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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-04-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By von Layzonfon
God, who'd have thought there would be so much...

God, who'd have thought there would be so much millage in this?

If you're going to bring all the alloys into it then it is equally incorrect to say that titanium is not harder than steel as some of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By von Layzonfon
Of course. I only really had in mind the stuff...

Of course. I only really had in mind the stuff that a potter or glass-blower might produce. :haha:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-04-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By von Layzonfon
Actually, they're not the hardest, smoothest...

Actually, they're not the hardest, smoothest material availble; titanium is harder and smoother, and ceramic and glass have also been cited as having desirable properties as a fret. But, as with all...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By von Layzonfon
I have both an MS-2 and A Vox Amplug and if...

I have both an MS-2 and A Vox Amplug and if you're only going through headphones the Amplug is far superior. You also get more choice of models.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-02-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By von Layzonfon
Wow. What did they cut the wires with? A...

Wow. What did they cut the wires with? A hacksaw?

Anyway.
1. What were they supposed to doing to it? Did it have a problem previously?
2. What are its problems now? What works and what...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By von Layzonfon
Sorry, been a busy afternoon but you got it...

Sorry, been a busy afternoon but you got it right, that was the earth connection to the bridge. It just needs to be connected to any other earth point in the circuit, usually the back of a pot.

You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-02-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By von Layzonfon
Assuming the digram you have posted is exactly...

Assuming the digram you have posted is exactly what your current wiring is like...
1. Disconnect both wires from the jack socket.
2. Disconnect the red wire from the switch and reconnect it to the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-01-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By von Layzonfon
I always like a floating bride......

I always like a floating bride...
http://squashimagery.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/floating-bride3-3932_tn1.jpg

Also, a Floyd Rose is a floating bridge. I suggest you try out the guitars you are...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-01-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By von Layzonfon
^+1 I recently put an old smoke detector piezo in...

^+1
I recently put an old smoke detector piezo in a diy cajon - worked really well so should do the job fine for one of these.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-31-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By von Layzonfon
As soon as you connect the two signals there's a...

As soon as you connect the two signals there's a common path to ground so they both affect the volume. Stewmac has a good...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-31-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By von Layzonfon
My instinct would be that it's the other way...

My instinct would be that it's the other way around; why shield a ground?

You'd think a big name like Fishman would have a website (http://www.Fishman.com) with install guides...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-28-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By von Layzonfon
This diagram from the Iron Gear website is 95% of...

This diagram from the Iron Gear website is 95% of the way there. Just replace the push/pull on the tone pot for two mini-toggles (one for each pup) and you're...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By von Layzonfon
I will be the first to defend anyone's choice of...

I will be the first to defend anyone's choice of practically any material they wish to make a guitar out of. Look, a granite guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQu5n-z0Xb0

But trying to make...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-27-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By von Layzonfon
I have a friend in Norway and I've often bought...

I have a friend in Norway and I've often bought stuff for her here and then sent them on myself, it being cheaper that way than getting them sent directly.

It might be worth asking some UK suppliers...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By von Layzonfon
That's sort of the point of this forum. There was...

That's sort of the point of this forum. There was a time when a large percentage of the threads on here were people reporting on their build projects, although it's dropped off considerably in recent...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-25-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By von Layzonfon
Looks like no-one around here has tried. Maybe...

Looks like no-one around here has tried. Maybe you'll have to be a pioneer and do the testing yourself. You don't have to do a massive test piece to find out if it's going to work or not.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By von Layzonfon
Sounds like an interesting project. I can't...

Sounds like an interesting project. I can't comment on the pickup choice but I don't see why it would be a problem. The only thing I think you will have to overcome is that fact that when you have an...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By von Layzonfon
I tend to agree with what you're saying but this...

I tend to agree with what you're saying but this is a tough break for poor old Joe Schmeckledorf - he's one of the good ones. He's been doing consistently good luthier work on the side for years and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By von Layzonfon
Might be a better idea - I had a heck of a time...

Might be a better idea - I had a heck of a time forming that thick top to the arm carve. In fact, when I tried to do it again on a subsequent project I failed big time. Veneer would be more pliable.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By von Layzonfon
I think you may have your measurements a little...

I think you may have your measurements a little off - my RG is only about 46mm thick. :haha:

However, this is pretty much exactly what I did for my first project...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-23-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By von Layzonfon
Here would be a good place to...

Here would be a good place to start.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542726

I have a Vintage VH6 Wolfgang clone that has Wilkinson zebras in it and I think they sound fabulous.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-23-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By von Layzonfon
Any body would be good. It depends entirely on...

Any body would be good. It depends entirely on your skill and preference. A Telecaster or Les Paul Junior are simple. Or are you up to a carve topped super strat with a Floyd?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-21-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By von Layzonfon
My very first guitar, back in '87, was a Westone...

My very first guitar, back in '87, was a Westone Thunder I-A (which I still have) - Westone made fabulous guitars. Anyway...

Hard to know about the trem without taking measurements. Are you having...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By von Layzonfon
I confess I've not read any of the links but a...

I confess I've not read any of the links but a couple of options instantly spring to mind.

The first is obviously analysing the USB port directly and mapping the input signal to an ASCII...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-04-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,982
Posted By von Layzonfon
I thought I was done wanting more guitars for the...

I thought I was done wanting more guitars for the time being and then you waltz back in here waving this around... :haha:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-02-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By von Layzonfon
Hey, macgregger, thanks for the input and...

Hey, macgregger, thanks for the input and actually spending some time illustrating your suggestion. It is very much appreciated.

The reason for the wet out was because these little 386 amps can...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By von Layzonfon
Or you could take the frets off and have it...

Or you could take the frets off and have it fretless. Maybe draw or paint on lines that correspond to the new scale length (I assume refretting to the new scale would be overkill).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By von Layzonfon
...

http://unstableovine.net/images/travelax/DSC_0035.JPG

Looks pretty cool.

Unfortunately it still doesn't work properly. I thought I'd got it sorted, so I put it all together but the on-board amp...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By von Layzonfon
1. No, you don't. 2. Wow. That's an expensive...

1. No, you don't.

2. Wow. That's an expensive DPDT. And I generally favour Thomann for being good value - never bought compnents off them though. You really only need an SPST.

3. Yes, it will.

You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By von Layzonfon
Just treat it to some Lemon Oil...

Just treat it to some Lemon Oil (http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/fretboard-65-ultimate-lemon-oil) then. That's all the finish you need on rosewood.
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