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by ekwatts
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Custom pickguards, UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Custom pickguards, UK?

Yeah, bevelling is probably one of the most tedious bits. You definitely get better at it with practice, though. The Jazzy pickguard I did for the filtertrons was infinitely better than the ones I'd done for the teardrop. I used a blunt metal scraper tool and just made sure I dragged toward myself i...
by ekwatts
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:21 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Custom pickguards, UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Custom pickguards, UK?

I've taken to using regular styrene/abs plastic sheet materials to cut my own 'guards recently. I've done it "properly" a bunch of times, using a table router and an already laminated 3-ply sheet of pickguard material but out of maybe five attempts, only two were not a disaster, and the ti...
by ekwatts
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Fender Goldfoils WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT
Replies: 23
Views: 441

Re: Fender Goldfoils WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT

Now that it has been pointed out to me that there isn't a Jaguar model in the range (that we know of, yet) that feels like a slightly glaring omission. Surely the shortscale switch-laden Jag is more suited to the goldfoil treatment? And yeah, the Jazzmaster is effectively mainstream at this point. H...
by ekwatts
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Fender Goldfoils WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT
Replies: 23
Views: 441

Re: Fender Goldfoils WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT

Nah, not into it. Also, wrong forum. These aren’t short scales. You're right, I mistakenly thought the first pic was of a similarly equipped Jazzmaster AND Jag, started writing the post, then saw the pics of the rest of the guitars and... I'll admit it, I just got lazy and carried on. But it's only...
by ekwatts
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: Short Scales
Topic: Fender Goldfoils WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT
Replies: 23
Views: 441

Fender Goldfoils WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT

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Fender jumping on that goldfoil bandwagon, but.... I kinda love 'em. Even the basses.
by ekwatts
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

Yeah, that's good advice. I really wasn't properly prepared for any of this though, I was just being really impatient. One of the other things is that I'd let my brother borrow my soldering iron a while back and he swapped the tip out for some sort of gigantic, thick-ass stabilo boss tip which REALL...
by ekwatts
Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:26 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

So I wired up the LED. Initially, I'd just snipped the existing LED off and stripped the ends of the wires for the new one. As I was soldering the second wire, the positive wire snapped at the solder joint on the PCB.... I was NOT equipped to do a desolder job so I did what anyone in my position wou...
by ekwatts
Wed Jan 04, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

I bought a bunch of LEDs that said they were already "diffuse" so if it does end up blindingly overpowered, hopefully the diffuse nature of the bulb will temper it a little. I mean, I've made mistakes with things like this before, so I'm also entirely prepared to have to avoid ever standin...
by ekwatts
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

Also, I've just read that different coloured LEDs require different resistors in the chain... I'm replacing a red LED with a blue LED, which apparently has a higher resistance. Is this something that the underlying circuitry of the POG will just deal with? Will the LED circuit be a parallel circuit ...
by ekwatts
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

Oh it does look like it. Fucking eagle eyes, just couldn't make that out in real life at all. Thanks Paul.

Well, I just need to dig out my shrink wrap tubing and then I'll solder it up and try switching it on.
by ekwatts
Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: New fender elemental series
Replies: 12
Views: 408

Re: New fender elemental series

What counts as "mid price" nowadays? £600-£800?
by ekwatts
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

Tried to take pics of the solder points in case there are clues I'm not seeing.

I'm probably going to guess that the red is positive. How likely am I going to blow the pedal up if I'm wrong?
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by ekwatts
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

Hurb wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:08 pm Probably, but can you follow the wire back to the board and see if it can be worked out that way?
Yeah, the board doesn't say shit. Just has a circle around it saying "LED 7" and that's it.
by ekwatts
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Re: Wiring LEDs

Okay, I did some basic research (hooray for google!) and the "long" side of the LED legs is the positive side. So... which of the black and red wires will be positive? I'm guessing red?
by ekwatts
Tue Jan 03, 2023 12:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
Topic: Wiring LEDs
Replies: 22
Views: 368

Wiring LEDs

Hello there you knowledgable types. My question is, can you wire an LED the wrong way round? The LEDs I have have a short and a long leg. The pedal I want to wire it into has a black and a red wire. Do I need to worry about this? Or just wire them up however I like? Background: My original POG has a...
by ekwatts
Thu Dec 08, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Done bought a vox ac30
Replies: 79
Views: 1461

Re: Done bought a vox ac30

In case it wasn't clear, no, I wasn't being completely serious about the Greenbacks. My limited and historic experience with them has given me a kneejerk reaction to them whenever they're brought up, and I used that as a jokey way to recommend the only speaker I've ever seriously loved, the Celestio...
by ekwatts
Wed Dec 07, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Done bought a vox ac30
Replies: 79
Views: 1461

Re: Done bought a vox ac30

So you really don't like greenbacks Eric? Haha I think they are too low wattage for the 1x12 anyway from what I've looked into it. I have brought my silverline home from the practice space to have a play about. Firstly to see if I can get it to sound anything like the ac30 (which would kinda make t...
by ekwatts
Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Done bought a vox ac30
Replies: 79
Views: 1461

Re: Done bought a vox ac30

Get a greenback Don't do this. Sounds like shit. I don't care what anyone says. We had an anniversary model with two greenbacks that was gifted to my brother by Bernard from New Order. It had a busted transformer, so we thought it sounded shit because of that (for the five minutes it would stay on ...
by ekwatts
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: All Other Guitars
Topic: NEW $150 Jazzmasters in all the colors.
Replies: 21
Views: 860

Re: NEW $150 Jazzmasters in all the colors.

rahbro wrote: Sat Oct 15, 2022 3:51 pm ASSHOLE FACE just released a video about them today. i haven't watched it yet. be warned he probably won't be able to tune it and complain for the whole episode

Why are we supposed to hate this guy? I've literally never watched his videos.
by ekwatts
Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Effects, Amps & Gear, Pedal Building
Topic: Boss DS-1w
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Boss DS-1w

Sounds like they're charging a premium for stuff that shouldn't be all that special to begin with.

They really are just a switchable Yun mod mode.