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#41
read the OP. you dont have to quote as long as its understood what youre answering.

im afraid i cant answer youre question, but ill guess.

you probably can, but you do have a risk of ruining the tone?
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#42
okay, thanks. & sorry about that.

one more thing, how do you make a stereo jack into a mono jack?
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#43
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okay, thanks. & sorry about that.

one more thing, how do you make a stereo jack into a mono jack?


Stereo


Mono


Just either ignore the sleeve connection, or wire it up with the ring. Either would work.
#44
Great thread here.

Question: Will a Squier '51 pickguard fit in a squier starcaster? (not a fender starcaster, a SQUIER starcaster)
#45
No, It wont.
And ive never heard of a Squier starcaster ;p
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#46
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#47
is it possible to do a cascade/ one wire mod to a marshall plexi clone?
#48
Didnt you already make a thread about that?
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#49
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I', fairly cetain the wires should come out the bottom.
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#50
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I', fairly cetain the wires should come out the bottom.


Yeah, thats what I figured.
That picture just threw me off.
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#51
anyone here know how to ground to the pot when you're using a concentric for 2 volumes? do you just ground 3rd lug to the side on the top pot and to the back on the bottom pot?
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#52
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i have a humbucker one but no single coil, what did you need?


I need a humbucker routing template. Can you PM it to me?
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#53
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Didnt you already make a thread about that?

not really just for a different amp but it was deleted.
#54
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i have a humbucker one but no single coil, what did you need?


edit: ^ copaman pm them to do it


PM it to me as well please. and post it in the Starter pack thread to ask Brock if he wants it.

Thanks.
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#55
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and is there any way to patch speaker paper?

Depending on how bad it is, sometimes crêpe paper (tissue paper) can be used to repair it. You will need to glue on 5-8 layers. Glue-layer-glue-layer etc. Some people use Elmer's School glue, I use clear nail polish.
#56
i have a few more questions.

would it be practical to build a guitar entirely out of plexiglass? (every wood part made out of plexiglass: fretboard, neck, body)

what would really high value caps do to guitar tone? (ie: 2200uF)

how do you put a battery saving on/off switch onto a pedal. (i tried just cutting the power from one by putting the positive & negative wires together via a DPDT switch but it still died, would a simple on/off toggle work?)

how do you add a "cascade" switch to a pedal like the Jacques Overtube TS-808 clone

and, lastly,

where do babies come from?



also, thank you cedric, i'll try that with the tissue paper. it's only a small hole, about 1/8" in diameter. still sounds somewhat okay.
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#57
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Stereo


Mono


Just either ignore the sleeve connection, or wire it up with the ring. Either would work.


if i'm not mistaken the sleeve is the ground.
you ignore the ring when wiring a trs to be mono.
#58
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if i'm not mistaken the sleeve is the ground.
you ignore the ring when wiring a trs to be mono.


Unless you're running a TRS cable from your guitar, both the ring and sleeve will make contact with the sleeve of the guitar cable. You could use the ring as ground or the sleeve. It doesn't matter.
#59
Alright, so I have to cut the taper of the neck and fretboard. I know that, to do this, you have to play connect the dots with the nut and bridge.
To actually be able to do that, I'll need to have the neck in it's pocket right? So I'll have to do at least a rough cut of the neck first, right?
#60
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Alright, so I have to cut the taper of the neck and fretboard. I know that, to do this, you have to play connect the dots with the nut and bridge.
To actually be able to do that, I'll need to have the neck in it's pocket right? So I'll have to do at least a rough cut of the neck first, right?



Are you making your own scale length etc?

If yes, than I have no idea how to do it.

If you're using a pre-existing scale, I would measure the width at a nut of that particular scale, and then the width of the xth fret, where x is the final fret of the board. Even better would be to measure the width at the very end of the board. I would also get the width at the 12th fret or something, just to give you a 3rd point for more accuracy.

Then you can mark out half that distance on each side of the centerline of your neck for each point, and then connect the dots and cut.


Alternatively, figure out the angle between the bottom of the fretboard and the nut and then build a fence?

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I haven't done a taper yet so take my advice with a grain of salt, but it seems ok to me.
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
#61
Joel this thread should explain the taper well enough

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1130170&highlight=plan


You play connect dots with the taper on your plan, and then you can use the plan to make templates of the neck and neck pocket, and then they will be perfect.


The way I make my neck template is to use a piece of MDF that is the size of your scale length, let’s use 25.5" as an example and draw the plan directly onto the MDF...


Get a piece of thin say 1/2" MDF that is say at least 26" long and draw a center line on it.

Draw a perpendicular line at one end and then measure your scale length and draw another perpendicular line, these become your bridge and nut lines at each end of the MDF, now measure the depth of your nut, say 4mm and add that past the nut line so the taper continues into the headstock area (although this template does not include the headstock, it is only the fretboard area).

