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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-13-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By sic6505+
Bear in mind that if you upgrade the pots to CTS,...

Bear in mind that if you upgrade the pots to CTS, their shaft is slightly thicker than the originals due to being imperial sizes. Just take a tapered hand reamer and gently widen the holes until the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-13-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By sic6505+
The height of both the nut and the bridge can...

The height of both the nut and the bridge can affect intonation on stringed instruments as when you fret a note the string has to stretch to reach the fret. As Viban pointed out, start with the break...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-13-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By sic6505+
You would need a breakout box to direct the...

You would need a breakout box to direct the signal to each pedal but the theory is sound. The more expensive but extremely versatile option is something like the pedal snake wiring system which uses...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By sic6505+
The main variables would be string spacing and...

The main variables would be string spacing and mounting screw locations. Wilkinson get around the mounting screw issues on some of their trems by having one round hole and the rest of them as slots.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By sic6505+
Assuming you are building it to a normal bass...

Assuming you are building it to a normal bass scale length, why not just use some flats?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By sic6505+
Those will be fine. If you are going to be using...

Those will be fine. If you are going to be using mono cable you can use either of the ring or sleeve contacts and they will function fine.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By sic6505+
Transformers do generate a lot of noise....

Transformers do generate a lot of noise. Personally I would look at mounting a socket onto the guitar to power the leds then using a transformer with a long lead to move the noise away from the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-23-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By sic6505+
How are you powering them? The noise is probably...

How are you powering them? The noise is probably from a transformer if you are stood too close or if its in the guitar
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By sic6505+
I'm pretty happy with the jj 12ax7's I've used....

I'm pretty happy with the jj 12ax7's I've used. The 6505 eq is passive so turning all the dials to 10 will give you the true sound of the amp, then bring down the high end with eq and presence...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-18-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By sic6505+
Get a taper hand reamer (sometimes called...

Get a taper hand reamer (sometimes called repairman's reamer) and go slowly.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-12-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By sic6505+
I don't have any experience with that model so I...

I don't have any experience with that model so I may be wrong but a quick google leads me to believe the pickups are active, which means they wont have a ground wire from the bridge, drilling and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By sic6505+
With a setup like that it wont really be...

With a setup like that it wont really be possible. In a rig with a valve amp you could add a pickup booster which increases the output of the guitar and drives the amps front end more but most solid...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-29-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By sic6505+
What I would do is speak to someone at your local...

What I would do is speak to someone at your local signwrighter/graphics shop. Places like that can usually provide services that range from single colour vinyl decals to full colour digital printing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-26-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By sic6505+
The hum will be from the transformers in the...

The hum will be from the transformers in the power supply being so close to your pickups and other electronics
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-09-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By sic6505+
Before you take a router to the guitar, bolt the...

Before you take a router to the guitar, bolt the neck on and measure the scale length. If its the correct scale now and you remove material from the body you could have intonation issues.

If it is a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-08-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By sic6505+
The more surface wood is exposed the better a...

The more surface wood is exposed the better a joint will be so its entirely possible to glue it back on depending on how its broken. If you can, upload some pics and some of the more experienced...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By sic6505+
The Ibanez K7 came with a floating trem and a bar...

The Ibanez K7 came with a floating trem and a bar that used a similar principle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v641/jerrylin/IbanezKorn2.jpg

I never played one so im not sure how well it works....
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-07-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By sic6505+
If they are going sharp the windings on the...

If they are going sharp the windings on the string are probably binding on the nut. You could try filing it slightly with something small or lubricating the nut. Try rubbing a pencil in the nut...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-06-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By sic6505+
If its a pre slotted nut theres a chance its cut...

If its a pre slotted nut theres a chance its cut for 9-46 strings which would cause the wound strings to bind when you use the trem.

What is actually happening to the tuning? Is it going sharp or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-27-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By sic6505+
No, I did originally get a hot rod but it was WAY...

No, I did originally get a hot rod but it was WAY too tall. Its a single action, dual bar type. The reason I think I should go up into the fretboard is because the neck is pretty thin near the nut...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By sic6505+
Truss rod and fretboard issues

Evening guys,

A couple of years ago I picked up a Tokai Thunderbird copy and all was well. Then I fitted her with some slightly thicker strings (50-110 nothing too extreme) and got a bit of a bow in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By sic6505+
I remember hearing something about a digital...

I remember hearing something about a digital pedal that had an analogue signal path. I can't for the life of me remember what it was though.

Im sure it could be done using various IC chips and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-23-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By sic6505+
You can definitely paint pickup covers without...

You can definitely paint pickup covers without affecting the sound but for strat type single coils its easier to get the new covers.

Most full body graphic guitars that are airbrushed have their...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-28-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By sic6505+
And you wont have side dots marking fret...

And you wont have side dots marking fret positions. Not a problem if you dont use them.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By sic6505+
The telecaster pickup probably wont fit properly...

The telecaster pickup probably wont fit properly in the middle position, they tend to be a different size to strat pickups.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By sic6505+
The fret job will sort you out but if you really...

The fret job will sort you out but if you really dont like the look of your rosewood you can dye it black to sort of resemble ebony. It wont look exactly like ebony but will suit certain colour...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By sic6505+
It would be a good idea to see if anywhere near...

It would be a good idea to see if anywhere near you stocks the commercially available drop tune pedals like Morpheus or even a Digitech whammy. Give them a try and see if you like the sound. A lot of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By sic6505+
Ah, missed that it was a HZ, I've only used the...

Ah, missed that it was a HZ, I've only used the active line of EMGs.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By sic6505+
The pickup will fit physically however you will...

The pickup will fit physically however you will need to rewire it as the Seymour Duncan invader is a passive pickup and will use 500k pots instead of the 25k ones active pickups like EMGs use.

You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-07-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By sic6505+
Theres a few schematics floating around the net....

Theres a few schematics floating around the net. They show the pots so you could use them to figure out the wiring
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