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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 153
Posted By Phoenix V
I'd go further than this. For first time...

I'd go further than this. For first time solderers I would just practice tinning junked bits of wires, solder joining wires, getting scrap bits of copper and soldering off cuts of wires to them....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-21-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By Phoenix V
Hey thanks. I enjoy this kind of stuff. It's been...

Hey thanks. I enjoy this kind of stuff. It's been over a month now since the last post, so I applied the polish. I use Marveer finish polish which is silicone free but after it was done I have very...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Phoenix V
Not to sound simplistic, but lets be simplistic....

Not to sound simplistic, but lets be simplistic. It's a LED. Have your guy just trace the path from the LED terminals until he finds the limiting resistor.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-04-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By Phoenix V
Are you running it on a battery and did you leave...

Are you running it on a battery and did you leave the leads plugged into it while you were away for days.

If so, you've flattened the battery. Try a fresh one.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By Phoenix V
Shouldn't be. Assuming both styles of amp and...

Shouldn't be. Assuming both styles of amp and their associated speakerare specific for electric guitar then there should be little difference. If it's a comparison between a guitar speaker to a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-16-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Phoenix V
Good stuff. Do you have a schematic we could have...

Good stuff. Do you have a schematic we could have a look at. Is this your own custom design?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-16-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By Phoenix V
True. If I counted the value of the initial spend...

True. If I counted the value of the initial spend (not a lot) + materials (not a lot) it can turn some cash. If I added in the real time cost (a lot) it would never sell.

I do projects for the love...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-15-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Phoenix V
Brilliant stuff. Love your work.

Brilliant stuff. Love your work.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-13-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Phoenix V
Go over with 400 grit until you can longer see...

Go over with 400 grit until you can longer see the scratches from the 80 & 150 grit papers
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Phoenix V
Theoretically feasible yes. Practical...

Theoretically feasible yes.

Practical feasibility is determined only if you can physically fit the whole PCB within the control cavity and how comfortable you are mounting the PCB controls/pots and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-09-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Phoenix V
The jacks normally arent the problem. What brand...

The jacks normally arent the problem.

What brand / model cable are you actually using and how long are the cords?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-03-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Phoenix V
Depends. A well etched & primed metal part...

Depends. A well etched & primed metal part can take a hard cured enamel pretty well. Will it wear off? If its a part that you constantly rub against or fiddle with then yes it will. But the chrome...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Phoenix V
Unless you have done this kind of stuff before I...

Unless you have done this kind of stuff before I would practice on scraps of wood. The whole process. From sanding to priming to selecting the colours and the clear coat for the EVH scheme, including...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-01-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Phoenix V
I tend to agree going the complete restoration...

I tend to agree going the complete restoration route. What an awesome project though. Keep us updated.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-01-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Phoenix V
I've fixed lots of broken switches. In the end...

I've fixed lots of broken switches. In the end its just way more efficient to just replace the switch. Wouldn't bother trying to repair it. They are cheap and plentiful.

If youre not confident...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-01-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Phoenix V
The logic of the combo middle position is to use...

The logic of the combo middle position is to use the pots to blend the two pickups to your choice tone. As the both volume pots are common to the middle position turning either one down where it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By Phoenix V
The DC resistance is a loose guide at best at to...

The DC resistance is a loose guide at best at to the output level of a pickup. I can wind you two pickups that physically look the same, use the same magnets and measure the same DC resistance. It...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Phoenix V
I don't have any direct experience with the...

I don't have any direct experience with the Deathbucker but I used the SD SH-8b and SH-8n Invaders in one of my guitars for the last two or so years. Yes, very high output at around 16k ohm windings....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-27-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By Phoenix V
Wouldn't use them. Not only for the above reason...

Wouldn't use them. Not only for the above reason with respect to wearing away but also that the gold is completely unnecessary to begin with.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-27-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Phoenix V
Nice. And nice Hondo. My first guitar ever was...

Nice. And nice Hondo.

My first guitar ever was a Hondo Deluxe 780 series.......which I bought a long long time ago. A few years back I did a complete refurb on it and it was a lot of fun bringing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-27-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By Phoenix V
Update: Did a lot over the long weekend. The...

Update:

Did a lot over the long weekend. The paint had two weeks to cure. More than it needed but I was distracted by other stuff last weekend so no matter.

Over the last 3 - 4 days I just went...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-24-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Phoenix V
It's genuine but the attempted repair is...

It's genuine but the attempted repair is completely shoddy. Which is enough for me to say no. I'd rather buy one with a clean break that's been untouched that I can repair.

Asking too much for it
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Phoenix V
I don't recommend using WD40 for pots as this...

I don't recommend using WD40 for pots as this will deteriorate the carbon film and gum up the pot wiper. The residue will also attract and stick minute dust particles. Possibly the tiniest amount in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By Phoenix V
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Phoenix V
Yeah first of all, determine what your current...

Yeah first of all, determine what your current scale length is like someone above has suggested.

It appears from the photos that the saddles are at their max setting to maximise the string length....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Phoenix V
The negative is the braid. The positive or hot is...

The negative is the braid. The positive or hot is the centre wire inside the cloth sheath.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Phoenix V
Sure can. I just recently cabled up a guitar with...

Sure can. I just recently cabled up a guitar with EMG actives and the guitar only had one master volume and one master tone with 3 way switch for two pickups. I left out two pots. The EMG sites have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-13-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Phoenix V
Not being obvious, but you know you can empty out...

Not being obvious, but you know you can empty out solder suckers of all the built up solder schrapnel right?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Phoenix V
Hi. Been a while since I worked with transistor...

Hi. Been a while since I worked with transistor gyrator circuits but tried my own calcs and I get a different response to what you get with the circuit.

Looking at the transistor gyrators I calc a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,689
Posted By Phoenix V
Good question. Still debating it. Going to buff...

Good question. Still debating it. Going to buff it up anyway and if it looks too 'lollipop' it's simple enough to fade it. Watch this space! :)
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