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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Today, 12:38 PM
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Posted By krm27
Need help / advice on repairing broken 3-way toggle switch for LP type guitar

I have an LP type guitar with the 3-way pickup-selector switch on the upper bout as per normal LP.

The actual switch itself (the shaft) broke. I know i can replace the whole toggle-switch assembly...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By krm27
Trying to understand how pickup dc resistance relates to how good a pickup is?

I recently got a multimeter and looked up how to measure my guitars' pickups for dc resistance or "hotness."

I found that an HSS that I've got has single coils at around 5.2 and the humbucker at...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By krm27
Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I have...

Since a picture's worth a thousand words, I have tried to illustrate the wiring I see in my guitar. It has a lot more wires to ground than I expected from what little I've seen online about pickup...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I'll try to check the connections through...

Thanks, I'll try to check the connections through "fiddling" to see if I can find a way to get normal output intermittently. Re-soldering everything may be a problem for me because it's a crowded...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By krm27
It has done it since I got it, about 2 years ago....

It has done it since I got it, about 2 years ago. This was bought as a back up guitar / possible restoration project, and has mostly sat in the closet but I want to get it fully functional...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I found the wiring diagram on that site,...

Thanks, I found the wiring diagram on that site, though the 5-way switch hook up is slightly different (two rows of 4 nodes, whereas mine has 8 nodes in a row).

Ken
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 130
Posted By krm27
Diagnosing / fixing super-quiet neck pup on HSS guitar?

I have a problem with the sound on my 1985 Yamaha SE612 which has HSS and 5-way selector switch. The neck positions are super-quiet.

Positions 1, 2 & 3 (bridge, bridge & middle, middle) all have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By krm27
I guess they're called "bridge length...

I guess they're called "bridge length screws" and I found them for sale online at allparts.com and a couple other places. They seem to be the same size EXCEPT for length. Mine are 3/4" long and the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By krm27
Where to find screws for electric guitar?

I want to replace some small screws on a telecaster style guitar, that allow the saddles to be pulled further to neck or bridge side. I took one to Home Depot, but after a lot of looking they have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By krm27
Does quality of saddles affect quality of tone on a guitar (telecaster type)?

I'm looking to replace saddles on a telecaster style guitar made in the 80s by Yamaha. Six individual metal saddles that each screw onto a bridge plate and each saddle raises/lowers by turning two...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By krm27
Good to know, thanks. Ken

Good to know, thanks.

Ken
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By krm27
Whoops, I guess it does. This is my first guitar...

Whoops, I guess it does. This is my first guitar of this type, did not realize that existed, thought I had to get tuning perfect at the tuners / headstock side. Now that you mention it, I do recall...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By krm27
Best way to keep handy the tool (hex / allen wrench) for adjusting locking nut?

I have started using a guitar with a locking nut, uses a small allen wrench for loosening the nut braces. I find myself wanting to fine tune it on a daily basis. I don't want to go fishing for this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By krm27
Can some one give me advice on how to sequence the work replacing guitar electronics?

I've got an old guitar, a bit like a les paul (single cut, 2 humbuckers, 2 tone & 2 volume, 3-way pickup selector). I'm planning my first soldering / electronics work on it which will involve:

(1) ...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By krm27
Wow, it did not occur to me that those holes took...

Wow, it did not occur to me that those holes took any kind of tool, but I see now you are right. Thanks.

Ken
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By krm27
How to raise action on this guitar? (see pic)

I have this 1985 Yamaha SJ550hr, which is shaped like a telecaster with two humbuckers and coil split. I am trying to set it up for learning slide guitar, and I want to raise the action for that.

I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By krm27
Thanks. I realized sometime after starting this...

Thanks. I realized sometime after starting this thread that my tremolo would make changing tuning difficult. I have another guitar, Yamaha SJ550hr, which is shaped like a Telecaster but with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By krm27
Which of my electric guitars should I set up for slide guitar, how do I set it up?

I'm going to start learning slide guitar, and I'm debating just using one of my existing guitars for slide, or buying a guitar better suited for slide.

The guitar I already have, that I don't use...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-06-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By krm27
My plan to put P-Rails in vintage neck-through single cut guitar

I got this sweet neck-through single cut guitar. It's single cut, Les Paul shaped with basic Les Paul controls (2 tone, 2 volume, 3-way pickup selector) but no binding, and guitar's pretty light. ...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By krm27
Thanks for the detailed response. I just read...

Thanks for the detailed response. I just read about those triple-shot rings, seems like an okay option, if they come in cream matching the cream P-rails. I definitely want to try the P-Rails in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-22-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By krm27
Seeking opinions on putting P90s or SD P-Rails in vintage neck-thru solidbody

I just got this vintage (late 70s, give or take) neck-thru guitar, pretty rare higher end Harmony made in Japan. I'm a sucker for vintage Japanese neck thru guitars, especially if they are rare,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By krm27
Replacing pickguard on ES-175D jazz box replica?

I got an early 70s Japanese replica of Gibson ES-175D (made by Morris). It looks VERY close to the original, and I read the founder/owner of Morris visited the Gibson factory and had a close...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By krm27
BillyTheShears: Thanks a bunch, that was the...

BillyTheShears:

Thanks a bunch, that was the problem. This is my first jazz-box type electric, did not realize the bridge was movable. I'm guessing it got knocked out of position during shipping...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-18-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By krm27
I've moved all the saddles all the way toward the...

I've moved all the saddles all the way toward the pickups. As suspected, this gave negligible relief because most of the saddles were already pretty far in that direction and, as I said, the note is...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By krm27
I have a Vox 4 watt all tube amp with...

I have a Vox 4 watt all tube amp with retro-stylng that I like. Model AC4C1. Not much to fiddle with, in terms of knobs / bells and whistles, more of a plug & play. It can get loud if you crank it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-17-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By krm27
Need help understanding how to fix intonation problem... - SOLVED

I'm pretty frustrated because I just got done reading multiple "fix your intonation" articles on the internet and it seems there's a recurring gap in the explanations. I now know that if I have an...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By krm27
Thanks, I'll work on it. Ken

Thanks, I'll work on it.

Ken
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By krm27
Tapping questions

I just started learning tapping and have a couple questions:

First, I have the fingernails on my right picking hand longer than my left, because I sometimes finger pick. Not as long as, say, a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By krm27
Trouble finding metal framed case for double cut solid body electric guitar

I want to get a case like this:

https://reverb-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/a_exif,c_limit,fl_progressive,h_620,q_85,w_620/v1413653399/ef8xekaasx75dsyfx022.jpg

I have one such case for a 1981...
Forum: Gear Ads 11-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By krm27
FS: 1989 Yamaha Pacifica 712 (HSS fat strat type) black/white

See pics & details here:

https://reverb.com/shop/kens-guitars-1

This guitar retailed new for $699 in 1989, is all original, plays great. It has cosmetic blemishes (e.g., tarnish on metal parts,...
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