Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Search Forums
User Name  
Password
Search:

Showing results 1 to 30 of 500
Search took 0.54 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: -MintSauce-
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By -MintSauce-
If it's the bridge pickup you've got the gap on,...

If it's the bridge pickup you've got the gap on, I think it's a problem with their CNC or whatever at the factor. I've got the same issue on my EC401FM, where the screws have been drilled a little...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-09-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By -MintSauce-
1. Just sand lightly with 320 to key the surface....

1. Just sand lightly with 320 to key the surface. If you sand to the wood, you're going to have to prep the surface again... which means sealer and undercoat (not primer, since you already have a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 443
Posted By -MintSauce-
Is it worth trying some heat with a soldering...

Is it worth trying some heat with a soldering iron? If you've got a single action truss rod with a removeable nut, the expansion from heating might be enough to crack the thread and either turn it or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By -MintSauce-
If your bridge is angled forwards like in II,...

If your bridge is angled forwards like in II, then you need to balance the tension by either adding that third spring or screwing the spring claw in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-08-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By -MintSauce-
Do you have any pictures of your wiring job?...

Do you have any pictures of your wiring job? Also, check your battery and make sure you've raised the pickup very close to the strings. If you're that worried about your gig, it might be worth wiring...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By -MintSauce-
Have you checked your battery connection and...

Have you checked your battery connection and raised the pickups very close to the strings?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By -MintSauce-
It really depends on the guitar. As long as you...

It really depends on the guitar. As long as you can route a cavity for the switch, drill a hole for it and then drill a wiring channel through to the pickup cavities, it should be grand.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By -MintSauce-
Did you centre the finetuner before stringing it...

Did you centre the finetuner before stringing it up and tuning with the machine head?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By -MintSauce-
Sharp work as always. I can't wait to see how the...

Sharp work as always. I can't wait to see how the latest one turns out!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By -MintSauce-
^ Yeah, it's a slightly pointless upgrade if the...

^ Yeah, it's a slightly pointless upgrade if the tuners actually work, since the locking nut holds the strings in tune. Grovers are good, but a little pricey. My two ESP/LTD guitars have got...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By -MintSauce-
If you're getting buzzing on all frets, it's more...

If you're getting buzzing on all frets, it's more likely to be that your action is too low, or your nut slot is cut too deep. Raise the action on the bass side until it's fixed.

Also, when you were...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-26-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By -MintSauce-
Moved to GG&A

Moved to GG&A
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By -MintSauce-
It's not too warm at all. It's actually not as...

It's not too warm at all. It's actually not as fat and warm as the 85 and it's almost between an 81 and 85.

What's the guitar you want to put these in? I'd actually second Dave's recommendation of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By -MintSauce-
If you're in the UK or don't mind postage, Axetec...

If you're in the UK or don't mind postage, Axetec make a suitable top-loading hardtail.

Bear in mind that using a Tune-O-Matic would also mean working in a neck angle or recessing the bridge, which...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By -MintSauce-
What's the guitar the new pickups will be going...

What's the guitar the new pickups will be going into? I'm a fan of the 81/60 combo in mahogany and I also get good results from a Blackout AHB-1 in an alder V. As much as I love EMGs, I have to admit...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By -MintSauce-
1. Titebond Original or epoxy. What you're doing...

1. Titebond Original or epoxy. What you're doing is no different to a Les Paul or something with a figured cap. You can use anything from a vacuum press to a bag of cement. Most people will use MDF...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By -MintSauce-
Just measure your current screws (they're...

Just measure your current screws (they're probably M5 or so), then find some replacements on eBay for pennies/cents.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By -MintSauce-
What guitars, pickups and effects do you use? Do...

What guitars, pickups and effects do you use? Do you have any bands as examples?

It might be worth looking at Blackstar, Randall and Hughes & Kettner. Look into a decent boost or distortion pedal...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-21-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By -MintSauce-
It depends on your tuning really. If you're using...

It depends on your tuning really. If you're using a standard tuning (E standard, D standard, C standard, whatever), go with even spacing like in the picture. If you're using a drop tuning (drop D,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-14-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,031
Posted By -MintSauce-
Amber would look stunning! It's a toss-up between...

Amber would look stunning! It's a toss-up between amber and wine red at the moment...


or flamingo pink...


The neck wood has arrived, but I've been too busy to get started with it. Fun times ahead...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By -MintSauce-
If you don't like the regular EMGs, try the EMG-X...

If you don't like the regular EMGs, try the EMG-X series or the new EMG 57/66 combo.

The Seymour Duncan AHB-1 or AHB-2 Blackouts are worth a shot too. The AHB-1 isn't quite as aggressive as an EMG...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By -MintSauce-
This thread hasn't been updated in six years. I'm...

This thread hasn't been updated in six years. I'm sure he's found a solution by now...

Closed.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,031
Posted By -MintSauce-
Damn, I didn't know those models existed! :eek:...

Damn, I didn't know those models existed! :eek:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/mintsauce/sapeleandmaple/IMG_2521_zps2643d666.jpg

I need to make the neck and route the pocket before getting...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By -MintSauce-
1. Your neck measurements will depend on your...

1. Your neck measurements will depend on your join, headstock design, scale length, number of frets and string taper. You really need to draw everything out to scale and then measure it from that...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By -MintSauce-
320/400 for the entire body. 1200 is much finer,...

320/400 for the entire body. 1200 is much finer, would take ages to cut through any paint and might leave a surface that's too smooth for your spray to adhere to.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By -MintSauce-
Scuff and shoot sounds like a euphemism. I'm...

Scuff and shoot sounds like a euphemism.

I'm rubbish at painting, so I'll just throw this out there:
http://www.reranch.com/solids.htm

Rothko & Frost and Northwest Guitars both sell nitro aerosols...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,031
Posted By -MintSauce-
;) I expected this to be "Build a...

;)



I expected this to be "Build a Telecaster"! A Kahler might be a pain... I was just thinking Tune-O-Matic and string through for this.

Edit: Forgot this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,031
Posted By -MintSauce-
Updates: Top rough cut and...

Updates:

Top rough cut and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-28-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By -MintSauce-
Is it one of...

Is it one of these?

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/EP4366023.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By -MintSauce-
Pickups are fairly robust, so it's most likely to...

Pickups are fairly robust, so it's most likely to be an issue elsewhere. Check for loose wires, bad contacts at the switch and bad pots.
Showing results 1 to 30 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.