#1
Well, my first build was pretty much a dud. It works fine, untill you touch the strings, or turn up the gain on the amp. Then the damn thing buzzes like hell. I don't know how to fix it...so I'm just going to try all over again. On a budget though, so if it fails, I'm not out too much cash.

My plan this time is for an SG guitar that can play some metal. It will be a classic sg shape, either Mahogany or Rosewood. It's going to have a white paint job, with some black stripes. Black locking tuners, black floyd rose, black hardware. EMG pickups. Instead of the SG output jack, I'm going to give it an LP style jack.

Here's a list of the parts of picked out. Let me know if I missed anything/something won't work, etc. I really want to get this solid before I start doing any work. Also, does anyone know if I have to order two of those pickups, or if I just order one does it come with a set?



And then theres the neck plate, knobs (will tele knobs work on this??), truss rod cover, jack plate, mounting rings (Is 3/16" a good size?), and strap locks.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#2
One quick suggestion, even if you don't want to fix your first build you should figure out what you did wrong so you don't repeat the mistake.

Good Luck man
♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪
#3
I've tried to figure it out. As far as I know something metal is touching a wire or something. I really don't know I'm a total noob with electronics.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#4
ground your ****. touch your strings, pots, bridge, output jack.

whatever makes it stop buzzing is ground...if you touch one of those and it doesnt do anything, that thing is not ground.

you might have a cold solder joint somewhere. is your bridge ground to a pot?


oh, and never use EMG selects. worst pickups ever.
#5
I'm just going to get them to make sure everything works then upgrade them. And my output jack doesn't buzz, but strings/bridge/pickup selector switch do. What does that mean?
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#7
They are, but my soldering sucked. I'll try re-doing it. Why is it that the thing that doesn't buzz is the problem? I thought that meant it was fine...
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#9
Ohh backwards. Maybe that's it. Ugh I'm such a loser haha.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#12
Okay, I'll go do that right now. I really hope it fixes it. I'll let you all know. And to keep this thread on track...here's a crappy preview of what I'm going for in this build. You have to love my photshop skills...

Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#14
Quote by livrockdie
ya, it sounds like you have the output jack wired backwards


You, Sir, are officially my hero. You fixed my problem!!

And yeah, the guitar will definetly be as thick as an LP, to give it that nice fat tone I just love.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#17
Umm I guess I'll bump this so I can get some answers...
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
#18
that body looks pretty cool sweet man. but why are you getting locking tuners when the Floyd has a locking nut?
#19
I'm not sure if I'm getting the locking nut. I don't know how to install it.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost
Last edited by Afyum at May 31, 2008,
#20
its lik a normal nut but easier i think you ned to rout a channel and screw it on
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Antisocial Behaviour Order. A chav's equivalent of GCSEs.
#22
I'll check it out. I'd try it, but the cheapest I can find is like 35 bucks.
Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Special II [Heavily Modded]
Hand-Built Jem Copy
Rouge RA-100

Amps:
Crate VC-50
Epiphone Studio 10

Pedals:
DigiTech Bad Monkey
MXR 10 Band EQ
Boss Noise Suppressor
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff w/ Top Boost