Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Gear

Premier Collector #4: Oddballs

July 29, 2008
Upwards of 50 guitars -- some of which are so unique you have to see them to believe it.
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Premier Collector #3: Vintage Fender Amps and Guitars

July 22, 2008
Five Fender amps from the sixties and seventies, and 15 vintage and newer guitars make Lorne Sheaves'' collection.
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Custom Wound Pickups at Seymour Duncan, Part 2

July 18, 2008
Seymour's right-hand woman, Marisela Juarez is featured in this clip. Marisela runs the custom shop and has wound pickups for the guitars played on many of the albums in your collection.
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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 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 Interview, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Every legend has an inspiring story about how it all began and Seymour Duncan is no different. An inquisitive young Seymour fixed a string-damaged Tele pickup back in the day and that launched it all.
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