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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By james4
Are you planning to build the guitar totally from...

Are you planning to build the guitar totally from scratch, or were you hoping to buy some pre-made parts to put together?

Lots of people building their first guitar go with the 'buy a body and neck,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-27-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By james4
I usually buy a bulk lot of trannies and test...

I usually buy a bulk lot of trannies and test them, but if you're not planning to build much you may just be left with a bunch of extras lying around. A lot of the time your biggest concern will be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By james4
how straight is the neck? if it's not bowed...

how straight is the neck?
if it's not bowed (meaning the truss rod seems to be adjusted properly), then putting a shim in the neck pocket to change the neck angle is probably your best starting point
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-24-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By james4
where are you ordering from that lets you choose...

where are you ordering from that lets you choose to have a humbucker in the bridge with no neck pickup?

it's possible to route out the space for the single in the neck, but since it's got no...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-23-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By james4
^ +1 to that. you might as well just get a...

^ +1 to that. you might as well just get a little enclosure, jack and momentary switch. that's all the ht-5 switch is afterall

of course you could house it in a ds-1 shell and re-use the momentary...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-28-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By james4
keep in mind that your amp will also have a huge...

keep in mind that your amp will also have a huge effect on your tone/your ability to match the studio tone you're looking for, so it doesn't come down to just the pickups

with that said, the JB is a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-24-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By james4
hm, alright.. if you're sure you wired the pickup...

hm, alright.. if you're sure you wired the pickup directly to the jack correctly (there isn't a lot that can go wrong there), and that the cable/amp you're plugged into are working, then it really...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-24-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By james4
sounds like somethings not right with the pickup....

sounds like somethings not right with the pickup. do you have a multimeter?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By james4
wrong forum, but do the samples need to be played...

wrong forum, but do the samples need to be played with specific timing? The sound guy may be able to do it, but you'd have to discuss it with them first, and hope they get played at the right...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-16-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By james4
speaking of the seymour duncan...

speaking of the seymour duncan website:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2h_1v_1t_3w_1pp
;)

depending on the pickups you're using the colour code could...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-14-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By james4
any particular reason you're staying away from...

any particular reason you're staying away from the 'big' brands?
also just out of curiosity, what amp are you using?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-01-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 29,733
Posted By james4
I'm looking at it :) lol I should probably work...

I'm looking at it :)
lol


I should probably work on my guitar soon...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-01-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By james4
if the pedal is true bypass then it'll sound the...

if the pedal is true bypass then it'll sound the same, assuming all the connections are good

if the effect has buffered bypass (like a BOSS pedal, for example), then it *should* sound the same,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-30-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By james4
I hate to see someone talked out of modding...

I hate to see someone talked out of modding anything, but I"ll have to agree with everyone above..
keep in mind that if you score a cheap 7 string, you can definitely still tear it all apart and mod...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-30-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By james4
+1 to beavis, there's a ton of well-explained...

+1 to beavis, there's a ton of well-explained information on his site

http://geofex.com/ is also a super great resource, though if you're just starting out some of his articles may seem a little...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-30-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By james4
yep, that's what I meant to avoid a big solder...

yep, that's what I meant

to avoid a big solder blob and three wires sticking out of the base point, you could do something like...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By james4
you shouldn't have all three variations...

you shouldn't have all three variations hard-wired right to the base point, but just have the switches in between the base and each variation, so the connection from the base point to each variation...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-29-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By james4
1: you can use all three..I doubt they'd work in...

1:
you can use all three..I doubt they'd work in combination with one another, but you can have the option of all three at least, that'd be no problem (see question 3)

2:
wherever works for you. ...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-27-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By james4
all you need is a DPDT switch. 4pdt would work,...

all you need is a DPDT switch.
4pdt would work, but you'd have an unnecessarily big switch and only use half of it.

on-on, on-off-on, and on-on-on descriptions don't tell you how many poles the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By james4
any chance they're out of phase? that'd make the...

any chance they're out of phase? that'd make the middle position really quiet and thin sounding
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By james4
the more evenly (and consistently) wound coils in...

the more evenly (and consistently) wound coils in a humbucker are, the more hum-cancelling it'll be..generally factory wound pickups will be really close coil for coil, but more boutique winders may...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By james4
what pickups are in the guitar? and which LP...

what pickups are in the guitar? and which LP model is it? if they're two-conductor, the out of phase position will be pretty buzzy and not that useful..
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-07-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By james4
the issue with measuring your actual guitar is...

the issue with measuring your actual guitar is that you may be ever so slightly out of tune, which would change the frequency you get
A guitar also has a lot of overtones that may make it a little...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By james4
yep, lots of footswitches work that way. Ones...

yep, lots of footswitches work that way. Ones with two switches are typically a stereo plug, with one switch grounding the tip and the other grounding the ring

yay for saving money by making...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-02-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By james4
looks like the ground wire to the bridge to...

looks like the ground wire to the bridge to me

one end should be grounded, and the other is attached to part of the bridge or trem assembly
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6,891
Views: 343,335
Posted By james4
what controls do you want though? just standard...

what controls do you want though?

just standard 2 volume/2 tone knobs for each neck, or do you want to wire up the jimmy page style wiring with 4 push/pulls?
or any other combination of controls?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,891
Views: 343,335
Posted By james4
I'm not super familiar with Jimmy Page's wiring,...

I'm not super familiar with Jimmy Page's wiring, but I can help you.

You basically just need to wire each neck's pickups as if they're separate guitars, with whatever options and controls you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-23-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,891
Views: 343,335
Posted By james4
Sorry for replyng so late, but sure.. The bridge...

Sorry for replyng so late, but sure..

The bridge of a guitar is grounded to reduce hum. with your guitar plugged into your amp and your hands away from the strings/bridge/whatever, you'll hear...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-18-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6,891
Views: 343,335
Posted By james4
yep, all that matters is that there's an...

yep, all that matters is that there's an electrical connection between the ground wire and the bridge (and therefore the strings and you). the wire and the post being pressed together is as good as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-14-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By james4
if you're already worried about the SMD board and...

if you're already worried about the SMD board and want to add true bypass, I'd suggest buying a more mod-friendly pedal.. If you want to do one mod, chances are you may want to tweak more and more,...
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