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#3921
Morning all,

I'm trying to Macgyver a power supply for my standard Big Muff. I have a tip negative power brick, a 3.5mm jack and a soldering iron.

Can I run a standard male to male cable from my power brick, cut the barrel connector off and solder the live wire to the ring of the 3.5mm jack, and solder the sheath to the tip?

Will i have grounding issues? is there a better way of doing this?

Can i just open her up and switch the wires on the chassis mounted power jack? (this seems to good to be true)

Havent tinkered for years, i feel like such a n00b again
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#3922
Quote by Ignite
I was wrong about the 4th position, is only a neck single coil.

But I'm mostly just after that 2 inner coil sound.

You'll need a superswitch. That switching cant be done with a standard 5-way.

Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
Morning all,

I'm trying to Macgyver a power supply for my standard Big Muff. I have a tip negative power brick, a 3.5mm jack and a soldering iron.

Can I run a standard male to male cable from my power brick, cut the barrel connector off and solder the live wire to the ring of the 3.5mm jack, and solder the sheath to the tip?

Will i have grounding issues? is there a better way of doing this?

Can i just open her up and switch the wires on the chassis mounted power jack? (this seems to good to be true)

Not sure I understand the first part of your post. Are you talking about a 3.5mm jack (female) or a plug (male)? And is it a boss-style barrel connector or does it look like a mono headphone connector? (IIRC, Big Muffs used the headphone-style connector?)

Either way you can't mix polarities in a daisy-chain but if it's only a single cable you can make your own adapter, but when you mangle cables you have to worry about wear-and-tear. You could also switch the wires inside the pedal itself (if it's on a PCB then it's a bit trickier but still not impossible, but involves cutting PCB traces), but this could cause some issues for someone down the road should you ever sell it. The best way is to buy an adapter for the plug styles. Tons of different styles are available and I know there is one for the 3.5mm headphone-style plug to boss-style barrel plugs.

Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
Havent tinkered for years, i feel like such a n00b again

Same, man. I've forgotten more than I currently know about these guitar doohickies.
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#3923
I have a Behringer with a vintage style tremolo system, like this one.
I wanted something better and closer to the bands I'm trying to play and I like messing stuff, so I thought why the fuck not, so would it be possible to install a locking tremolo system in it without having to make a bigger bridge hole(I.E. without breaking shit)? If so, would it at least squeal good or would it be better to just buy a new guitar instead of wasting my time on this frankenstein guitar shit?
Thanks.
#3924
Quote by Invader Jim
You'll need a superswitch. That switching cant be done with a standard 5-way.


Gotcha. I literally know nothing about pickup wiring and switches, but if I do get a super switch, some 500k pots, and say a pair of 4 wire pickups (looking at the Pegasus/Sentient combo), I should be able to easily get that kind of configuration?
#3925
#3927
Hey, if I want to de-fret a bass, is there anything special I need to look out for? Afaik, you need to heat the frets with a soldering iron for example and then carefully pull the frets away with pliers, and maybe sand the fretboard afterwards. How much do the empty fret slots affect playability if I want to use it as a fretless for a while?
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#3928
Quote by Kevätuhri
Hey, if I want to de-fret a bass, is there anything special I need to look out for? Afaik, you need to heat the frets with a soldering iron for example and then carefully pull the frets away with pliers, and maybe sand the fretboard afterwards. How much do the empty fret slots affect playability if I want to use it as a fretless for a while?

They'll accumulate dirt very quickly. Which is why people fill them.
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#3929
That's what I thought, but I am thinking about re-fretting it eventually. Just thought about playing around with a fretless for a few days.
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#3930
Hey guys, does anyone know if it's possible to retrofit a Zero Position System into a guitar with an Edge Pro or original Edge bridge? Thanks
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#3931
Hey guys,

Planning on starting a new project soon with a Tele build, I love the look of having just a bridge pickup, with past projects I've always taken a "the simpler the better" attitude towards them. I used a JB in my last guitar and an Invader in the one before that, I'm intent on remaining with Duncans but I want to explore my tone options a little more. My initial plan was to get another Invader and have the option of coil splitting it but then I came up with the bright idea to forget about proper humbuckers all together and instead replace the single humbucker with two of Seymour Duncan's single coil size humbuckers.

The options here are wide open, you could play either or both pickups, as well as coil split both of them, having them in series would give them a ridiculous output but the right pairing (say a Hot Rails pup and a Cool Rails pup) you could theoretically get a good range of clean tones as well.

As far as SD's technical drawings go, this idea would work without modifying the pickup cavity at all as the sizes all line up no problem.

The question is: is it worth spending twice as much on pickups?
#3932
Hey everyone,

First of all, I'm guessing this question comes up numerous times over the years...if so, I would be happy to take directions on where to find responses.

So, I'd like to set myself up as if in a coffeehouse, laptop and or tablet for songs and lyrics etc. What do some of you use for this type of setup? Any pedals? What programs would you use? Backing tracks or Band in Box type of approach?

