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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
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 Today, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
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: 6
Views: 119
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: 217
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: 15
Views: 909
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: 132
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: 177
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: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Phoenix V
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
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: 225
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: 160
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: 291
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: 169
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: 15
Views: 909
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! :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-08-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Update: Managed to get some supplies. Edge...

Update:

Managed to get some supplies. Edge masking tape, naptha and rattlecan clear acrylic.

Masked off all the important holes and cavities. Probably overdid it a bit as I didn't have to mask...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Thanks! The splines don't rotate. The inserts...

Thanks! The splines don't rotate. The inserts lift out vertically as you screw the posts down :y:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Thanks. Yeah I admit it did catch my eye, and for...

Thanks. Yeah I admit it did catch my eye, and for the price it is a great project guitar to keep me occupied for a while.

Tomorrow I'm off on holiday for a week so this will be my latest update...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Yeah started at the headstock after I stripped...

Yeah started at the headstock after I stripped everything. Drip filled the old tuner holes and used the Dan Erlwine razor shave and sand paper strips. Will post photos when I get around to it.

As...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Back from my break. Hope everyone had a great new...

Back from my break. Hope everyone had a great new year!! I sure did!! Still feeling it a little bit :)

Anyway, before I went away I drip filled many of the major isolated dents and nicks. Then I was...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Got onto stripping all the components...

Got onto stripping all the components yesterday.

I bag and label everything. I also sticky tape all the screws into the holes of the components they are meant for. Mainly because it can be weeks...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
The pickup selector & poker chip need...

The pickup selector & poker chip need replacing. I have these on hand as spares from previous projects and as luck would have it, they are also in cream. Happy...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-22-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By Phoenix V
Epiphone Les Paul LP100 Project (Warning, Long and Picture Heavy Thread)

Well summer is here, and to be honest in recent years I've been concentrating a lot on my playing and much less on gear and mods.

Even though the playing has come along well, I spotted an old...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Phoenix V
The korean made 3 way switch for Epiphones. The...

The korean made 3 way switch for Epiphones.

The body is slightly wider than the standard 3 way flap contact switches, but still fits into a Les Paul switch cavity so check before you buy if you have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-13-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Phoenix V
If its your first time and lack confidence take...

If its your first time and lack confidence take lots of good photos of inside the control cavity so you can undo if you make errors.

Do one bit at a time. Like change over one pickup then test the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Phoenix V
Agree with the above response. You're...

Agree with the above response. You're ovrrthinking it. Use your warranty and get it replaced.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-08-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Phoenix V
A 40watt iron will be plenty with a medium flat...

A 40watt iron will be plenty with a medium flat end conical tip will melt big electrolytic pads pretty quickly. You don't want to go silly with the wattage unless the iron is adjustable. Too hot an...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-07-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By Phoenix V
Eh. I say go for it, but don't go trying to mask...

Eh. I say go for it, but don't go trying to mask it all up as if it gives you some technical or tone advantage. We all know it doesn't.

If you got the money just do what you want, man.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-01-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 52,580
Posted By Phoenix V
Yep Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrated it

Yep Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrated it
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 494
Posted By Phoenix V
Everyone needs a good nut lube every now and...

Everyone needs a good nut lube every now and again. :devil:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Phoenix V
Both of these have excellent you tube tutorials...

Both of these have excellent you tube tutorials if you spend time doing some research. Its not that scary.

I'll start you off.

Go look through Sully's Guitar Garage videos on you tube and also...
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