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by captainfruitbat
Fri May 27, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: GAS
Topic: Pedalboards: your way
Replies: 58
Views: 2793

Re: Pedalboards: your way

https://rockshop.sirv.com/media/catalog/product/3/q/3qtr_front_helix_lt__01290.1491946948.1280.800.jpg bish, bash, bosh. neat and does everything I need. sorted. Ditto. I spent years going backwards and forwards between analogue pedalboards and various modellers. Bought the Helix 4 years ago and ha...
by captainfruitbat
Sat May 14, 2022 11:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: The Impossible Complexity of Wire
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: The Impossible Complexity of Wire

So.. a question: Traditionally, a solid core is used. I have been informed this is better suited to high impedance signals. Is this correct? Why is solid core used? The solid core vs stranded argument is one I've seen for higher voltage/power applications or data cables. I haven't seen a compelling...
by captainfruitbat
Sat May 14, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: The Impossible Complexity of Wire
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: The Impossible Complexity of Wire

jaycar person "Can I help you" me "no, probably never" Not just Jaycar. Happens to me everywhere. Went to JB Hi Fi the other day to buy a new phone and had to show the sales guy how to use their own website to look up features and specifications so he could answer the questions ...
by captainfruitbat
Sat May 14, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Tone and Style
Topic: Favourite open tuning and why?
Replies: 20
Views: 1301

Re: Favourite open tuning and why?

DADGAD for me too. Went there because of Jimmy Page. Love how it can turn familiar chord shapes into new ideas, and it's difficult to play something that sounds wrong.
by captainfruitbat
Sat May 14, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: The Impossible Complexity of Wire
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: The Impossible Complexity of Wire

For passive guitar wiring, pretty much anything that conducts electricity will do the job. Last time I ran out I just took the ends and the outer sleeve off a spare USB cable - four different colours of insulated wire right there.
by captainfruitbat
Thu May 05, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Re-carve a neck profile
Replies: 20
Views: 1769

Re: Re-carve a neck profile

robthemac wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 7:11 pm
captainfruitbat wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 4:32 pm . Or remove timber until you see the truss rod, and then hit life's rewind button.....
Bitta grain filler should do the trick.
Or a couple of layers of duct tape....
by captainfruitbat
Thu May 05, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Re-carve a neck profile
Replies: 20
Views: 1769

Re: Re-carve a neck profile

D shape to C is not difficult. Rasps/files or coarse sandpaper on a block to remove the meat, then finer grits until it's smooth enough for a finish. Tru-oil or wipe-on poly are easy. Just don't remove any depth from the middle of the neck unless you 100% know exactly how deep the truss rod is. Or r...
by captainfruitbat
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Wanted: Tele Pots
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Wanted: Tele Pots

Looks like some variant of heat shrink to stop the bare wire touching other lugs. Don't think so. It may well be shrink wrap but it's covering a component. There's several groups of numerals printed on it. One could be 0025, then there's 56 and something unreadable. On the other side it looks like ...
by captainfruitbat
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Wanted: Tele Pots
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Wanted: Tele Pots

Slowy wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:10 pm IMG_5162.JPG
Can someone please tell me what the red thing is and why it's there?
My best guess is it's a capacitor, maybe configured aa some kind of treble bleed.
by captainfruitbat
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Wanted: Tele Pots
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Wanted: Tele Pots

A mate has asked me to improve his SX Tele. The control plate is the only thing that needs attention. I have a Kinman 4 way switch but new pots are required. 250K audio taper CTS if I remember correctly? Anybody got a couple? We were going to use an Obsidian Wire unit and I'd still prefer to, but a...
by captainfruitbat
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Wanted: Tele Pots
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Wanted: Tele Pots

A mate has asked me to improve his SX Tele. The control plate is the only thing that needs attention. I have a Kinman 4 way switch but new pots are required. 250K audio taper CTS if I remember correctly? Anybody got a couple? We were going to use an Obsidian Wire unit and I'd still prefer to, but a...
by captainfruitbat
Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Mods
Topic: Wanted: Tele Pots
Replies: 16
Views: 1056

Re: Wanted: Tele Pots

I have a few Alpha brass shaft 250K audio taper pots left over form various projects. Can send you a couple if you like - PM me with details if you want me to.
by captainfruitbat
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Sundown Amp covers
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Re: Sundown Amp covers

I know most of us will have heard of, or purchased from Dave before, but have to put it out there that he's an absolute legend to deal with. I've just had him make me a new 4x12 cover which he was able to to turn around and have posted out late last week, arrived today - less than 4 business days. ...
by captainfruitbat
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: DIY BUILD YOUR OWN - Guitars
Topic: What's on your work bench?
Replies: 944
Views: 144357

Re: What's on your work bench?

The RG560 lives: https://i.imgur.com/OlwWw0u.jpg I finally strung it up last night and setup the Floyd for the first time in over a decade and now waiting on the 7mm socket for the truss rod adjust. We've got a new nut, new switch tip, new wiring, new bar, refurbed neck plate and back screws since ...
by captainfruitbat
Sun Apr 24, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Made some DIY acoustic panels
Replies: 22
Views: 1363

Re: Made some DIY acoustic panels

For one reason or another my room has always had an awful ping/echo going on. One thing I've been meaning to do for ages is make some DIY acoustic panels to fix that. The timber was reclaimed stuff that I recycled and cut into planks. I made an internal frame with some cool breathable fabric I foun...