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Old 01-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #21
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You could use 2 different tone pots, for example one on the bridge pickup and one master tone with different capacitor values. I have absolutely no idea what filtering the signal with two different caps would do. But it sounds like an idea to try. ^.^









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Nice wood.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:17 PM   #22
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Lovely looking body you've got there. That red wood looks fantastic.

One thing confuses me though. Whats this burn switch your talking about? A pot turned all the way up has a resistance of 0 ohms, which does provide max output. How is bypassing it going to do anything other than that?
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #23
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Thanks for the comments, guys!

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One thing confuses me though. Whats this burn switch your talking about? A pot turned all the way up has a resistance of 0 ohms, which does provide max output. How is bypassing it going to do anything other than that?


I don't know the specifics of how it works, I just know that I've seen it done and can hear the difference very clearly. It sounds like it has a bit more high end/attack to it than simply putting the knobs on 10. I think it has something to do with the fact that simply passing through the pots colors/degrades the signal, but I'm fairly new to wiring so someone else may have a better explanation. All I know is based on sound.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #24
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11 switch then :P
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #25
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It's been a while since an update, but... good news! The neck I ordered from warmoth should be coming in today! I'll be able to get to the house this weekend to check it out and start doing some routing (I've been holding off on that part until I have the actual neck, just to be sure all measurements are as accurate as possible). Pictures will be posted come the weekend.

Also, another advantage of the "burn" is that since I use the volume and tone knobs to get certain sounds, I can switch from a full-on rock sound to a setting that uses the knobs' settings and any of the pickups with the flip of a switch. Fairly good option, especially now that I'm down to one volume pot.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #26
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Neck came in today... damn. Looks amazing, incredibly smooth. And since padauk is a naturally oily wood, it doesn't even need a finish, which should make for awesome playability. Here's some pics.






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Old 02-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #27
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looks awesome! i cant tell you about wiring but there is one site that should come up when u search.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #28
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #29
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Dang looking sweet blue, liking the shape very much.

Will you be doing a carved top or arm/ belly contours?

Also papabear if you read my post correctly you would realise I was asking if anyone heard of using armorall NOT advising TS to do so; I thought it was abit of a far out idea, so I asked.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #30
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:13 AM   #31
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That's an incredible colour. Looking really good, man.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #32
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Thanks all!

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Dang looking sweet blue, liking the shape very much.

Will you be doing a carved top or arm/ belly contours?

Thanks! No carved top, as this is my first build and I'm scared of screwing that up somehow, but I will be doing arm and belly contours. And a PRS-esque contour on the lower horn, though i'm still debating on that.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:24 PM   #33
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^Seems your doing the sames contours as me
I was debating wether or not put the scoop on the lower horn, but I did and i dont rtegret it. Link in sigf if you want to know how mine came up
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Just got done doing some more work this weekend... did the most crucial rout, the neck pocket. Measured for centering about 30 times before I finally clamped it down and routed the edges to finish it off

First, taking out a bunch of material with a Forstner (started on the neck pickup rout a bit too... didn't finish that one though)...


Then was working with the Stewmac template for the edges. It comes oversized, so I had to tape the insides of it... but I didn't want the router bit to get gummed up with tape and screw up the whole thing. So I made another template from MDF, screwed the templates together, took the tape off the Stewmac one, and used the MDF to guide the router bit (thinking about it, the clear one simply provided the right center line after I attached the MDF one).





This is the difference in size between the Stewmac template and the actual neck pocket. No me gusta, Stewmac...


...But anyways.
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Whats the point of the allen nut on the side of the side of the heel, ? truss rod adjustement?
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:12 PM   #37
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thats one sexy lookin' red guitar, maybe some clearcoat to go on it? and maybe black hardware?
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #38
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Lovely looking body you've got there. That red wood looks fantastic.

One thing confuses me though. Whats this burn switch your talking about? A pot turned all the way up has a resistance of 0 ohms, which does provide max output. How is bypassing it going to do anything other than that?


You are miss informed..

What he calls a volume bypass is also called a solo mod and the sound true 100% volume.. as the signal.. even passing through a pot turned to max still has a tad bit of resistance...

I have this mod on my guitar but I use a push/pull pot.. The reason I decided on the mod is because I really got tired of playing rhythm and hitting my volume knob..volume kept on getting quieter and quieter.. really REALLY annoying..

The solo mod and a kill switch made me a happy guitarist..

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Nice build btw.. i think I have a woody
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #39
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Also, another advantage of the "burn" is that since I use the volume and tone knobs to get certain sounds, I can switch from a full-on rock sound to a setting that uses the knobs' settings and any of the pickups with the flip of a switch. Fairly good option, especially now that I'm down to one volume pot.


^ Sounds like a useful feature to have, but whilst we're on the topic, you might like to know another way to do this, its a tone pot made by fender that has no load when turned up fully.

They're expensive though (like $13) so You can make you're own with a CTS pot and nail polish. No-load mod for a CTS pot
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