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New stuff from Digikey

New stuff from Digikey. We ordered a bunch of precision SMD resistors (1% and 0.1% laser-trimmed), a bunch of low-power, low-noise Op Amps, gathered from

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The Coils

Balanced Active Pickups By and large, the current state of the electric guitar pickup design has not really changed much since the 50s. We still

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Forum

A friend asked if there can be a place on the cycfi site where people can submit articles containing idle thoughts and observations. I added

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Open Source Hardware

I am a strong advocate of Open Source. I have authored three Open Source C++ libraries, Boost.Spirit, Boost.Fusion and Boost.Phoenix. These libraries are all peer-reviewed,

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Six Pack Project

Alpha is a challenging project. But it was well worth it. The innovative use of non-traditional materials such as Carbon Fiber and Bamboo opened up

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Wake up call

This thread on “Alternate Matarials” has been a wake up call. I need to be more active with this project. Two years ago, I was

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Finally

From concept to reality… Presenting the Carbon Fiber-Bamboo Guitar prototype. I still have to write more documentation. I am terribly lagging behind. Anyway, for now,

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Neck Dressing

Gorgeous Elegance! It’s been a while. My last post was in November 3. Actually there’s one more unpublished post in December about “Sustain” Myth and

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Pearl Inlays

I find the iridescence of Mother of Pearl simply irresistible. The original design as seen in the 3D CAD model had a stainless-steel Cycfi logo.

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Carbon-Glass Truss Rod

A Little Relief Do we need an adjustable truss rod? Unlike wood, carbon fiber is not affected by temperature or humidity. Some guitar builders using

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