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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 119
Posted By Invader Jim
Interesting. My experience has shown just the...

Interesting. My experience has shown just the opposite. Granted, I couldn't A-B it back-to-back, I noticed negligible a difference between covered and uncovered (for the same pickup) and a definite...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 119
Posted By Invader Jim
I agree with Colin. Removing a cover makes a...

I agree with Colin. Removing a cover makes a slight difference but it doesn't come close to what a 1M pot will do.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 119
Posted By Invader Jim
Higher pot values load the signal less and as a...

Higher pot values load the signal less and as a result, more highs are present in the signal. It's a noticeable difference but not in-your-face. It's all a matter of personal taste. If it were me I'd...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Invader Jim
I don't really know if it goes for other types of...

I don't really know if it goes for other types of wood, but you probably wouldn't want to use old-growth oak or hickory for the neck because they might not handle the string stresses.

Now, I'm no...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Invader Jim
If it were me, I'd just sell it. And that's...

If it were me, I'd just sell it. And that's saying something...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Invader Jim
For the benefit of anyone who may find this...

For the benefit of anyone who may find this thread later, one of the lugs' connections to the resistive track had become faulty, which is very easy to do with excessive heat. Hence, the signal wire...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Invader Jim
Yngwie is a well-known liar. And I agree with...

Yngwie is a well-known liar. And I agree with pran.250...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Invader Jim
Pics like that are much less helpful than people...

Pics like that are much less helpful than people think, but (and I mean no offence here) your soldering is terrible. It is entirely possible that there is a wire that is left "floating" by one of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Invader Jim
Aside from the speaker, the circuitry is designed...

Aside from the speaker, the circuitry is designed to have a frequency response tailored to the instrument that it intended to be used with. Also, bass amps (at least the ones ive seen) have limiter...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Invader Jim
Your wiring is fine but the exact details (the...

Your wiring is fine but the exact details (the layout of the switch terminals) will depend on the type of switch used.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Invader Jim
You can use a les Paul style toggle switch or a...

You can use a les Paul style toggle switch or a telecaster style lever switch.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Invader Jim
They're finger joints, not dovetails. ;)

They're finger joints, not dovetails. ;)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Invader Jim
I think I see the problem. You are shorting...

I think I see the problem. You are shorting across the cap when it is supposed to be switched out. All you need is an SPST on/off switch to lift one of the leads of the cap. It should still work,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-05-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Invader Jim
Pics and maybe a diagram of how you wired it (how...

Pics and maybe a diagram of how you wired it (how it IS wired, NOT how it SHOULD BE wired)?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,199
Posted By Invader Jim
If you wired the switch to the volume pot rather...

If you wired the switch to the volume pot rather than the output jack then it is entirely possible that the pot was damaged by excessive heat. You can try turning the pot to max volume and jumper the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Invader Jim
High action and intonation problems are pretty...

High action and intonation problems are pretty much mutually exclusive. Since the strings are higher off the neck you have to press down farther to fret a note, which stretches the string and throws...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
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: 3,865
Views: 163,443
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: 257
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: 257
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: 257
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: 124
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: 309
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: 3,865
Views: 163,443
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: 447
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: 412
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: 162
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: 412
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: 158
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: 161
Views: 23,199
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...
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