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Forum: Electric Guitar 08-14-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 782
Posted By sethasaurus
Don't you dare pay some guy 800 clams! If I were...

Don't you dare pay some guy 800 clams!

If I were you, I would definitely have a go at repairing it. You have an almost complete break, which is lucky in that you can easily get the glue in there and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By sethasaurus
Well, some people use duct tape. I never...

Well, some people use duct tape. I never have..
Just, if you're gigging, and it IS such a simple and easy fix, then you may as well make the most solid repair you can.
Keep your toothpicks for...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By sethasaurus
Yeah, but you should have added "YMMV"...

Yeah, but you should have added "YMMV" on that tip...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-13-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 331
Posted By sethasaurus
I fixed one recently by taking a scrap of oak and...

I fixed one recently by taking a scrap of oak and trimming off a small piece - about 4mm diameter, which fit snugly in the hole, glued it in with PVA. Then I redrilled the hole for the screw.
A more...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By sethasaurus
Check that the wiring to the output jack hasn't...

Check that the wiring to the output jack hasn't been connected wrong. I almost made the same mistake a couple of weeks ago (silly mistake but it can happen).

The problem is your body is basically an...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-09-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By sethasaurus
Looks great, and yep, that's a very good deal...

Looks great, and yep, that's a very good deal compared to going out and buying a Gibson off the rack.
Also, you get the knowledge that it's already been 'run-in' and well-used, so it's a keeper and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By sethasaurus
Wait, what?! Stop trying to figure that out and...

Wait, what?!
Stop trying to figure that out and just check the fuse.
jeeez
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By sethasaurus
At least check the fuse first. I know it's...

At least check the fuse first. I know it's obvious, but sometimes we miss the obvious.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,519
Posted By sethasaurus
I already posted this in another topic, but since...

I already posted this in another topic, but since this one is for BC Rich owners...
http://sethasaurus.x10.mx/bcrich/images/g-1.jpg
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-29-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 25,486
Posted By sethasaurus
Finished customising my Bich...

Finished customising my Bich baritone:

http://sethasaurus.x10.mx/bcrich/images/g-1.jpg

More pics here:
http://sethasaurus.x10.mx/bcrich/

:devil:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-12-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By sethasaurus
Restored BC Rich Bich Baritone

At last!

Just put the few little finishing touches on my BC...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-13-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By sethasaurus
Oh jeez, heh :) Had a dull moment there and...

Oh jeez, heh :)
Had a dull moment there and misread as "I'll take to it with some salt".
Still, try the naptha, it'll work wonders.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-13-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By sethasaurus
Everything needs to be grounded - i.e. cavity...

Everything needs to be grounded - i.e. cavity shielding, pot housings, bridge, output socket - preferably a star ground (all to the one point), otherwise you may get ground loops which cause...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-13-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By sethasaurus
I don't know that salt would be a good...

I don't know that salt would be a good option.
You can clean the excess oil off with naptha (Ronsonol/lighter fluid).
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By sethasaurus
I did the same thing a while back, traveled...

I did the same thing a while back, traveled halfway around the world with my bass in two pieces, screwed everything back together and everything was fine.

If you're worried, and since you have your...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-13-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By sethasaurus
But how does it play? If you don't have a problem...

But how does it play? If you don't have a problem with that, then I wouldn't worry about it.

I got a baritone recently that had a very warped and twisted neck because it had been stored for a long...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-13-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By sethasaurus
Check the connection between bridge and output...

Check the connection between bridge and output jack, as GABarrie says.
If there's a break, you will need to check each end of the bridge ground wire. At the controls end, this is easy to examine.

If...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By sethasaurus
You can also try an...

You can also try an 'easyout':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMrDYJvY0Ts

(Cheaper than a new block, if you're handy with a drill).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
There's no need to do a continuity test on a bit...

There's no need to do a continuity test on a bit of wire you've just soldered in. As long as you joined the points that the trace connected originally, you're fine.



Well, I've never, ever done any...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
I don't understand your question about a...

I don't understand your question about a continuity test.

You're at the stage where you're going to have to replace IC1 and 2 to see if that fixes it.
(Gordon's recommendation from before).

One...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-18-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By sethasaurus
I did the same job recently - ferrules and bridge...

I did the same job recently - ferrules and bridge bushings. (And a nice black roller bridge too).

You can drop a screw down into the bridge bushing but make sure the point is upwards (With the point...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-10-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
Yep, it's a bugger having to work for money! I...

Yep, it's a bugger having to work for money!
I think the MG15CD has a TL072 in it, but the other models use different op-amps.
The TL072s are cheap enough (less than a dollar) if you need to order...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
I used to have a roll of tinned copper...

I used to have a roll of tinned copper wire.
Resistor legs are ideal too.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
OK I'm going to have to think a bit harder! Do...

OK I'm going to have to think a bit harder!
Do you actually get sound when the pedal is plugged in and the boost is on?

All I can think of right now is either:
- IC1 or IC2 is dead.
- R58 (on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
Try and minimise the heat you apply for...

Try and minimise the heat you apply for desoldering. Sometimes the traces still peel anyway, depending on the quality of the pcb. I usually strip some wire and use the copper to make a new link where...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-06-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
Hey whoomit, how did you get on?

Hey whoomit, how did you get on?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-02-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By sethasaurus
If you can get it to open up, then you can reglue...

If you can get it to open up, then you can reglue it - there are a few tricks to spread the gap and force glue into the crack.
Like LeviMan says though, a full break is actually easier to fix and you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-02-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By sethasaurus
Sounds like a mechanical fault (loose connection...

Sounds like a mechanical fault (loose connection or faulty switch/pot) causing some switching noise.
Get them to check out the switch and pot (the geared component that actuates when the pedal is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-02-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By sethasaurus
I know Vox makes a little 4W head at a low price....

I know Vox makes a little 4W head at a low price. It has an attenuator for 1W or 1/4W output too.
Can't tell you what that particular one sounds like but the Vox gear I have used has always been...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,429
Posted By sethasaurus
OK, some weird readings on Tr4 and 6. It's a...

OK, some weird readings on Tr4 and 6.
It's a little confusing as Tr5 base is connected to Tr6 collector, so they should read the same voltage.

It looks pretty likely that one of these transistors is...
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