[Harp-L] Astatic crystal elements
Sun Aug 4 10:33:31 EDT 2019
Congrats on your find. No need to solder them into shells. Instead, solder a couple alligator clips on the end of a short cable. If you wanna play with elements - you’ll use this test cable over and over again.
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>> Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 16:15:33 -0700
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>> Subject: [Harp-L] Astatic crystal elements
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>> So I just went through a bunch of harmonica related stuff and tripped
>> over what I think are 6 Astatic crystal elements and 2 of the ceramics.
>> It might actually be 8 crystal but I have not delved into them yet
>> Bought new from Astatic before they were discontinued. No idea if they
>> are still alive. Short of soldering them into a shell anyone have any
>> ideas about how to safely test the output? I seem to recall that
>> measuring their resistance is a very bad idea. NOS in the original
>> boxes but not stored in a humidity stable environment.
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