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Oskar



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I see you're using Swedish papers for the potty bit, are they more suitable?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great piece of photo journalism, btw! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oskar wrote:
I see you're using Swedish papers for the potty bit, are they more suitable?

Well, if you look carefully you will see that there is one Norwegian and one Swedish paper. I believe that a multilingual setup gives a more balanced overall result. I can also add that well chilled Czech beer (or similar) may in fact be better than Cognac for this - it really gets hot around that wax pot!

The test of the pickups will have to wait a little bit more, I'm afraid. I'm confident that they will work even better than before, though Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So, have you been able to test it yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yup - the pickups works just fine Smile

Unfortunately I didn't establish a reference for testing the actual effects of the potting, so I can't honestly say whether, or to which degree, it has helped Embarassed They are certainly no worse (of course not!). The acoustic pickup may posssibly sound less tinny, but then it even had some buzzing previously from the flimsy housing. The pole pieces in the GK-3 (actually each of the six pickup assemblies) are now staying in a fixed position, whereas previously they were moving around almost just by looking at them. I'll trust the VG gurus on that one.

The big point of the experiment was the potting process itself, and that went down with flying colours. Detectable effects or placebos aside, I do know that they are better damped than before, which can only be good. If there has to be a conclusion, it would be: Go right ahead and pot'em, you can't go wrong! Very Happy

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