Custom 50's style Flying V

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  1. awasson

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    Regarding that fuzzy volume concern... I'd pull the tone stack out of the circuit entirely and just have the volume pots connected. See how the volume control acts when it's just pickups, selector switch, volume pots and output jack. That will tell you a lot.

    I had a volume pot go squirrelly recently and because it was still in circuit with the tones (Strat wiring), I couldn't tell where the issue was. I eventually figured it out but it was a weird one.
     
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    A few photos IMG_4498.JPG IMG_4499.JPG IMG_4500.JPG IMG_4502.JPG IMG_4503.JPG
     
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    Wow! That's another beautiful guitar you've built. A real piece of art.
     
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    Thank you, I think it being korina/limba it gives it a neat depth to it. It definitely looks best in the light!
     
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    Great job Joe!!
     
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    That is a good idea, if I am not satisfied with the treble bleed I might try that. It's not that bad, but it does get bassy really quick when I roll the volume down. The humbucker is less dramatic than the p90 and the humbucker also has the split/parallel switch which I'm liking, it's like a treble booster. I really just would like the tone not consistant as the volume goes lower. Anyway we will see, in going to alagator clip the treble bleed in first. It sucks waiting for parts though.
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    That finish out came great!
     
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    Nice build ! I heard somewhere that too much treble from the pu can be that the magnets are too strong, so one would degauss them a bit...
     
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    Thanks, it's got some spots but it looks ok, I like the color.
     
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    Thank you. Actually I need treble, as soon as the volume gets to about 8 1/2 it sounds like a blanket over the amp. The mod should help that.
     
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    I got these yesterday, they are very nice. IMG_4524.JPG
    I got the resistors today so I twisted one on to try it out. IMG_4529.JPG
     
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    I got some alligator clips IMG_4526.JPG
    I wired them up to try out the set up. IMG_4530.JPG
     
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    I soldered and bent them up to go into the cavity, I also put some tape and the inside sleeve of some pullback wire on them. IMG_4531.JPG
    I had to undo the zip ties to temporarily get around the wiring. I had to wiggle and cuss a little to get them just right. Here is the neck installed. IMG_4532.JPG
    There isn't a lot of room but it will work.
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    Here is the bridge installed. I'll put the zip ties back on and cram everything back in. I probably could have stood to use small ceramic disc capacitors here but that's no fun!
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    I screwed the pickguard on with all the screws. IMG_4535.JPG
    Here it is next to the V made from the other half of the wood. When I bought lumber I got enough to make two the second one took a long time but it is cool. IMG_4536.JPG
    The last thing I need to do is put the strap locks on, they should be here tomorrow.
     
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    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    I know that it's a bit shady for a first post ...

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    Sorry fro the stupid question, but... why the resistor connected in that fashion? Are you going to cut then the capacitor lead? Otherwise it would be completely short circuited and the resulting treble bleed would be the "simple" an no the "kinmann" in spite of the presence of the resistor.
     
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    No problem. Welcome to Tdpri!
     
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    Hey, I didn't really think about that. Thanks. I'll go in and cut the wire out from between the resistor, that should fix it. Thought I being fancy, I forgot it has to go through it, then through the cap. Thanks again.
     
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