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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Phoenix V
Yeah there's more to this than just getting the...

Yeah there's more to this than just getting the file and going to work. The fret may be OK, and you will stuff it by going straight to file.

You don't mention if this has just started happening or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Phoenix V
This sounds OK. You just need enough heat to do...

This sounds OK. You just need enough heat to do the work. Overheating wears tips out faster and under heating makes cold joints. I used to go to 6 at pre start and wind back to 3.5 - 4 for regular...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-05-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6,814
Views: 81,681
Posted By Phoenix V
The only real politics is when the government is...

The only real politics is when the government is afraid of its people of an educated nation. Anything else is a ponzy scheme.

What we call 'politics' in Aus is just a dog and pony show regardless of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Phoenix V
In most circuits the LED indicator does not form...

In most circuits the LED indicator does not form part of or tap off the primary path circuit (not without a buffer anyway), be it control signal (like the footswitch) or guitar audio.

You need to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Phoenix V
I did a complete refret on my Hondo a few years...

I did a complete refret on my Hondo a few years ago. Used pre cut fret wire. My sig has a link to the rework.

I used this you tube video as my guide, and its excellent. There multiple parts to the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-10-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Phoenix V
The mica flaked blue really stands out. But it's...

The mica flaked blue really stands out. But it's the clear coats that gives it that final 'pizzaz'.

Mica flaked purple would look tremendous. I was stuck between blue and purple when I was at the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-08-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Phoenix V
Hi. A great tutorial is found here to do both...

Hi.

A great tutorial is found here to do both the true bypass and LED

True Bypass and LED (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqyFsuC9fk4)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6,859
Views: 330,556
Posted By Phoenix V
Yeah thats looking better

Yeah thats looking better
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6,859
Views: 330,556
Posted By Phoenix V
I'm assuming you are wanting to switch between 9v...

I'm assuming you are wanting to switch between 9v and 18v operation and that the centre terminal of the switch is common? In which case it doesn't look like your diagram will work.

For one. you have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-04-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By Phoenix V
Hi. Don't worry about diodes. First check if Q6...

Hi. Don't worry about diodes. First check if Q6 and IC2B are outputting the correct volts as nominated on the schematic, with a good 9v battery installed. This should be a very quick test.

Q2 is a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By Phoenix V
Those arent electrolytic caps. They are ceramics,...

Those arent electrolytic caps. They are ceramics, unpolarised. C23 is part of the tremolo active switch flip flop circuit. C7 just forms part of the low pass filter stage for the output of IC1B.

Key...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-03-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 299
Posted By Phoenix V
Do the tops or bottoms of the electrolytic cans...

Do the tops or bottoms of the electrolytic cans exhibit bulging? Have they leaked any electrolyte onto the PCB?

Got any clear detailed photos you can show us?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-02-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Phoenix V
If the gaps are large enough that it needs strips...

If the gaps are large enough that it needs strips of wood to make good interference fits, then honestly I'd just send it back.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-02-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Phoenix V
Multiple turns of plumbers teflon tape is a good...

Multiple turns of plumbers teflon tape is a good finish if the fit is almost there.

If the gaps are large enough that the studs spin or wobble within the hole then Minty is right, contact the kit...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-26-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Phoenix V
The Epiphone is fine, so is the Vox wah, the big...

The Epiphone is fine, so is the Vox wah, the big muff and Fulltone.

Don't worry about pickups. Its the MG that's hurting your sound the most. Concentrate your funds on an upgrade. I'd go tube even...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-24-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By Phoenix V
Jim is right. The rotary switch diagram won't...

Jim is right. The rotary switch diagram won't work. All outputs are connected together no matter which switch position you're in.

Have a look at the suggestion of the 3 position pickup selector...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By Phoenix V
hehe

hehe
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By Phoenix V
Tie a high value resistor from the input to...

Tie a high value resistor from the input to ground. No longer floating :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By Phoenix V
They won't self ground with a plug in them, only...

They won't self ground with a plug in them, only without a plug in them.

Wouldn't good quality shielded cabling throughout and a full metal box help eliminate hum, as a minimum shouldn't add...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Phoenix V
What Mint has said is the tip of the...

What Mint has said is the tip of the iceberg.

You may find the same wood to make replacement inlays, but it will never be the same grain pattern and shade, even if you paint. There are tricks to do...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 309
Posted By Phoenix V
You could use a 3 position pickup selector...

You could use a 3 position pickup selector switch, the style used for Gibson Les Pauls to route a 2 pickup system, each pickup or both to the output?

In this case you're just routing each output...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,129
Posted By Phoenix V
Frikken magnificent!! :cheers:

Frikken magnificent!! :cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By Phoenix V
Thats a quality repair. Very nice. Would you mind...

Thats a quality repair. Very nice. Would you mind if I asked how much they asked to do the work? That looked fiddly
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-29-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,878
Posted By Phoenix V
This is going and is looking really great. Love...

This is going and is looking really great.

Love seeing this kind of handywork.

Great stuff!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Phoenix V
You said it yourself cheap Chinese JBass /thread

You said it yourself

cheap Chinese JBass

/thread
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-27-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Phoenix V
..

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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-28-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,129
Posted By Phoenix V
Damn that is hot. What finish did you use over...

Damn that is hot.

What finish did you use over the black? Is it a matt clear?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-19-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,129
Posted By Phoenix V
brilliant

brilliant
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-16-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,129
Posted By Phoenix V
If great quality guitar building was easy then...

If great quality guitar building was easy then everyone would do it and then the art of guitar building would just be mundane. The fact that it isn't easy makes a quality guitar luthiers work...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-15-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Phoenix V
I read the thread contents. It doesn't read to me...

I read the thread contents. It doesn't read to me like you have enough guitar tech experience to go poking about inside it.

So, take it to your store and have a tech fix it. Also ask them to secure...
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