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Forum: Electric Guitar 04-04-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By krm27
I initially tried the switches (Tripleshot) and...

I initially tried the switches (Tripleshot) and after having them all soldered up, I was putting one into the pickup cavity when the ribbon-wire ripped away from the pickup ring. I googled this, and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-03-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By krm27
NGD / New Mod Day: 80s Harmony Marquis Neck-Through w/ new P-Rails

This guitar is new in the sense that I bought it as a project, and finally finished the project. I am a sucker for interesting old neck-thru guitars, found this on Ebay with crappy mismatched...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By krm27
I just put two P-Rails in a guitar and added four...

I just put two P-Rails in a guitar and added four push-pull pots (two volume, two tone) so that each can be parallel, series, split P90 or split Rail. 24 total configurations factoring in the 3-way...
Forum: The Pit 04-02-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 29,101
Posted By krm27
Marshal...

Marshal Law
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/041410_marshallaw.jpg

Psychoblast, short-run cancelled after first story line (9 issues I think) but awesome story...
Forum: The Pit 04-02-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,311
Posted By krm27
Particle Zilla STS9 (+1) Infected...

Particle
Zilla
STS9 (+1)
Infected Mushroom
Shpongle (+1)
Bassnectar
String Cheese Incident
Moe
Phish
Umphrey's McGee
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-02-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By krm27
I just finished my first soldering project, which...

I just finished my first soldering project, which was swapping out a pair of humbuckers for a pair of P-Rails, also swapping out the two volume and two tone pots for four push-pull pots, changing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By krm27
I'm not as concerned with the connection holding...

I'm not as concerned with the connection holding against, like breaking or pulling. These are holding against a strong tug, and they should not be physically stressed in the guitar because there's...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By krm27
Question re: extending pickup wires...

I have Seymour Duncan humbuckers, but the wires were cut short and do not reach my control cavity. I need to extend the five wires from each pickup (four insulated wires - green, red, black, white...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-17-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By krm27
Need help with bar chords

I've been playing over 3 years, and still have trouble with my bar chords. I can do them, but most of the time there's a rattle, buzz, something not fretted right. I'm really frustrated that I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By krm27
Trying to diagnose rattle on the G string of semihollow...

I have 30 year old semi-hollow that is in great condition, but I'd like it to be perfect. I'm trying to learn to DIY guitar maintenance, so I don't want to just take it to a luthier if I can...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-17-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By krm27
Problem with posts/anchors for floating tremolo system.

I recently got a mid-80s Guild HSS fat-strat type guitar. The big issue I found is with the floating tremolo bridge. It's labeled "guild" on the bridge, so I guess it's proprietary (i.e., not a...
Forum: Original Recordings 03-05-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By krm27
I like it. No need to bother with my stuff. I...

I like it. No need to bother with my stuff.

I was interested in hearing this because one of my all-time favorite musical groups ever was Om Trio, a jazz trio from San Francisco about 10 years ago...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By krm27
How to do a slide that seems to just slide off neck?

I don't understand how to play slides tabbed with no start or end notes, like 7\ or /7.

I have seen this, when guitarists just kind of slide down the neck and just sort of off of it, without...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-20-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By krm27
Would you value this guitar mod / customization?

I bought an old, early 80's (est?) neck-through double cut, looks kind of like a Matsumoku neck-through with brass nut, Les Paul-like controls, and it has some cool brass fret inlays.

The weird part...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-06-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By krm27
Finding it impossible to figure out chord progressions by ear on popular songs

I'm self-taught for about 3 1/2 years. My practice basically has included:
- reading on theory
- working on minor pentatonic and major scales and trying to get comfortable with it all over fretboard...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By krm27
Okay, problem solved. Here's what I did, it was...

Okay, problem solved. Here's what I did, it was pretty easy:

First, I used combination of flashlight, small mirror and fingers (touch) to figure out the orientation of the pot -- the wiring side,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By krm27
Well, I tried spraying the shaft and it does not...

Well, I tried spraying the shaft and it does not look like much if any got through to the main part of the pot, it just sits on top around the nut that holds the pot on the body. I tried loosening...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By krm27
Well, one thing I'm missing is keeping time when...

Well, one thing I'm missing is keeping time when I don't have metronome or beat. Like, I've read players do not start out with great timing, we learn it, so I'd like to get to the point where I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-04-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By krm27
Best way to get deoxit into scratchy volume pot on semihollow with F-holes?

I got this old semi-hollow with F-holes, like Gibson ES-335. The top volume (for neck?) is really scratchy when I turn it. I have a can of DeoxIT D5 spray with the little red straw. I'm wondering...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By krm27
Fun ways to practice timing on guitar??

I've been playing about 3.5 years, self-taught. One issue I've had is that I rarely have practiced or played with a metronome. I just would grab a guitar and work on chords, scales, etc.

I'd...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By krm27
Thanks for responses. It sounds like everyone's...

Thanks for responses. It sounds like everyone's pretty much agreeing that there's no real conclusions to be drawn from DC resistance alone.

One last follow up, though, since this does seem to be at...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By krm27
Need help / advice on repairing broken 3-way toggle switch for LP type guitar

I have an LP type guitar with the 3-way pickup-selector switch on the upper bout as per normal LP.

The actual switch itself (the shaft) broke. I know i can replace the whole toggle-switch assembly...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By krm27
Trying to understand how pickup dc resistance relates to how good a pickup is?

I recently got a multimeter and looked up how to measure my guitars' pickups for dc resistance or "hotness."

I found that an HSS that I've got has single coils at around 5.2 and the humbucker at...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By krm27
Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I have...

Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I have tried to illustrate the wiring I see in my guitar. It has a lot more wires to ground than I expected from what little I've seen online about pickup...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I'll try to check the connections through...

Thanks, I'll try to check the connections through "fiddling" to see if I can find a way to get normal output intermittently. Re-soldering everything may be a problem for me because it's a crowded...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By krm27
It has done it since I got it, about 2 years ago....

It has done it since I got it, about 2 years ago. This was bought as a back up guitar / possible restoration project, and has mostly sat in the closet but I want to get it fully functional...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I found the wiring diagram on that site,...

Thanks, I found the wiring diagram on that site, though the 5-way switch hook up is slightly different (two rows of 4 nodes, whereas mine has 8 nodes in a row).

Ken
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By krm27
Diagnosing / fixing super-quiet neck pup on HSS guitar?

I have a problem with the sound on my 1985 Yamaha SE612 which has HSS and 5-way selector switch. The neck positions are super-quiet.

Positions 1, 2 & 3 (bridge, bridge & middle, middle) all have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By krm27
I guess they're called "bridge length...

I guess they're called "bridge length screws" and I found them for sale online at allparts.com and a couple other places. They seem to be the same size EXCEPT for length. Mine are 3/4" long and the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By krm27
Where to find screws for electric guitar?

I want to replace some small screws on a telecaster style guitar, that allow the saddles to be pulled further to neck or bridge side. I took one to Home Depot, but after a lot of looking they have...
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