Palecki's Inventions and Patents

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Palecki's Inventions and Patents

Postby poserboy71 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:28 pm

Tom, Please share the inventions and patents you have been a part of HERE.
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Re: Palecki's Inventions and Patents

Postby AZGuitars » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:19 am

I've got quite a bit of stuff for this area but I need to go back in my files to find copies of the patents I'm named on. The best one I can start with which relates to guitar playing is the Turbotune Guitar and Bass String Winder.
Up date on that: My partner and I have signed a license agreement with D'Addario to produce and sell our product internationally. They are supposed to have product ready to show at Winter NAMM 2015. We have also redesigned the handle part to make it more comfortable to use with a newly modified Pin Puller feature for 12 string guitars.

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Re: Palecki's Inventions and Patents

Postby Genebaby » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:38 am

Nice, i can't wait to hear what you've done.
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Re: Palecki's Inventions and Patents

Postby Streetbeat » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:01 am

Excellent and exciting !!!
Looking forward to your cool stuff Tom !!!

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Re: Palecki's Inventions and Patents

Postby poserboy71 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:23 am

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Tom and I were talking about this at his shop and he graciously gave me one.
I explained to him how I first came across the Turbotune about 14 years ago while I was on a tour.
He said that is when they started to get out there.

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Re: Palecki's Inventions and Patents

Postby AZGuitars » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:05 am

A bit more on the Turbotune String Winder.

My partner, Dave Jeffrey, country Western Bass Player extraordinaire, came up with the idea when he was about 12 years old. I met him when I opened my first shop in Pleasanton, CA. He came in one day and showed me his idea and asked me if he could do some work on it there. On the third time he came back he asked me if I could help him develop it further and I said yes if I could partner with him on it. He said yes so I worked on it for awhile and discovered that I could create several cavities that would fit 15 different tuner designs, 12 guitar and 3 bass. I did the design drawings and we had a machine shop hog out 5 samples which I used to make a mold for liquid resin casting. A hex shaft was added to the mix to allow them to be used in cordless drills and screwdrivers, I made prototypes with shaft in and we showed it to a friend of Dave's who worked for Dean Markley. They gave a down payment towards a license deal and with that we got a Utility Patent and Markley had them made in China and got it on the market for us. That was in 1999 - 2000 and we're still selling them. Dave's touring tech buddies have raved about them ever since and hundreds of guitar repair shops use the heck out of them. We actually started selling them through Stewart McDonald while still making them by hand in my shop.
Here's the heading for our warehouse product order sheet. The handle was an upgrade for those who wanted them.

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