Guitar building with Paul

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  1. Shawn@PRS

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    paul.jpg Paul has been hosting meeting for the PRS crew every Wednesday where he discusses specific aspects of guitar building. This week we discussed the building and the design of pickups. He also touched a little bit on the technology he and his father created which is now being used by the US Navy and Johns Hopkins hospital. They guy is so much more than a "Guitar Builder".
     
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  2. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    That's so cool. All I get off my guvnor is how long you gonna be!!! But there again all he gets from me is How long is a piece of string:D
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Now that's a meeting I don't think I'd mind attending!
     
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  4. Audie

    Audie New Member

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    Love stuff like this. Thanks Shawn. I see another Private Stock Friday style thread in the making.
     
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  5. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    Lollers -- I actually understand most of that picture, are you sure you're not giving away company secrets there?

    AYE KEED, AYE KEED...

    You all have the coolest jobs in the world. I would love to be an engineer for a luthier like PRSh, I'm just not sure what my skills would be good for besides hacking the CNC machine to make funny shapes, and I suspect you already have people for that (I met one at one of the experiences).
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Rad! He's always seemed like a tenacious student of guitars, I'm psyched to hear he's passing along his knowledge to his crew.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It's why PRS guitars are the best out there, IMHO (at least, for me and probably many others here). Because Paul Smith is obsessed.
     
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    Michael B New Member

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    That is awesome! Wouldn't mind being there!
     
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  10. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Check that Thomas Dean shirt! Stylin', dude!
     
  11. tabl10s

    tabl10s New Member

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    I consider Paul and Tom Scholtz two of the best and brightest.
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    Shawn - Thanks for posting!
     
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  13. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The dude cops my stylin'. I'm ok with sharing. ;)
     
  14. Shawn@PRS

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    Can anyone guess what Paul is drawing on the whiteboard?
     
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    CVS Not so new member

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    To be honest, I thought everyone would know except me, because I really have no idea about how guitars are built, especially the electronics related "stuff".
    Can't wait to find out
     
  16. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I assumed it to be a coil tap/split conversation
     
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  17. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Looks like a side view of a covered humbucker underneath the strings. He's called out the series link and appears to be talking about coil splitting (8000 winds total, 4000 per coil). Looks like he's also pointed out the magnetic window created by the two rows of poles. :cool:
     
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  18. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    yeah...this^:)
     
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  19. Shawn@PRS

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    Correct! It's a side view of a humbucker pickup with the two bobbins and the magnet on the bottom. The string is vibrating on top to create a current.
     
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  20. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    That is my impression.

    Either that, or it is a kid wearing a ridiculous flat hat looking through one of those old stereo slide viewers...
     

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