmly into the flatwork and stops the bobbins deforming when they are wound (it also stops the rough magnet castings from nicking the coil wire insulation as you wind on the first turns ... you get a dead pickup if that happens!

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