I have this really nice looking tattoo machine frame, how ever, it is a shorty frame. The original coils for it are really small and fat, but they are also cheaply made in china so i decided to switch the coils and springs.the only coils i have are 1.25 in height and the shorty coils are around 1 inch. both coil sets are for a 8 wrap liner. the new coils did not fit so i decided to throw a few washers under the back spring, this raised my springs and armature bar high enough to allow the coils to fit nicely.the machine seems to run smoothly…or so i think it does…
will doing this have a negative effect on my machine in any way?
also, I have discovered that I hate the noise level of my machines, they are very loud, my solution was to tape a thin layer of paper towels on top the front coil…..and it actually makes my machine nearly silent, it also does not seem to run any different with or without the paper towels..is there any reason not to do this?
Yea this site seems pretty dead, bummer. As long as your arm bar stays parrelel to the base, and the back coil isn’t touching your totally fine. Putting tape or something to cushion the metal to metal contact under the front coil is normal to reduce sound. An o ring under the front spring can help to reduce sound and make machine run smoother, but it will alter proformance.