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  Topic: Noob Question: Lower Pot/Elec cap values w/Resistors?
plesiosaurus

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:30 pm   Subject: Noob Question: Lower Pot/Elec cap values w/Resistors?
anytime u put a resistor across the lugs of a pot it will change the overall value of the pot but it will not be a smooth taper across the pot, it will work but not the same as just using a 250k pot
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  Topic: Noob Question: Lower Pot/Elec cap values w/Resistors?
plesiosaurus

Replies: 7
Views: 1907

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:30 pm   Subject: Noob Question: Lower Pot/Elec cap values w/Resistors?
potentiometers are variable resistors, so you're basically putting two resistors in parallel

which means to determine the resulting resistance, you'll use this forumla

http://upload.wikimedia.or ...
  Topic: Noob Question: Lower Pot/Elec cap values w/Resistors?
plesiosaurus

Replies: 7
Views: 1907

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:41 pm   Subject: Noob Question: Lower Pot/Elec cap values w/Resistors?
you can't change the capacitance of a capacitor with resistors.
  Topic: Diving off the deep end into the mouth of mechanical madness
plesiosaurus

Replies: 2
Views: 892

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:23 am   Subject: Diving off the deep end into the mouth of mechanical madness
that's a terrible speaker design.

if you know not to touch anything when it's plugged in and you learn how to drain caps then you won't kill yourself.

a new amp will have a pcb which will be m ...
  Topic: Way too expensive pawnshop Mustang look-a-like
plesiosaurus

Replies: 44
Views: 14270

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 7:18 pm   Subject: Way too expensive pawnshop Mustang look-a-like
ugly headstock is ugly
  Topic: WTF! Bronco bass for $25?!!
plesiosaurus

Replies: 11
Views: 2456

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:45 pm   Subject: WTF! Bronco bass for $25?!!
I've seen blackface Bassmen on shopgoodwill on more than one occasion. Kind of sucks actually, no longer can some kid score a crazy good deal at a local goodwill. It sold for about market price.
  Topic: Comparison of MG69 and MG65 stang pickups
plesiosaurus

Replies: 8
Views: 3070

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:13 pm   Subject: Comparison of MG69 and MG65 stang pickups
Awesome comparison! Interestingly I thought the MG69 pickups sounded better than the '65 RI pickups. They seemed fuller and more balanced.

Yeah, people always give the 69 a hard time, but I loved m ...
  Topic: Bass cab drivers/wiring and power rating question
plesiosaurus

Replies: 4
Views: 1910

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:52 am   Subject: Bass cab drivers/wiring and power rating question
Cab should have higher power rating than your amp. Unless you're going for that (literally) blown speaker sound.
  Topic: Traynor heads
plesiosaurus

Replies: 43
Views: 12339

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:08 am   Subject: Traynor heads
Fuck.

Is there some sort of special power matching you need to do for heads and cabs? I don't wanna buy some random old head down the road, and find that I need to get some special rare cab.

Sp ...
  Topic: Fixing the Musicmaster Bass Amp
plesiosaurus

Replies: 29
Views: 10624

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:46 pm   Subject: Fixing the Musicmaster Bass Amp
Any one should work. I like these from the hardware store. They're very durable.

http://www.toolbarn.com/media/catalog/product/i/m/image_12224.jpg
  Topic: fender mustang grub screw
plesiosaurus

Replies: 6
Views: 2870

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:35 pm   Subject: fender mustang grub screw
right.


so much in fact so that the things loosen themselves up over time, spin counter clockwise, and fall out without you even knowing until years later when you want to take some photos with th ...
  Topic: Behold, my Moog the Rogue
plesiosaurus

Replies: 33
Views: 13363

PostForum: Musical Miscellany   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:09 pm   Subject: Behold, my Moog the Rogue
neato. i snagged an mg-1 for cheap recently that i love. i'm in the process of removing the tar. it really is a pain in the ass. i thought people were exaggerating.

Nice. Have a demo? I don't think ...
  Topic: Behold, my Moog the Rogue
plesiosaurus

Replies: 33
Views: 13363

PostForum: Musical Miscellany   Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:59 pm   Subject: Behold, my Moog the Rogue
neato. i snagged an mg-1 for cheap recently that i love. i'm in the process of removing the tar. it really is a pain in the ass. i thought people were exaggerating.

Nice. Have a demo? I don't think ...
  Topic: Behold, my Moog the Rogue
plesiosaurus

Replies: 33
Views: 13363

PostForum: Musical Miscellany   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:47 pm   Subject: Behold, my Moog the Rogue
neato. i snagged an mg-1 for cheap recently that i love. i'm in the process of removing the tar. it really is a pain in the ass. i thought people were exaggerating.
  Topic: [UPDATE] So I got a Fender De Ville for $150 ...but
plesiosaurus

Replies: 22
Views: 5494

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:57 am   Subject: [UPDATE] So I got a Fender De Ville for $150 ...but


If you take it to a tech, get him to change the volume and reverb pots for linear rather logarithmic pots, this will give you greater control on them, rather than them getting to full around 4.
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  Topic: vista jagmaster for sale in seattle for cheap
plesiosaurus

Replies: 11
Views: 3518

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:04 am   Subject: vista jagmaster for sale in seattle for cheap
i'll send him an email but it's pretty likely that it'll be gone before i have time to drive up there.
  Topic: vista jagmaster for sale in seattle for cheap
plesiosaurus

Replies: 11
Views: 3518

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:00 am   Subject: vista jagmaster for sale in seattle for cheap
ahh sorry bro i'm an hour away from seattle and i don't have time to go over there. there are some other seattlites on this board though.
  Topic: vista jagmaster for sale in seattle for cheap
plesiosaurus

Replies: 11
Views: 3518

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:05 pm   Subject: vista jagmaster for sale in seattle for cheap
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/msg/2181604692.html

just though i'd let you guys know
  Topic: Please help ID. Musicmaster bass??
plesiosaurus

Replies: 26
Views: 11262

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:19 pm   Subject: Please help ID. Musicmaster bass??
I see we're in the same area... I would guess vista mm from the uncovered pickup. I emailed the guy. He's clueless.
  Topic: 1x15" or 2x10" combo? Which is preferable for Bass
plesiosaurus

Replies: 22
Views: 9929

PostForum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:14 pm   Subject: 1x15" or 2x10" combo? Which is preferable for Bass
I play a 2x10 and it does very well. When I went shopping for cabs at [url=http://www.bassnw.com/]Bass Northwest, they really steered me away from 1x15s. 2x10's have 89% of the surface area of a 1x15, ...
 
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