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Old 08-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #81
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Gorilla super glue.

That stuff is worth its weight in gold. I use it to make sand belts for my belt sander.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:16 PM   #82
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yeah i actually bought a spindle, (not the sander, and tightened the chuck around the center. but is a heavy dewalt 24 volt drill, so its rough
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:48 AM   #83
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i assume if i want to get pots from my electronic store that 470 k-ohm is just as good as 500?

and if i buy a copying router bit i can do my template to the exact size , instead of faffing around with offsets?
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #84
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as far as the pots go, you won't really be able to tell the difference of 30k, just make sure that it's the correct STYLE of pot that a guitar would use.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #85
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I want to change the shape of the neck on my art and lutherie acoustic. It was my first acoustic, and while I love the tone, the neck is a pain in the arse. Can I just sand it with a palm sander to the shape I want, making sure not to go through to the truss? I wont be making it much thinner, has a thick U shape and I want it to have less straight on the sides.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #86
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^ You will have to reapply the finish, and be very sure where the truss rod channel is.

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and if i buy a copying router bit i can do my template to the exact size , instead of faffing around with offsets?
Yes router bits with the bearing the same diameter as the cutter require templates of the exact size
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:14 PM   #87
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How hard would it be to turn a broken SS Randall amp into a tube amp? It's an RG model, I'm guessing 10-15 watts.
(I cant go see the exact model cause I'm not at home now)
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #88
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impossible.

just not happening, the only thing you would be able to reuse is the cab and speaker
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:23 PM   #89
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Most, if not all, of the components in the SS Randall will be ineffective in the tube amp. You'd probably be better off buying either a Ruby kit, or a small tube amp.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:31 PM   #90
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How hard would it be to turn a broken SS Randall amp into a tube amp? It's an RG model, I'm guessing 10-15 watts.
(I cant go see the exact model cause I'm not at home now)


Well, you've actually got a good base to start from. Gut the chassis, and you'll a place to build a nice amp. The chassis is the 3rd most expensive part usually for me. Don't expect to salvage any of the electronics though.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #91
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How expensive would you estimate it to be? I already have it gutted by the way.
So would I be able to use the speaker, or not?
It also has a reverb unit in it, though I don't usually use reverb anyways, so that's no big deal.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:47 PM   #92
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How expensive would you estimate it to be? I already have it gutted by the way.
So would I be able to use the speaker, or not?
It also has a reverb unit in it, though I don't usually use reverb anyways, so that's no big deal.


You could use the speaker, no problem. If you are saying it has a reverb tank, you could use it, but you'd have to design your reverb around that particular unit. I wouldn't mess with it, really.

If you have no experience building tube amps (or soldering for that matter), I suggest you don't attempt this yet, or go VERY VERY VERY (very) slow when building.

Check out www.ax84.com for amp building info.

As for cost estimate, it depends on the amp being built. I'd say at least $175 for parts + another $40 for tubes. If you don't have equipment, you'll need a soldering iron, solder, a good pair of snips, wire strippers/cutters, large drill bits or punches (which aren't cheap), and a multimeter.

All together, I say $250 if you have tools. Much MUCH more if you are in need of tools. You don't want to cheap out on tools. That way you'll (hopefully) never need to replace them.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:29 AM   #93
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Where can I get clear material to make covers for the control cavities?
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:51 AM   #94
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http://cgi.ebay.com/1%2f8%22-Clear-...8QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:50 PM   #96
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Gorilla super glue.

That stuff is worth its weight in gold. I use it to make sand belts for my belt sander.


Think the gorilla wood glue would hold a bridge down to a classical guitar?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:36 AM   #97
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Okay so uhh, I don't think this question warrants a topic on its own so here goes. My first electric guitar is a no name brand LP rip off (called the Electa 102 I believe, I can't even find it on google) and it has P-90 pickups in it. After some searches it seems that people on this forum are fond of P-90s and are eager to put them into their guitars, but personally I don't like the tone I get out of them and would prefer some humbuckers, so the big question is: can I replace the P-90s in my guitar with humbuckers or is the hole going to be too small? If necessary I reckon I could find a camera and take pics but it's too late here to do that now.

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:39 AM   #98
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These are pretty good pickups. I have one in the bridge of my Washburn. They have a higher output model as well, but you'll have to look for it. This way, no woods will be lost in the conversion from P90 to humbucker

http://accessories.musiciansfriend....ckup?sku=302401
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:17 AM   #99
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How do I remove/reinstall a nut on my guitar? Will I need some form of strong glue (I'm guessing I will)
I wanna redo my old strat, and the nut on it is decent, apart from the fact the high E string keeps slipping out.


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Old 08-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #100
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I have a question that is sort of related to gear building, but sort of not. I'm interested in building pedals, and/or amps etc, as I have some knowledge and lots of interest in electronics, and it's going to be half of what I am studying at University next year.

I wanted to start off with a simple fuzz face, found some AC128s even, but now I found a circuit of a variable power supply (0-30V), that I reckon would be useful to build first as i could use it to get a constant 9V DC for building/modding/testing ideas on a breadboard etc.
Now the circuit is from america, so it has 110V ac going into a transformer taking it down to 25V i believe. Now I am in South Africa, where the power is rated at 220V, now i could use the same circuit, just replace the transformer for one that would take 220V down to 25V, correct?

Sorry for the long winded question, and if its in the wrong place, I figured there's some really smart people in this forum when it comes to this sort of thing.
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