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« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2005, 01:37:50 PM »
I like to think that some one somewhere is sat winding wire round a bobbin by hand, no machines to turn it for them, one turn at a time.... :lol:
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« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2005, 02:59:42 PM »
^ do bk even do that?

(no flaming please, i don't know, i'm just asking!)

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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2005, 07:21:45 PM »
Right, I found out the dates today.
Gibson purchased 2 automated winders in 1959 and so from 57-59 they were hand winding. In 61 they became fully automated as proper winding machines were purchased.

No one in their right mind would wrap wire round a bobbin by hand!
Many people call hand winding ďhand guided windingĒ as they believe a hand wound means wrapping the wire round a turn at a time whilst turning the bobbin by hand.
Do you call hand made guitars, hand assisted? You donít see any luthierís rubbing the shape of a body out with the palm of their hand and scratching the routs out with their nails, they use tools just like us, In our case itís a winder to spin the bobbin while we hold the wire between our fingers!

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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2005, 10:30:11 PM »
gasp!!!  i am abslutely horrified!!  i will be returning my "hand wound" pickups immediately and demanding a full refund!  i feel so cheated, thinking i was enjoying hand made quality.  i just went and tried them out again, and suddenly, knowing what i now know, they sound terrible!

rest assured, i will be contacting trading standards.  and watchdog.  and which magazine.  you liars are going down!!!

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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2005, 11:27:54 AM »
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Right, I found out the dates today.
Gibson purchased 2 automated winders in 1959 and so from 57-59 they were hand winding. In 61 they became fully automated as proper winding machines were purchased.

No one in their right mind would wrap wire round a bobbin by hand!
Many people call hand winding ďhand guided windingĒ as they believe a hand wound means wrapping the wire round a turn at a time whilst turning the bobbin by hand.
Do you call hand made guitars, hand assisted? You donít see any luthierís rubbing the shape of a body out with the palm of their hand and scratching the routs out with their nails, they use tools just like us, In our case itís a winder to spin the bobbin while we hold the wire between our fingers!


i've read the interview (bought the mag last night)

and i realise that you use machines to assist you! as long as they sound good...  :lol:

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« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2005, 12:41:49 PM »
Palm rubbed guitars...... :lol:
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« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2005, 03:12:42 PM »
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Palm rubbed guitars...... :lol:


man, i'd pay extra for one of those- the extra palm sweat might help the tone and artificially age it or something  :roll:

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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2005, 03:25:43 PM »
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Palm rubbed guitars...... :lol:


man, i'd pay extra for one of those- the extra palm sweat might help the tone and artificially age it or something  :roll:


Err..id rather sweat on it myself!!
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« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2005, 07:09:33 PM »
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Err..id rather sweat on it myself!!


i know i was being sarcastic, and sending a little dig at gibson/fender's "aged" finishes...  :twisted:

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« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2005, 08:08:40 PM »
All handwinders use a machine to spin the bobbin, Its the only way to do it.

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« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2005, 09:52:33 PM »
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All handwinders use a machine to spin the bobbin, Its the only way to do it.


we know, we're only kidding

you should see how often i recommend bkp's on the other forums i frequent (man, i can't believe i used frequent as a verb :( )

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« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2005, 11:37:27 PM »
man, you have A levels! you probably use words like "loquacious" and "portentuous" in everyday speech :lol:
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« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2005, 02:16:37 AM »
Seymour Duncan was in my local guitar shop the other day, he turned up unexpected and I missed him by about ten minutes ..... DOH !!

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« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2005, 09:51:50 AM »
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man, you have A levels! you probably use words like "loquacious" and "portentuous" in everyday speech :lol:


 :lol:

i have a degree as well, that allows me to use words like "frequent"- and i still feel dirty for using it... ;)

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« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2005, 10:44:23 AM »
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man, you have A levels! you probably use words like "loquacious" and "portentuous" in everyday speech :lol:


there's nothing wrong with a bit of verbosity... :D
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