Contributions to the development of a noncommercial simple cheap current based DIY pickup by

Buggy, darryl kernaghan, David L, Flatfish, Fornhorach, Hal Robertson, JL, John Sawyer, Joseph J. Rogowski, Matt Quinney, Nathan Binns, Paul Craig, Regan, Ron 'Oily' Sprague, RTZGUITARS, Timothy Hunter, turtlehead, Wayfinder.

Let me know if I didn't list your name.

Lace Alumitone, «technically a transformer»

German forum, with technical diagrams and photos
https://www.musiker-board.de/threads/lace-alumitones-aufbau-und-fun...

Interview with Don and Jeff Lace about the alumitone design
https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/laced-with-tone-1

Further alumitone development, with Joseph Rogowski involved
http://www.ricktoone.com/2009/06/lace-alumitone.html

Joseph Rogowski's contributions

 
Greg's Garage's approach
 
 

turtlehead's videos on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgCEzGvBElg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F4SBlQqQAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH-rxzURxNo

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anything Joe contributed here was in the missing thread. unfortunately the wayback machine doesnt go deep enough in the thread pages to retrieve any information.

These are some screen grabs I made of the summary of this project.  To get all the information some parts appear repeated, but this is just to give the extra info that wouldn't fit on the one screen.

I think I screen grabbed some of Mr Rogowski's comments - if I find them i will add them later.

Regards,

David L

 

I have a Word Document of the thread from the beginning to January 20, 2017.  It is not formatted well, but I did grab the pictures and all replies.  The file is 14.4 MB and if anyone wants it, I will gladly upload it some where.  

Kim hi, do you have data from the earlier two threads? The first one was «How is this done?», the second «License plate pickup» or the like.

That is the one I am talking about.  It started out as in this image

Kim hi, with this image started the first thread titled «How is this done» or the like.

That is right.  The last post I have is the following.  The document is 288 pages

288 pages later...wow.  Folks thanks for the kudos on such a great PATENTED design. If you haven't heard or seen the Lace Matchbook Pickup that was designed especially by Lace for CBG players and builders please check it out. We are here to answer questions.

Thanks

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Your patent was discussed very early in the thread Donald, we were generally of the opinion that we were not in breach as we were intending to utilise the principle rather than the actual design, the initial proto's were based on using 1 coil from a step up transformer as a secondary coil.Perhaps the major issue was I personally, and i think nearly all of the "conspiritors" had no intention of marketing the device, it was just a d i y exercise,it was a lot of fun, with many involved, going down a few false trails at times, but eventually making a workable unit that was simple and easy to make, but in only the smallest ways could be compared to your great product and it's history of development, i can appreciate your need to protect your work, and i also appreciate your welcome and positive addition to the discussion.

Thanks Darryl....we are here to answer any questions. We have a lot of time and dollars invested in it's development and all the newly issued patents. Like all of us, it is really fun to figure things and how they work. That is why this forum exists. However, after 288 pages I'm sure the original intent may get a little confusing for some readers. We do hope that the folks here will give us a try at the finished product and the rest of the Lace line.

Those 288 pages were overloaded extremely due to the manner the Ning platform accepts and archives posts, many posts added as replies were added to the thread cumulatively, not seen by the initial poster for sometimes days, or even weeks, resulting in multiple posts/replies and other info being a long way out of sync, it was nearly impossible to read progressively, jumps, starts, leaps and backtracks abounded, but it was full of great info, even if hard to read

Certainly looks like the pickup that we manufacture.......

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