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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
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: 273
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: 3,856
Views: 162,035
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: 365
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: 358
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: 132
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: 358
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: 122
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: 22,102
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: 216
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: 3,856
Views: 162,035
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: 137
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: 358
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: 119
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: 358
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: 3,856
Views: 162,035
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: 166
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: 159
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: 348,931
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: 348,931
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: 156
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: 872
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: 237
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: 214
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: 304
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...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Invader Jim
Hell of a time for me to lose my internet... TS:...

Hell of a time for me to lose my internet... TS: I'll have a look later today and get back to you tomorrow. I only have a limited window of internet access so apologies for the delays.

Edit:...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Invader Jim
Glad I could help, man. :cheers:

Glad I could help, man. :cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By Invader Jim
Tone caps only affect the sound when the tone is...

Tone caps only affect the sound when the tone is rolled down. New caps won't cure a muddy or bright tone.

The guitar already has 500k pots so replacing them with the same value will do nothing. You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Invader Jim
Since you have a master tone, it just needs to go...

Since you have a master tone, it just needs to go across the signal path. You can solder it to the "input side" of the volume pot (where the pup selector is wired) or to the "output side" of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Invader Jim
No offense, but those pics are basically useless....

No offense, but those pics are basically useless. This is why I always ask people to draw diagrams. Pics don't help nearly as much as people think they do. Again, I mean no offense.
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