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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Invader Jim
I knew you were being humorous, I was just...

I knew you were being humorous, I was just saying that this forum is pretty dead most of the time. No harm done.

Anyway I took a look at the diagram (couldn't the other day because we didn't have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Invader Jim
It's not that it's "top secret", it's...

It's not that it's "top secret", it's that there are only a couple of GB&C regulars left and we don't post often.

I found this, hope it helps. I know nothing about this pedal,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Invader Jim
One stray wire won't make a difference but if...

One stray wire won't make a difference but if there are several, then it can affect the guitar's tone. It's just like putting extra resistance in line with the signal.

Then there's other junk like...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-17-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Invader Jim
It's a dpdt latching switch. You could wire...

It's a dpdt latching switch. You could wire another identical, remote, switch in parallel to the one in the amp, but it would require some kind of odd cable and connectior with 6 connections, unless...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Invader Jim
I totally didn't notice that. :facepalm:

I totally didn't notice that. :facepalm:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Invader Jim
Check your wiring and if all else fails, start...

Check your wiring and if all else fails, start from scratch. That diagram should work.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Invader Jim
Sorry it took so long. This should do the...

Sorry it took so long. This should do the trick.

http://oi57.tinypic.com/2ebs6px.jpg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-13-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Invader Jim
Never use wd-40 on electronic stuff. The circuit...

Never use wd-40 on electronic stuff. The circuit is pretty simple. I'll draw you a diagram later.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-11-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By Invader Jim
Tie the two series-link wires of the 4-conductor...

Tie the two series-link wires of the 4-conductor pickup together and treat them as if they were the red wire of the stock pickups. I'm not aware of the Warman color code, but if it is the same as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Invader Jim
People have a real problem about judging amps...

People have a real problem about judging amps based only on stock speakers. The single best thing you can do for any amp, especially a cheap one, is to install a good speaker.

There's really not...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-08-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Invader Jim
Your post isn't very specific. I would imagine...

Your post isn't very specific.

I would imagine that the easiest (not necessarily best) way to do it would be to replace the cartridge with a 1/4" phone jack. The output of a phono cartridge is not...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Invader Jim
With some types of lacquer (don't remember which...

With some types of lacquer (don't remember which kinds) you can shine UV lights on it to speed up the curing, but otherwise it can take a few months to fully cure.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-04-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Invader Jim
You may have an open ground connection. Carefully...

You may have an open ground connection. Carefully retrace all your wiring and make sure it is correct and that your solder joints are good. That's about all I can tell you now, other than you should...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Invader Jim
I was a few years younger myself (though I'm not...

I was a few years younger myself (though I'm not that old now), but I wrote down the results at the time. Anyway it's well-known that your top-range hearing starts to crap out in your early 20s due...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-30-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Invader Jim
Interesting. My experience has shown just the...

Interesting. My experience has shown just the opposite. Granted, I couldn't A-B it back-to-back, I noticed negligible a difference between covered and uncovered (for the same pickup) and a definite...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-30-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Invader Jim
I agree with Colin. Removing a cover makes a...

I agree with Colin. Removing a cover makes a slight difference but it doesn't come close to what a 1M pot will do.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Invader Jim
Higher pot values load the signal less and as a...

Higher pot values load the signal less and as a result, more highs are present in the signal. It's a noticeable difference but not in-your-face. It's all a matter of personal taste. If it were me I'd...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Invader Jim
I don't really know if it goes for other types of...

I don't really know if it goes for other types of wood, but you probably wouldn't want to use old-growth oak or hickory for the neck because they might not handle the string stresses.

Now, I'm no...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Invader Jim
If it were me, I'd just sell it. And that's...

If it were me, I'd just sell it. And that's saying something...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Invader Jim
For the benefit of anyone who may find this...

For the benefit of anyone who may find this thread later, one of the lugs' connections to the resistive track had become faulty, which is very easy to do with excessive heat. Hence, the signal wire...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Invader Jim
Pics like that are much less helpful than people...

Pics like that are much less helpful than people think, but (and I mean no offence here) your soldering is terrible. It is entirely possible that there is a wire that is left "floating" by one of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Invader Jim
Aside from the speaker, the circuitry is designed...

Aside from the speaker, the circuitry is designed to have a frequency response tailored to the instrument that it intended to be used with. Also, bass amps (at least the ones ive seen) have limiter...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
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: 198
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: 190
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: 199
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: 199
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: 161
Views: 23,676
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: 5
Views: 235
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: 147
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.
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