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  1. I opened up my driver again, and I found a couple of things that made the driver not work propperly. First of all, the magnet is 7mm wide, wich I think is a little to much. I'll be splitting it into two 3.5mm for my next try. Second, the wire of the coil was not wound tight enought, and there was lots of air in there. Guess I have to tighten things up on my next build. Third, the woodglue used for potting had not dried, but it had shrunk. I therefore wander if you guys can recomend me something for the potting-part. Would epoxy be good? Should the potting dry up completly? Anyway, I guess you were right about the internal vibration. Luckily I got enough magnets for 20 more coils, and I'we ordered one of these so I guess I can afford a few more tries to get it perfect. I also have a batch of 386s' comming in, so I can build a more suiteable amp.
  2. Well, I'm back again with a new driver, and this time it works. I just made a driver from two stacked magnets fro one of those magnetical knife-holders, and it does sustain. The magnet is about 5mm wide and 5 mm high, made out of some kind of soft material, and I'm using 30awg wire. However I get a lot of feedback and squeeling when I move it to close to the neck pu. I also get a weird ticking sound, and I can actualy feel the driver vibrate when the ticking arrives. The driver also gets burning hot. I suspect a lot of this problems are due to me hooking the driver to the speaker out of my Samick SS amp. I'm looking forward to make a smaller driver and get this stuff to work.
  3. I'we been following this post for as long as I remember, and decided yeasterday was the time to start building a sustainer. I constructed the driver like this: The bobins are cut out of black plastick. I taped six neodym magnets with a diameter of 1 cm each to the bobbin with double-sided tape. All magnets have the polarity on the same side. I the n taped the top-bobbin to the top of the magnets with the same type of tape. I then winded the coil with 150 rounds of 30 AWG wire, resulting in a resistance of 6.4 OHM. The whole thing is potted with wood-glue. Ended up with a tiny driver, wich suited well under the strings on my strat. I connected this to the output of my fetzer ruby, and it did nothing..... I could see the driver affecting the strings, but just in the same way as a single magnet without coil would. Any ideas why it did'nt work? I am still a little unsure what the polarity of the magnets should be. I also suspect that the tape and bobbin on top of the coil places the actual coil to far from the strings. I hope to get this thing up and running later today, so any tips and hints will be welcome. The magnets used. Mine does not have holes in them, though. A quick drawing of my driver.
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