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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Invader Jim
Your wiring is fine but the exact details (the...

Your wiring is fine but the exact details (the layout of the switch terminals) will depend on the type of switch used.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Invader Jim
You can use a les Paul style toggle switch or a...

You can use a les Paul style toggle switch or a telecaster style lever switch.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By Invader Jim
They're finger joints, not dovetails. ;)

They're finger joints, not dovetails. ;)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Invader Jim
I think I see the problem. You are shorting...

I think I see the problem. You are shorting across the cap when it is supposed to be switched out. All you need is an SPST on/off switch to lift one of the leads of the cap. It should still work,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-05-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Invader Jim
Pics and maybe a diagram of how you wired it (how...

Pics and maybe a diagram of how you wired it (how it IS wired, NOT how it SHOULD BE wired)?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,822
Posted By Invader Jim
If you wired the switch to the volume pot rather...

If you wired the switch to the volume pot rather than the output jack then it is entirely possible that the pot was damaged by excessive heat. You can try turning the pot to max volume and jumper the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Invader Jim
High action and intonation problems are pretty...

High action and intonation problems are pretty much mutually exclusive. Since the strings are higher off the neck you have to press down farther to fret a note, which stretches the string and throws...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Invader Jim
Sounds like the wires to the jack are the wrong...

Sounds like the wires to the jack are the wrong way around. Swapping them should fix it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 163,024
Posted By Invader Jim
Everyone left, man. :shrug:

Everyone left, man. :shrug:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Invader Jim
+1 on the killswitch pedal. I totally forgot that...

+1 on the killswitch pedal. I totally forgot that I had built one years ago. Used it more than I thought I would. I built it into the same box that I had put a channel switch for my practice amp....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Invader Jim
I've never been a fan of blend knobs. In the...

I've never been a fan of blend knobs. In the middle position, each pickup is only at half volume (unless you're referring to a real dual-gang pot made especially for blending applications, which is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-23-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Invader Jim
It's possible to have separate volumes and no...

It's possible to have separate volumes and no selector switch. My Hofner does this. Jusy wire the pickups to the middle lugs of their respective volume pots rather than to the outer lug. This keeps...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Invader Jim
You can use both. It doeant really matter if the...

You can use both. It doeant really matter if the wire shield touches the foil, but if you want to be anal about it then you could insulate the wire with heat-shrink tubing.

And the body of the cap...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Invader Jim
There's nothing complicated or magical about that...

There's nothing complicated or magical about that footswitch circuit. It uses common DPDT stomp switches, a stereo and a mono jack, and a handful of components. The bi-color LEDs would be the most...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 163,024
Posted By Invader Jim
Since you're making it from OSB you might as well...

Since you're making it from OSB you might as well do whatever you have to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Invader Jim
Pretty cool body shape, I suppose, but the eyes,...

Pretty cool body shape, I suppose, but the eyes, LEDs, and wooden pickup covers and knobs kill it for me. Not my guitar though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Invader Jim
WaycoolJR: noted. TS: With the red and white...

WaycoolJR: noted.

TS: With the red and white connected together, check the resistance between the green and black wires. It should be between 8k and 12k ohms. Could be a little more, but as long as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Invader Jim
When you say "last 30%" are you...

When you say "last 30%" are you referring to the clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Invader Jim
The bridge ground goes with all the other...

The bridge ground goes with all the other grounds. Not connecting it will not keep the guitar from working.

Take the bridge volume completely out of the circuit and measure the resistance across the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Invader Jim
Did the kit come with a schematic? If so, post it.

Did the kit come with a schematic? If so, post it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,822
Posted By Invader Jim
Just wire the jack's hot wire to the poles (two...

Just wire the jack's hot wire to the poles (two middle lugs) of the switch and ground one of the throws (outer lugs). Understand? I'm on my phone so I can't make a diagram. I won't be online again...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-28-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Invader Jim
The contact points of these (and most other)...

The contact points of these (and most other) switches are made of a silver alloy whose oxidation is almost as conductive as the clean metal. The reason that skeleton and box switches are crap is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 163,024
Posted By Invader Jim
If the neck is to be glued in (not a bolt-on)...

If the neck is to be glued in (not a bolt-on) then yes, you glue it up and then paint the guitar. That way the finish will cover the neck joint and it will look like one piece of wood. If you paint...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Invader Jim
Probably bad lead dress. High-gain and...

Probably bad lead dress. High-gain and high-impedance circuits are sensitive to things like noise pickup and capacitive coupling between adjacent leads.

In other words, stuffing the wiring into a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Invader Jim
The long black wire is most likely the ground...

The long black wire is most likely the ground wire to the bridge.

GFS and Seymour Duncan color codes are the same, so black should be the signal wire to the switch and green should be ground. If you...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-27-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By Invader Jim
First, you've got the switch pinout wrong. The...

First, you've got the switch pinout wrong. The first and third lugs on the left side (as shown in your diagram) are Bridge and Neck, respectively. Same for the second and fourth lugs on the right...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Invader Jim
The pics are of no help. It is basically...

The pics are of no help. It is basically impossible to trace wiring pics. They aren't as useful as people seem to think... Make a diagram of how the guitar IS CURRENTLY wired, NOT how it SHOULD be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 163,024
Posted By Invader Jim
Helicopters: you'll probably have to look at car...

Helicopters: you'll probably have to look at car paint suppliers. I don't have any experience in that area though.

Verbal: It's not a bad idea. The neck will settle eventually no matter what,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Invader Jim
Probably the most well-known...

Probably the most well-known amp-in-the-case:
http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Silvertone_Amp-In-The-Case
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Invader Jim
The dots represent the connections made in each...

The dots represent the connections made in each switch position. They are different colors to denote the two seperate poles (independent sections of the switch).
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