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#83
i assume if i want to get pots from my electronic store that 470 k-ohm is just as good as 500?

and if i buy a copying router bit i can do my template to the exact size , instead of faffing around with offsets?
#84
as far as the pots go, you won't really be able to tell the difference of 30k, just make sure that it's the correct STYLE of pot that a guitar would use.
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#85
I want to change the shape of the neck on my art and lutherie acoustic. It was my first acoustic, and while I love the tone, the neck is a pain in the arse. Can I just sand it with a palm sander to the shape I want, making sure not to go through to the truss? I wont be making it much thinner, has a thick U shape and I want it to have less straight on the sides.
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#86
^ You will have to reapply the finish, and be very sure where the truss rod channel is.

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and if i buy a copying router bit i can do my template to the exact size , instead of faffing around with offsets?
Yes router bits with the bearing the same diameter as the cutter require templates of the exact size




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#87
How hard would it be to turn a broken SS Randall amp into a tube amp? It's an RG model, I'm guessing 10-15 watts.
(I cant go see the exact model cause I'm not at home now)
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#88
impossible.

just not happening, the only thing you would be able to reuse is the cab and speaker
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#89
Most, if not all, of the components in the SS Randall will be ineffective in the tube amp. You'd probably be better off buying either a Ruby kit, or a small tube amp.
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#90
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How hard would it be to turn a broken SS Randall amp into a tube amp? It's an RG model, I'm guessing 10-15 watts.
(I cant go see the exact model cause I'm not at home now)


Well, you've actually got a good base to start from. Gut the chassis, and you'll a place to build a nice amp. The chassis is the 3rd most expensive part usually for me. Don't expect to salvage any of the electronics though.
#91
How expensive would you estimate it to be? I already have it gutted by the way.
So would I be able to use the speaker, or not?
It also has a reverb unit in it, though I don't usually use reverb anyways, so that's no big deal.
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#92
Quote by zero_123
How expensive would you estimate it to be? I already have it gutted by the way.
So would I be able to use the speaker, or not?
It also has a reverb unit in it, though I don't usually use reverb anyways, so that's no big deal.


You could use the speaker, no problem. If you are saying it has a reverb tank, you could use it, but you'd have to design your reverb around that particular unit. I wouldn't mess with it, really.

If you have no experience building tube amps (or soldering for that matter), I suggest you don't attempt this yet, or go VERY VERY VERY (very) slow when building.

Check out www.ax84.com for amp building info.

As for cost estimate, it depends on the amp being built. I'd say at least $175 for parts + another $40 for tubes. If you don't have equipment, you'll need a soldering iron, solder, a good pair of snips, wire strippers/cutters, large drill bits or punches (which aren't cheap), and a multimeter.

All together, I say $250 if you have tools. Much MUCH more if you are in need of tools. You don't want to cheap out on tools. That way you'll (hopefully) never need to replace them.
#93
Where can I get clear material to make covers for the control cavities?
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#96
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Gorilla super glue.

That stuff is worth its weight in gold. I use it to make sand belts for my belt sander.


Think the gorilla wood glue would hold a bridge down to a classical guitar?
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#97
Okay so uhh, I don't think this question warrants a topic on its own so here goes. My first electric guitar is a no name brand LP rip off (called the Electa 102 I believe, I can't even find it on google) and it has P-90 pickups in it. After some searches it seems that people on this forum are fond of P-90s and are eager to put them into their guitars, but personally I don't like the tone I get out of them and would prefer some humbuckers, so the big question is: can I replace the P-90s in my guitar with humbuckers or is the hole going to be too small? If necessary I reckon I could find a camera and take pics but it's too late here to do that now.

Thanks everyone.
#99
How do I remove/reinstall a nut on my guitar? Will I need some form of strong glue (I'm guessing I will)
I wanna redo my old strat, and the nut on it is decent, apart from the fact the high E string keeps slipping out.


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#100
I have a question that is sort of related to gear building, but sort of not. I'm interested in building pedals, and/or amps etc, as I have some knowledge and lots of interest in electronics, and it's going to be half of what I am studying at University next year.

I wanted to start off with a simple fuzz face, found some AC128s even, but now I found a circuit of a variable power supply (0-30V), that I reckon would be useful to build first as i could use it to get a constant 9V DC for building/modding/testing ideas on a breadboard etc.
Now the circuit is from america, so it has 110V ac going into a transformer taking it down to 25V i believe. Now I am in South Africa, where the power is rated at 220V, now i could use the same circuit, just replace the transformer for one that would take 220V down to 25V, correct?

Sorry for the long winded question, and if its in the wrong place, I figured there's some really smart people in this forum when it comes to this sort of thing.
#101
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Think the gorilla wood glue would hold a bridge down to a classical guitar?

It should be. Is the wood underneath the bridge bare, or finished?
#102
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It should be. Is the wood underneath the bridge bare, or finished?


Its bare.
Im going to have to sand it some though.
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#103
Yeah, it should be fine.