Thanks,

JT
#3933
Has anyone here made a pickgaurd for their guitar?

the tortoise shell on my Fireman has started to come off and no one sells replacements.
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#3934
if everything alse is good conected :what can/do i get if i conect the series link (red+white) of the neck pickup with the hot line of the bridge pickup? (3 way toggle switch , one volume, one tone+pushpull (pull up used for spliting the neck pup, pull down - ??well im asking you ))
#3935
rancidryan
did once with a light wood - BALSA
didn't screw it to the body just attached it to the holes where the pickup screws are (rg guitar without pickup ring), di a nice paint job , get some spacy sparkles and stuff, nice gloss , but the wood was soft and i accidentaly hooked with my arm on it so id broke.
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#3936
I have a 1960 cab with the stock t75s. I'm looking to buy some used v30's and doing an x pattern. The v30's I found are a good price I think (2 for 150) but they are 8 ohms. I read online the the 75s are 16, can I put the 8ohms with the 16ohms? What will the total be? How about watts?
#3937
So I have gotten me a Yamaha eg 112 and its missing it's whammy bar. So I thought hey why not make my own but I need the thread size for it. Does anyone known the thread size
#3938
I recently removed the stock ESP pickups in my LTD V-50 and replaced the bridge with an EMG 81. My guitar now has a gaping hole where the neck pickup should be (I don't intend to add a neck pickup, as I never used it to begin with(. Would it be better to stuff something in there or just put tape over it? (I have attached a photo)
#3939
Quote by VoXBOss2011
I recently removed the stock ESP pickups in my LTD V-50 and replaced the bridge with an EMG 81. My guitar now has a gaping hole where the neck pickup should be (I don't intend to add a neck pickup, as I never used it to begin with(. Would it be better to stuff something in there or just put tape over it? (I have attached a photo)


Leave the neck pickup in situ, but don't connect it, or buy a secondhand EMG 60 for the neck; it's better to have the option of a neck pickup and not use it, than to want a neck pickup and not have one.

Or get a pickguard made to cover the hole.

Or get a Sustainiac.

Or route the hole out, fill it with a mahogany block, sand back and repaint the whole body.
#3941
Quote by VoXBOss2011
-MintSauce- I think I'll look into a pickguard. At least that way it's already routed if I decide to drop a neck EMG in


Yeah, it's the tidiest of the simple options. Take a look at the ESP KH-1 and LTD V-300 for inspiration.
#3943
My Ibanez fireman has always had a slight buzz when connected to an amp but recently its got to the point where i can no longer ignore it. Touching metal on the guitar does not help the buzz. I've also checked al the grounding connections and they look good. Can it be caused by a dodgy pot?

im thinking of ripping out all the electronics bar the pickups and replacing as the buzz is equal with all pickups i dont believe the issue lies with them.

anyone got any ideas on what to try or if a dodgy pot could be the cause?
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#3944
New to UG so if this is in the wrong thread I'm sorry

I really dig the Duo Sonic from Fender. Its a smaller scale guitar (perfect for my baby hands) and it's got a hardtail bridge. Im looking to have one routed HS however i like the capri orange color better than the HS ones that are available right now. The Capri orange is SS. So the question is, would I be able to swap the bridge single coil for a humbucker  my choice in a SS Duo Sonic and just get a new pickguard or are the SS Duo Sonics routed only for single coils? 
#3945
No guarantees, but Fenders of the same model tend to be routed the same, even if they get different pickups. So it's likely that every color of Duo Sonic is HS routed underneath the pickguard. Hopefully someone who has one can confirm this, though. 

Alternatively, I'd suggest just getting a single-coil sized humbucker like the JB Junior or Little 59. That way you don't have to change out the pickguard or worry about what route is underneath. 
#3946
Roc8995 thanks man! i would really prefer a full sized JB bucker to the single coil size so that's relieving to know that it SHOULD be the same route underneath 
#3947
For what it's worth, the JB Junior and the regular size sound extremely close. I used to put JBs in all my strats but switched to the Junior after playing them next to each other and realizing how much easier it is to use the smaller pickup. But I definitely understand if you want the "real" one in there. 
#3948
You have a very cheap Squier strat just for home practicing and you want to improve it's tone and feel, but spending the least possible. What would you do?

I'm considering shielding mine with aluminum tape, replacing all the wiring with better quality cables and *maybe* buying a bottle of Tru-Oil to refinish the neck of it (I haven't checked the shipping costs yet). I'd like to hear your suggestions.

Note: It wouldn't make sense to invest money on new pickups, neck and so on unless if I bought a new better strat later on and transferred all the custom parts to it (and I don't want to make me suck into doing so by jumping into it), so I wanted to do the most out of it without spending money unnecessarily, considering I'm looking forward to buy a new guitar in the next 1-2 years.
#3949
Quote by andre.fontes.es
You have a very cheap Squier strat just for home practicing and you want to improve it's tone and feel, but spending the least possible. What would you do?

I'm considering shielding mine with aluminum tape, replacing all the wiring with better quality cables and *maybe* buying a bottle of Tru-Oil to refinish the neck of it (I haven't checked the shipping costs yet). I'd like to hear your suggestions.

Note: It wouldn't make sense to invest money on new pickups, neck and so on unless if I bought a new better strat later on and transferred all the custom parts to it (and I don't want to make me suck into doing so by jumping into it), so I wanted to do the most out of it without spending money unnecessarily, considering I'm looking forward to buy a new guitar in the next 1-2 years.

Tone: Replace the pickups, either with decent budget models (like IronGear or Tonerider) or secondhand SD/EMG/DiMarzio.

Feel: A decent fret level, crown and dressing, including cutting the nut properly.

In all honesty, the shielding and wiring won't make a huge difference. The neck might be best left alone too; you won't be able to use the Tru-Oil until you remove the polyurethane finish and sealer. You could scruff it to satin with steel wool instead, if you want a quicker feel.
#3950
Can anyone tell me which shaft length to choose for replacement pots in these guitars? Normal and push-pull
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Yamaha Pacifica 112V
At the moment, I'm thinking of choosing 18mm, so that I've got a bit of room for error, but I don't know whether they'll be too tall
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#3951
Hey fellow tube ampers....can somebody direct me to where i can view a schematic for a b- 52 at 60 112 ? Im wanting to mod it for el34's and cant seem to locate a schematic....thanks