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Old 01-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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What are the advantages of a barrel jack

Hey all I am building a guitar and would like to know the difference between a regular jack versus a barrel jack
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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A barrel jack has the advantage of mounting flush with the body.

Personally, I don't use them as they tend to go bad too quickly for my tastes. If you want flush mount and reliability, I seriously recommend one of these. You might be able to find sellers on eBay who won't charge so much after shipping.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Also what has everyone heard about about dragonfire guitar pickups cause i want to by the quad rail humbuckers
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
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Also what has everyone heard about about dragonfire guitar pickups cause i want to by the quad rail humbuckers

I had a humbucker from them and all I can say is you get what you pay for..
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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I had a humbucker from them and all I can say is you get what you pay for..

Basically this. I had the screamers, they were very underwhelming.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Meaning they sucked or were just average because the ones I want are called the quad rail and they are supposed to be wound to 23k ohms.i don't want seymour duncan invaders or a dime bucker I want disturbingly high output without using actives
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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Meaning they sucked or were just average because the ones I want are called the quad rail and they are supposed to be wound to 23k ohms.i don't want seymour duncan invaders or a dime bucker I want disturbingly high output without using actives

I mean, they were average, like higher output stock pickups.

Why don't you want a Duncan pickups? The price?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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Yes the price is a bit out of reach I'm building a tradional style flying but the jack will be on the side of the lower wing using a fender strat jack.the controls are gonna be j5 tele wiring 2 volumes and a 3 way switch.but also the other reason I don't want duncan pickups is because my friend has a bc rich war beast it has a invader in the neck and a dime bucker in the bridge running thru a Randall warhead and it sounds awful so that's why
I will also be posting pictures of the build
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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Yes the price is a bit out of reach I'm building a tradional style flying but the jack will be on the side of the lower wing using a fender strat jack.the controls are gonna be j5 tele wiring 2 volumes and a 3 way switch.but also the other reason I don't want duncan pickups is because my friend has a bc rich war beast it has a invader in the neck and a dime bucker in the bridge running thru a Randall warhead and it sounds awful so that's why
I will also be posting pictures of the build

Well, the dimebucker is notoriously bad, so I don't blame you for not wanting one. But I really don't think the Dragonfire will be a step above it. I can't say for sure having not tried it though.

Sometimes high-output isn't the answer, all you really need is more clarity and a high-gain amp. A decently made ceramic or alnico 8 pickup will do that well, but there are some pretty awesome alnico 5 pickups that can handle metal extremely well too. Also consider your amp as well. If your amp isn't good, then the pickups won't pick up the slack.

If you want cheap pickups, I'd recommend looking at GFS or Guitarheads before Dragonfire. I had a bad experience once with Guitarheads, but I do have a set of their Hex 7s in my 7 string, and they kick ass.
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My amp is a peavey envoy 110 it's from the 90's it has a gain boost and a distortion boost and with peavy sc-2 I can get an iommi or zakk tone also I know I said that the seymour Duncan's were out of my price range but what have you about the blackout metal pickups
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I just tested the stock pickup off the guitar I'm using for parts and it tested around 14.34 k ohms
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Also what was your bad experience with guitar heads
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but what have you about the blackout metal pickups

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #14
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I mean seymour duncan makes what is called the blackout metal which has like a full preamp or somthing.but wow if that happened to me I be madder than a hornet

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I mean seymour duncan makes what is called the blackout metal which has like a full preamp or somthing

Yeah, Blackouts are awesome but expensive. Look for some on eBay, you might find a good deal on a used set. My blackouts(the ones in the guitar in my sig) were new, but damaged. I got them for under $90 with all the components and even the instructions, but I had to fix the mounting bracket on one of them. It broke off(that's why they were cheap), and it's plastic so I epoxied it back together. Worked like a charm!
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Sweet! Are they better than emg 81/85 pickups cause i heard Emg's are overhyped

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Sweet! Are they better than emg 81/85 pickups cause i heard Emg's are overhyped

I had the EMG 81/85 before the Blackouts were released. At the time I didn't like the EMGs much, and I can tell you that the Blackouts are superior, imo. But I hear that EMG has since changed the formula and they are supposedly better than they were, so I can't offer an opinion of them.
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I'm building the guitar out of cherry plywood and I'm then gonna paint it ivory ,any advice?
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I'm building the guitar out of cherry plywood and I'm then gonna paint it ivory ,any advice?

Cherry plywood? Why plywood? I know regular lumber is expensive, but building a guitar is a decent to significant amount of effort, you might wish you'd spent a little more on the wood when you get done.

As for painting, look at reranch if you want some good guitar paint in a can. If you have access to spray equipment(and experience with it), then you might consider something else, like adding a pigment to clear lacquer.
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I'm building the guitar out of cherry plywood and I'm then gonna paint it ivory ,any advice?


Go to GB&C and read a few stickies, including the "Which pickup?" thread. And the amp has a lot more to do with sound than the pickups.
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