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How do I remove/reinstall a nut on my guitar? Will I need some form of strong glue (I'm guessing I will)
I wanna redo my old strat, and the nut on it is decent, apart from the fact the high E string keeps slipping out.
Cheers.

I'm not sure on how to remove it, I'd guess just hitting the side of the nut with a hammer, then scrape away all the extra glue on the headstock/whatever. Then, you can use wood glue (Preferably) to glue it back in place, clamp and set for 24 hours.
#104
I checked the color codes for this. My l500xl sounds like crap 1/2 the time. It gets all thin and quiet like the coils are split. I wired it correctly except for the grounding which I have to fix. Would that make it quiet? Don't you just get hum from bad grounding? Also, to ground the wire shield to the vol. pot, do I just unbraid it, twist it up and solder it on there?

If the answer is yes to both these questions, I'm sorry for wasting forum space.
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#105
Quote by Jesstaa
How do I remove/reinstall a nut on my guitar? Will I need some form of strong glue (I'm guessing I will) I wanna redo my old strat, and the nut on it is decent, apart from the fact the high E string keeps slipping out. Cheers.

No, it just pretty much comes out once you take off the pressure from all strings, and if it doesn't, a tap from the side ought to work. Just don't force it at all, if it doesn't come out from this then don't smash the thing. For putting one back-no glue is necessary, but I heard just plain white glue should be fine if you want it.

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#106
I'd say find a hazardous waste depot. There's one in any city.
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#107
Is there any way to remove a shim from under an acoustic bridge at home? The owner of a music store shimmed the bridge on my acoustic to try to get rid of fret buzz, which didn't work, so i had a re-fret and the whole nine yards and i don't think it's worth it to have such high action anymore. Thanks in advance
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#109
I suppose i could. How would i go about that? Just wing it and sand until it's the right height?
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#110
Do any of you know a place to buy a Tele style ash try bridge, with Modern Saddles and Humbucker routing?
Last edited by Oujou at Aug 27, 2009,
#111
An ash tray just covers the bridge.
It useless, thats why they call it an *ash tray* because thats what people started using them for.
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#112
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I suppose i could. How would i go about that? Just wing it and sand until it's the right height?

Take the strings off, or just slacken them a lot. Then, pull the saddle out. You should be able to just pull it out, or on some you push it out the side. Then, mark in pencil how far up you want to sand on the saddle (It shouldn't be a lot). Then, sand. :p
#113
good thread idea btw !

im making a footswitch for my orange rocker 30 (latching switch and just for switching channels) and i have a few questions about it



thats pretty much what i did with the switch and mono imput,

1. Do i have to do any anything to the grounding piece? (the third "prong" that isnt being used)

2. Because this is just 2 connections, could i pretty much use any kind of wire/ solder? or is it best if i use the 22 gauge insulated wire and solder that is reccomended for most pedal building
#114
Is it normal for a coil-split humbucker to be extremely quiet? I can't get it to break up even when the volume on my amp is all the way up...
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#115
Yeah, to be blunt, that's kind of the point.
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#116
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#117
i have a question, would a Jackson Dinky DK2 neck fit in a Jackson Kelly KE3?
#118
1. will any kind of non fender silver metal barrel knobs fit on my strat? EDIT: could i just fit silver tele knobs on my strat?

2. on the dimarzio site it says the tone zone s is modified to warm treble strings and brighten bass (because of the slant in a strat bridge pickup), but if im left handed, doesnt that mean itll do the opposite for me? is there any way i can just put it in backwards, and if so will this solve the problem?

thanks

oh one more thing.. can i get a warmoth pro neck with an explorer headstock that fits on my strat? what im saying is does warmoth make the all heel shapes strat like, or if i get a warmoth pro neck with an explorer headstock, will they fit the heel to an explorer?
Last edited by None_More_Black at Aug 28, 2009,
#119
My guitar has a bolt on neck. If I remove the neck and then put it back on, will it be loosened or otherwise damaged?
#120
Quote by None_More_Black
1. will any kind of non fender silver metal barrel knobs fit on my strat? EDIT: could i just fit silver tele knobs on my strat?
It depends on if the pot is split shaft or smooth shaft and if the knobs are designed for split or smooth shaft pots
2. on the dimarzio site it says the tone zone s is modified to warm treble strings and brighten bass (because of the slant in a strat bridge pickup), but if im left handed, doesnt that mean itll do the opposite for me? is there any way i can just put it in backwards, and if so will this solve the problem?
I think you could just flip it around but confirm this with someone else first
thanks

oh one more thing.. can i get a warmoth pro neck with an explorer headstock that fits on my strat? what im saying is does warmoth make the all heel shapes strat like, or if i get a warmoth pro neck with an explorer headstock, will they fit the heel to an explorer?
If you get a Warmoth Pro style neck, them yes it will fit on your strat, but call or e-mail them to make sure

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My guitar has a bolt on neck. If I remove the neck and then put it back on, will it be loosened or otherwise damaged?

Nope
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