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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Invader Jim
When you say "last 30%" are you...

When you say "last 30%" are you referring to the clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By Invader Jim
The bridge ground goes with all the other...

The bridge ground goes with all the other grounds. Not connecting it will not keep the guitar from working.

Take the bridge volume completely out of the circuit and measure the resistance across the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Invader Jim
Did the kit come with a schematic? If so, post it.

Did the kit come with a schematic? If so, post it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 21,629
Posted By Invader Jim
Just wire the jack's hot wire to the poles (two...

Just wire the jack's hot wire to the poles (two middle lugs) of the switch and ground one of the throws (outer lugs). Understand? I'm on my phone so I can't make a diagram. I won't be online again...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-28-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Invader Jim
The contact points of these (and most other)...

The contact points of these (and most other) switches are made of a silver alloy whose oxidation is almost as conductive as the clean metal. The reason that skeleton and box switches are crap is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 161,226
Posted By Invader Jim
If the neck is to be glued in (not a bolt-on)...

If the neck is to be glued in (not a bolt-on) then yes, you glue it up and then paint the guitar. That way the finish will cover the neck joint and it will look like one piece of wood. If you paint...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Invader Jim
Probably bad lead dress. High-gain and...

Probably bad lead dress. High-gain and high-impedance circuits are sensitive to things like noise pickup and capacitive coupling between adjacent leads.

In other words, stuffing the wiring into a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By Invader Jim
The long black wire is most likely the ground...

The long black wire is most likely the ground wire to the bridge.

GFS and Seymour Duncan color codes are the same, so black should be the signal wire to the switch and green should be ground. If you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Invader Jim
First, you've got the switch pinout wrong. The...

First, you've got the switch pinout wrong. The first and third lugs on the left side (as shown in your diagram) are Bridge and Neck, respectively. Same for the second and fourth lugs on the right...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By Invader Jim
The pics are of no help. It is basically...

The pics are of no help. It is basically impossible to trace wiring pics. They aren't as useful as people seem to think... Make a diagram of how the guitar IS CURRENTLY wired, NOT how it SHOULD be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 161,226
Posted By Invader Jim
Helicopters: you'll probably have to look at car...

Helicopters: you'll probably have to look at car paint suppliers. I don't have any experience in that area though.

Verbal: It's not a bad idea. The neck will settle eventually no matter what,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Invader Jim
Probably the most well-known...

Probably the most well-known amp-in-the-case:
http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Silvertone_Amp-In-The-Case
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Invader Jim
The dots represent the connections made in each...

The dots represent the connections made in each switch position. They are different colors to denote the two seperate poles (independent sections of the switch).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,891
Views: 343,985
Posted By Invader Jim
That's what I was thinking, but some diagrams...

That's what I was thinking, but some diagrams have the other two lugs connected instead. It probably doesn't matter though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6,891
Views: 343,985
Posted By Invader Jim
Thanks, merc. :cheers: Are the outer two lugs...

Thanks, merc. :cheers: Are the outer two lugs connected on each side? Looks like there's a trace jumpering them together.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Invader Jim
The hum is supposed to go away or be reduced when...

The hum is supposed to go away or be reduced when you touch metal parts that are grounded. Does the hum go away (or reduce) when you touch the strings? If not, then the string ground has become...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By Invader Jim
Glad to see you got it going, man. :cheers:...

Glad to see you got it going, man. :cheers: Guitar looks nice and classy.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Invader Jim
If you could get hold of several laptop...

If you could get hold of several laptop backlights, the boards are flexible enough to go around the perimeter of a guitar body. They are only available in white, though, and are quite bright. But the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Invader Jim
Stop climbing on your amps? :shrug:

Stop climbing on your amps? :shrug:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Invader Jim
I didn't know Gibson still used 300k pots......

I didn't know Gibson still used 300k pots... anyway, TS, just don't take it to a Guitar Center...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Invader Jim
Hell of a time for me to lose my internet... TS:...

Hell of a time for me to lose my internet... TS: I'll have a look later today and get back to you tomorrow. I only have a limited window of internet access so apologies for the delays.

Edit:...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Invader Jim
Glad I could help, man. :cheers:

Glad I could help, man. :cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Invader Jim
Tone caps only affect the sound when the tone is...

Tone caps only affect the sound when the tone is rolled down. New caps won't cure a muddy or bright tone.

The guitar already has 500k pots so replacing them with the same value will do nothing. You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Invader Jim
Since you have a master tone, it just needs to go...

Since you have a master tone, it just needs to go across the signal path. You can solder it to the "input side" of the volume pot (where the pup selector is wired) or to the "output side" of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Invader Jim
No offense, but those pics are basically useless....

No offense, but those pics are basically useless. This is why I always ask people to draw diagrams. Pics don't help nearly as much as people think they do. Again, I mean no offense.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Invader Jim
Derp. The white wire on the dpdt goes to the...

Derp. The white wire on the dpdt goes to the switch. My bad.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Invader Jim
This...

This help?

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr151/zakkwyldefan79/EMG/EMG81TW89Explained.png

That shows it wired to a volume pot. To wire it to a tone pot, the white wire from the switch goes to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Invader Jim
If a new battery doesn't work, make a diagram of...

If a new battery doesn't work, make a diagram of EXACTLY how the guitar IS wired, NOT how it SHOULD be wired. And PLEASE make it neat and readable. Don't rush through it. And label the output Jack...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Invader Jim
Stacked single would probably be the easiest,...

Stacked single would probably be the easiest, assuming the guitar is routed for SSS. If I read your post correctly, it sounds like that "passive/active button" is proprietary to that specific set of,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Invader Jim
That's actually pretty cool.

That's actually pretty cool.
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