Building Electric Guitars: How to Make Solid-Body, by Martin Koch

By Martin Koch

Книга development electrical Guitars construction electrical GuitarsКниги English литература Автор: Martin Koch Год издания: 2001 Формат: pdf Издат.:eBook variation © Страниц: 235 Размер: 5,7 Mб Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:В книге МартинаКоха поэтапно рассказан и показан весь процесс производства электрогитар различных типов, от начальной до финальной стадии.Вы узнаете, какое дерево лучше подходит для разных гитар, как дерево лучше высушивать, какие звукосниматели и активную электронику применять и т.д. и т.п.В последней главе иллюстрированный репортаж о посещении мастерских таких известных брэндов, как "Steve Jarman Guitars" (Великобритания), "Sadowsky Guitars" (США) и "PRS-Guitars" (США).

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Small bar magnets that are inserted directly into the coil are relatively easy to find. There are, however, also unpolarized magnets available. In fact, many pickup manufacturers do not polarize the magnets until these have been fitted. To do this, they use extremely powerful magnets or special magnetizers with large capacitors which are capable of giving off a short-lasting, high-voltage electric impulse. 38 Anyone can wind a normal single-coil pickup with magnets directly in the coil (1). g. 20mm, 3/4", 15mm, or 5/8" long, and 5mm or 3/16" in diameter, which are normally used for switching reed relays, should be relatively easy to obtain from an electronics store.

3. Change the external load. This method is inexpensive but can be very effective. With only a little expense for electronic components, the sound can be shaped within wide limits. Standard tone controls lower the resonant frequency by connecting a capacitor in parallel with the pickup (usually through a variable resistor to give some control over how much the capacitor affects the pickup). Therefore, one way to change the sound is to replace the standard tone control potentiometer with a rotary switch that connects different capacitors across the pickup (a recommended range is 470 pF to 10 nF).

This kind of treatment, however, has the disadvantage of making the pickup inaccessible afterwards. Apart from that epoxy resin does not penetrate the windings as well as wax but just sticks to the outside of the coil. Wax is also easy to remove by re-heating the pickup. Immersing the pickup in wax is an environmentallyfriendly method used by a lot of manufacturers. Because wax is extremely flammable, I recommend that you always pot your pickups in a safe place outdoors and that you keep a lid at hand for quickly covering the pot in case of fire.

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