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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Invader Jim
Sounds like the wires to the jack are the wrong...

Sounds like the wires to the jack are the wrong way around. Swapping them should fix it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,859
Views: 162,334
Posted By Invader Jim
Everyone left, man. :shrug:

Everyone left, man. :shrug:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Invader Jim
+1 on the killswitch pedal. I totally forgot that...

+1 on the killswitch pedal. I totally forgot that I had built one years ago. Used it more than I thought I would. I built it into the same box that I had put a channel switch for my practice amp....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Invader Jim
I've never been a fan of blend knobs. In the...

I've never been a fan of blend knobs. In the middle position, each pickup is only at half volume (unless you're referring to a real dual-gang pot made especially for blending applications, which is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-23-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Invader Jim
It's possible to have separate volumes and no...

It's possible to have separate volumes and no selector switch. My Hofner does this. Jusy wire the pickups to the middle lugs of their respective volume pots rather than to the outer lug. This keeps...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Invader Jim
You can use both. It doeant really matter if the...

You can use both. It doeant really matter if the wire shield touches the foil, but if you want to be anal about it then you could insulate the wire with heat-shrink tubing.

And the body of the cap...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Invader Jim
There's nothing complicated or magical about that...

There's nothing complicated or magical about that footswitch circuit. It uses common DPDT stomp switches, a stereo and a mono jack, and a handful of components. The bi-color LEDs would be the most...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,859
Views: 162,334
Posted By Invader Jim
Since you're making it from OSB you might as well...

Since you're making it from OSB you might as well do whatever you have to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Invader Jim
Pretty cool body shape, I suppose, but the eyes,...

Pretty cool body shape, I suppose, but the eyes, LEDs, and wooden pickup covers and knobs kill it for me. Not my guitar though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By Invader Jim
WaycoolJR: noted. TS: With the red and white...

WaycoolJR: noted.

TS: With the red and white connected together, check the resistance between the green and black wires. It should be between 8k and 12k ohms. Could be a little more, but as long as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
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: 18
Views: 385
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: 143
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: 22,299
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: 7
Views: 263
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: 3,859
Views: 162,334
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: 142
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: 18
Views: 385
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: 143
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: 18
Views: 385
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: 3,859
Views: 162,334
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: 186
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: 164
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: 6,892
Views: 350,771
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: 6,892
Views: 350,771
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: 159
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: 886
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: 256
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: 217
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: 305
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...
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