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Old 09-11-2009, 11:44 AM   #401
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:28 PM   #402
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Wow man that turned out great!! Im sure you mentioned this but I didnt read the whole thread, but what do all the knobs and switches do?


Oh btw, that looks really good
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #403
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looks awesome james. i can't believe i missed the end of this build before
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:13 PM   #404
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Wow man that turned out great!! Im sure you mentioned this but I didnt read the whole thread, but what do all the knobs and switches do?


Oh btw, that looks really good

the intended wiring layout was:

bridge volume, bridge tone, neck volume, neck tone, and master volume
then a 3-way pickup selector
the 4 switches are bridge coil split, neck coil split, a series/parallel switch, and in/out of phase.


since I was short on wire and in a rush to get it up and running, the current wiring is:
master volume, unused pot, unused pot, unused pot, unused pot
3- way pickup selector
bridge split, neck split, unused switch, unused switch


i think when I re-wire, i'm gonna do something different, though..

probably something to do with coil fade pots, and more series/parallel options..



and thanks for the compliments, guys
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:52 PM   #405
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I don't understand why you would spend all that money on a real thick bit of flamed maple and then just do a big roundover. You could have had a nice thick carve
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:00 PM   #406
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what is a coil fade pot?
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:22 PM   #407
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what is a coil fade pot?

This.


Why a volume for each pup AND a master volume? Any why not just do one series/split/parallel switch for each pup?
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #408
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because you don't know james very well. he likes having a surplus of knobs thats tweak things very slightly.
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #409
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lol. basically

I figured having individual volumes, AND a master, I could have whatever mix I want between the 2 pickups, then adjust the overall volume without getting finnicky with the mix

I think I'm going to replace 2 of the switches for 3 ways, though.. to have series/split/parallel.
I didnt have that originally, because the original series/parallel switch made the pickups in series/parallel with eachother, where a s/s/p switch makes the coils of the humbucker in series or parallel

and a coil fader is pretty much just a volume for one coil of the humbucker..
I've never played with one to know how useful it is, so I"ll play around with it before doing the final wiring on the 7..
the idea is that with it at 10, you've got a normal humbucker, and at 0, you've got a split 'bucker.

but yeah.. I still don't really know exactly what I'll end up keeping as far as the controls ...I'll just play around and see what seems to work best
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Old 09-12-2009, 01:40 AM   #410
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I'm sure hte boys here would LOVE to help you scribble that all out to make it sound all lovely
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:55 PM   #411
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it plays pretty good

I still don't have a proper string retainer on it, so theres a little rattling on the low end..

oh, and since it's only a 25" scale, and I never play as low as a B anymore, I put strings that are a little lighter on it, and tuned it

F
C
G
D#
A#
F
C

with a capo on 4, it's like a standard tuned shortscale guitar, with an added high A xD


I was gonna ask how the shorter scale works with the 7, but it looks like you got around that. I'm gonna have to try that tuning on my COW7.

Guitar looks great too!
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