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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By von Layzonfon
Something like...

Something like this?
http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-technical/59207-gretsch-style-tone-switch.html
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,216
Posted By von Layzonfon
Heh. I like it. The gold and pearloid fittings...

Heh. I like it. The gold and pearloid fittings are a bit "bling" for my taste but, "it would be terribly dull if we all liked the same thing," as I think my grandmother used to say.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By von Layzonfon
Well I like it so far. It kind of reminds me of...

Well I like it so far. It kind of reminds me of the original "GB&C Central Hub / Essential Links thread [Updated 7-28-10]" by Invader Jim, only less colourful. :haha:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
Oh, yeah. Specs. Pickups are Iron Gear: Rolling...

Oh, yeah. Specs.

Pickups are Iron Gear: Rolling Mill neck and Hot Slag bridge.
Wiring is 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way and push-pull for coil split. (like this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
They all seem to be, but that's just part of the...

They all seem to be, but that's just part of the fun. :) Also, the fact that I've never done anything the same twice means that everything I've built has been a learning process to some degree....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-06-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
Big update to finish this one off. I did the...

Big update to finish this one off.

I did the binding.

http://unstableovine.net/images/spalt/evh-006.jpg

And found that the rebate I'd routed was a little deep. So I whizzed round the profile with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-26-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By von Layzonfon
Don't use baby wipes. I happened to have some...

Don't use baby wipes. I happened to have some close by last time I was changing the strings on my RG450 and, knowing how good they are at getting all manner of sh*t off stuff (including babies' rear...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 813
Posted By von Layzonfon
Does this...

Does this help?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbna8_JaTe8

Basically, multi-head CNC router.

Try looking for other guitar manufacturer factory tours on YouTube, but I suspect anything that isn't...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-19-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By von Layzonfon
I don't know about scratches but the neck has...

I don't know about scratches but the neck has serious problems at the 17th fret. :haha:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By von Layzonfon
Wow, I wish I'd thought of pointing that out. You...

Wow, I wish I'd thought of pointing that out. You know, in the post directly before yours. ;)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By von Layzonfon
The there's these on the Mavericks...

The there's these on the Mavericks (http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm233/Bahamutmaster_833/IMG_1197.jpg) that you could get away with having a set either side - possibly.

[Edited for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By von Layzonfon
I, too have had, "tree of life" fake...

I, too have had, "tree of life" fake inlay stickers on one of my guitars (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=29212564&postcount=99) for a couple of years now and they're still as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By von Layzonfon
Stick with it. Keep reading and experimenting. :)

Stick with it. Keep reading and experimenting. :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
:cheers: :haha: Don't worry, it's plenty pretty...

:cheers:

:haha:

Don't worry, it's plenty pretty on the outside and by the time that cavity is full of pots, switches and wires it won't look nearly so nice. ;)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
Such a pretty control cavity. Shame it's going to...

Such a pretty control cavity. Shame it's going to get painted black.

http://unstableovine.net/images/spalt/evh-cavity.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By von Layzonfon
Looks like it....

Looks like it.
http://www.dimarzioforum.com/pickups.html
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
Took advantage of the good weather today to make...

Took advantage of the good weather today to make some progress.

Roughly shaped to my template (made previously) with a hand saw.

http://unstableovine.net/images/spalt/evh-000.jpg

First pass with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-23-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By von Layzonfon
They only need to be connected to something if...

They only need to be connected to something if you want to have a coil split option. Connecting them to earth means you only get the signal from one coil. If you're only wanting full humbucking then...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-22-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By von Layzonfon
Sounds like something's finding an easier path to...

Sounds like something's finding an easier path to ground when the volume's turned up. When things get weird like this we could really do with a full schematic of your wiring, rather than trying to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-21-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By von Layzonfon
The extra wire on your humbucker will be the...

The extra wire on your humbucker will be the ground/shield - yes, another ground.

This picture is probably the best...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-21-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By von Layzonfon
The two wires on the singles (and the free ones...

The two wires on the singles (and the free ones on the bucker) are just either end of the coil, so there isn't really an earth that you can measure, but which way round you connect the wires will...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-21-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By von Layzonfon
Okay, maybe "very" useful was an...

Okay, maybe "very" useful was an overstatement. Still kind of hard to see what's going on there. :P

I see your 5-way switch and I can make out the volume and tone pots, but is that also a toggle...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-20-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By von Layzonfon
Pictures would be very useful. ;) The two wires...

Pictures would be very useful. ;)

The two wires that are soldered together will be the end / start of the humbucker coils. Unless you previously had a coil split option you can ignore these....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-19-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By von Layzonfon
Unless you got the strings muxed ip and that's...

Unless you got the strings muxed ip and that's not a 10 on the top. Seems unlikely, but like Explorerbuilder says, it doesn't really seem possible otherwise.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-16-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By von Layzonfon
Nice to see a new build thread around here. Some...

Nice to see a new build thread around here. Some nice ideas too - looking forward to seeing it progressing.

There are plenty of sources for guitar necks of varying prices and quality all over the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-16-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By von Layzonfon
Yes, is the short answer. As long as the...

Yes, is the short answer.

As long as the connections have no substantial resistance then all connected parts can be considered to be at the same electrical potential; in this case ground.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-09-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By von Layzonfon
Sorry, I'll try again. If you're repainting...

Sorry, I'll try again.

If you're repainting with a solid colour you don't need to be down to the bare wood. Sand, prime, paint. If you're planning to "use it as a canvas" I'm guessing you'll want...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-08-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By von Layzonfon
If you just intend to paint it with a solid...

If you just intend to paint it with a solid colour all you really need to do is key the surface (by sanding) and paint over it. You might want to fill the dings too.

This should help. Courtesy of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-08-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By von Layzonfon
I now have everything I need bar the binding,...

I now have everything I need bar the binding, which should arrive in the next couple of days, so here's a quick mock-up.

http://unstableovine.net/images/spalt/evh-layup.png

On the subject of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-07-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By von Layzonfon
Double whammy! :) By the way, I almost never...

Double whammy! :)

By the way, I almost never adjust intonation, but then again I rarely notice the need. Maybe I have ears of clay. :haha:
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