Put on the E, e strings on the nut and bridge and connect the dots, and measure from the nut to exactly the 24th fret and then add some extra (e.g. 10mm as per my tutorial) and mark on the end of the template/neck), you can now rough cut out the template, cut it off at the line you just drew on that marks the 24th fret + 10 mm and you can now ignore the bridge markings on the MDF they were just there to get the taper right.

Now get a piece of perfectly flat wood that has a long square straight edge (or anything really but wood is good encase you gouge it with the router, in which case you will have to start again but at least you didn’t bust a router bit).

Line the straight edge up against the E string so that it covers it perfectly, and use that as a fence with a template follower bit to route the taper of the E string onto the MDF, do the same for the high e string, and again for the end of the neck line and nut line and you've routed the perfect template by drawing the plan directly onto the MDF.

It’s a good idea to then seal the MDF with super glue and lightly sand through the grits when it’s dry.

Now make a copy onto thick say 1" MDF and keep the 1/2" as a master encase you f**k up the working template, again seal the 1" edges with super glue and flatten.


Then you can use the neck template to make a neck pocket template.

Clamp the neck template to some 1/2" MDF and get your perfectly straight bits of wood out again (you need 3 for this, 1/2" is idea as they need to be thinner than the working neck template of 1"),

You butt the two straight wood up against the template taper edge and clamp it down, then another across the top to butt up against the end of the template/neck and clamp that (because the wood is thinner than the template, the template will rise above the taper pieces and you can accurately clamp the perpendicular piece of wood to the end of the template).

When you then remove the template you get the pocket, it will look something like this

http://www.monaro.com.au/guitars/diary/Custom%20Guitars/Anthonys%20carved%20top/DSC_6799.jpg

and then you just route using a template follower bit (you will have to use a bit with a long cutter to reach from the perpendicular piece of wood that bridges over the taper pieces, down to the MDF).

then seal the pocket template as well and make a copy onto thick 1" MDF as a working template and seal that.


I hope that all makes sense, has taken ages to try and explain without pics, I will be writing a tutorial on the templates at some point in the future




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#63
^ for the most part, yes. However, it will sound much more muted than the thicker strings would.
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#64
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i have a few more questions.

would it be practical to build a guitar entirely out of plexiglass? (every wood part made out of plexiglass: fretboard, neck, body)


No. Plexiglass, though fairly cheap, is very temperamental. Ever cut yourself on plexi? Sucks. Plexiglass is also fairly dense, so it probably would kill tone. Try carbon fibre. I know Tempus makes drums out of CF.

what would really high value caps do to guitar tone? (ie: 2200uF)


Dunno.

how do you put a battery saving on/off switch onto a pedal. (i tried just cutting the power from one by putting the positive & negative wires together via a DPDT switch but it still died, would a simple on/off toggle work?)


I don't think you can do that. From what I remember, batteries are always outputting a trickle charge, so that's why you never leave Rechargeable batteries in their charger. Just man it up and take it out every time.


where do babies come from?


Sears.
#65
What does running two amps in stereo mean? lol sorry im still an idiot on some things. Is it like having two amps through one cab that you a/b switch between or is it two amps played at the same time?
#66
two played @ the same time.
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#69
^if i remember right stereo would be those two amps giving the same output as an amp in mono.

ie: 4x12 at 100w, 8 ohm,

8x12 at 100w, 4 ohm.

EDIT: also, thanks for those answers, the chemist.

i'll check out that carbon fiber stuff.
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#70
Thanks for the stick, Jim.

==

How much do you guys think it would run me to have my body cut out at a local wood shop? I think they do sanding too, so, add that into the cost.


EDIT: Also, do I route for the truss rod before or after I scarf joint?
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
Last edited by Copaman at Aug 23, 2009,
#71
If you ask them to fit it in when ever they might do it quite cheap, but if they actually have to allocate shop time I guess it could be up to say $30/40 (not too sure on US prices).

Do the truss rod after the scalf joint.




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#72
I want to build myself a fretless guitar and Epiphone les paul special II has caught my eye. How is it's sustain and how tall are frets?
#73
the sustain is okay, its not anything amazing, and the frets are medium height.
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#74
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If you ask them to fit it in when ever they might do it quite cheap, but if they actually have to allocate shop time I guess it could be up to say $30/40 (not too sure on US prices).

Do the truss rod after the scalf joint.


TBH. im pretty sure it'd be more than that.
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#76
sanding wheel on a drill, rounded file, or a round sanding block are a few options there.
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#77
I wrapped sandpaper around a big drill bit and used that. It worked pretty well.
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#79
^and then rip off ur fingernail by doing so

seriously, make sure thats secure if you try it. tape should do it.


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#80
I used foam tape circles to hold it on. I wouldn't recommend that route.
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