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Old 03-27-2012, 03:43 AM   #41
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:24 AM   #42
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Looks pretty damn good to me!
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:33 AM   #43
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I had another question to put to the electronics guys on the forum,

I have a Artec MB-1 blender preamp lying around I was thinking about using for this. It has a 2.5mm jack input for a undersaddle piezo pickup, however I've been looking into the LR Baggs T-bridge, which has individual piezos and a summing board giving you a single wire output, plus a shielding wire. Surely I could just wire these two into a 2.5mm jack in order to make that bridge comparable with my preamp right?
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #44
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should be fine, if the shielding cable is just electro-magnetic shielding to prevent interference microphonics etc. then you may be better sending it straight to ground rather than the preamp though unless the ground of the output is tied up in it. Cleaner signal if the shielding bypasses the preamp but if the ground and shielding are one cable the preamp won't work.

Basically if the output from the summing board has 2 connections you're good to take the shielding straight to the back of a pot, else use it for the sleeve on the 2.5mm jack.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:33 PM   #45
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Thanks for that. The 2.5mm jack has 3 connections to the pcb board, I'll get out a multimeter and test for continuity between them, because it looks like a couple of earths and one hot, but I have no way of really knowing. If you google artec mb1 you can see a couple of shots of the underside with the pins there, but surely thats the case right?
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #46
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I'll do some proper research for you tomorrow, hopefully on my lunch break, or whenever, I'm actually working on my guitar build tomorrow >.<
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #47
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #48
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As far as I can tell, the 2.5mm jack for the piezo should be mono, the third connection is most likely a break grounding the piezo side of the circuit to prevent him if nothing is plugged in. Looks like the shielding wire is the ground and the summing wire is the hot for the t-bridge. As far as the rest of the blender your best options are probably the two volumes, the two tones, the selector switch, and the blender output, I think that one will output what the selector switch chooses.

EDIT: when I'm on my pc and can draw I'll do a diagram if that would help
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:41 PM   #49
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Thanks GA!, that helps, but if you're willing to draw a diagram that would also be very helpful for clarity
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #50
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Hooray for progress, been a exciting day.

Thickness sanded the body, came out pretty damn good. There's a couple of areas of minor colour bleed into the pine but nothing a bit of light sanding and alcohol wont get rid of Im sure.







Also cut my fretboard on the cnc, didn't settle on a inlay yet, so laser'd out a puzzle piece as a template and think I might use that



I also thought I might do a couple of contours on the body, so cut a practice body out of some pine so I can be sure I have the processes down before I cut out the real deal, I'd hate to ruin the puzzle body after doing so much work to get it this far.



Another special note to JCG, notice the edges, nice and smooth even curves, right off the router, barely any sanding needed. Proper preparation, good bits, and routing technique goes a long way.



Knob idea?

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Old 03-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #51
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Do it! They would be good knobs.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:36 AM   #52
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I love how you made each puzzle piece of the same wood diagonal with each other. Looking good.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:51 AM   #53
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Man this is looking great!
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:06 PM   #54
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Hey man, if after the build, you don't want that pine practice body, you send it to me, yeah? : D
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:03 AM   #55
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HOLY COW!!!

that is a crazy idea. i really REALLY want to do this with a telecaster inspired guitar. 100x better than the legocaster i've seen floating around.


how did you sort those pieces out? whose the supplier?
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #56
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Uhhh, I'm the supplier, read the thead!
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:52 AM   #57
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[IMG]****************************/avatar3.jpg[/IMG] this is one of hopefully two challenge builds, but that all depends on how I go for time in the next few months.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:11 AM   #58
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This looks so nice, how much?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #59
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Did a wee bit this morning,

Neck blank planed to shape, started the headstock cut. No scarf joints here, it's a solid piece that I'll cut the profile out of



Got the dremel out and did a little bit of routing



Cut out a teeeeny tiny little purpleheart puzzle piece



Bit of epoxy and dust



Thought I'd try a little experiment making the fret dots out of epoxy mixed with the three different timbers, in a repeating pattern, who knows how well it'll turn out. Don't know till I try

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #60
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