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Corey
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Question for Ziggy.
10/13/05 at 20:27:05
 
Ziggy,

I just received the Alternate Tuned kit from you and want to know what I should use to glue the passives on?

Thanks for shipping them to me!

Take care,

Corey
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brad
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #1 - 10/13/05 at 21:49:34
 
Corey, Ziggy recommended Weldbond adhesive. I couldn't find it, so I used a general purpose craft glue I got from Michael's Craft Supply. It looks like white Elmers and dries clear. Seems to have worked fine.

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Hrappur
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Reply #2 - 10/13/05 at 22:29:21
 
I know this is a question for Ziggy (not me Tongue) but I coulnīt find weldbond so I used sikabond 540 which is a kind of elmers but it is water and humidity proof. I Apply it with a brush on both surround(of passive) and cabinet and used a rolled-up cardboard strip to fitt over the surround. if you do one at a time you place the cabinet on its side (with the port facing up) drop in the new passive (all glued up) place the rolled up strip of cardboard ,tapped so it wont unroll (roll up enough to cover the outside of the passive) and finally place some weight on top (a few big books should do it)

JUst thought Id drop in the thing about the cardboard as Iīve seen some people are going to the length of routing a special disk to do the same thing Roll Eyes
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Falconer
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #3 - 10/14/05 at 12:36:06
 
When I glued in the passives I used 5/16" vinyl tubing cut slightly longer than the circumference of the opening. That way when I put the tubing in to hold the passive in place it makes for a tight fit and is self clamping. This worked fine and I could glue all passives in at the same time. I wonder how Ziggy does this ???
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brad
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Reply #4 - 10/14/05 at 18:30:04
 
I just put the glue on both sides and let it setup (as directed by the instructions on the glue bottle - maybe 10 minutes?), and then pressed them into place. For the first hour, every 10 minutes or so after, I would run my index finger over the flat ring-part of the passives (contact point) to make sure they adhered fully. Worked fine - nothing fancy.
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ziggy
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #5 - 10/15/05 at 02:37:01
 
Boy, I just saw this, sorry Corey.

    I pretty much do it as Brad does. But I find I only have to push the two glues together once and let it dry.

 Falconer, did you take any pictures of your method. It sounds like a good/ better way to go.

   Bob Z.
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Corey
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Reply #6 - 10/15/05 at 06:13:26
 
Thanks Ziggy and guys.

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Falconer
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Reply #7 - 10/17/05 at 12:37:50
 
Hey Ziggy, I'll take a picture of the set up I used to glue the passives in. Give me a day or two.
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #8 - 10/17/05 at 17:35:09
 
corey,

did you get the gelled drivers as well?
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Corey
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Reply #9 - 10/18/05 at 04:53:25
 
Johnny,

I am going to send my drivers in to get gel waxed either the end of this week or the start of next week.

Corey
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brad
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Reply #10 - 10/18/05 at 21:54:06
 
Hmm, I wonder if you're the first?  I haven't seen anyone here yet yell about their gell Cheesy
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Corey
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #11 - 10/20/05 at 04:28:58
 
I don't know if I will be first, perhaps the first to blab about it.  ;)

I can't believe I was actually not even going to do it before. It finally occured to me that this is the actual catalyst to the entire Alternate Tuning.

Deckert:

"The gel waxed modified drivers will however take advantage of the mods to a far greater extent."

Corey
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brad
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #12 - 10/20/05 at 17:34:30
 
Yeah, it makes sense to me. I'm just being lazy and don't want to desolder my driver to send it in (and not have something to listen to for a while!).  Let us know what your turnaround time is for the driver.
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Corey
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #13 - 10/21/05 at 02:08:52
 
Brad,

Does your HDT's have the phase plug bonded to the pole piece? If so, did you have problems wrapping the felt around the socket?

Corey
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brad
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Re: Question for Ziggy.
Reply #14 - 10/21/05 at 21:12:37
 
yes bonded. and yeah, it's a little tricky to get it in there.
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