#1
As nobody replied to my post in the actualy 18volt mod thread in GB&C I decided to cut my post and place it here:

Hello!

Could I buy an 18v battery and stick it into my guitar? I don't even know (but I assume) if 18v batteries are made, and would they look like the 9v ones (size, shape).

So yeah, to get the 18v mod done could I just do that, or do I have to get 2x9v? Problem is that I don't know where can I get more of those battery clips.
#4
If I do it like in the pic, do I even need to solder them, if I first twist 1 black and 1 red together thoroughly and then tape it well?
#5
Quote by fc89konkari
If I do it like in the pic, do I even need to solder them, if I first twist 1 black and 1 red together thoroughly and then tape it well?


No, you cannot tape electronics together. You need to solder it. Electric current does not flow through tape.
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#6
Quote by Raijouta
No, you cannot tape electronics together. You need to solder it. Electric current does not flow through tape.




Laughing at the way you phrased it, not the question, which is legit for non-electronics people.
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#7
Well, you technically can tape it doing the method he described, but its a horrible idea.

My 18v guitar is scotch locked (telephone splice) and its awesome.. took about a minute.
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#8
Quote by mespinos
Well, you technically can tape it doing the method he described, but its a horrible idea.

My 18v guitar is scotch locked (telephone splice) and its awesome.. took about a minute.

Why is it a horrible idea? I just can't imagine it failing if you twist the wires together

And what exactly is "scotch locked (telephone splice)"?
#9
Horrible idea was a bit of an exaggeration.. It's just not ideal.

Scotch locks are basically a secure splice for low voltage stuff.. It crimps down on the connection.

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#10
When I bought my 18v mod kit on ebay, it came with those splices. Makes it extremely easy.
#12
Quote by senanimach9
I just got this thing: http://s221.photobucket.com/user/dsotm80/media/EMG18vMod.gif.html

But the battery cavity in my Schecter C1 doen't have the same kind of connectors are the original wiring harness does in the picture. I'm not sure what to do...Any tips or links to other threads that might have already answered this?


What type of connector do you have in your Schecter? Maybe a picture would help.
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#13
Oh FFS. Learn how to solder, it isn't brain surgery.
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#14
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Oh FFS. Learn how to solder, it isn't brain surgery.


I'd do it... if someone lent third hand to hold on to the one part of the connection while I held on to the soldering iron and the other part of the connection.

If you're gonna twist and tape them, use heat shink tubing instead of tape. It holds the connection more securely. I do that for my pickups.
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#15
You can buy a third hand (it's what they are actually called). They're wonderful and cheap.

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