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    Yes, 3dB is a modest figure in terms of power...

    Yes, 3dB is a modest figure in terms of power gain. It equates to a non-logarithmic factor of ~2x.
    With the typical voltage of a mid-life battery, the gain is enough to negate any line losses.
    I...
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    There is loads of info on the 'net on this type...

    There is loads of info on the 'net on this type of pre-amp/impedance matcher.
    A Google search for J. Donald Tillman, Don Tillman, Tillman Preamp, J-Fet preamp or similar will provide enough bedtime...
  3. Thread: buffing Tru-Oil

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    Clarkey, (From the post), I think that the grit...

    Clarkey,
    (From the post), I think that the grit reference is to the dedicated polish, not to the oil.
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    Ron, There is no problem with shortening the...

    Ron,
    There is no problem with shortening the pickup cable.
    Providing the output jack has solder terminals (and not an integrated 2.5mm socket), all my installations get the snip and are soldered....
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    I once (and only once) tried roughing out with a...

    I once (and only once) tried roughing out with a flapper disc. It gave new meaning to the term 'shredding'.
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    I was forgetting your second question. This...

    I was forgetting your second question.

    This reference is only valid when the transducer has been shortened/modified inexpertly.
    The braid is both a signal conductor and an EM interference shield...
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    [QUOTE=the.waz;2234037]Pardon the ignorance, but...

    [QUOTE=the.waz;2234037]Pardon the ignorance, but what other type of bridge is there that would be more accommodating of this kind of round transducer? I've certainly seen the flat transducers and...
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    A well executed remedy. If you ever have any...

    A well executed remedy.
    If you ever have any pickup problems (dead or muted notes), remove the metallic material as your first diagnostic step.
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    Those open trench style bridges are not...

    Those open trench style bridges are not particularly suitable for rod type pickups. The soft ribbon style (flat) are more suited to the shallow saddle slots of tie bridges, but you will probably...
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    For small square or flat sectioned holes,...

    For small square or flat sectioned holes, purchase a set of mini files at a '$' shop and grind or belt sand two sides off the square sectioned file. This leaves two rough and two smooth surfaces at...
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    For button removal, some have reported success by...

    For button removal, some have reported success by heating the shaft with a medium wattage soldering iron. Lock the tuner barrel and use a twisting motion on the button (with a gloved hand).
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    Such an elegant shape, and beautifully 'blung'.

    Such an elegant shape, and beautifully 'blung'.
  13. Nice work, Greenscoe. You have gone to a lot of...

    Nice work, Greenscoe.
    You have gone to a lot of trouble and care in making that segmented top for an experimental exercise.

    The nearest thing to this, that I have seen, is a complex radial...
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    Your attitude is commendable and deserves...

    Your attitude is commendable and deserves support.
    I have spent an inordinate amount of time, not trying to reinvent the wheel, but trying to modify it too often.
    However, after many more failures...
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    Greenscoe, I really enjoy reading posts on...

    Greenscoe,

    I really enjoy reading posts on unconventional builds.
    From the respondents' ideas and comments, and your wondering of how to move forward, some ideas you could consider. Most have...
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    There are two methods that may work for you. One...

    There are two methods that may work for you. One is relatively safe and easy, the other is more involved.
    Try the easy one first.
    Leave the stuck string attached to the tuner post and detune it so...
  17. In the pre-internet days, I recall a journal...

    In the pre-internet days, I recall a journal article on the benefits and origins of bridge type design.
    The only points that have stuck in memory are that tail anchored systems were primarily suited...
  18. Thread: Latest new toy

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    This is a universal problem, Ken. Somewhere in...

    This is a universal problem, Ken.
    Somewhere in the family magna carta, there must be a clause absolving offspring from the obligation of returning 'borrowed' tools.
    I have to remind my lot that the...
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    Hey Mike, Very well done!! Anyone who has...

    Hey Mike,

    Very well done!!

    Anyone who has completed an instrument will appreciate the commitment it takes to build remotely without face-to-face tutelage and instruction, so I suspect that no...
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    If it is a new instrument, your hesitation is...

    If it is a new instrument, your hesitation is warranted, as there is no acceptable reason for bridge separation in a new build.
    If it is an old build that has been otherwise well-constructed, the...
  21. Thread: UST Query

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    That is correct, Miguel. The piezo element...

    That is correct, Miguel. The piezo element creates a variable output signal (millivolts) that is independent of the amplifier power source.
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    Beau, Firstly, I must say that it is a very...

    Beau,

    Firstly, I must say that it is a very brave move to take a router to such a cracker of an ukulele at this stage of its build.
    I would need a tranquilizer (or two) washed down with something...
  23. Thread: Two Tenors

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    Greenscoe, Thanks for that insight. These were...

    Greenscoe,
    Thanks for that insight. These were the first ready-made boards that I had bought, and as I said they didn't look quite right.
    The scale length shown in the specs was fictitious...
  24. Thread: Two Tenors

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    Both look great. My pick is the old shape (flat...

    Both look great.
    My pick is the old shape (flat bottom) … it is just that little bit different.
    Very nice work.

    Did you cut the slot and install the zero fret or was it supplied as is?
    I...
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    He dons his chain mail glove, grips the blade...

    He dons his chain mail glove, grips the blade tightly, and pounds them in with the handle.
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