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How to Make a Pickup, Part 2

July 18, 2008
42 gauge is the most common wire used in pickup manufacturing. This and other common building techiniques are covered in this clip. Also, Evan expalins why Seymour Duncan goes through great lengths to use the same bobbin material used in many classic pickups. Perhaps the coolest part of this video - check out the original winder once owned by Gibson and used for early PAF humbuckers. SD has the winder now and still uses it today.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 3

July 18, 2008
In this segment we look at lipstick pickups (made with no bobbin), Tele pickups, wax-potting and SD's proprietary "stud loader." Also, see how a humbucker is made, step-by step.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 4

July 18, 2008
Wooden acoustic pickups are looked at in this segment, as well as the yarn-wrapping process for Tele pickups and SD's quality control process. Also, Evan breaks down the whole active vs. passive thing as we see some Dave Mustaine pickups being made.
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Seymour Duncan Custom Winding Pickups, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Seymour himself is at the winder in this video, showing how he makes pickups. He explains scatter winding and passes on some knowledge that was passed along to him from Leo Fender.
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How to Make a Pickup, Part 1

July 18, 2008
?We went to Santa Barbara, CA to see how pickups are made at the Seymour Duncan factory. In this clip, SD's Evan Skopp explains bobbin material, bobbin insulation and?magnet charging. Also, did you know that temperature changes can wreck your pickup's magnetic pull? Evan breaks down some common demagnetizing dangers.
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Martin Guitar Museum - Part III

June 30, 2008
More footage of Martin's Guitar Museum.

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Martin Guitar Factory Tour- Part I

June 30, 2008
Premier Guitar is checking out how Martin Guitars are made. In this clip you'll get an overview of the parts involved, see how sides are bent and assembled, learn about bracing and see how the ribbon lining is installed.

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Martin Guitar Factory Tour - Part II

June 30, 2008
Premier Guitar is checking out the Martin Guitar factory. Here, we look at rim sanding, body assembly, fretboard gluing, bracing and dovetail necks.

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Martin Guitar Factory Tour - Part III

June 30, 2008
Premier Guitar is checking out the Martin Guitar factory. In this clip you'll see where they make the authentic series guitars and where they repair guitars. Also - check out the company's robotic polisher.

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Martin Guitar Factory Tour - Part IV

June 30, 2008
Premier Guitar is checking out the Martin Guitar Factory. In this clip, we take a look at the X-Series, and the company's sound room, along with finishing, inlay, necks and the final assembly of the guitars.

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Martin Guitars

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