Posted 21 June 2003 - 07:04 PM
onto other news: i just installed another string tree on the mockingcaster and it didn't seem to help much. i'm going to put on some thicker strings and see if that helps. if needed, i'll fuck with the truss rod. and if that doesn't work..i'll cry.
i'm getting ready to install the new three way switch in the MC. once that's working, i'm going to give my three new humbuckers a shot.
sometime tonight or tomorrow i'm also going to work on the tele and the bass.
oh yeah, i'm also putting a capacitor in the mockingcaster as well as the tele. i got .022 and .047 orange sprauge drop caps. i hear they're nice. if not, i'm only out a couple bucks.
Posted 21 June 2003 - 07:46 PM
the new three way switch works like a charm. tomorrow i shall fix the ground problem on the neck volume pot (may have to replace the pot), solder on the new capacitor on the tone pot, and perhaps try some new pickups. all i have to do on the tele is fix the ground (it buzzes like a bastard) and switch the cap. i'm going to have to figure out what the hell is wrong with the bass-i really hope i didn't ruin the dual concentric pot, but knowing the way i work, i probably did. will post results, as well as pics (eventually).
Posted 21 June 2003 - 08:14 PM
2 were the humbuckers out of bornincrimson's sg. they're gibson hummers from the 80's and i have no fucking clue what model they are. i do know that they have alnico magnets of sometime (i'm guessing 5, but possibly 2). single conductor-no splitting.
the other was a seymour duncan alnico 2 pro humbucker from 1986 (what's the deal with the 80's pickups?). this is also single conductor (no splitting, dammit). my real beef with this pickup is that it has no sd logo on it. oh well.
anyway, even if i don't like these particular pickups, aged magnets are supposed to be great: so there may be more magnet swapping on the way.
Posted 22 June 2003 - 05:50 PM
i worked on the mockingcaster earlier. i wired something wrong because the tone knob isn't doing anything. i'll open it back up later. also, i put the new duncan in it. i'm not sure if i like it or the jb better, and i also have bornincrimson's old pickups to try out in it. will post which pickups stay in.
so i'm working on the bass right now, and next i'll be working on the telecaster. whee!
Posted 22 June 2003 - 05:53 PM
Posted 22 June 2003 - 07:52 PM
i forgot to mention that the thicker strings in addition to the string tree nearly eliminated the buzz on the d string of the mockingcaster. i imagine i'll have to adjust the truss rod a bit to fix that. actually, i'm probably going to have to do some truss rod adjustment among other things since the fucking thing won't intonate.
it's getting late (well....only late because i have to be at work in 8 hours) and my head is full of soldering fumes, so i'm not going to work on the mockingcaster or tele anymore tonight.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 09:02 AM
Last night my wife and I jammed for the first time since adopting our dog. He freaked out! He acted as if we were throwing chainsaws around the room. Our dog NEVER barks, but when I was warming up he went into this total freak out barkalot mode. It was weird. He peed on the carpet (for the 1st time) and jumped on the couch and everything. Anyway, he better get over it because I haven't been playing music for the last 15 years just to have to quit because of a dog.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 02:42 PM
in other news, here's my revised list for next gear purchase:
mxr double shot distortion-2 channel distortion pedal
electro harmonix holy grail reverb-i need reverb, nuff said
boss tu-2 pedal tuner-need a new tuner, one that will power my pedals would be even grander
drum machine-still not sure what kind
all of this will probably be ordered from musician's friend in about 5 weeks (have to pay for a new computer first).
fuck! i was going to call and order my speakers today, but i forgot until now. i think it's too late to call...f it, i'll just email.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 02:48 PM
I never thought I would love a tuner so much
as far as gear goes, I am looking at buying another marshall.................................... psyche
I do need to get my marshall superbass repaired so I can stop playing through my old kustom head for the baritone
This is The Shizz.
Chromelodeon manages to get all the furniture from their hotel into the lake a few years back...and people are worried about shizzies?
Posted 23 June 2003 - 04:40 PM
I wonder what a scalloped non-slab RW/Maple fretboard would look like? It'd look like having maple inlays, maybe? That would be even weirder.
I'm still keeping an eye on ebay for a Dunlop Rotovibe, and planning on purchasing some drum gear. I need stands, cymbals, heads and lugs.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 05:09 PM
Yeah I'll get some pictures up when it's done. But I did it on a Fender Squier (I know!) that was my brother's. It was collecting dust in the garage so I figured I'd make it a project guitar.
Posted 23 June 2003 - 07:32 PM
your brother's squier guitar=perfect project guitar
that sounds cool, man. good luck with the touch ups (they can be the worst fucking part).
ok, so i had great plans of finishing all of my guitars tonight. surprise, surprise-it didn't happen. i put the gibson pickups in the mockingcaster and royally fucked the wiring. so i'm probably going to be working on that for the next couple days.