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 Post subject: Re: Generation Convert
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:02 pm 
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To ecadre-- Could you elaborate on this "Two or three layers of thread in a band, which is then treated with superglue or clear nail varnish" I have a Generation D I tweaked to make quieter (and better too) but the head has slight crack I keep an eye on. I considered using a small hose clamp but have not done it. Is there a preferred thickness and material type for the thread. I am sure somewhere in the chiff archive there is a reference you can point me to. I found this one from Pancelticpiper which says "I wrap heavy carpet thread around it, then soak the thread in super glue." Did you use another thread? Do I wrap it tightly or does the thread contract when glued? Do I ask too many questions?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:43 am 
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LI Whistler wrote:
To ecadre-- Could you elaborate on this "Two or three layers of thread in a band, which is then treated with superglue or clear nail varnish" I have a Generation D I tweaked to make quieter (and better too) but the head has slight crack I keep an eye on. I considered using a small hose clamp but have not done it. Is there a preferred thickness and material type for the thread. I am sure somewhere in the chiff archive there is a reference you can point me to. I found this one from Pancelticpiper which says "I wrap heavy carpet thread around it, then soak the thread in super glue." Did you use another thread? Do I wrap it tightly or does the thread contract when glued? Do I ask too many questions?


I simply use some coloured sewing thread, polyester in this case. The picture should give you most of the info needed I think, the thread is wrapped a couple or so layers deep. I soaked it with clear nail varnish in this case.

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The whistle here is an old Generation D.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:42 pm 
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Here on far left is a Jerry Freeman Generation Bb head with his elegant red wrapping, on my home-made A body.

The C is a c1980 Generation that I did the thread & superglue wrap job years ago.

The Bb is a newer thread & superglue wrap job, still glistening. As you can see I don't care what it looks like. With several layers of thread all soaked in superglue it's a solid mass, and I know the socket can't split.

Who knows why Generation makes the sockets so thin. You see split old Generations all the time.

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