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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Invader Jim
Shoulder washers would be a lot easier and more...

Shoulder washers would be a lot easier and more durable.

http://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Washer-Nyl-In-PK40/dp/B007I9NQU2
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 51,385
Posted By Invader Jim
You too, man. :cheers:

You too, man. :cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By Invader Jim
A shielded plastic box is really no different...

A shielded plastic box is really no different than a metal box.

Try insulating 7 of the 8 jacks from the box and running the grounds back to the one that isn't isolated. This will make a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-26-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By Invader Jim
Rig the guitar to fall apart easily but smash it...

Rig the guitar to fall apart easily but smash it into an old dead (or dummy) speaker cab, maybe loaded with some blown speakers.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Invader Jim
Good tutorial...

Good tutorial here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QznAAwL8rI

The type of solder you want is either 60/40 or 63/37 (the ratio of tin and lead) and make sure it has a flux core. DO NOT use plumbing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-23-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Invader Jim
Look up a telecaster diagram on Seymour Duncan...

Look up a telecaster diagram on Seymour Duncan and pretend the single coils in the diagram are humbuckers.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-23-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Invader Jim
Probably been said by now, but it's the ground...

Probably been said by now, but it's the ground wire to the bridge.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Invader Jim
Let us know how it goes (especially for people...

Let us know how it goes (especially for people who find this thread via Google) :cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Invader Jim
It looks like it goes to the ground lug of the...

It looks like it goes to the ground lug of the jack. Hard to tell from the pic; resolution is too low.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Invader Jim
Judging by the bit of research I just did, it...

Judging by the bit of research I just did, it appears that anything from 10k to 50k will work. It seems like linear is the best choice for taper.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Invader Jim
I have always charged 10 bucks an hour for labor...

I have always charged 10 bucks an hour for labor plus the full cost of parts. Always worked fine for me but I've never done anything like an overhaul before. And finding those parts (especially...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Invader Jim
One thing to add to slimjimmypage's post is to...

One thing to add to slimjimmypage's post is to try and make sure they guy is COMPETENT. I know you will probably have trouble distinguishing between good techniques and b.s., being so new, but way...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Invader Jim
Pretty sure that guitar is only worth like 4k-5k...

Pretty sure that guitar is only worth like 4k-5k mint unless it belonged to someone famous, but anyway, IMHO (and I am not an appraiser by any means) having a vintage Fender where the only things...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Invader Jim
Sounds like a good idea, man. People can use this...

Sounds like a good idea, man. People can use this thread to offer suggestions and whatnot.

And no, I had to retire. Maybe one day I'll get another offer to be mod. :shrug:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-16-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Invader Jim
Parts installation is really easy. The...

Parts installation is really easy. The electronics are probably the easiest. IMHO you'd be wasting money paying people to show you how to do stuff you could easily learn yourself and/or with some...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-16-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Invader Jim
I actually haven't really seen any recent posts...

I actually haven't really seen any recent posts in that thread. I think it's just that the ratio of advice-givers to advice-requesters has been skewed and nobody helps in that thread. I don't have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Invader Jim
A Les Paul switch has 2 throws and 1 pole (when...

A Les Paul switch has 2 throws and 1 pole (when wired for guitar use anyway). You need 1 pole and 3 throws for for 3 pickups. If you only have 2 pickups, then sure, this will work.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Invader Jim
I'll spare you the theory (unless you really want...

I'll spare you the theory (unless you really want to know), but to cancel hum you need an even number of coils (let's say 2) with opposite magnetic and electrical polarities. They will cancel hum if...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-07-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Invader Jim
...

http://www.beavisaudio.com/projects/Looper-Switcher/index.htm
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-07-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3,877
Views: 164,714
Posted By Invader Jim
Well the wood was already cracked so I thought...

Well the wood was already cracked so I thought "what the hell?" this is why I don't build guitars.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,877
Views: 164,714
Posted By Invader Jim
What if you drilled a few tiny holes along the...

What if you drilled a few tiny holes along the length of the crack and injected glue in that way?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Invader Jim
Edit: pretty sure this isn't possible.

Edit: pretty sure this isn't possible.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-06-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3,877
Views: 164,714
Posted By Invader Jim
Not sure, man. I don't know much about building...

Not sure, man. I don't know much about building but it looks like the string tension could snap it right off. I don't really have a reference point for the pic though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Invader Jim
You'll probably have to just replace the jack and...

You'll probably have to just replace the jack and switch. Idk what the power jack looks like but the switch sounds like one of these (ignore the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-02-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Invader Jim
If the spider is a tube amp, or a hybrid amp with...

If the spider is a tube amp, or a hybrid amp with a tube power amp, then you'll have to have a dummy load aquarius' chest in when the speaker is switched off. Disconnecting the speaker load from a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Invader Jim
Paralleling the pots' outputs will still have the...

Paralleling the pots' outputs will still have the pickups (their signals) in parallel. Diodes will only half-wave rectify the signal. The negative part of the signal will be clipped off and only the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Invader Jim
You can wire a jack to switch off the spider's...

You can wire a jack to switch off the spider's output when a plug is inserted. It's extremely easy and the operation is foolproof. Assuming the amp isn't a tube...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-01-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Invader Jim
Actually just use this but pretend the pups are...

Actually just use this but pretend the pups are the coils of a single humbucker....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-30-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Invader Jim
My Horizon is wired that way as well (can't...

My Horizon is wired that way as well (can't believe I forgot about it here). The catch is that for best response you need S-taper tone pots (I think W is the modern equivalent). But it is a pretty...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Invader Jim
Seymour Duncan has something similar called a...

Seymour Duncan has something similar called a spin-a-split. It is a "balance" control for the coils, basically. There's a diagram for it on their website. I tried it for a while. Only ever used one...
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