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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-14-2014, 03:47 AM
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Posted By von Layzonfon
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http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/music/Pix/pictures/2009/2/5/1233851426437/Bill-and-Teds-Excellent-A-002.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
I made a start on the pickguard...

I made a start on the pickguard yesterday.

http://unstableovine.net/images/travelax/DSC_0254.jpg

But spent most of it tweaking the body...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By von Layzonfon
It rather depends how it's constructed right now....

It rather depends how it's constructed right now. If it is some sort of material wrapped over a hard shell (as it sounds like it is) then I'd be tempted to just rip that off and re-cover it.

I used...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By von Layzonfon
It is not entirely clear what you are trying to...

It is not entirely clear what you are trying to do here. Are you just trying to make a 6x12 cabinet?

What is important is the total load presented to the amp, not how many speakers there are. With 6...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By von Layzonfon
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By von Layzonfon
1. Buy cheap guitars. 2. Try all these things. 3....

1. Buy cheap guitars.
2. Try all these things.
3. ???
4. PROFIT!

I can't see why all these things shouldn't work, within certain limits.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
You see, this is why modelling things up is...

You see, this is why modelling things up is invaluable. I thought I was quite clever when I found a rather nice surface mount speaker on ebay. It just arrived in the post today so I was able to model...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-07-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
:haha: No worries there - although the body is...

:haha: No worries there - although the body is more like a bath sponge than a guitar body, putting a speaker under the strings should be like having a built-in Sustaniac(TM).
Actually, I am mildly...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
So here's what happened this...

So here's what happened this weekend:

http://unstableovine.net/images/travelax/DSC_0242.jpg

The Pignose guitar is standard scale length but a smaller body so I figured I'd do the same...but...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By von Layzonfon
A Death Cab? Are you a Cutie? Sorry, couldn't...

A Death Cab? Are you a Cutie?

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Good luck with the project, sounds fun.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By von Layzonfon
The short answer is, probably not without some...

The short answer is, probably not without some wrangling.

There are many things to consider. (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1609175) In your case, a 24 fret neck is probably...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-04-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By von Layzonfon
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=headstock+allen+key+holder
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By von Layzonfon
Bookmatching [ ;) ] the wood won't affect the...

Bookmatching [ ;) ] the wood won't affect the tone.*

TDPRI is the go-to site for all things Tele (and a lot of other guitar-related stuff,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By von Layzonfon
This...

This (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/schecter-guitar-research-c-1-exotic-star-electric-guitar) says it's a TonePros TOM but any TOM with the same post spacing and dimensions should do.

PS:...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By von Layzonfon
I believe this book...

I believe this book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Your-Own-Electric-Guitar/dp/0953104907/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0WCZ9K1KJSFJV05726VA&tag=singdata-21) is regarded as the Builders' Bible,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By von Layzonfon
You can just link to them with [ img ] tags like...

You can just link to them with [ img ] tags like this: ;)

http://pauxiersite.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/all-the-goods_thumb3.jpg

Impressive build. What are the components?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By von Layzonfon
Even so, there are connections to be made. What's...

Even so, there are connections to be made. What's going on with the neck pickup? Is the connector still wired up but not connected to anything? Did you previously have a neck pickup and no noise or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By von Layzonfon
^This. I'm the same. Mine generally go at the...

^This. I'm the same. Mine generally go at the bridge.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By von Layzonfon
I guess it'd be possible, but you'd be much...

I guess it'd be possible, but you'd be much better off desoldering the single coil wires from the switch and attaching the humbuckers instead. If you think about it, you're doing the same thing, just...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
Tonight I've been looking at the built-in amp....

Tonight I've been looking at the built-in amp. Although I could quite easily go and find another schematic that includes the features I'm after I want to see if I can work it out for myself. That way...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By von Layzonfon
No, they're not that bad. Is the artwork your...

No, they're not that bad. Is the artwork your own?

If you're developing designs for your own range of pedals it would be useful to try and develop a "house style" that instantly identifies your...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 330,205
Posted By von Layzonfon
Yeah, just move the white/green from the top pole...

Yeah, just move the white/green from the top pole of the switch to the bottom (as my diagram has it).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6,852
Views: 330,205
Posted By von Layzonfon
Check the wiring diagram in my first post here:...

Check the wiring diagram in my first post here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=31262601 (yellow=whilte)
You need a dpdt on-on-on toggle, I used these...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-01-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 23,955
Posted By von Layzonfon
Hello GB&C dudes! My grandmother has just...

Hello GB&C dudes!

My grandmother has just been diagnosed with a brain tumour. While we could get her checked into a hospital to get it sorted, even with insurance that seems kind of expensive. So I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
That looks better. Quality workmanship on the...

That looks better. Quality workmanship on the speaker grille, I'm sure you'll agree. :haha:

http://unstableovine.net/images/travelax/DSC_0225.jpg

While I was in there I also moved the battery earth...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
There's two common options: 47uF and 220uF....

There's two common options: 47uF and 220uF. Having just picked up some 220s which are the nice chunky cylindrical ones I'm guessing the guy who was working in the store on Saturday had as much of a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
I did some research and found a good description...

I did some research and found a good description of the Smokey amp circuit (http://www.electrosmash.com/smokey-amp-analysis).

Of course, on a fundamental level I know that capacitors are used for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By von Layzonfon
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http://www.axetec.co.uk/guitar_parts_uk_038.htm
Worth a try. Or else just get new tuners (I realise this may cost more than the guitar).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
Phase 2 is amplification. While I was scouting...

Phase 2 is amplification.

While I was scouting about for tiny amplifiers that might be persuaded to fit inside a guitar body I came across numerous schematics for "smokey"-style amps. As even...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By von Layzonfon
UK DIY Travel Guitar Project

I was looking around for an electric travel guitar solution and very much enamoured with the Pignose PGG-200 (http://www.gak.co.uk/en/pignose-pgg-200-vintage-sunburst-/40612) but I really didn't...
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